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Easy to grow weed strains

So here are five strains that are easy to grow for beginners: they grow strong, yield high, can grow in many different climates, and have a forgiving margin of error.

Blue Dream

Its sturdiness gives it a large margin of error when growing, in case you forget to water or give it nutrients, or give it too many nutrients for that matter. Blue Dream grows well in many different climates, both indoors and outdoors and can handle cold nights.

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Sour OG is a great strain for beginners looking to grow something a little different. This OG Kush and Sour Diesel cross has a complex mix of scents—skunk, spice, and of course fuel, with some hints of pine and lemon.

Easy to grow weed strains

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The buds have strong and interesting effects

Although there are “quick flowering” photoperiod strains, they are rarely ready to harvest in less than 3 months from seed, which means you can usually get a quicker harvest with autos.

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Papaya responds very well to stressful conditions – check out a grow journal featuring this strain!

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A single Wonder Woman plant can yield over 12 oz under the right conditions!

In order to get the best results with growing cannabis, you need to pay regular attention to your plants. However, that’s a lot easier said than done! Maybe you don’t have a lot of time, and you just want to do the “bare minimum” and still get to harvest. Although I highly encourage you to take great care of your plants, if this sounds like you, you may get the best results by choosing a hardy strain that’s been specifically bred to be easy to grow and can roll with the punches.

Easy to grow weed strains

The thing that makes Northern Lights a good choice for indoor growing (aside from its solid and near-pure indica genetics) is the fact that it’s well-known for being on the less odorous end of the spectrum, which can be a concern for indoor grows. It’s also considered an easy strain since it stays on the smaller side, flowers quickly, and is quite resilient.

When growing cannabis, the best way to learn is through experience, and the good news is that there are lots of novice-friendly cannabis strains available to the home grower.

The easiest strains to grow for you may not be the easiest strains to grow for someone else. Photo by: Gina Coleman, David Lozada/Weedmaps

Indoor grow environments: Northern Lights

While solid genetics offer the best possible foot to start off on, remember that the success of your grow will depend on a whole lot of factors: light, air, nutrients, temperature, humidity, and so on. In other words, good genetics will not guarantee things like pest-resistance, high potency, or big yields, but they’re an important part of achieving them.

Blue Dream is a classic and beloved cannabis strain for many reasons, and, lucky for you, it’s also a great strain for the novice grower. It does have a tendency to grow quite tall, perhaps making it a little better suited for outdoor cultivation, though many have grown Blue Dream indoors, too. Outdoors, Blue Dream does need protection from severe weather and should be monitored for spider mites, who love its sweet aroma.

If potency is important to you, look no further than GG #4. Formerly known as Gorilla Glue #4, GG #4 is a balanced indica/sativa hybrid known for its great genetics, and it thrives indoors and out. It’s one of the most potent strains that’s also beginner-friendly, but don’t be surprised if your scissors get gunked up while trimming your flowers.

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Different cannabis strains offer different pros and cons. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

Different cannabis strains have different needs, and some strains can be quite picky or finicky when it comes to light, temperature, humidity, or nutrients. Photo by: Dimitri Newman/Weedmaps