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How much of a difference is there between strains? Which ones are the most potent, and what about yields? The easiest cannabis strains to grow indoors and outdoors from seed. For beginners, novice growers, experts, and commercial cultivators alike. Here are our top 5 easy-to-grow marijuana strains and everything you need to know to produce a successful harvest, even when growing for the first time.

Best Marijuana Strains for Beginner Growers

When I first started growing cannabis, I was so excited to finally be able to pick my own strains! I was also a little (a lot?) confused about the whole concept of strains. I had so many questions… What’s the difference between each strain? Which ones are the most potent and what about yields? Is it even worth paying attention to strain?

Years of non-stop experimentation and breeding for positive traits has resulted in there being a superabundance of strains available. The sheer number of choices can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it’s pretty fun when you start with a little bit of information and choosing a good strain is very rewarding!

Based on personal experience, I’ve put together a list of popular cannabis strains with exceptional genetics which makes them…well, just plain better to grow. I’ll explain why I picked each strain so you can use the knowledge to further your own research and help you pick the best strain for your next grow!

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Quick – Fastest Time to Harvest

For when the most important thing is getting to harvest as fast as possible!

When it comes to trying to get to harvest as quickly as possible, your best choice is often to grow an auto-flowering strain of cannabis. With an auto-flowering strain, you’ll have the option to harvest your plant 2-3 months from seed, and it’s not unusual to harvest an ounce or two off each plant. Under powerful grow lights and with some room to grow, auto-flowering plants can produce 5-6 ounces per plant or even more!

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.

Auto-flowering plants have some unique qualities:

  • Ready to harvest 2-3 months from seed – quickest time to harvest of any strain of cannabis (though there are some auto-flowering strains that have been bred to take longer and get bigger, most are ready to harvest in 3 months or less)
  • Autos don’t need special light periods – “Regular” (photoperiod) plants need 12 hours of darkness each day in order to make buds, while autos will make buds and be ready to harvest no matter what light schedule they receive. This can be helpful if you can’t avoid light leaks, or if you want to keep your lights on all the time (for example if you need your lights on to keep plants warm)
  • Tend to be higher in CBD – Many auto-flowering strains have 1% CBD levels or higher. This can make buds more relaxing with more of an anti-anxiety effect, while reducing some of the inner “racing” mental effects some people get from cannabis. This means that auto-flowering strains can be a good choice for medical marijuana patients, or those who’d like to get extra relaxed from their buds. However, these days there are also some very high THC, low CBD auto-flowering strains which provide more of a psychedelic “in your head” experience, especially those that have been hybridized with Sativa and Haze strains.
  • Need your full attention – Auto-flowering strains are generally pretty easy to grow, but you’re on a strict time schedule. During the first 6 weeks, it’s incredibly important you pay close attention to your plants and react quickly to any problems. If an auto-flowering plant runs into major problems during the first part of its life, you may end up with tiny plants and tiny yields because an auto-flowering plant stops growing bigger after about 6 weeks. However, when nurtured through the first few weeks, these strains can produce surprisingly high yields in a short amount of time.
  • Very important to pick a good breeder – the ancestor of all auto-flowering strains was a type of wild hemp which had tiny buds and very low levels of THC. As a result, the original auto-flowering strains were generally poor yielding and far less potent than photoperiod plants. Luckily, we now have dedicated breeders who put a lot of focus on breeding auto-flowering strains (Mephisto Genetics, Sweet Seeds, Nirvana, Dinafem & Dutch Passion are some of the best known auto breeders, though lately there are many new ones appearing on the scene). As a result, there are newer auto strains that have been carefully bred for many generations to be just as potent as their photoperiod counterparts. When you choose a good strain you’ll be very happy with your results. Yet because there are poor genes out there, it’s important to choose a trustworthy breeder as unscrupulous breeders may sell seeds that that end up making tiny buds with little potency!

Here are 3 recommended auto-flowering strains for beginners (and connoisseurs!)

  • Quickest Time to Harvest – Auto Lemon OG Haze by Nirvana – Nirvana is known for producing stabilized strains where you always get exactly what they tell you to expect. Their Auto Lemon OG Haze strain is the result of 5 generations of careful breeding. The resulting buds have a creative, energetic effect that also comes with a body “buzz” and is ready to harvest as soon as 2 months from seed, though giving the plant an extra week or two before harvesting can dramatically increase your yields. This strain produces dense chunky buds that look beautiful and have a pleasant fruity/citrus scent.

Auto Lemon OG Haze buds become covered in trichomes

  • “Strong” Auto-Flowering Strain – Black Jack Auto by Sweet Seeds. This strain had some of the strongest effects of all the auto-flowering strains I’ve grown so far. I grew two Black Jack Autos at the same time. One was 7.5/10 in potency, but the other felt even stronger. Both had an immediate nose-tingling head effect, and then longer lasting pleasant mental and body effects. Great for relaxing, but didn’t weigh me down. The smell was pungent and skunky yet had sweet notes. This strain seemed to do better with somewhat lower levels of light, so it would be perfect to tuck one of these plants in the back or to the side of your main grow.

An example of a Black Jack Auto just before harvest at 75 days old.

The buds have strong and interesting effects

  • Medical Strain (Very Relaxing) – Blue AutoMazar by Dutch Passion – One of the highest yielding autos (and Dutch Passion specializes in high-yielding autos!), this strain carries a “cheesy” smell from its Blue Cheese ancestors. The buds don’t really smell as much like cannabis as something else that’s kind of funky. That can make this a good choice for a “stealth” strain since it doesn’t have as much of the traditional skunky “weed smell” that can give away a grow. Buds are ready to harvest in a little under 3 months from seed and its effects are some of the most relaxing buds I’ve tried with any strain, photoperiod or auto. I believe this would be a great medical or anti-anxiety strain. See a grow journal featuring this strain.

Blue AutoMazar Just Before Harvest

Easy – Forgiving and Easy to Grow

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.

Although they’re generally hardy, in some ways auto-flowering strains can be tough for a beginner because they don’t leave a lot of time for mistakes. If you mess up in the first 3-6 weeks, you can sometimes end up with a tiny plant and small yields at harvest and unfortunately there’s really nothing you can do about it at that point.

On the flip side, a photoperiod plant gives you as much time as you need to dial in your grow and make mistakes because it won’t start making buds until you “tell” it to. That gives you time to conduct experiments and/or really see what a plant can do!

They don’t say cannabis grows like a weed for nothing! With a photoperiod plant you can bring it to the brink of death and back, then continue on with your grow without much consequence.

For that reason, I highly recommend sticking with photoperiod (“regular”) strains if you’re specifically looking for a strain that’s particularly easy to grow and can bounce back from problems.

  • Low Odor – Northern Light is a hardy, potent strain that tends to have less of a smell than other strains, which can be helpful for stealth reasons. This strain is a classic that has won many awards for its effects. Northern Light plants tend to stay short, bounce back easily from problems, and are relatively quick to harvest. It’s one of the first strains I ever grew, and lived through a lot (heat, overwatering, dropping a light on it….). Despite all that mistreatment, the plant produced amazing results and yields.

Northern Light buds aren’t as smelly as many other strains of cannabis, and plants tend to be very forgiving and easy to grow

  • Quick – Papaya is ready to harvest about 8 weeks after you initiate the flowering stage, so with a 3-4 week vegetative stage you’re looking at smoking your buds in possibly less than 3 months from germination. Although a short-flowering photoperiod strain like Papaya is not quite as fast as the fastest auto-flowering strain, it’s close and much more forgiving in case you mess up!

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

  • Good for LEDs and Can Handle Tight Spaces – Triple Cheese plants respond well to LEDs by producing extra potent, extra sticky buds. This strain is also very hardy & resistant to many common plant problems (over watering, underwatering, stress…). It’s important to get a strain that can resist mold and diseases if you’re growing in the high humidity of a small grow box, which don’t usually provide enough air circulation for proper growth. This strain is overall just easy to grow and high yielding, and because of its effects I always choose it if I see it available at a dispensary!

Sometimes the most important thing is producing as much bud as possible!

  • Indica – Wonder Woman by Nirvana – Incredible strain that makes huge, dense buds with a strong Indica effect and yields that can’t be beat. Check out a grow journal featuring a single Wonder Woman plant that produced over 12 oz of bud!

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

  • Sativa – Utopia Haze by Barney’s Farm – This strain produces buds that have 22% THC and higher with low levels of CBD, for a truly vivid, “in-your-head” trip true to its Sativa roots. It can grow tall and lanky and produces very well both indoors and outdoors. It responds well to training and is easy to grow, you just need to be careful because these plants can get really big overnight and crowd out your grow space!
  • Social – Pure Power Plant (PPP) – Good yields and the buds produce a “friendly” and relaxing effect that can be good for social settings. A good strain for a gathering with friends!

Pure Power Plant is an awesome strain that makes people feel happy

High Potency – Famous Strains & Cup Winners

Some of the most potent strains available today have won quite a few awards! Cup winners have an air of credibility around them that makes them really attractive and some strains are just straight-up legendary now.

I wanted to share two types of strains with you – Cannabis Cup Winners & Top Dispensary Strains!

3 Cannabis Cup Winners

Sometimes you want to grow something that has won dozens of awards around the world! These strains have become famous for a reason!

  • High THC – Sour Diesel by Reserva Privada – The potent effects of this plant are mind-altering and long-lasting. It has incredibly valuable genetics and many breeders have tried to create a “new” version of Sour Diesel in an attempt to capture its unique power in a slightly-easier-to-grow form.But so far nothing has yet been able to beat the original when it comes to effects. This plant is very stretchy which means it needs to be topped and trained to get the highest yields.It has a Sativa background and you should expect it to double in size or more after the switch to the flowering stage unless you make sure to take time to continue bending and securing stems down so all the branches stay short. It comes from a warm climate and can handle very high temperatures and tends to grow slower in cooler temps. When well taken care of, it produces huge, long and thick colas. Its trichomes do not turn amber when the plant is mature, so this strain should be harvested when all the trichomes are milky white, as this is when the buds will have the highest levels of THC.
  • Weirdly potent – Jack Herer by Sensi Seeds – Sometimes called the “champagne of strains”, the true version of Jack Herer is obscenely expensive and is only available in “regular” (non-feminized) form from Sensi Seeds. It’s a world famous strain with buds that blend some of the best tropical Sativa genes for an “up” effect, combined with strong Indica genes to give it a heavy body effect – the best of both worlds! It has amazing resin production that extends from the buds to the leaves, producing valuable trim. It has only average yields and can be a little tough to grow, so it’s meant more for the connoisseur who just wants the best as opposed to growers who care about getting the highest yields possible. Although it’s very mold-resistant, it doesn’t respond that well to topping (cutting off the main stem to “split” the plant) and should only be trained using LST (low stress training) to get the best results.
  • Legendary Strain – White Widow is the gift that keeps on giving. A true “legendary” strain, it continues to win Cannabis Cups and show up in coffee shops and dispensaries around the world, in part because of its ability to make you feel uplifted and happy. It’s known as White Widow because its buds become so covered in trichomes/glitter that buds can actually look white. Here’s an LED grow journal featuring White Widow.
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3 Top Dispensary Strains

I live in Southern California and when I go to dispensaries there are certain strains that show up over and over again on the top shelf, consistently selling out. Because of that, I know from personal experience that these strains are proven to produce incredible buds no matter who grows them and I wanted to share my own personal “insider” list with you. Most of these strains are on the pricey side, though I believe they’re worth the cost!

  • Girl Scout Cookies – Years ago, a strain called “Girl Scout Cookies” appeared on the California market and exploded with popularity. The clone-only strain went on to receive several cannabis cup awards and has gained an almost legendary status. There’s just something special about GSC and it regularly appears on the top shelf of dispensaries, only to quickly sell out. The breeder “Garden of Green” stabilized this strain and now it’s finally available in seed form for everyone around the world. Their version of GSC is so well rated that many growers believe it may actually be better than the original clone.

Girl Scout Cookies has achieved legendary status

  • Gorilla Zkittlez by Barney’s Farm – Gorilla Zkittlez is remarkable for several reasons. It gives the best of Gorilla Glue #4 and Zkittlez. It’s popular is this strain produces buds with particularly powerful effects that are often described as “couchlock,” “stoney” and ultra-relaxing. When I see this strain on the menu, I get it every time!

Gorilla Zkittlez buds produce outstanding effects

  • L.A. Confidential by DNA Genetics – A unique taste/smell is part of what make this particular strain so memorable alongside its spectacular effects, which have been described as “enormous”, “mind-blowing” and “energetic”. As a result, this strain and has won many awards including cannabis cups. It’s one of those strains where if I see it on a menu I know it will always be good, no matter who grew it.

Strains for Growing with CFLs

When it comes to growing cannabis with CFL grow lights, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help make things easier for you. Photoperiod or auto-flowering strains are both suitable for growing with CFLs, and you can make CFLs work with any strain. However, if possible you want to choose a strain that naturally stays short because CFLs don’t have a lot of light penetration and need to be less than a foot (30 cm) away from your plants to be the most effective. In order to maximize yields with CFLs, you always want to train your plant to grow short and flat, so many bud sites can be close to the CFLs.

Because you want shorter plant with CFLs, you generally want to stick with indica-based strains, while avoiding most sativa or haze strains as they tend to grow tall and stretchy.

Train plants to grow short and flat with many buds sites to get the best yields from CFLs

Good for Grow Boxes

In a grow box it’s important to grow a cannabis strain that…

  • Naturally stays small/short – helpful because most grow boxes don’t have a lot of extra space. Indica-hybrid strains are recommended because they tend to stay on the smaller side.
  • Resistant to heat – some strains are more resistant to high heat and lack of good air circulation, especially strains from the equator
  • Resistant to mold – mold is very common due to the high humidity of a small grow box, which usually doesn’t provide enough air circulation for proper growth. “Cheese” strains and strains with Hawaiian ancestry tend to be more mold-resistant in general, but it’s also a strain-by-strain thing.
  • Weak cannabis smell – Generally growers with grow boxes want to keep their garden a secret. Something that can help prevent other people from noticing your grow is a strain that produces buds with a low level of smell, especially if buds also smell flowery or fruity instead of skunky.
  • Can stand high levels of light – this helps because plants are normally kept very close to grow lights in a short space. Many Sativa and Haze strains tend to be more light loving, while Indica strains are more likely to suffer from light burn. However, Indica strains tend to grow short, which is helpful, so if possible you want to find a hybrid that has both traits.

Example of good strains for grow boxes

  • Papaya by Nirvana – This strain can be a great candidate for a grow box because it has been bred to stay short, harvest quickly, and produce mold-resistant and disease-resistant buds. It also has a relatively light smell that’s a little tropical and spicy, with less of a “cannabis” smell than many other strains. It produces a “couchlock” stone that’s heavy on body effects.
  • Aurora Indica by Nirvana – Another strain by Nirvana that’s well-suited to micro grows in small spaces (they’ve developed a few specialized stealth strains). It has more CBD than the Papaya, which makes it more suitable for medical marijuana patients, and has a very potent effect and also a deep “body stone.” It takes a few weeks longer to finish than the Papaya.

This is an Aurora Indica plant I grew. It stayed very short but buds were thick and dense! The buds had very strong Indica effects.

Medical Marijuana Strains

When it comes to growing medical marijuana, the goal is usually to grow strains that are either very high in THC (psychoactive effects), high in CBD (relaxing effect), or high in both.

Further Strain Research

If you’re still looking for the exact right strain, check out our tutorial with tips on how to research strains so you find the right one! Learn about some resources you might not know about to get more information about each potential strain!

23 EASIEST Strains to Grow Outdoors & Indoors for Beginners to Experts

The easiest cannabis strains to grow indoors and outdoors from seed. For beginners, novice growers, experts, and commercial cultivators alike. Indica and sativa strains that do well in hard climates, producing respectable yields of potent marijuana.

Easiest Photoperiod Cannabis Strains to Grow from Seed

Northern Lights

Northern Lights accounts for a huge portion of genetics in hybrid cannabis strains today, along with other fundamental breeding strains, Skunk #1 and Haze. Sensi Seeds’ Northern Lights is selectively bred by crossing original NL-1, NL-2, and NL-5 genetics, which were the only pure Northern Lights cultivars in existence. Northern Lights set the standard for which all other indica strains are still judged, growing to the epitome of Afghani expressions—compact, fast flowering plants filled with dense, sparkling resin-soaked buds that give powerful knockout, narcotic effects.

Flowering Time 6–7 weeks
Seed Breeder Sensi Seeds
Pack Size 3/5/10 seeds
Yield 450–500 g/m2

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Blue Dream

Blue Dream, a West Coast best-selling staple, is perhaps the easiest strain to grow outdoors for beginners due to its vigorous growth, giant stature, and enormous yields of potent, top-shelf quality, fruity buds. Blue Dream is a 70% sativa dominant “beaster” strain that can grow over 4 meters, ready to harvest outdoors (in the northern hemisphere) around mid-October. It stretches out big during flowering, so indoor growers may want to veg Blue Dream quickly to produce more easily managed plants. Up to 21% THC.

Flowering Time 9 weeks
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10/20 seeds
Yield Indoors: 350–500 g/m2
Outdoors: 2–3 kg/plant

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Durban Poison

Durban Poison is an original South African sativa that made its way to Holland during the seventies. The line was subsequently crossed with local indica genetics and inbred for quality. Dutch Passion’s Durban Poison seeds grow into healthy mold resistant cannabis plants that thrive in both indoor and outdoor climates. A perfect first-time grower’s choice, Durban Poison can grow over 10 feet tall and finishes by late September to early October. With its revered sativa smoke, Durban Poison hits fast and gives users an energetic, trippy, strong high.

Flowering Time 56–63 days
Seed Breeder Dutch Passion
Pack Size 1/3/5/10 seeds
Yield 400–500 g/m2

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Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue, named for its super sticky resin, is an award-winning marijuana strain hybrid from the US. This hardy cannabis variety is easy to grow indoors, as well as in tricky outdoor climates from hot and humid Hawaii to cold mountain areas. The plants grow fast and fill in thick with sparkling, dense buds. The strong, stinky aroma of Gorilla Glue intensifies after harvest. Highly recommended for novice growers. Very potent—up to 26% THC.

Flowering Time 8 weeks
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10/20 seeds
Yield Indoors: 500 g/m2
Outdoors: 1+ kg/plant

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Pineapple Chunk

Pineapple Chunk by Barney’s Farm Seeds is a tasty 3-way hybrid cannabis strain made between Pineapple, Cheese, and Skunk #1 genetics. The seeds germinate quickly, growing into vigorous indica dominant plants that flower fast and yield excellent quantities of fruity, pungent marijuana. Pineapple Chunk is suitable for growing both indoors and outdoors, making for an easy early harvest of high-grade pineapple-and-cheese smelling buds with a strong 25% THC content.

Flowering Time 55–60 days
Seed Breeder Barney’s Farm Seeds
Pack Size 1/3/5/10 seeds
Yield 650 g/m2

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Green Crack

Green Crack is a vigorous sativa hybrid that brings in impressive yields of tight, sticky buds. A hardy grower, Green Crack does well in most indoor and outdoor climates. Its wide internode spacing allows for air to flow through the plant while still forming dense, potent cannabis buds. Resistant to Botrytis mold. Bred between 1989 Super Sativa Seed Club Skunk #1 and an isolated Afghani cutting, Green Crack marijuana seeds are easy to grow for beginners and experts alike. Tasty and potent—up to 22% THC.

Flowering Time 10 weeks
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10/20 seeds
Yield Indoors: 350–525 g/m2
Outdoors: 1–3 kg/plant

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Gelat.OG

Gelat.OG by Seedsman combines the genetics of two very in-demand West Coast marijuana strains—Gelato and OG Kush. This hybrid features great yields, a fast flowering time, and delicious indica buds high in THC. Gelat.OG grows well both indoors and outdoors, where it can reach upwards of 7 feet tall. Indoors, Gelat.OG is easily maintained as 3 to 4-foot bushes. The buds change purple colors in cooler temps during the last weeks of bloom, yielding heavy harvests of hard-hitting, resin-coated pine/lemon/diesel buds. Euphoric stone. Up to 25% THC.

Flowering Time 55–60 days
Seed Breeder Seedsman
Pack Size 1/3/5/10 seeds
Yield Indoors: 500–600 g/m2
Outdoors: 400–600 g/plant

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Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese is a stable cross between Blueberry and Cheese. It forms premium dank indica buds with a nice fruity flavor. These thick, robust plants are easy to grow indoors, in a greenhouse, or outdoors. Blue Cheese shows fairly good mold and powdery mildew resistance for an indica. Its fast flowering time is why outdoors growers in cold climate Oregon love this strain. The buds have a light blue color tone to them, grade A bag appeal, and the ultimate cheesy stench. 23% THC.

Flowering Time 60–65 days
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10 seeds
Yield Indoors: 500+ g/m2
Outdoors: 500+ g/plant

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The Incredible Bulk

The Incredible Bulk is bred to be a heavyweight performer in both yield and growth speed. Incredible Bulk seeds grow up to produce boxing glove-sized buds on monster, bulky plants that adapt well to most environments. An easy-to-grow strain indoors that responds to heavy feeding and cropping methods. The finished product is strong and hits hard. 20–24% THC.

Flowering Time 7–8 weeks
Seed Breeder Dr. Krippling Seeds
Pack Size 1/5/10 seeds
Yield Indoors: 600–1000 g/m2
Outdoors: 800–1500 g/plant

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LSD is a powerfully psychoactive feminized seed strain to grow, ideal for both new growers and the pros. Created from Skunk #1 and Afghani indica genetics, this modern hybrid is prized for its great potency, flavor, and high. LSD grows easily from seed outdoors and indoors, producing resilient plants that develop enormous “grenade” colas. The buds are oily, very stinky, and give strong trippy effects. Tested at 24% THC.

Flowering Time 8 weeks
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10/20 seeds
Yield 500+ g/m2

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AK47 by Serious Seeds is an award-winning 4-way hybrid regular seed strain bred by Serious Seeds. Extremely popular since the mid-nineties and still up there with the best, AK47 is famous for its super stinky buds that hit hard and fast—a true “one-hit wonder” strain. Bred from landrace Thai, Mexican, Colombian and Afghani genetics. The seeds grow easily manageable, moderate-height plants that develop compact, frosty colas. AK47 prefers dry climates.

Flowering Time 8–9 weeks
Seed Breeder Serious Seeds
Pack Size 11 seeds
Yield 400–500 g/m2

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Gold Leaf

Gold Leaf by ILGM is Robert Bergman’s cannabis strain of undisclosed genetics, bred for easy cultivation and high yields. With a distinct gold color and pungent aroma, Bergman’s Gold Leaf plants mature into swollen bud-covered monsters. This indica dominant strain is suitable for growing almost anywhere. Indoors it is advised to limit height. Cropping and pruning techniques can increase production. Uplifting, relaxing high. 21% THC.

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Flowering Time 9 weeks
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10/20 seeds
Yield 16–23 oz per 3×3 ft

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Gorilla Bomb

Gorilla Bomb is a sativa dominant hybrid made from a clone of the 2014 multi-award winning GG #4 pheno by GG Strains combined with Bomb Seeds’ THC Bomb. Gorilla Bomb seeds give growers productive yields of insanely sticky-icky buds with a sour piney aroma. The bushy plants handle high heat well and flourish in both indoor and outdoor climates, easily reaching over 6 feet tall. Gorilla Bomb forms tons of bud sites that get covered in a mess of trichomes, making highly potent end product at over 25% THC.

Flowering Time 9–10 weeks
Seed Breeder Bomb Seeds
Pack Size 5/10 seeds
Yield 400–550 g/m2

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Super Skunk

An easy-to-grow high yield strain both in and out, Super Skunk is a classic mostly indica hybrid that takes Skunk #1 to the next level—with better flavor, yield, and potency. The consistent plants are quite stinky and produce gigantic yields. Outdoor harvest is early, by the end of September. These pungent and sweet buds give strong, quick-hitting body effects. Up to 20% THC.

Flowering Time 8 weeks
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10/20 seeds
Yield Indoors: 500+ g/m2
Outdoors: 2+ kg/plant

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Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is an award-winning American sativa hybrid best known for its delicious strawberry flavor. Created by Kyle Kushman using Strawberry Fields and Haze genetics, Strawberry Cough is an easy strain to grow both indoors and outdoors for anyone that doesn’t mind waiting a little longer to get exceptional results. Kushman has partnered with Homegrown for this seed release. The high gives soaring, uplifting effects. Up to 25% THC.

Flowering Time 10–12 weeks
Seed Breeder Homegrown
Pack Size 4/8/12/24 seeds
Yield Indoors: 14 oz/m2
Outdoors: 18 oz/plant

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Easiest Autoflowering Cannabis Strains to Grow from Seed

Black Jack Auto

Black Jack Auto by Sweet Seeds is a hybrid of S.A.D. (Sweet Afghan Delicious) Auto and Jack Herer. It produces big nugs on short/medium plants absolutely covered in sugar crystal. A good autoflower strain for novice growers of all types, Black Jack Auto seeds grow to a height of 40 to 110 cm indoors and taller outdoors, with potential yields over 250 grams per plant of dense, resinous, sweet buds. 15–20% THC.

Flowering Time 9 weeks
Seed Breeder Sweet Seeds
Pack Size 3/5/10 seeds
Yield Indoors: 400–550 g/m2
Outdoors: up to 250 g/plant

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Blueberry Auto

Blueberry Auto is an easy to grow weed strain that produces excellent fruity bud both indoors and outdoors. Based on the award-winning Blueberry genetics, this mostly indica autoflowering seed strain grows more compact and finishes quicker than the original. Its buds have strong berry aromas and remarkably sweet flavors. Happy, relaxing high. A great auto strain for beginners looking for a decent first harvest. Up to 14% THC.

Flowering Time 8 weeks
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10/20 seeds
Yield Indoors: 250–400 g/m2

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Fantasmo Express

Fantasmo Express, aka Auto Ghost Train Haze, is the most sativa dominant Mephisto Genetics strain available, incorporating genetics from Rare Dankness’ OG Ghost Train Haze sativa strains. Fantasmo Express plants grow quickly and stretch up to 90 cm tall during their flowering cycle, finishing in a little over two months from germination. Easy to grow, great yield, nice plant size, and resin profile.

Flowering Time 75 days
Seed Breeder Mephisto Genetics
Pack Size 18/90/180 seeds
Yield 90+ g/plant

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Pineapple Express Auto

Pineapple Express Auto seeds by Fast Buds combine special fruity flavors with great yields and happy highs. A forgiving, easy to grow indoor/outdoor marijuana strain, even for first-time cultivators. Pineapple Express Auto gets between 90 to 140 cm tall depending on indoor or outdoor growing setups. Its high-quality buds give overpowering aromas of pungent sweet pineapples.

Flowering Time 70–80 days
Seed Breeder Fast Buds Seeds
Pack Size 1/3/5/10 seeds
Yield Indoors: 400–600 g/m2
Outdoors: 50–300 g/plant

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OG Kush Auto

OG Kush Auto by Seedsman is a great high-grade marijuana strain for beginners growing in small spaces. This stout indica dominant autoflower strain stays under 4 feet tall and is finished growing in only 2½ months. OG Kush Auto’s thick, rock-hard golf ball shape buds add up to high yields come harvest time. OG Kush Auto packs a punch at 15–20% THC.

Flowering Time 75 days
Seed Breeder Seedsman
Pack Size 1/3/5/10/100 seeds
Yield 400 g/m2

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Afghan Mass XXL Auto

Auto Afghan Mass XXL is a new and improved autoflowering indica strain created from the largest and heaviest yielding phenotypes of 00 Seeds’ Auto Afghan Mass—a hybrid of Critical Mass Auto and Afghani. While it takes few weeks longer to flower, Auto Afghan Mass XXL grows taller and yields more than the original variety. The plants are bushy in growth, attaining a height of 80 to 100 cm indoors or even higher outdoors. Its resinous buds are solid and weigh out heavy on the weed scale. Powerful, relaxing smoke. 17% THC.

Flowering Time 75–80 days
Seed Breeder 00 Seeds
Pack Size 3/5 seeds
Yield 500–550 g/m2

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White Widow Auto

White Widow Auto by Seedsman is one of the most popular autoflowering Seedsman strains, prized for its quick growth and high yields of frosty White Widow buds. The plants stay short at 50 to 120 cm tall, developing beautiful elongated colas completely covered in trichomes. Suitable for cultivation almost anywhere. Highly potent, smooth smoke. Also, see ILGM’s White Widow Auto seeds.

Flowering Time 80–85 days
Seed Breeder Seedsman
Pack Size 1/3/5/10/100 seeds
Yield 35–125 g/plant

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Girl Scout Cookies Extreme Auto

Girl Scout Cookies Extreme Auto is a potent autoflowering version of the famous Girl Scout Cookies strain. This version produces magnificently frosty, high-grade marijuana on fast and easy to grow autoflower plants. It’s bred from Durban Poison and OG Kush with the addition of ruderalis genetics. The 80% indica plants stay compact during growth, forming stinky GSC buds in short time. Consistently a best seller at marijuana seed banks. Super dank weed. Up to 21% THC.

Flowering Time 8–9 weeks
Seed Breeder ILGM
Pack Size 5/10/20 seeds
Yield 500–650 g/m2

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I live in Thailand where things are easing up on growing do you deliver into Thailand … and how long would it take for a delivery ..thanks Cheers ………….Glen

Does anyone ever answer questions? I would like to know where these ship from. I live in the u.s I want something in the u.s so I don’t have wait months for 3 seeds or more.

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CropKing is in BC Canada. Their White Widow auto is amazing. If you do get it don’t fertilize but maybe once and a small dose. Very sensitive to over fertilizing, produces goofy buds of one tiny calyx per node, very tall with hollow stems. If you let it alone, in good soil, FF Ocean & Forest, one time quarter strength nutes, 1/4 tsp per gallon, at 3rd week, viola! The yield for a 2×2 tent 280 LED 5 gallon cloth pot was about 2.5 Oz dried, cured and manicured. I’d say it’s about 20-25%, 3 months tops. If the leaves start yellowing fairly early in flower don’t worry. That strain will have all leaves yellow before it’s ready, and so many colors will appear, red, pinks, purples, golds, by far the easiest plant I’ve ever grown. No worry about light cycles, never saw any mold, the hairiest buds I’ve ever seen. The buds are made for bud pornography. The only thing is the strain is a little unstable. Some plants have a lower calyx to leaf ratio, but their leaves make up for it with very frosty trichs. The other phenotype is low on lead high on flower with braids of red hairs.

ILGM has free shipping to the U. S.. It takes about two weeks to receive your order. They guarantee shipping and germination. ILGM.com

I live in Pakistan i want to grow weed in my home which organic weed strains do you recommend for me to grow i am a beginner in growing.

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The Easiest Cannabis Strains to Cultivate

There is a school of thought that suggests that cannabis strains are effectively the same. In reality, it is a case of sativa and indica strains not necessarily producing the effects they are ‘supposed’ to. Marijuana strains are not all created equal! There is weed blessed with top-shelf genetics and Mary Jane that is ‘middle of the road.’

There are strains with excellent resistance to mold, disease, pests, and drought, and weed that needs fewer nutrients than others. There are also marijuana strains ideal for novice growers because they are more forgiving of a few mistakes.

In this guide, we show you five strains that are easier to grow than most. If you are a beginner, we recommend either purchasing clones or seeds of one of these plants.

Please note that when we say a strain is sativa or indica, it is still a ‘hybrid’ of sorts. As far as experts are aware, there are no marijuana plants that are 100% indica or sativa.

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Easiest Marijuana Seeds To Grow

If you are looking for easy-to-grow cannabis seeds that will sprout into high potency cannabis plants with generously high yields , you’ve come to the right place. This article will provide you with some of our favorite top-shelf marijuana strains that are easy to grow indoors and outdoors .

Easiest Strains to Grow Outdoors

When looking for some easy strains to grow outdoors, it helps if you live in a warm, sunny, Mediterranean-like climate. Certain cannabis plants thrive outdoors. Therefore, it is much easier (and far less costly) to grow these strains outside in an optimal climate rather than replicating the same conditions indoors.

If you want to grow a sizable crop, then a compact, indoor grow room is entirely unsuitable for cultivation.

Furthermore, some strains are naturally much larger than others. If you want to grow a sizable crop, then a compact, indoor grow room is entirely unsuitable for cultivation.

Another significant factor that helps make a strain easy to grow outdoors is high resistance to disease and pests.

We’ve taken all of these factors into account before compiling our list of five easy-to-grow outdoor marijuana strains . Check them out below.

1. Durban Poison

Durban Poison is one of the best and easiest marijuana strains to grow outdoors. It is a pure sativa plant and a high potency marijuana strain containing 21.5% THC, on average.

This cannabis plant thrives in temperate to sunny climates and grows well outdoors as long as it is not exposed to frost. It is also naturally resistant to mold and pests.

Durban Poison plants grow tall and can reach up to 90 inches in height when fully grown, so it is better suited to outdoor than indoor cultivation.

Outdoors, Durban Poison is typically ready for harvesting by late September or early October. Its outdoor yield is approximately 16 ounces or more per plant.

For some helpful tips for growing Durban Poison, check out our grow guide: 8 Tips for Growing Durban Poison [Grower’s Guide]

2. Northern Lights

Northern Lights is an almost pure indica (90-95%) marijuana strain that is highly resistant to disease. It is an easy strain to grow and does best outdoors in a warm, sunny, Mediterranean-like climate.

You can expect to harvest Northern Lights by the middle of October and get a return of around 22 ounces per plant. Check out our Northern Lights grow guide for more information.

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3. Jack Herer

Jack Herer is a slightly sativa-dominant marijuana strain with an average THC content of 21%. It is naturally highly resistant to disease and thrives outdoors in a dry, Mediterranean-type climate. Growers rate Jack Herer’s growth difficulty as easy, so it is a fantastic strain for beginners.

Outdoors, Jack Herer typically produces relatively high yields of 18 ounces per plant and is ready for harvesting by late September to early October. Here’s our comprehensive Jack Herer grow guide for some more helpful tips.

4. White Widow

White Widow is another top-shelf easy-to-grow marijuana strain that thrives outdoors. It is slightly indica-dominant and contains around 22.5% THC on average.

The White Widow strain does best in sunny, warm weather. However, it adapts well to cooler climates. White Widow cannabis plants are generally ready for harvesting by the end of October. Successful outdoor crops result in high yields of 21 ounces or more per plant.

For more helpful tips, check out our White Widow grow guide.

5. Mango Kush

Mango Kush is a tropical-tasting indica-dominant marijuana strain that contains up to 21% THC. It thrives outdoors in warm, sunny weather, is easy to grow, and is highly resistant to disease.

Outdoor growers can expect a return of 16 ounces per plant and to harvest by mid to late October.

If you are considering growing this strain, then check out our Mango Kush grow guide for some helpful pointers.

Easiest Strains to Grow Indoors

We realize that not everyone is fortunate enough to live in a part of the world with a warm, sunny climate. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the five easiest strains to grow indoors for our readers below.

What makes a marijuana strain easy to grow indoors? Well, one that is resistant to common mold and mildew definitely helps. Experienced indoor growers will tell you the importance of controlling humidity levels. It is absolutely vital to prevent excess humidity levels in an indoor grow room, or your crop could potentially be destroyed by bud rot.

Autoflowering strains automatically transition to the flowering stage without the need to adjust the lighting schedule.

Another aspect of indoor cannabis cultivation that novice growers struggle with is managing and adjusting the lighting schedule from the vegetative to the flowering stage. That is why we have included a couple of autoflowering strains in the list below. Autoflowering strains automatically transition to the flowering stage as they mature without the need to adjust the lighting schedule.

Here are five of the easiest marijuana strains to grow indoors.

1. Easy Bud Auto

With a name like Easy Bud Auto you know you’re in for a straightforward growing experience. Easy Bud Auto goes from seed to harvest in about eight to nine weeks indoors.

Please note that this marijuana strain has a modest average THC level of 12% and provides just 11 ounces of bud per square meter.

2. Quick One Auto

Quick One Auto is another ideal cannabis strain for beginners . Just like Easy Bud Auto, novice growers can stand back and allow this strain to move automatically into the flowering period independently. Quick One Auto also goes from seed to harvest in eight to nine weeks. It contains approximately 13% THC and produces up to 12 ounces per square meter indoors.

3. Blackberry

Blackberry is a high potency (23% THC) marijuana strain that is neither indica-dominant nor sativa-dominant. Instead, it is a perfectly balanced hybrid that offers cannabis consumers the best of both worlds.

Novice growers will love this strain, too, as it is easy to grow and provides high yields indoors. It is resistant to mildew and common mold and thrives in a warm and dry environment. Blackberry’s indoor flowering period is between 8-9 weeks, and it typically yields around 18 ounces per square meter.

4. Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese is a pungent indica-dominant marijuana strain that novice growers should find easy to cultivate. It contains up to 20% THC and is a great strain for beginners as it is naturally resistant to mold and handles cooler temperatures well. The Blue Cheese strain has an average indoor flowering time of between 8-9 weeks and provides growers with relatively high yields of 18 ounces per square meter.

Check out our Blue Cheese grow guide to learn more.

5. LSD

LSD is a potent (up to 24% THC), slightly indica-dominant marijuana strain. This cannabis plant is a great indoor option for novice growers. However, it’s only suitable for experienced cannabis users to consume.

Growers rate LSD’s difficulty level as easy because it is low maintenance and highly resistant to disease. The LSD strain has a flowering time of between 9-10 weeks and provides indoor growers with high yields of 21 ounces per square meter.

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Best Weed for Beginners

In reality, there’s no single answer to the question, “What is the best strain for beginner growers ?” Whether you are looking for a sativa or indica for beginners, the best strain is the one that fully addresses your needs.

If you intend to grow cannabis plants with dense buds for recreational use, then you may want a sativa-dominant marijuana strain with uplifting and energizing effects. However, if you are a medicinal cannabis consumer looking to alleviate the symptoms of your condition, growing cannabis plants with a high CBD content may be best for you.

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Another essential factor to consider is whether you will be growing indoors or outdoors. Depending on the marijuana strain, indoor cultivation can limit the number of cannabis plants that you can grow in a single harvest. Therefore, if you consume a lot of cannabis, why not try cultivating one of the strains in this article that provides growers with high yields.

If you are looking specifically for a marijuana strain that thrives indoors or outdoors, then check out the ones we listed above. As an added bonus, we’ve included five more of our favorite top-shelf cannabis strains below that are great for starting points for novice growers. So, without further ado, here are, in our opinion, five of the easiest marijuana strains to cultivate.

1 – Blue Dream (Sativa)

At one time, Blue Dream was the most popular strain in the world. Even today, this sativa-dominant (60%) strain is desired. This is primarily because of its ability to provide users with a quick ‘pick me up’ during the day.

It is a cross of Super Silver Haze and a Blueberry indica. With a THC content of up to 24%, Blue Dream is exceptionally potent. However, its 2% CBD content means it offers several potential medical benefits.

There are many reasons why Blue Dream is such an excellent option for novice growers. One is its high resistance to root rot and powdery mildew. These are two of the most common issues found in any grow room and can destroy a crop if left untreated.

It will grow into a tall plant and is extremely easy to grow indoors. If you elect to grow Blue Dream outside, it is a slightly tougher task. This strain has a sensitivity to extreme climate changes. When outdoors, it is also susceptible to an infestation of red spider mites, because it offers a delightfully sweet scent.

Indoor growers could benefit from an average yield of approximately 21 ounces per square meter. The flowering period is 9-10 weeks. If you grow Blue Dream outside, it will yield up to 21 ounces per plant and is ready for harvest in October.

2 – Dutch Treat (Indica)

This classic marijuana strain comes from Amsterdam. It is an indica-dominant (80%) hybrid that offers a sweet taste. Its THC content is between 18% and 25%. When you first use it, you will feel as if you are soaring through the air. The cerebral high hits you quickly and provides you with a sense of euphoria.

Dutch Treat is a strain that prefers being grown indoors. It responds well to a hydroponics system, although a good soil environment should ensure that it thrives. Even amateur growers find Dutch Treat easy to cultivate. You are better off only trying to grow it outdoors if you live in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) because the region’s climate is ideal.

You may have read a few guides that suggest Dutch Treat offers high yields, but the reality is different. If you grow indoors, it will take 8-9 weeks for the strain to flower. However, its average return of 12 ounces per square meter planted is well below the rest of this list. Should you decide to grow outdoors, the yield is just eight ounces per plant on average. Dutch Treat is usually ready for harvest in late September.

3 – Green Crack (Sativa)

This is another outstanding Californian strain that was initially called Green Kush. However, Snoop Dogg had a taste. He famously declared that it provided an uplifting high akin to what you might get from crack. Consequently, he renamed this sativa-dominant (75%) strain. As well as benefiting from high energy once consumed, Green Crack’s sweet citrus aroma is heavenly.

Green Crack maintains the upbeat effects associated with sativas. However, its indica genetics ensure it offers a high yield of 18 ounces per square meter indoors. It also has a rapid flowering time of 7-9 weeks.

If you grow it outdoors, the return is 20 ounces per plant. It has a harvest date of late September or early October. If you decide to grow Green Crack outdoors, be wary of its capacity to stretch.

It is also essential to keep humidity in your grow room on the low side of recommendations. This plant is sensitive to powdery mildew. If you cultivate it outside, bear in mind that Green Crack thrives in a Mediterranean climate.

One possible issue with Green Crack is availability. It is only available in clone form, which means growers on the West Coast may find it hard to track it down. Its THC content ranges from moderate at 13% to high at 21%. The euphoric head high you’ll feel after using Green Crack will make all your hard work worth it!

4 – GG4 (A Hybrid Cannabis Strain)

Also known as Gorilla Glue #4, this 50/50 hybrid has an extremely high THC content of at least 25%. It provides you with an exceedingly powerful and euphoric high along with a strong aroma.

GG4 is a cross of Sour Dubb, Chem’s Sister, and Chocolate Diesel. The strain has won numerous Cannabis Cup awards. Now, it is possible to grow it at home in states where cultivation is legal.

The bushy pattern of GG4 means you can grow it in a tiny room. This is especially the case if you use the Screen of Green (SCROG) technique. It is relatively easy to grow because it requires fewer nutrients than most strains. In general, it is best to cultivate Gorilla Glue #4 indoors. Even so, GG4 can thrive in a warm climate when growing outdoors.

For indoor growers, GG4 will provide up to 18 ounces per square meter, and its flowering time is 8-9 weeks. If you grow outdoors, it produces up to 21 ounces per plant with a harvest date of mid-October. GG4 also offers high resin production, making it a clear favorite for users looking to investigate the effects of concentrate. When it’s time for harvest, bring an extra pair of scissors because wet trimming clogs up the blades quickly.

Is this the strain for you? Check out our in-depth GG4 grow guide here.

5 – Cinex (Sativa)

Cinex is a slightly sativa-dominant (60%) strain with a THC content of between 22% and 25%. It is a cross of Vortex and Cinderella 99. It has a reputation for providing users with a burst of energy that instantly makes them feel more productive and creative. Cinex’s parents ensure it is an easy to grow strain.

For example, Cinderella 99 plants are bushy with high yields and a potent THC level. For novice growers, the Cinderella 99 traits of Cinex mean you can grow it in a small grow room using the SCROG method. As a bonus, it possesses a high resistance to mildew and mold. Therefore, amateurs will get away with a few mistakes.

You will find that Cinex regularly grows in the PNW region. This fact means it is weather resistant and capable of thriving in a cool climate. It is even easy to trim!

If you grow Cinex indoors, it has a flowering time of 7-9 weeks. It yields around 19 ounces per square meter. If you cultivate it outdoors, it should generate an average of 16 ounces of bud per plant. Cinex is typically ready to harvest by the beginning of October.

Final Thoughts on the Right Marijuana for Novices to Grow

If you love weed, there are few things more satisfying than growing your own. There are a host of advanced strains that will pose a challenge to even the most experienced and talented growers. If you fall into the category of ‘novice,’ we recommend trying to grow one of the five strains mentioned above.

Even top-shelf buds are easy to develop when you find the right strain.

Remember, marijuana strains vary regarding color, potency, and flavor. Even when you find the right strain, there are a host of external factors to consider. Examples include flowering time, and whether the plants grow best inside or outside. You must also consider the temperature of your grow room, the amount of nutrients you have to provide, and the humidity of the environment.

When choosing a marijuana strain to grow, choose ones capable of handling cold weather, pest infestations, disease, and mold. Beginners should also look towards autoflowering strains because they can go from seed to harvest in just two months.

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