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Best strains for beginner growers

Hey grow fam and fellow beginner growers,

Wondering what are the easiest strains to grow indoors? In order to determine the best strains for beginner growers, here’s a couple of factors to take into account.

  • Seed type : if a strain is feminized or autoflower (vs regular seeds) that means it will only grow the female plant. Buying feminized or autoflower seeds will save you a lot of time and money.
  • Maintenance : how much maintenance a certain strain requires is important, whether you have to water and take care of it often or not. If it’s a picky strain, it’s going to require you spend a lot of time and have a certain level of knowledge.
  • Flowering period : one way to look at it is : the quicker a plant flowers, the less time there is for stuff to go wrong.
  • Adapt to your climate : Even if you’re growing indoors, your tent / plant is going to be impacted by the climate where you live. I mean unless you have a great heater and a serious AC system running 24/7 its going to be hard to shelter your plant from the outside temperature.
  • Resistance : some strains are going to be more resistant than others (to mold, diseases, etc) so this is something you’re going to want to look for when you’re picking out a strain.

Dont want to spend too much time comparing strains? No fear we’ve got you, we put together a list of some of the strains we’ve grown that always thrived even we didn’t know what we were doing.

Before we start it’s important to point out that some strains have greatly evolved over the years and despite having the same name, depending on which vendor you buy it from, characteristics may vary.

Big Buddha Cheese by Big Buddha Seeds

Big Buddha Cheese is a tried and tested favorite of Free the Tree. This strain is so easy to grow, it’s absolutely perfect for beginners. We unfortunately used really bad soil when we grew it so the plant nded up suffering from a lot of nutrient deficiencies. We also had issues we thrips back then (the worst!!) and she was still thriving! We ended up harvesting like 250 grams of super sweet weed that doesn’t couch-lock you. Definitely one of the best easy strains for beginners.

Phenotype Indica dominant hybrid
Height N/A
Flowering Length 7 – 9 weeks
Yield 100 grams+
THC Level High
Starting price 5 seeds for $38.59

Green Poison Feminized by Sweet Seeds

We couldn’t find the official height for this beauty but be advised she’s an absolute beast. And we mean that in the best way possible 🙂 This fast flowering strain is so low maintenance you wont even believe it, I mean there’s literally nothing to do, she thrives by herself. And it’s not because it’s one of the easiest strains to grow that you’ll have to sacrifice your yield. This plant grows great big buds. However be advised, her flowers are pretty prone to developing mold so she’s not the ideal candidate if you live in a super humid environment.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Flowering Lengthat least 7 weeks
Yield500-650 gram/m2
THC Level15 – 20%
Starting price3 seeds for $26.22

Skunk #1 Feminized by Sensi Seeds

This strain is so famous its name has literally become a synonym for weed. It grows rather quickly and is super consistent in its form and yield so you won’t have any surprises. Really easy to grow, it’s often recommended to beginner growers. Its taste is quite strong, earthy tones with a sweet vibe, and its effect is pretty powerful, very relaxing and calming. It won’t leave you couch locked but we wouldn’t exactly recommend it as a daytime strain either 😉

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Height120 – 150 cm
(3.9 – 4.9 feet)
Flowering Lengthmax 7 weeks
Yieldmedium / high
THC LevelN/A
Starting price3 seeds for $17.48

Blue Dream Auto by FastBuds

This plant is pretty easy to grow despite its extremely long flowering time (11 weeks!). It’s perfect if you’re not rushed and if you want to be able to leave for a few days without worrying too much about your plant. Also you will be rewarded for your patience: it gives a great yield of beautiful long bugs. It has a citrus aroma with notes of pine and a very intense effect that will leave you very mellow. It’s often recommended for medicinal purposes, for conditions such as arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, glaucoma, PMS, stress etc

PhenotypeSativa dominant hybrid
Height90 – 110 cm
(2.9 – 3.6 feet)
Flowering Length11 weeks
Yield300 gram/plant
THC Levelover 20%
Starting price1 seed for $12.84

Lemon OG Haze Autoflowering by Nirvana Seeds

Here’s another personal favorite of mine, and this time it’s an autoflow. Like the previous one in the list this strain takes a bit more time to flower but it’s a really easy strain for indoor growing. It’s quite big and smells pretty strongly so not the most discreet candidate if that’s what you’re looking for! As you can probably guess from its name, it has a very strong lemon aroma and its effect is very relaxing and uplifting.

PhenotypeSativa dominant hybrid
Height60 – 140 cm
(1.9 – 4.5 feet)
Flowering Length10 – 12 weeks
Yield325 – 425 gram/m2
THC Level15 – 20%
Starting price5 seeds for $29.14

OG Kush Autoflowering by Dinafem Seeds

OG Kush is one of California’s, if not the world’s, most famous strains. Its grows very well without too much maintenance, as long as you’re in a not too humid environment, it really thrives better in dry and warm places. It won’t give you the biggest yield but we really recommended this easy strain for beginner growers because there’s so little to do and you’ll harvest some really good weed. This strain’s flowers are super strong, they have a great diesel/lemon aroma and will hit you with a long lasting body and cerebral powerful high.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Height100 – 200 cm (3.2 – 6.5 feet)
Flowering Length11 weeks
Yield60 grams/plant +
THC Level17 – 20%
Starting price5 seeds for $31.47

Papaya Feminized by Nirvana Seeds

This wonderful strain is great for indoor growing and a perfect candidate for beginner growers. It grows pretty rapidly and produces a really good yield of really powerful flowers. The flowers are big, their sent is pungent (giving off notes of whisky / smoked flavored tobacco) and their taste is like tropical fruit such as papaya or mango! This is a pretty powerful strain so we don’t recommended it if you have lot’s of stuff to do, better to blaze this one when you can chill and do whatever you want.

Flowering Length7 – 9 weeks
Yield350 – 450 gram/m2
THC Level15 – 20%
Starting price5 seeds for $29.14

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Afghan Kush Feminized by World of Seeds

Compared to most of the others strains on this list this strain flowers super rapidly so if you’re looking for a easy strains that grows fast this is it! This pure indica strain has a pretty high THC level and its effect is rather long-lasting and powerfully relaxing. It’s very resistant to pests and diseases but be advised it’s not very discreet because it smells super strong. Definitely one of our favorite easiest strains to grow indoors.

Flowering Length6 – 8 weeks
Yield450 gram/m2
THC Level21.6%
Starting price3 seeds for $21.56

Blue Cheese Feminized by Dinafem Seeds

We recommend this delicious strain to beginner growers for multiple reasons. First of all, its fast flowering (not even 2 months). Second of all it tastes great (think a mix between blueberry and cheese – wow right?) and has a powerful physical high. Third, this strain adapts pretty well to different climates, it’ll even develop different colors depending on the temperatures! For all these reasons its just a great super easy strain to grow.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Height100 – 300 cm (3.2 – 9.8 feet)
Flowering Length8 weeks
Yieldup to 80 gram/m2
THC Level15 – 20%
Starting price1 seed for $9.32

Zkittlez Feminized by Lineage Genetics

Last but definitely not least, we had to include the Zkittlez feminized strain into this list. This delicious strain has super sweet tropical notes mixed with candy aroma. She grows beautifully, developing colors that range from purple to orange. This is strain is pretty easy to grow, definitely recommended for beginner growers. She gives a generous yield of super powerful bud so even if you think you messed up, chances are you’ll have plenty to smoke. Great for beginner growers that want that delicious bud without a complex grow.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Flowering Length8 – 9 weeks
THC Level20%+
Starting price3 seeds for $35.44

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