What Are the Easiest Strains to Grow?

Stephen Andrews
09 Jan 2023

Some of the easiest cannabis strains to grow have been around for decades now. Their names will sound familiar to a lot of users and growers. What are the main traits so you can say a cannabis strain is easy to grow? It largely comes down to the strain's ability to adapt and succeed in various environments. That there's a large margin for making errors, so even if you mess up things a little bit, you can still pick up some nice big buds in the end. In this article, skim through five cannabis strains that are relatively easy to cultivate, even if it's your first time growing.

Northern Lights

One of the most popular cannabis strains of all time and also a fairly easy-to-grow one is Northern Lights. It's a clean Indica with a genetic makeup deriving from Afghani landrace strains

Northern Lights is an excellent cultivar choice to grow for new growers. It's easy to cultivate indoors. Plants grow into mid-sized bushes and rarely go over 4 feet in height. It can be grown in soil and also in hydroponics. The desirable temperature range is between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Northern Light plants tolerate low-stress training. The strain can also handle higher nitrogen levels and heavy feedings throughout the flowering stage. It takes up to 7 weeks to flower and gives fruits with a moderate THC content, somewhere around 15-20%, sometimes more or less than that, depending on the phenotype. 

It's a strain equally enjoyed by recreational and medicinal users. It generates euphoria, relaxes the muscles, and calms the mind. Get more tips here on how to grow Northern Lights cannabis. 

Blue Dream

One of the great daytime smokes, Blue Dream is another popular strain that is easy to grow at home. Blue Dream is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, a cross between Blueberry and Haze. Its THC levels can range between 17% and 25%. 

You can grow Blue Dream cannabis both indoors and outdoors if the climate is warm, stable, and sunny. Even if you make grow mistakes with Blue Dream, you can still get something from the harvest, which is why it's suitable for beginner-level growers. 

With Blue Dream, it might be tricky with the tall stalks that the strain develops. Plants may need support to hold on. They also benefit from topping and training, especially indoors, to ensure they don't overgrow. Outdoors, pay attention to any pests that might invade the garden.  

Like Northern Lights, Blue Dream cannabis can tolerate more significant amounts of nutrients. The acceptable temperature range for cultivation is between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Users appreciate Blue Dream for the lovely cerebral high, accompanied by relaxation in the muscles and throughout the body. Get more tips on how to grow Blue Dream cannabis here. 

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Green Crack

One more potent Sativa-dominant hybrid that can easily thrive at home is Green Crack. The strain is a cross between classic Skunk #1 and an unknown Indica. Other names for this strain are Green Crush and Mango Crack. 

Green Crack plants grow pretty fast. Similarly to Blue Dream, they also grow quite tall. The fruits of this strain will take less time to mature than most other strains. Plants can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors. 

Where growers need to pay attention to is Green Crack's vulnerability to powdery mildew. To avoid mildew, avoid excess humidity levels in the growing environment. 

The THC levels in Green Crack plants can reach up to 25%. The strain is an excellent daytime smoke that helps combat stress, fatigue, and anxiety. Users can anticipate a mood improvement and great energy boost. Here are all the key growing tips for this cultivar. 

Super Lemon Haze

This strain is a cross between Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk. It's slightly more easier to grow than other haze strains, and it's definitely worth trying it if you are into haze. The average THC level for this strain is around 19 percent, and it also has a trace amount of CBD. 

Super Lemon Haze grows well in warm climates and can tolerate more humid environments. It's strong and sturdy strain, and it will thrive almost anywhere if it's given enough space. Plants grow tall, a trait inherited from the parent strain Lemon Skunk. 

Super Lemon Haze plants take slightly more time to flower, between nine and ten weeks, which is not so unusual for Sativas. So you might need to wait a little bit longer before you can collect those colas. If grown outside, the strain will be ready to harvest around mid-October. 

Users commend SLH for its energetic, long-lasting body buzz. It's also an uplifting smoke, suitable to release stress and help improve appetite. You can anticipate impressive yields of around 40 ounces per plant if grown well. 

GMO Cookies

This strain is also known as Garlic Cookies. It's a potent Indica-dominant hybrid, a garlic-flavored spicy sedative borrowing its genetics from parent strains Girl Scout Cookies and Chemdawg.

GMO Cookies flowers boost impressive THC levels between 22 and 30 percent. Plants give light green, spade-shaped buds coated with trichomes and curly orange hairs. The abundance of trichomes is great if you want to press your own resin

The flowering time for GMO Cookies indoors is around ten weeks, so you may have to wait for the yield a bit longer. It's an easy strain to grow if you are a beginner because it can succeed in various climates and can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors. Still, for the best result, keep the flowers in a warm location with sufficient exposure to light. 

The main challenge with GMO Cookies might be finding this strain as feminized seeds. If they are not feminized, if they are clones for example, you will need to be more vigilant during the flowering stage. The flowers will most certainly stretch, which should be handled accordingly in indoor settings. 

Nevertheless, GMO Cookies is another generous strain with a rich aroma and flavor. It lifts up the mind, it stimulates creativity and is also an effective anti-pain medicine among its many uses. 

Stephen Andrews