What Are The Easy Aspects Of Growing Marijuana?
Though the internet is rife with guides to growing cannabis for beginners, different kinds of weed demand different types of care and, if you’re lucky enough, you have found a strain which is not such a chore as some others out there. Aside from the fact that these are weeds, they grow quickly and require water, there are a few characteristics of growing which lend well to beginners.
Easy aspects of growing marijuana, though they are few, do exist. The fact that they all like light and can take about as much as you can throw at them, as long as it doesn’t get too hot, is one aspect of growing weed which is universal. Also on the list of simple rules to follow is that all marijuana grown in soil enjoys a pH of around 6.5, whereas all marijuana grown in DWC or hydroponically enjoys a pH of about 5.8. All you need to ensure you are getting it right is to invest in a good pH meter and some organic pH up and down products.
Weed is also very easy to train. Though the Screen of Green (ScrOG) technique is considered an advanced method of cultivation, it is as simple as topping new growth for branching and bending the subsequent growth under a screen to keep it evenly lit. It sounds tough and it can be, but it is worth it for those growing just for themselves to get into scrogging right off the bat.
There are also some strains of weed which are easier by nature. Autoflowering varieties, which we will discuss later in this article, are such that they require little care or maintenance and flower all on their own. Feminized strains also take the guesswork out of cultivation for they will only ever produce a female.
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What Are The Difficult Aspects Of Growing Marijuana?
Anyone familiar with marijuana 101 can see how overwatering might be the most common problem between the cannabis plant and the newcomer. Weed needs very little water in order to thrive, as can be evidenced by the drooping of the leaves after a soak. Once you have soaked your marijuana plants, it is common practice amongst all soil growers to allow those plants to dry out completely before the next watering. Some even wait until they see the leaves begin to droop because of drought, but this is not recommended.
Alongside an individual plant’s characteristics, it may be difficult to know when to feed, what an overdose or deficiency may look like, and what to do about it. N-P-K issues are generally fairly simple to spot, and can usually be fixed with a simple balanced meal, depending on what stage of development your plants are in. Ganja sucks up so many separate nutrients and shows so many different signs of deficiency that identification and response can get tricky when more complicated imbalances develop. Luckily there are charts and support groups available, so many so that misidentification or nutrient imbalance shouldn’t be an issue, even for those just starting out.
Those newcomers who want to dive right in might decide to cultivate regular seeds. This is all well and good, but may cause issues if you end up identifying a male too late. Thankfully the world is packed with everything from social media platforms to peer-reviewed scholarly articles and everything in-between. Once we know what to look for, sexing the crop becomes easy; however, for a beginner, finding a male may be a bit of a bummer, though it doesn’t have to be an entire waste! At least you had those months of feeding and watering to learn from.
It will always help the grower to have an easier time when they use a calendar. Keeping track of your grow is not only necessary if you want to know what’s going on at what time, but for the beginner, this tool is indispensable in learning what a crop of cannabis requires.
Everyone’s experience is different and multitudes of stories abound. As long as you rely on more than one resource for your information, and pick the common threads, you should enjoy fairly smooth sailing.
What Makes A Strain Great For Beginners?
Pot can be a tricky beast and, because of this principle, throughout history, all weed names have had attached to them a certain level of user-friendliness. There are some strains out there which are so picky and difficult that they are better left to the professionals; however, there are some timeless and fantastic strains out there, as well as some newer arrivals, which are perfect for the beginner.
The gentleness of these strains on the newbie may be due to shorter flowering times, or even autoflowering characteristics, little food requirements or a compact nature. Though there are many long-flowering sativas and hybrids out there, there are plenty of strains with flowering times of 8 weeks or less, and these make great beginner strains.
Choosing feminized seeds will dramatically reduce the headache caused by having to identify the sex of your plants and remove the males to prevent pollination of the female plants. If they get pollinated, be prepared to harvest seedy, low potency buds. Beginners love the ease of buying feminized seeds, and not having to worry about whether or not their plants will grow to be male or female. This also increases the ratio of yield to seeds, and new growers can rest easy knowing each plant will produce fat, potent buds.
Growers in northern climates may enjoy strains that can endure the cold or are resilient to pests and disease. Many times, a shorter growing season means that growers end up pushing their plants to the very last minute. In some more northern latitudes, this could mean the rains arrive and a major rise in humidity happens right when we need a dry spell. If this sounds like your growing environment, you might do well to find a mountain-hardy indica like Northern Lights, Afghan or Hindu Kush.
It might also help for a beginner to choose a strain for which there is lots of information. Maybe this strain is a popular one or is one which growers all over the world have been cultivating for generations. Either way, where there is a lot of information, there is a better chance of getting things right.
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What Makes A Strain More Challenging To Grow?
There is no one great weed for beginners and all different weed strains have their challenges. Some may take a very long time to flower or demand strict pH adherence, others may be more sensitive to heat or may not drink anything but rainwater. No matter what, one thing stands true: there is always a new challenge when beginning to grow weed and, as long as you are able to take the pains, you will ultimately see success.
When a strain is always hungry for a specific nutrient, as are some with Calcium and Magnesium, it can sometimes be a lot for a newbie to take care of. As a general rule, all cannabis will hunger for more trace nutrients and without them, your crop is almost guaranteed to suffer. So, it is important to supply your growing medium with slow-release sources like oyster shells, feather meal and potash, and to use things like epsom salts and molasses in teas, as opposed to adding extra CalMag.
An absolutely crucial aspect of indoor cannabis cultivation is the environment. Though some growers make it look easy to maintain a controlled ambiance for their weed, it takes some MacGyvering to dial-in and, when you get it right, your weed will thank you for the love.
Pests are another challenge to growers which can play a big role in wrecking a good time. Beasts like Fungus Gnats, Spider-mites, Aphids, Whitefly and Thrips love cannabis. These and other pests, though manageable if you get ahead of them, can be devastating to any grower’s crop when they get out of control. Luckily, we have treatments like organic sprays, diatomaceous earth and the introduction of beneficial insects like Ladybugs and Mantis, which are ferocious where things like mites and aphids are concerned.
It’s always important to get lots of input on these things; people have been growing a long time and there are probably tonnes of treatments out there.
Be Kind To Yourself And Get Easy Seeds
It is understandable that, looking at some of the photos of professional or experienced grows, we can get ahead of ourselves. We want to grow the biggest, frostiest buds, the dankest weed possible. If we’ve never grown before, how can we think we are going to grow a Cannabis Cup winner right away?
We all get caught up in weed names: how could we not? There are so many different names and strains that, to think that we are going to see success just because we got our hands on a popular moniker is a bit of a misnomer. Many growers are excited to start growing this year’s popular weed strains, but if you are just starting out, it pays to keep your eye out for the best weed for beginner cultivators.
The smart would-be cultivator takes their time to find a strain with characteristics which work for them, effects which are on par with what they are looking for, and a terpene profile which fills the gaps and assists to balance bodily systems. It also helps to choose a strain which is known for its ease of cultivation like an old-school indica, a feminized seed or even an autoflowering strain.
The Home Of Seeds For Beginners has all you need in order to feel secure that you are in the best position to see some success and not become overwhelmed in the meantime.
Our Top 10 Bestselling Beginner Seeds
There is no shortage of weed strain info on types of weed to smoke and what is the best weed. Being that we are indeed a weed seed distributor, we definitely have some stellar strains, time tested to be the best weed strains for a rookie. Below are some autoflowering and feminized beans which we are sure will make for a happy intro to growing your own.
Amnesia Haze, though it is a little longer flowering, is a psychedelic, high-yielding and easy to grow strain, great for practicing your scrogging technique.
Blue Dream, otherwise known as Blueberry Haze, is a sativa-dominant, simple to grow, little slice of heaven which lifts the user up and wraps them in deep relaxation.
Blueberry Auto is a super simple version of the original old-school indica. This one is done from start to finish in just about 12 weeks and, though she won’t yield a lot, quality is easy to accomplish.
Black Widow Auto, cousin to White Widow, is a relatively simple to grow, feminized and very colorful indica. Pungent, sweet and powerful, this strain is good for inside or outside grows.
Girl Scout Cookies Auto is, as the name suggests, an autoflowering version of the multiple award-winning GSC. Mature in just a few weeks, this is a guaranteed strain for anyone to wrap their head around.
Green Crack is a wonder to watch flourish outside. This cross of Skunk #1 and Afghani sativa is one of our favorites for growers of all experience levels and delivers a punch you won’t soon forget.
Gorilla Glue #4 has produced THC levels as high as 32%, an incredibly powerful smoke. This one will be good practice, keeping the grower on their toes due to its propensity to hermie.
Northern Lights x Big Bud Auto takes a little longer to flower than most autoflowers, finished in 11 weeks, so the rookie grower has a bit longer to watch and learn. Oh, and the yield is spectacular!
Purple Kush Auto is, yes, a fast and automatic version of the old-school favorite, Purple Kush. This weed has been around forever and has never lost its fame, making this strain a great pleasure for beginners.
White Widow x AK47 Fast is still a photoperiod strain, but flowers in just 9 weeks, so it makes a great training strain. You still have all the work, but a faster payoff.
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When To Germinate Your Outdoor Beginner Seeds
As you know, there are a million cannabis strains out there and it would be great if we could try them all. The thing is that, if you have decided to grow outside, there are a number of factors which come into play, long before you ever decide to pop a seed in the ground.
For those living in northern latitudes, you will want to start your indica seeds after you know the last frost has come and gone. It behooves the outdoor cultivator to wait until the weather is sure to be warmer and when they see other things beginning to grow in the garden.
Depending on the length of your growing season, if you are planning a long-running sativa, you might start your seeds as early as a month before placing your plants outside. This will allow for the plant to begin to develop and mature in the safety and warmth of the inside, before they are exposed to an al fresco situation, though it is necessary for outdoor conditions to be sunny and warm.
It is important that your plants are not too shocked when moved outside. This is always a tricky and sticky situation for the cannabis plant because, if they become too shocked or confused, they can develop into hermaphrodites or not develop at all. This is especially true of regular seeds, though these natural beans can handle a lot more shock than genetically modified seeds.
Overall, it makes sense to start seeds inside only if you live in such a climate where to start them outside would never allow them the time necessary to fully develop and, for those in humid subtropical climes, starting seeds inside are generally not necessary at all.
How To Grow Your Indoor Beginner Seed
Now that you have chosen your beginner weed and you have successfully germinated your peas, what do you do next?
Now you can plant your seeds, root down, about a quarter-inch below the surface of the soil. Provide just a few drops of water and maintain low light while your seedling breaks ground and until it puts out its first true fan leaves. The first to pop are called cotyledons and are not true fan-leaves, but are there to assist in early seedling development.
After true leaves have sprung forth, you can begin to crank the lighting up, though don’t take it all the way yet. Make sure that the temperature sits around 75F and the humidity is around the same for the first couple of weeks. Continue to water sparingly so that your roots are forced to grow and search. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between watering and, at the two week mark, if you notice slight yellowing of the lower leaves, begin to feed balanced organic fertilizer, like a 4-4-4.
Now is also the time to start training, but remember to go gentle; all you want to do here is balance lighting to all nodes, so simply bending and tying is generally fine for autos. If this is a photoperiod strain, try topping and introducing the scrog net at this point. Continue to train and feed and water, train and water, and, when your autoflower shows signs of maturity or when your screen is full, start feeding a flowering solution, like a 2-8-4. This is the time to flip a photoperiod strain to a 12/12 lighting schedule. Your daytime temps should be kept around 72-82F with an rH factor of 50-60%. After the first four weeks of flowering, drop the humidity to 40-50% and for the last couple weeks, you can drop it to 30-40%.
We have heaps of 420 Seed Deals for growers of all levels of experience. Don’t be assuaged by a hard time; more will always be revealed with a bit of patience and humility. Cannabis is not an easy plant to get right due it its diversity, so go easy on yourself.
Helpful Pruning Tips For Beginners
So, you have found the right marijuana strain and it is growing nicely but it’s a bushy mess and you are thinking that some pruning is probably a good idea. Well, you’re probably right.
For autoflowering strains, it is recommended that the least possible amount of pruning you can get away with, the better. This makes sense, considering these plants are finished in just a month-and-a-half and need all the energy they can get. We tuck overlapping fan-leaves on autoflowers while we train them. This ensures that the maximum amount of energy is going to the plant’s development, while the bud-sites are getting the light they require.
For photoperiod strains, the same principle applies because we are topping and weaving, topping and weaving. We want those photosynthesizing leaves to do all the work they can until flowering. At this time, we remove lower, weaker or shaded bud-sites in favor of developing those big apical buds or colas. Lollipopping is the term used to describe this high-stress training we put our plants through in the final stages of flowering.
Generally speaking, we want our plants to photosynthesize as much as possible while maintaining even lighting for our buds. There is a balance there and sometimes it’s as simple as removing or tucking a few leaves, and sometimes it looks like removing entire branches.
Thankfully, there is a plethora of information out there and experience abounds. When beginning, it is good practice to only remove leaves which are yellowed or used-up.
Diy Pest Control Techniques For Beginners
Though there are some weed strains out there which are considered resistant to pests and diseases, most cannabis cultivators will, at some point in time, have pests to deal with, especially if their indoor environment is on the messy side.
So, the number one line of defence against experiencing pest problems is to keep your grow area, your house and your person clean. This looks like a number of things. First, don’t wear the same clothes into your grow-space that you just wore outside or to take the dog for a walk. This can be hard to do, especially for new growers, because we tend to check our tents or rooms a hundred times a day or more.
As further preventative measures, keep an organic insecticidal spray on hand and, every couple of weeks, give your plants and grow area a light spray. Products like ‘Safer’s’ are clean and safe and will not affect your plant’s habits. Sprinkling diatomaceous earth around your soil surface and on the plants themselves can assist in preventing pests and will certainly help to control spider-mites.
For Fungus Gnats, placing a layer an inch or so thick of perlite on the surface of your soil may help, since these critters require a moist environment in order to survive. Beneficial nematodes are another way to control soil beasties and introducing Ladybugs or Matids to your garden is always cool.
Bugs are easily avoided by maintaining a clean environment. Using a little peppermint oil in your humidifier is a nice, fresh way to keep pests away. Do some research, there are most likely many experiences to pull from out there.
Common Cannabis Problems For Beginner Gardeners
For all the different kinds of weed out there, there are just as many issues which can arise. Problems that beginners may experience while growing most marijuana strains are overwatering, overfeeding and different deficiencies.
Overwatering is something most of us will do at some point early on in our growing careers. Cannabis requires very little water in order to grow its best and overwatering can choke the roots, stunt growth and possibly kill the plant.
Overfeeding is another common rookie mistake. Marijuana likes a lot of different food, but not all at once and, generally, most strains prefer being allowed to get hungry before being fed. Too much food can usually present as darkening and hardening of the fan-leaves and burnt tips. The general rule is to stop feeding your plants if you notice this, but sometimes a flush may be necessary for those plants greatly overfed.
Deficiencies present in all sorts of ways, but if you are feeding a balanced, organic feed and notice some strange goings-on, it may be that you are lacking calcium and magnesium. Calcium deficiency will present as weakening and disintegration of the leaves and magnesium deficiency will present as leaves curling upwards and a reddening of stems and leaf-nodes. A simple CalMag+ solution added to waterings should clear this up.
Stunted growth can be an issue the beginner faces and usually has something to do with soil pH. to ensure your pH is on the level is something so super important to cannabis cultivation that we cannot emphasize it enough. We have mentioned that soil likes a pH of 6.5 and hydro a pH of 5.8, respectively, and that it is important not to skimp on high-quality pH meters for both. Issues arising out of pH need to be remedied ASAP and to do so requires a little work. If your soil pH is sitting at 7, you need to correct with pH 6 in order to achieve the desired 6.5. If pH problems are bigger than a simple correction can fix, then you may need to completely flush your soil with pH corrected water, then start over again with feeding.
Always reach out for help if you think there are some issues with your crops. There is no shame in getting input. Indeed, all successful people have received help at some point in their growing adventure.
What Do Beginners Need To Know About Terpenes?
Terpenes are a component of all strains of weed and, with such an extensive a list of strains we house, you can imagine the extent of the terpenes present in those strains assisting people in all walks of life.
Any aromatherapist will know all about terpenes as they are what make up the myriad fragrances and flavours present in our food, soap, perfume, and our weed. But terpenes are not all fragrance and flavour.
Terpenes also serve incredibly helpful biological purposes as well. These natural chemical compounds inhabit anxiolytic, antidepressant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and antitumor properties, just to name a few. When used in balance, they assist in balancing out bodily function and help to maintain organ health. Paradoxically, when we overload our systems with just a few terpenes, we can experience all sorts of imbalance.
This is why it is so important to mix your weeds up, don’t get attached to just one, and to enjoy the ease of balance in one’s day-to-day functioning.
Crash Course In Making Cannabis Edibles
Far from being a definitive edibles guide, we will attempt to point out some of the processes necessary to making great edibles. It helps to know just how many mg edible you are looking to make, but what the THC dosage ends up being is completely up to you.
Decarboxylation is a process necessary when preparing cannabis for use in edibles. Budz house what is called THCa. When they are heated (like in a joint), this is converted to THC and gets you high or stoned. Heating your weed is necessary in order to convert THCa to THC before using it to cook. There are a number of ways to do this, but to cook it for 30-40 minutes in a 245F oven is common practice.
Tinctures are relatively simple to make, given you have some patience, and can be used in making gummies or taken straight. Use a high-proof alcohol, not rubbing alcohol or isopropyl – that’s for cleaning your gear, and after decarbing your weed, add 750 ml of alcohol for every ounce of ground buds. Place the mixture into mason jars and shake for three minutes, every day, for three weeks. Strain and store.
Butter can be used to make everything from brownies and cookies to chocolates and it can be frozen as well. After decarbing your weed, grind it and add it to melted butter on the stove. It is imperative that your butter not reach 200 degrees or it will separate and that’s no good. Simmer this mixture for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, strain and store in the fridge.
These are the beginnings of making great cannabis edibles, but be careful. We recommend starting small to know your dose before going and mixing up a batch of cookies. Depending on the strength of the weed you started with, you could be in for quite the body and cerebral high if you overdo it.
Overview Of Cannabis Concentrates For Beginners
Some people like to take the best marijuana they can find and squeeze all the highness out of it they can by making concentrates. There are heaps of pot strains out there conducive to making great shatter, wax or rosin, and generally all bud strains with a high THC count or those which are super frosty are perfect.
Shatter is a popular butane extract, known as being great for vaping, though it can be a real mess to carry around. This is best kept frozen as, without the cold, it turns into a gooey, oily mess. If you have ever made oil, you know what we mean.
Wax is a less volatile extract, made from oil and, depending on the consistency of the oil, the resulting wax can be like butter or can be crumbly or ‘waxy’. Because of the consistency of wax, little light can penetrate it, thus better preserving its complex cannabinoids.
Rosin is a fun concentrate which we create by pressing buds or hash, and which is a guaranteed knockout. Packing buds or trichomes together in a mesh bag and wrapping it in parchment, we place this package between two heated blocks and press. What squirts out is the purest form of THC you can get from what you’ve pressed. Those coveted dabs are no joke. Definitely go slow with these if you’ve never tried dabs before.
No matter what concentrate you are into, there is always an intricate process to making it. With a little practice, anyone can master hash, oil, rosin-pressing, butane and non-butane extracts and enjoy taking their weed to another level.
Beginner’s Guide To Organic Cannabis
All the cannabis types out there will always respond well to organic gardening. There is something wonderful and beautiful about moving with the vibrations of the Earth, bugs and all and, when you get it dialed-in, the weed can be amazing.
Building a super soil may sound complex, but there are numerous recipes out there and experimentation can be fun. It all comes down to finding a balance in the soil where the microlife and the plant work together to create a symbiotic relationship, thus generating plant health.
This starts with something called cation exchange capacity (CAC). All of the particles in the soil work together to make the perfect environment for all the life living there to flourish. This is where chemical gardeners, though growing some killer weed, are a bit off the mark. In order for a soil to thrive, there must be life present in it and, to kill the life in your soil means to kill your soil. Hopefully, we can agree that little can survive in dead soil and that what does live, could be better with some life around it.
If you have built a strong and balanced soil, it will need little in the way of feeding: one simply wants to keep the microlife alive through booster teas and a dialed-in environment. “True Living Organics” by The Rev is a fantastic resource for planning an organic garden.
For our medicinal patients out there, we have lots of CBD Seeds For Beginner Growers and, when organically grown, they are that much safer and more beneficial.
Best Beginner Feminized Seeds Online
Just how many types of weed are there? Thousands, and all weed strains can be feminized.
The process of feminization has become super popular in recent years, especially for home growers. Soaking a young crop in colloidal silver, silver thiosulfate or gibberellic acid will force a female plant to produce pollen. When this is used to fertilize for seeds, the resulting seeds are free of male genetics.
This is fantastic for the small-scale grower because it effectively dismisses the necessity to sex one’s crop. For the beginner this is exciting news because the last thing we need, after weeks or months of parenting a crop, is to find males and have to throw them away
We have tonnes of Feminized Beginner Weed Seeds, so take your pick. We suggest that the beginner choose one with a shorter flowering time and one which requires little extra care and attention.
Purchase Autoflowering Seeds Perfect For Beginners
No matter what the strain, Autoflowering Seeds are great for beginners. Ganja generally requires a lot of maintaining and expertise, but with an autoflowering strain, lighting is one less thing to have to worry about. On top of not having to worry about a shift in photoperiod, these little suckers are done in as little as a couple months, incredibly fast timing for a marijuana plant.
All these beasts need is to be planted into a great soil; no transplants necessary. If you get your soil working the way a good soil should, then only minimal feeding is required for these strains and they can usually be fed using top-dressings and teas.
Once these babies hit the flowering stage, usually at around week three or four, it becomes all about maintenance feeding for a couple of weeks, then they can be free to feed themselves, something which marijuana does naturally toward the end of flowering.
As long as your environment and soil are good to go, autoflowers are a great answer to the newcomer question.
How To Make Edibles For Beginners
Those looking for weed strands which make great edibles should know that, as long as it is weed, it can be decarbed and you can be eating edibles in no time. In general, you need to make a butter or oil from your cannabis prior to baking with it. We’ve mentioned those methods earlier, so decide which version you’d like to make, and simply add it to a recipe. We suggest using small amounts until you’ve mastered your ratios.
Edibles will always vary in strength, unless they have been made by a professional confectioner, and even then, it is hard to judge how they might affect you. Generally, concentrates like tinctures take about 20 minutes to show signs, whereas edibles generally take a couple of hours to kick in. This oftentimes pushes the consumer to eat more than is recommended and, when they do finally kick in, the user is left couchlocked, asleep, or greened-out.
Ensuring you make your edibles a little on the light side can increase your chances of enjoyment and decrease any risk of overdosing. Though a weed overdose looks like nothing more than passing-out, it is uncomfortable and so we recommend that, when you make your cookies, chocolates or gummies, that you go easy on yourself and your friends. Also take a small portion of the edible first and wait at least an hour before eating more. It takes time to kick in!
The Best Edibles For Beginners
There are a lot of bonuses to the advent of edibles, but talking beginner edibles is a big responsibility. Taking a nibble of one of these tasty treats is not like smoking a joint and if you take too much you can be couch-locked and passed-out before you even feel a buzz.
You can make a weed version of pretty much any dish, with just about any THC level. Aside from being able to host an entire weed gummies review, tinctures, teas, cookies, brownies, chocolates and chocolate bars, peanut butter cups, pastries and chewing gums have all hit shelves since the first pot shops started popping up in North America.
Generally, a 5mg THC gummy or chocolate is the first thing anyone new to weed and edibles ought to try. Why make oneself sick to one’s stomach or pass out cold from a hundred milligrams? We recommend beginners try between 5 and 10 milligrams initially, and to observe how their bodies respond before increasing the dose.
Beginner 710 Seeds are those designed with edibles and extracts at heart. When you are comfortable growing weed and think you’d like to give edibles a try, then we say go for it!
Types Of Weed Seeds
Though any uber-curious toker can find a weed strain guide, an OG strains list, or a compilation of awards and accolades for each strain, we would like to explain the roots of cannabis and what each type of weed means.
Sativa/Sativa L. is a sun-loving weed known to uplift and energize. This weed has been used to cultivate hemp for hundreds of years and certain strains are the matriarchs of breeding in the States.
Indica is the smaller, bushier and hardier side of the two main strains. This one was discovered in cooler, more mountainous regions and flourishes in northern latitudes. Known to be more sedative and euphoric, these strains are better for use in late afternoon or at the end of the day.
Hybrid strains are sativa/indica crosses and can either be sativa or indica heavy, or dominant, depending on the genetics. The majority of strains are hybrids of some sort and these will generally show varying characteristics.
Ruderalis is the misfit of the weed world. Found flourishing in Siberia and Eastern Europe, this strain adapted to flower out of maturity, rather than the necessary photoperiod inherent to sativa, indica and hybrid strains. Cross this little lovely with any of your favorite strains and get an autoflowering version!
We also have Beginner Wholesale Seeds, for those go-getters and breeders who enjoy having more to do, more to see and more to learn.
Beginners’ Guide To Germinating Weed Seeds
For simple germination, place your seeds on a moist paper towel on a plate. Fold the paper towel over your seeds and moisten but do not soak. Place this in a dark location (like a cupboard), keep it moist but not wet and, in a couple days, you should see a taproot poking out of the seed.
Once you have a taproot, you can plant your seeds about a quarter-inch below the surface of the soil. Do not plant these peas too deep, because this may rot your seeds, stunt their growth and possibly kill the plant altogether.
Another way to germinate your seeds is to overnight soak in a glass of water. Using glass is important because it is non-porous and can be really cleaned well. Clean it well and partially fill with fresh water. Place your seeds in the water and leave overnight in the dark. By the morning, viable seeds should have sunk and within 36 hours of placing them in the water, a taproot should be showing. If it is, then plant it out.
You can also sew directly into the soil. In the case of autoflowers, this is a good idea because they do not take well to transplanting. Make a divot no deeper than your first knuckle and place the seed gingerly in it. Sprinkle some fresh soil over it, leaving enough airflow that it won’t suffocate and add a few drops of water.
Any way you slice it, it should take anywhere from 2-5 days for a seed to germinate, so be patient.
Easy To Grow Heavy Hitting Strains
There are a lot of strands of weed out there specifically designed to give your brain the boot and we have a bunch of them. These weeds are not necessarily easy to grow, but are some of the hardest-hitting weeds out there and definitely worth a shot.
Chemdawg, Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Punch, Ghost Train Haze, Sour Jack, Godfather OG, Gorilla Glue, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme, Wedding Cake, White Widow, Purple Kush and OG Death Star are all super crazy hitters. Master Kush, Kosher Kush, MK Ultra, G-13, Ice Wreck and God’s Gift are certain to blow your mind. Scott’s OG, White Fire OG (WiFi OG), Amnesia Haze, Super Lemon Haze and Brownie Scout have all been hailed as some of the most potent strains of all time.
Be true to yourself and choose your weed wisely. A fun name may sound appealing, but is AK47 or Critical Mass going to be the right weed for you? Only you will know! Overall, have fun and go easy on yourself. Growing weed is a big undertaking, but it should remain fun.