Growing for Greenhorns: 6 Best Strains for New Growers

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So you’ve decided that you want to grow cannabis, but you are unsure of where to start. What if you pick the wrong strain and end up failing? You don’t want to waste all that effort.  If you’re a greenhorn, aka new to growing, these strains are perfect for you.

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    Blue Dream

    Greenhorns could not ask for an easier strain to grow. A cross between the veteran strains Blueberry and Haze, Blue Dream is a strain that relaxes you and makes you think you’ve entered a dream world. The seeds are available pretty much anywhere seeds are sold. This strain is a fighter and can withstand things that will make other plants tremble in fear. Common issues for newer growers such as powdery mildew and root rot will not be an issue for novice growers. Blue Dream plants can thrive in almost any environment and can be grown either indoors or outdoors.

    Gorilla Glue #4

    This Cannabis Cup winning hybrid is a favorite among greenhorns. This strain grows in short and bushy, making it ideal for people who don’t have a lot of space to grow. Gorilla Glue #4 does the best when using Screen of Green (SCROG) technology. It has a relatively high yield and flowers at 8-9 weeks, which is pretty fast! This strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Make sure that you are growing in low humidity to reduce chances of mold. Growing in colder climates will increase your trichome production in your flowers.

    Green Crack

    This staple of the California growing scene is not only potent and delicious, it is also incredibly easy to grow. As such, it is a must for greenhorns. While most sativas are difficult to grow, due to needing very specific outdoor growing conditions that are usually only available in California. Green Crack is a far more resilient strain. This strain prefers warmer clients, but it can also thrive in milder climates as well. It also flowers pretty quickly, with a high yield. Just so you are aware, this plant is extremely stinky when it reaches the flowering phase.

    Northern Lights

    This sticky indica is a favorite among not only those of us who indulge, but farmers as well. Northern Lights is great for beginners because it’s easy to grow and fares best when grown indoors, hence why it’s a favorite among those who don’t have the fanciest setup for growing. Since Northern Lights is an indoor strain it can be cycled at any time of year and is well suited for any and all indoor growing environments. Flowering time is usually 7 weeks, which is incredibly fast for growing.

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    Blue Cheese

    This cross between UK Cheese and Blueberry is a potent strain known for its uses as a pain reliever and stress reducer. It’s a highly versatile plant that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Blue Cheese will produce a larger and more hearty crop than other strains you may have attempted. It grows well in moderate climates from 65 all the way to 80 degrees, so this strain can be grown in a variety of places. It flowers in 6-7 weeks, so if you screw up, you can start again pretty quickly.

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      Dutch Treat

      Dutch Treat is a classic of the cannabis cafes of Amsterdam. This magically delicious stoney treat is dense and sticky, with effects that come on fast and are made to last. This strain can be grown indoors either in soil, or hydroponically. It has a high yield and flowers in 6-8 weeks. Dutch Treat can be grown either indoors or outdoors, but it fares best when grown indoors to protect terpenes and enhance its sweet, skunky smell.

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