Living in a cooler climate doesn’t mean you can’t grow weed outdoors. By growing strains designed for these conditions, you can also enjoy the blissful moments of tending to cannabis plants under the summer sun.
Despite their ability to adapt, growers should still be strategic about when to sow seeds and where to put their plants. Aim to sow seeds around April and transplant them outdoors after the last frost. Try and situate them in an area of the garden that receives around 8 hours of the sun, while being sheltered from high winds.
Sweet Skunk Automatic
But, what makes a successful outdoor strain in these environments? Well, speed and hardiness play an important role. Autoflowering genes tick both of these boxes. These varieties handle pests and bad weather with relative ease.
Autos are much more compatible with the high humidity, short summers, and cold nights of cooler northern regions. The underpinning ruderalis genetics of these strains adapted to their harsh environments in Russia and surrounding regions, making them perfectly suited to other cold climates.
Do you avoid growing outdoors because you live in a cold climate? Did you know you can still achieve a fantastic yield outdoors with autos? These five strains thrive in the cold! They also produce high levels of THC, delicious aromatic terpenes, and rewarding yields that will keep your stash jars topped up to the rim.
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To grow outdoors you don’t need anything else but high quality cannabis seeds that can withstand a (wind) blast. And a suitable place. Rain and sun will then do their job to let the plant grow.
If you choose the wrong type of cannabis seeds, there is a good chance that the growth, and therefore the final harvest, will be disappointing or even fail completely. So the conclusion for outdoor growing in cold climates is that you choose cannabis seeds that are suitable for a cold climate for a successful harvest.
Top 3 of the best cannabis seeds for a cold climate
Our Blue Cheese Autoflower should not be missing in this Top 3 of ‘Best cannabis seeds for a cold climate’, because this variety is particularly suitable because it is very easy to grow. You don’t really have to worry about it. The Blue Cheese Autoflower is a fast grower and therefore you can harvest faster. The plant is not or hardly susceptible to moulds and produces a good yield of up to 400 grams per m2. Even in a cold climate. And that is quite a lot for an Autoflower. If you like weed with a fruity taste and a mild effect, then the Blue Cheese Autoflower seeds are your favourite choice!
The Netherlands, a lot of European countries, many states in the USA and Canada have warm summers and mild winters. Because we don’t really have harsh winters anymore, this is not a very unfavourable climate to grow weed outside. It’s good to know that despite the fact that there are hardly any severe frosts, it’s wise to start growing outdoors only after the winter. So April and/or May. Then you have until about September/October to harvest. So it is important to choose fast growers. Then you know for sure that you can harvest within this period.
We close our Top 3 with this classic. White widow is known for its high THC content. So if you want to grow weed with a high THC content in a cold outdoor climate, then choose White Widow. Although the plant (like almost all other plants) achieves better results in a sunny climate, the White Widow produces good yields even in cold weather thanks to its high mould resistance and thick branches. Highly recommended!
To master the basic skills you can take a look at our blog ‘growing weed outdoors step by step‘.
Growing cannabis outdoors, as Mother Nature intended, is an extremely rewarding process. However, not everyone is fortune enough to live in a climate where the sun beats down all day and keeps the temperatures hot. Many growers have to contend with temperate climates, where heavy rain, strong winds, and cooler temperatures are common. Fortunately, there are cannabis strains that can be grown in such conditions, so we have put together a list of our hardiest, most resistant RQS strains to help you choose the best for your situation.
So, you’re looking for hardy cannabis strains? You’ve come to the right place. These 10 specimens laugh in the face of cold weather and will gift you with a fine stash to see you through the winter.
Somango XL is a cannabis strain we created to produce a classic, uplifting cerebral rush, without the risk of feeling tired or lethargic. Combining Somango x Critical 47, she also boasts an extreme resilience to adverse conditions, allowing her to contend with the less cannabis friendly weather seen in places like the UK or the Netherlands. She will grow up to 2m in height, with a production potential of 600g per plant in optimal conditions. Somango XL becomes ready for harvest towards the end of September.