Top 5 Ideal Marijuana Strains For Beginners
Not all cannabis strains are equally easy to grow. Some strains can be more forgiving and require less maintenance as compared to others. This makes those strains suited for new growers who want to see results without the hassles. Our list of the top 5 ideal marijuana strains for beginners can help you to find your favourite easy-growing strain!
If you are new to growing marijuana, you may possibly worry whether your first grow might turn out successful. Experience with watering, the right light, nutrients and knowing about the differences in cannabis strains sure doesn’t come over night. But don’t fret! The good news is that there are marijuana strains that are in particular suited for new growers. Those strains can be easy to grow because they may have natural resistances against diseases and pests or require less maintenance than others. Let’s look at some marijuana strains that are ideal for beginners.
ROYAL JACK AUTO
This strain is named after Jack Herer, the famed author and marijuana legalisation activist that some call The Emperor of Hemp. Royal Jack Auto is Royal Queen Seeds’ autoflowering version of super-potent original Jack Herer, one of the most popular cannabis strains. Royal Jack Auto brings Jack Herer’s potency, her great aroma and awesome sativa high to the less experienced cannabis grower.
Royal Jack Auto grows buds that are similar to the original Jack Herer but with the growing easiness of an autoflower. She will thrive in any type of growing environment and you can grow her indoors or outdoors. When she grows, Royal Jack Auto will stay very compact with an average height of only 40 to 80 cm. This can make Royal Jack Auto ideal for growers where space is a concern since you won’t have to worry about her growing out of control. Due to her compact size, she is also a perfect autoflower strain for stealth growers who want to keep their grow discreet.
When smoked, you will immediately note the typical Haze aroma with notes of spice and herbs. Royal Jack Auto’s effect is powerful, cerebral and uplifting like that of her bigger brother. Yet, thanks to the Skunk, Haze and Northern Lights genetics of the original, her effect is balanced so that she relaxes you at the same time. Royal Jack Auto is a fantastic autoflowering strain and she’s perfect for beginners who want to grow first-class herb without any hassles.
The original Skunk is a true classic cannabis strain. The mix of Afghani, Colombian and Mexican land races has set new standards and her genetics are influencing most of today’s cannabis seeds. Breeders and seedbanks all across the world have enhanced the original Skunk where they worked on further improving her qualities such as her flavour, productivity and growing characteristics. Those breeding efforts led to a number of varieties of the original Skunk, like the immensely popular Skunk #1 strain.
Skunk XL brings us this awesome classic in a very easy-to-grow feminized version. What sets Skunk XL apart from other strains and makes her in particular attractive for cultivars is that she needs rather little maintenance. This makes Skunk XL an ideal plant whether you grow her in soil or hydroponically. With her good yields and sizeable buds, she is especially well-suited for SOG and ScrOG style grows. One other quality of her that makes the strain suited for new growers is that she doesn’t stretch too much during flower. You will be able to keep her size under control, no matter the size of your growing space. With her rather short flowering time of 7-8 weeks, she can even be grown outdoors in less than optimal climates.
Skunk XL has a pleasantly sweet, fruity taste that makes her one big favourite among cannabis connoisseurs. She will give a potent and instant head buzz that comes together with a mild yet relaxing body stone. Skunk XL is an easy-to-grow classic that will satisfy growers, connoisseurs and medical users alike!
White Widow is yet another truly legendary cannabis strain that has become incredibly popular and quite famous. While the strain’s origins are unclear and shrouded in cannabis lore, it is known that the original White Widow was bred in the Netherlands where it came to fame as one of the Dutch classics. The original strain’s parents are a Brazilian sativa landrace crossed with a Southern Indian indica hybrid. Legend has it that her indica parent was the result of careful selection and crossbreeding in the mountains of Kerala in India. The success of White Widow after her introduction in the 1990s led to many varieties of the strain. There is no reputable seedbank today that doesn’t offer the one or the other variety of this famed strain.
What makes White Widow especially suited for new growers is her hardiness and vigour to grow even in less than optimal conditions. She is a plant that can thrive even in colder climates such as in the UK or in Scandinavia. Grown indoors she can easily yield 450-500 g per square metre with even higher yields outdoors as long as conditions are optimal.
White Widow doesn’t demand a lot to grow, which means you can look forward to great harvests with only some basic maintenance. This makes her a very good plant for less experienced growers who want to see results without worries.
Her taste is clean, pure and fresh and reminds of a pine forest, beautifully accentuated with subtle notes of citrus. She will give a typical sativa head high that is very potent, energizing and uplifting. The easiness to grow her, her amazing taste and great high make White Widow and all-time favourite for many!
The strain’s name should give it away: this one is really easy to grow which makes her a perfect cannabis strain for beginners to marijuana growing!
Royal Queen Seeds’ Easy Bud, a cross between a potent indica and an autoflowering Ruderalis can grow almost anywhere while still rewarding with fair yields, a great taste and a superb high. Easy Bud is an autoflowering cannabis variety, which means that the grower doesn’t need to worry about light schedules like with photoperiod cannabis plants. Easy Bud goes from seed to harvest in 8-9 weeks.
The fact that Easy Bud stays manageably compact and reaches an average height of a mere 50-60cm can make her the ideal strain for small growing spaces or for those who want to keep their grows as discreet as possible.
Despite the easiness to grow her without any hassles, Easy Bud still rewards with fair yields where you can expect harvests up to 100g per plant in optimal conditions. She definitely doesn’t make any compromises when it comes to her great taste and high. Her intensive aroma blends skunky notes with a pleasantly sweet aroma. She will give a typical strong indica high that will relax your entire body. Easy Bud is one of the best strains for those who simply want an easy grow and she’s without a doubt a great choice for beginners.
Finding a “perfect” cannabis strain to grow can at times be quite challenging. Many strains can often sacrifice one quality for another which means that strains where everything is “just right” are definitely not easy to come by. Critical by Royal Seeds is possibly the cannabis strain that comes closest to provide the perfect balance across all her qualities, without any drawbacks, no matter how you look at her. Critical is an easy-to-grow strain that satisfies in all aspects. She delights with great yields, a short flowering time, awesome taste and a stellar high.
One of Critical’s outstanding traits is her very short flowering time of only 7 weeks. This makes her an ideal strain for those who are on tight schedules. Short: she is the ideal plant when you want to see great results fast. She is also a favourite strain for growers who want a low maintenance plant for easy SOG/ScrOG style grows. With her short flowering time, Critical can also grow decently outdoors in Northern climates although she would show her full potential indoors. Grown indoors, she will reliably reward with harvests up to 65-75 grams per plant or 600 grams per square metre. Outdoors in ideal conditions, she can yield as much as 650 grams per plant.
Her aroma is pleasantly sweet with perfectly accentuating minty notes on top. She will give a potent yet mellow, long lasting high that’s perfect for the ultimate in relaxation. Critical is an all-around great strain where you won’t find any flaws. She is a perfect strain for new growers and seasoned cultivars alike!
With our list of the top 5 ideal marijuana strains for beginners it should be easy for you to find your favourite strain to grow, even if you don’t have any previous growing experience. If you have your own recommendations for cannabis strains that are great for beginners, feel free to let us know in the comments!