What are the best marijuana strains to grow for beginning growers?
By Bud Durden
When beginning to grow marijuana plants for the first time, the secret to success starts with a series of decisions you must make. What strain of cannabis do you want to grow and where to get it from? With many unscrupulous sellers of seeds online it's hard to know where to start. What kind of buzz are you looking for and do you want a strain that is easy and forgiving to grow? These are questions you need to answer, and I’ll guide you along the way to picking the absolute best strain for beginners.
Believe it or not there really are strains that are best for beginners. These strains are easy growers, less finicky then other strains. Just because these strains are great for beginner growers doesn’t mean that they are excellent strains. But, most of the 5 strains we recommend in this article will knock your socks off with potency.
1. Train Wreck
Getting into the nitty gritty of Train Wrecks genetics is very interesting. It consists of Mexican Sativa, Thai Sativa and Afghani Indica making it a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain. Train Wreck affects the mind heavily, you can also expect a calm body buzz and a rush of adrenaline when you first take a hit.
The Afghani genetics make the plant look more like Indica, but the effects are on the heavier Sativa side. Train Wreck reminds me of pepper but a bit sweet.
Train Wreck is very popular with people that suffer from conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, stress migraines, PTSD, pain and stiff joints.
This strain is easy to grow and a low flyer, so it won’t grow too tall for your indoor or private outdoor garden. This plant produces very green flowers in just 7-weeks.
2. NYC Diesel
Auto NYC Diesel is Advanced Seeds' version of the famous NYC Diesel, originally a cross of 40% Mexican Sativa and 60% Afghan Indica. This strain was picked for her essence of Diesel genetics, so she's got a sweet citrusy flavor with an outstanding aroma. The strain also provides higher than average yields with a THC content averaging 14%. This is a great indoor/outdoor strain but because of its genetics can grow on the larger side. Make sure you have the room in your grow area if you are growing this plant indoors. You will likely need to “FIM” your plants.
Notes of citrus and fuel provide a relaxing, full-body stone. Good for indoor or outdoor growing. Compact, easy-to-grow plants yield dense, dark-green flowers in just 7 weeks maturation.
If you are an indoor grower with limited space or an outdoor grower that needs their plants to remain small for security than LowFlyer was bred for you. This strain is extremely durable and is resistant to mold and diseases. This plant barely has a vegetative stage as it only grows a few sets of leaves before it start flowering. It can start to flower in 3 weeks from seeding time if you can believe that!
This strain was created by mixing Mexican Ruderalis with a female Indica. This created a male offspring which was then cross bred with a female clone.
This strain is perfect for beginners and for those who want to get hold of marijuana buds fast.
4. Jack Herer
The exact genetics of this strain have been kept a closely guarded secret, but it’s believed that Jack Herer is a mixture of Northern Lights mixed with Shiva Skunk and Haze. It is a world renown strain noted for its clear-headed buzz with a boost of focused energy. I find that this strain puts an instant smile on my face while reducing my stress almost instantly.
Jack Herer is a very popular day-time strain promoted by Jack Herer himself — a legendary, life-long activist and author of ‘The Hemperor Wears No Clothes,”
Uplifting and relaxing, this Canadian Indica-dominant strain packs a punch of high CBD and low THC for the medical cannabis grower. This strain isn’t meant to get you high but to provide the beneficial medicinal benefits many people are looking for.
Notes of sweet pine and citrus combine for a clear-headed and focused stone. Compact, bushy plants reach a height of 3-4 feet. Flowers mature in 8 weeks. This high-yielding variety will make an excellent addition to any garden.
There is a never-ending lineup of strains to pick from and it might seem overwhelming when you are first trying to pick a strain to grow. Remember to consider your grow area conditions as well as the strains medicinal benefits and you’ll make a great choice for your first grow.