Looking to grow your own cannabis?
If you've been enjoying the medical effects of cannabis for a while, you may be looking into growing your own. With so many marijuana strains in the market, you’ll find one that fits your area’s climate/ growing area, and specific effects you want from your cannabis.
Keep in mind, every strain of cannabis is different. The terpenes and cannabinoids found in cannabis can have varying flavours, and may have different effects on the body.
Want to start growing homemade cannabis? Read on and learn the best indoor cannabis strains.
1. Skunk Automatic
This cannabis strain is an easy choice that is perfect for beginners. It has feminized and auto-flowering seeds to ensure hassle-free growth. The Sensi Skunk Automatic requires no gardening skills to get desirable results.
The auto-flowering component causes the plant to flower without lighting cycle changes. The first buds will develop on these bushes within five weeks. You can harvest them after 50 days on average.
Sensi Skunk’s flavor is sweet and citrusy. It isn’t the same as the pungent, herbal flavors of other Skunk strains. It has potent effects, uplifting without overpowering.
This quality makes the strain a good option for daytime use. It also has a forgiving, resilient nature. It can recover from most beginner cultivation mistakes.
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2. White Widow Auto-flower
As an Indica hybrid, this strain has a higher level of THC. This strain has the same auto-flower feature, and it’s small enough to be in your home. It takes the majority of the light management burden away from you.
White Widow’s flowering cycle is reasonable because of its hybrid nature. It takes about seven to nine weeks. Compared to other strains, it’s less finicky as it grows using standard conditions.
As a hardy plant, it can survive in normal humidity and environments. Its yields are amazing, making it a good investment.
White Widow’s medicinal properties make it desirable. It relieves pain and is effective in managing nausea. It’s perfect if you’re suffering from chronic pain like lower-back aches.
3. Blue Dream
If you like Sativa strains, Blue Dream is a perfect choice. It’s a Sativa-dominant hybrid taller than most common indoor plants. It’s what makes them perfect for certain planting methods.
The Sativa plant's yield is above average. It has a short flowering cycle that lasts for 65 days. Its average yield is 21oz per square meter under optimal growing conditions.
Blue Dream is better-off growing indoors. Its susceptibility to red mite infestations makes it difficult to grow outdoors. You must control its environment to ensure you won’t lose your yield.
The strain’s name comes from its sweet taste. Most experts say that it tastes like mild blueberry.
4. Girl Scout Cookies Extreme
The Girl Scout Cookies is one of the most popular strains in dispensaries today. Its extreme variant improves its capabilities. It’s an Indica-dominant strain with a longer flowering time, usually ten weeks.
Girl Scout Cookies Extreme compensates since it’s easy to grow. Even as a beginner, you’ll have an easy time growing this as it’s resistant to disease and infection. Girl Scout Cookies is sturdy and stocky, making it a perfect candidate for indoor growing.
This strain’s maximum height is 66 inches when grown indoors. It has a unique aroma that you’ll unlikely find in other cannabis strains. Most people say that it smells like chocolate mint.
5. Sour Diesel
This strain isn’t as friendly to beginners as the ones mentioned above. It can be difficult to grow as this plant can get tall. However, you can use various training techniques if you intend to grow it indoors.
Like Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel’s flowering cycle is 10 weeks. Its yield is lower than Blue Dream since it only boasts 16oz per square meter. Planting it outdoors makes it susceptible to mildew.
Sour Diesel is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain. It’s well-balanced since it has high THC but moderate CBD. The latter helps control the former’s psychoactive effects.
It has a more standard smell compared to others on this list. It has a pungent and sour scent lots of people love. This trait is what makes Sour Diesel one of the most common cannabis strains in the world.
6. Northern Lights Automatic
Northern Lights won lots of awards in the past. It continues to be popular in cannabis fairs and events. Its flavor, yield, and effects make it worthy of mention in various songs.
Now, it’s easier to grow because it has a feminized, auto-flowering version. If you're planning on growing cannabis inside, Northern Lights may be your best option.
This plant is smaller compared to most. It’s often under three feet tall, making it perfect for massive indoor growing. Its flowering period is also shorter at 55 days.
After the seedlings turn a month old, the flowering starts. This event can happen sooner. It makes you look forward to having a dense harvest at least three times a year.
7. Big Bud Feminized
This Big Bud strain variant produces a huge amount of bud compared to its size. It matters not whether it’s a foot-high plant or a tree-sized one. If you’re a grower who prizes yield above everything else, this strain is the undisputed king.
Big Bud Feminized comes from a complex breeding program. The result is a pungent, Indica-dominant variant of the original. This quality makes it the best candidate for Sea of Green (SOG) techniques.
These plants are chunky and conical. They won’t spend energy developing lateral branches unless topped. Doing so rewards you with a gorgeous, bud-covered candelabra.
8. Silver Haze Feminized
Haze varieties are notorious for their long flowering cycle. It’s worse since they’re tall and can vegetate in 12/12 light cycles. The feminized version of Silver Haze exhibits these but to a lesser degree, making it worth the time.
This strain’s yields are huge since most seed makers made it reliable and homogenous. It’s also robust enough even when using training and super-cropping to grow them. It deviates from the Haze family’s common problem: delicate structure.
Silver Haze’s versatility makes them a good choice for limited spaces. It means you can have a great yield even when you have a limited number of plants.
If you’re an experienced cultivator, you can use the Screen of Green (SCRoG) growing technique. Silver Haze grows narrow and tall, with minimal lateral branching. Its feminized nature means you need not look for male plants during flowering.
9. Maple Leaf Indica
Sativa-dominant hybrid strains eclipsed most old-school Indica plants. However, some classic strains like Maple Leaf Indica hold their ground. It’s the descendant of the Mazar-I-Sharif, a strain smuggled out of Afghanistan way back.
Mazar-I-Sharif is one of the most potent original Afghan strains. The hash from Mazar-I-Sharif has potent properties, perfect for experienced consumers. Maple Leaf Indica’s resin production makes it ideal for making hash.
Maple Leaf Indica’s deep-green buds are beautiful and dense. Its flavor is contrary to most Afghanistan-based breeds. The sweet citrus tang overlaying the deep earthy tones is memorable.
10. Jack Herer
After almost 50 years of breeding, Jack Herer remains a top choice for regular cannabis strains. It’s half-Indica and half-Sativa. It strikes a perfect balance between cerebral high and body stone.
This cannabis strain won more awards compared to other cannabis variants. It isn’t a perfect homogenous strain. Its genetic makeup has four phenotypes because of the Indica and Sativa surges.
Three of these phenotypes are Sativa-dominant. They flower and finish within the same duration, making them easy to manage. However, the fourth is an Indica-dominant with chunkier buds and faster flowering time.
Jack Herer’s characteristics lean toward Sativa. It continues to get taller during the flowering period. Its lateral branches become candelabra-shaped.
11. Shiva Santi II
This strain offers high-quality performance while having a low price tag. It has a fast flowering time without growing too tall. It continues to deliver remarkable yields without crowding your indoors.
When consumed, it gives a bright high with a citrusy hint. It’s perfect for people who only use cannabis during the weekends. It allows you to relax without becoming incapacitated.
12. American Dream
This strain’s life cycle is short since its flowering time is 45-50 days. Its Christmas Tree shape is compact, making them easy to manage in small indoor areas. Despite its stocky appearance, the American Dream has large yields.
You can take this a step further with our guide about adding CO2 to your grow room. Its hybrid nature makes it taste deep and earthy while having fruity top notes.
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