And to make things even easier, you may want to check out feminized or autoflower versions of them—feminized seeds don’t need to be sexed out to identify and get rid of pesky male plants; with autoflowers, you don’t have to worry about light changing, and you can harvest plants 2-3 months after seeds sprout.
A relative newcomer to the strain world, Wedding Cake is a Cookies cross that launched a whole new family of cake strains, such as Ice Cream Cake, LA Kush Cake, Cake Batter, and so much more.
This is a strong, sturdy plant that doesn’t need much attention, but be sure to give it plenty of space to stretch out—it grows tall, like parent Lemon Skunk. Scrogging always helps, but you’ll likely get solid yields even without it. SLH usually takes a little longer to flower, around nine weeks, another sign of its sativa roots, so you may need to be a little patient when waiting to harvest this one.
Its indica-dominant genetics means it usually grows short and stout, but it still gets solid yields and has dense buds. You’ll want to be sure to prune and top Wedding Cake to get rid of some of its foliage, for fear of it developing mold. This frosty strain is covered in trichomes and will be a sticky one in your garden, but its sweet citrusy smells with hints of vanilla make it a pleasure to grow.
Tried-and-true, Blue Dream is a classic and one of the most popular strains, for both consumers and growers. This cross of Blueberry and Haze originated in Northern California and is a dream to grow—it usually grows big and strong and has high yields of buds, likely a result of its sativa-dominant genetics. Be sure to scrog it to maximize yields.
If you’re just setting foot on your cannabis growing journey, starting off with easy genetics will really help you along the way. You’ll still need to take good care of your plants, but hardy, beginner-friendly strains are much more forgiving and easier to cultivate.
Explore our strain selection categories below to find the best easy strains to suit your preferences.
Special Queen 1
Beginner growers often don’t want to invest large amounts of money into a new hobby. If this applies to you, we advise purchasing cheaper seeds. This means less pressure to produce a perfect outcome, making for a more pleasant and casual growing experience. Oh, and “cheap seeds” doesn’t equate to bad genetics. Many cheaper varieties offer superb yields of high-quality flowers.
Before dropping a seed into some soil, we recommend giving some thought to what kind of strain you want to grow. Consider how much space you have available, how much money you’re willing to spend, what kind of high and flavours you enjoy when you smoke, and your local weather patterns and climate.
Clocking in at €4.50 for a single seed, Special Queen 1 offers a fantastic return on investment. She descends from a mix of genetics from Mexico, Colombia, and beyond, and provides a long-lasting high that targets the body and the mind. With a THC content of 18% and an average yield of 550g/m², Special Queen offers substantial bang for your buck.
The thought has crossed the mind of most cannabis patients at least once: What if I just grew my own? How hard could it be? And while growing marijuana may be more complicated than you assume, you don’t need a green thumb to grow your own smokeable (or cookable) cannabis flowers — even on the first try. What you do need though, are cannabis seeds.
This popular and potent strain got its name because of what users describe as a strong high that can leave you stuck to the couch for a while — not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Why grow your own marijuana?
With so many of us spending more time around the house these days, this is a great time to explore the joys of home marijuana cultivation. While some aspects of large-scale marijuana cultivation can be challenging, growing a few plants at home may actually be a lot easier than you think.
A long-time favorite of the cannabis scene, this award-winning strain produces a sharp, citrusy taste and aroma, and has a high level of THC.
Blueberry produces a good sized yield and should start flowering in a few weeks. It’s a great strain for beginners and you can grow it indoors or outdoors with little effort whatsoever. It is also a very compact plant, so it’s a good option even if you’re living in a small apartment in the city.