You want your first foray into growing weed to be a fun and hugely rewarding experience. The process can quickly get complicated with so much information out there regarding what marijuana strains to grow and why. We’ve taken all this into account and cut to the heart of the matter.
Yes, genetics is always crucial when growing for quality. You just can’t grow phenomenal weed from bad seeds—it won’t happen. So, you can’t afford to skimp on quality seeds if you want to grow the highest quality weed. Regardless if you prefer a sativa vs. indica plant, there are unique cannabis strain options that suit every grower’s desire.
We realize that many beginner growers want to grow their own cannabis for a variety of reasons.
- Some growers are out for a strain that is easy to manage, resilient, and can take a beating without greatly affecting its success.
- Other marijuana cultivators want some quick reward for their efforts, opting for strains that grow to maturity within really short periods and produce massive yields.
- There’s also the adventurous bunch who want to experience what it’s like to grow seriously potent buds with high THC concentrations.
No matter your reason for growing cannabis, we found a few that are the best marijuana strains for any beginner grower.
Easy to Grow, Diehard Marijuana Strains
These strains are for people who do not have a natural green thumb. Those of us that have had more success killing a plant than keeping one alive, these plants are best suited for you. Starting your canna cultivation journey with an easy growing plant saves you time, effort, and is generally less expensive to nurture.
The following marijuana strains are famous for being hardy, prolific growers and can withstand more stress than most other plants.
Northern Lights strain is a must-grow for every novice grower. This pure indica species grows into a stout plant with dark green, broad leaves reminiscent of its indica origins. It has a high resistance to disease, mold, and mites. Little wonder why it remains in high demand as a
The buds from this exceptional strain can pack up to 18% THC content for a deeply penetrating and relaxing high. The flowers give off earthy and piney aromas that are slightly sweet. The plant will grow short (below 150 cm) with a single strong cola that is packed with dense buds.
New growers are bound to enjoy the unique flavors of the Blue Dream marijuana strain. This hybrid strain has more sativa than indica in its lineage. The plant will usually grow tall (about 1.5m in height) with a high resistance to powdery mildew and root rot problems.
Flowers from Blue Dream are tinged a shade of purple and packed with 19% THC content for a euphoric high that mellows out to a full body stone. With this marijuana strain, you get the best of both worlds from its blend of sativa and indica genetics.
Third on the list of easy growing marijuana strains, is Blue Cheese. This cannabis variety is resistant to most stresses that arise from pests, mold, and watering issues. It is suitable for growing in compact spaces and give significantly high yields.
Blue Cheese exhibits indica dominance with a short-growing plant that rarely breaks the 100cm mark. However, it vigorously produces tasty buds that contain about 16% THC. This cannabis strain can produce up to 100 gr/plant with a little extra love. That’s a lot of gain for the little effort.
Fast Grow, Speedy Harvest Marijuana Strains
If you’re looking for cannabis strains that produce buds within the shortest possible time, these next guys are it. A quick harvest is desirable if you are pressed for time and can’t afford to keep a marijuana plant in a spot for extended periods or are looking to get a quick return on the seeds that you have bought. Generally, auto-flowering strains (autos) are the best bet for super short growing times. The following strains are auto flower varieties that are good for beginners to try out.
Blue Auto Mazar
Blue Auto Mazar is a spectacular strain with sweet-tasting, fruity aromas that come from a cross between AutoBlueBerry and AutoMazar. This legendary cannabis variety blazes through its growth stages with just over 9 weeks from seed to harvest. The yields are very impressive for an auto strain and it is super easy for a novice to cultivate.
Auto Lemon OG
For super-fast harvests of sweet-smelling buds, look no further than Auto Lemon OG marijuana strain. This cannabis variety exhibits sativa dominance with tall stems that will flower in only 8 weeks and can give yields up to 300 gr/m2.
Smoking Auto Lemon OG flowers thrills your taste buds with flavors of pines with a mix of fresh lemons. The aromas are fruity with a smooth inhale that fills you with potent 16% THC content. The high is heady with energetic feelings that uplift your mood. Definitely an all-round delight for the newbie grower.
High Potency, Knockout Marijuana Strains
Cannabis is a plant that caters to varying tastes and those seeking intense highs will be pleased to know there are strains that deliver knockout effects. These cannabis species are famous for their strong THC contents and have rightly won a few cannabis awards.
Gorilla Glue #4
A true legend, Gorilla Glue #4 is a fast-growing hybrid strain (60% indica, 40% sativa) that packs a whopping 20% THC content in its spicy flavored buds. The effects of smoking a GG strain will leave you locked in the couch with deeply sedating waves of euphoria. The auto variety will flower in only 65 days from seed with heavy bud yields.
A world-acclaimed favorite and multiple cannabis cup winner, the White Widow cannabis strain lives up to its name. This strain is a well-balanced mix of sativa and indica heritage that holds as much as 25% THC. The flowers exhibit a peppery, citrus scent with sweet flavors that tantalize your taste buds. The smoking experience is uplifting with a head high that relieves stress, pain, and depression.