5 Easy to Grow Marijuana Strains for your First Grow
Your first grow can be a bit overwhelming. What kind of strain should you use? What kind of soil? Should you use feminized, or auto-flowering? There are many things to consider when choosing your first grow. Hopefully, the information here will better help to understand these intricacies. Knowing the right strain for your first grow is the key.
This guide reflects 5 easy to grow marijuana strains for your first grow.
Marijuana is not a complex lifeform. As such, it can be either sex at any given time; that is, it does not favor one
sex over the other. Furthermore, every plant has the potential to produce flowers from the opposite sex.
There is a survival mechanism within marijuana’s DNA structuring. Certain plants can become intersexual under different
stresses; such as: temperature instability, light cycle changes, damage, and etc. When the chance for survival decreases, marijuana’s survival mechanism
will kick in.
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In its most basic form, feminized seeds only produce female plants. These seeds are the result of a culmination of many years;
perfecting, the feminizing method to a tee.
Modern feminized seeds will produce female plants on a consistent basis. Today, it is rare for a feminized seed to become a hermaphrodite (producing male flowers under stress); whereas, in earlier years, this sort of thing was a little more common.
Today’s, feminized plants have small tendency to become hermaphrodite. Marijuana genome (complete DNA structuring)will dictate the tendency leans for any given plant. In essence, the genome decides if the plant will lean toward high or low tendencies in becoming a
Photoperiod flowering plants require a set of light rules; in order, to begin the flowering stage. With marijuana, this
rule set is the lack of light, thereof. Usually, after the summer solstice, when the nights become longer, the flowering stage of marijuana begins. Light
versus dark hours are the magic formula for the photoperiod. With autoflowering plants, however, this rule set becomes obsolete.
Marijuana, having autoflowering characteristics, will begin to flower after it reaches a certain developmentalstage. Usually, within two to three weeks, flowers will begin forming. In return, full plant harvest can occur somewhere around ten weeks. Typically,
yields will be a bit lower for autoflowering plants versus photoperiod plants.
Feminized versus Autoflowering
plants come from feminized seeds. Autoflowering plants are the result of the plant type. In other words, not all strains of marijuana have autoflowering characteristics. Feminized seeds, on the other hand, should always produce a female plant. Additionally, feminized seeds can have autoflowering
Different growers have different preferences. Some growers might be great with handling feminized plants, but struggle to grow autoflowering plants, or vice-versa. The fact is, however, it’s really about taking the time to learn the curve, associated to each plant type. A little time spent learning always helps. Understanding the strain is what matters. Overall, feminized and autoflowering plants are the best choices for first time growers.
Blue Dream Autoflower
The Blue Dream Autoflower can, also, have feminized characteristics associated to it. It is the crossbreed of a Ruderalis and a Blue Dream. It can be grown both indoor and outdoor. It is 70% Sativa and 30% Indica. The indoor yield approximates to 30-75 grams/m2. The outdoor yield approximates to 30-90+ grams, per plant.
The THC level measures in at 13%. Both the outdoor and indoor rate of growth (seed to full maturity) is 70-75 days. This
is a great choice for a first grow.
The perfume aroma is wood and citrus. Upon the palate, there is a citrus, cedar wood flavor, mixed with blueberries and
Haze. This results in a great tasting and aromatic bud and people purchase dry herb vaporizers for this excellent strain. The high produced is ideal for social settings.
Green Crack Feminized
The Green Crack feminized is 80% Indica and 20% Sativa. There is a tangy, mango flavor associated to it. The euphoric high results in an energetic feel. Furthermore, the high allows for relaxation without feeling lethargic.
The THC level measures as high as 22%. It can be grown both indoor and outdoor. Flowering time is 7-9 weeks. Indoor yield
produces up to 400 grams/m2. Outdoor yield produces up to 600 grams, per plant. Harvest month is September/October.
Grow difficulty is easy; a great choice for first time growers.
Gorilla Glue #4
This is one of the most potent strains in the world. THC levels are measured up to 30%. On average, however, the THC level runs between 25-28%. It produces a long-lasting high. In some cases, couch-lock might be achieved. It is a euphoric and happy strain. It can be used
to treat OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
This plant is 50% Sativa and 50% Indica. Flowering is 8-9 weeks, and produces high yield. It is both an indoor and outdoor plant.
Rated as easy to grow, this plant is perfect for first time growers.
Yield ratio for indoor harvest is 18oz/m2, and outdoor harvest is 21oz/plant. This plant has high resistance to disease.
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The Blueberry Autoflower has a THC level of 14%. Indoor yield measures in at 6oz/m2. Outdoor yield measures in at
6oz/plant. Indoor flowering time is 55 days, and outdoor maturity is mid-October.
This strain is used to treat conditions, such as: insomnia, pain, depression, and stress. The aroma and flavor are: berry, fruity, earthy, pine, and sweet. The high produced is euphoric and happy. Furthermore, relaxation is accompanied with sleepiness.
This strain is rated as easy to grow; well-suited for first time growers.
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Sour Diesel is a 60% Sativa and 40% Indica mix. THC levels measure up to 20%. It is both an indoor and outdoor plant. Indoor yield produces 5oz/m2, and outdoor yield produces 5oz/plant. Indoor flower time is 56 days, and outdoor maturity is Early November.
This strain is used to treat conditions, such as: depression, fatigue, pain, and stress. The aroma and flavor are: diesel, earthy, herbal, lemon, pungent, and sour. The high associated to this strain is euphoric and happy. There is a feeling of energetic, uplifted, and relaxed; as such, this is a great reason for a first grow.
The Blue Dream Autoflower, Green Crack feminized, Gorilla Glue #4, Blueberry Autoflower, and Sour Diesel are great
strains for a first grow. With each strain catering to a set of specific needs, there are great choices among each one of them, respectively.
Understanding the differences between feminized and autoflowering, growing becomes less of a chore, and more of a fun
pastime. I prefer the strains that have both of these qualities about them. It’s like having the best of both worlds, per se.
Nevertheless, it is about what you need, and what you would like in return. Everyone has their own taste, and these lovely
strains will not disappoint.