Grow lights, nutrition, watering schedules, photoperiod strains, pest control, soil quality, hydroponics, drying, curing. At first glance, the world of cannabis growing can look like a complex and intimidating place, and may even be enough to put off aspiring growers. However, it doesn’t have to be so hard or complicated.
Ultimately, cannabis is a weed. If you wanted, you could give the bare minimum and still end up with a semi-decent yield. Professional growers and veterans in the game invest large amounts of money and time into complex systems to reap the rewards of massive and high-quality yields. If you are just starting out though, there are many things you can do to make matters easier for yourself when trying to achieve your first ever harvest.
Genetics are the place to begin. Picking the right seeds to sow will help you get a head start in the simple process of growing easy cannabis strains. The only other things you will need are some decent lights, potting soil, nutrients, and water. Oh yeah, and some patience!
Here are the top 10 easy-to-grow cannabis strains.
Mango Sapphire is recognized as an extremely easy photoperiod strain to grow. This stunning specimen is indica-dominant and stems from parent strains OG Kush, Afghani, and Bubba Kush. She offers extremely potent flowers loaded with a THC content of up to 23%. Although her easy-cropping nature is suited to beginners, novices should still approach her high with caution. Her effects are defined by feelings of relaxation, calm, and sleepiness. She is best smoked during the evening while watching films and satisfying the munchies with good food. Her high is accompanied by aromas and flavors of sweetness and fruit.
Mango Sapphire can be grown both indoors and outdoors to great effect. Indoor plants produce medium yields and remain at medium heights. Outdoor plants also produce medium yields, but explode to tree-like heights of 3m, meaning a good amount of space is needed for this strain. She features a flowering time of 7–8 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest by the end of September.
Qleaner is a sativa-dominant strain resulting from a breeding project between Purple Urkle, Space Queen, and Jack’s Cleaner. This easy strain will reward beginner growers with lively and energetic sativa buds that produce a euphoric, uplifting, and cerebral high. A THC content of up to 20% means this strain is capable of producing fast-acting and long-lasting experiences. Emitting pleasurable aromas of sweet fruit, Qleaner is an ideal selection for outdoor activities such as hiking and festivals, as well as social gatherings.
This easy-to-grow photoperiod variety produces medium yields when grown indoors or outdoors. She maintains a manageable height throughout the entire grow cycle, making her a viable option for those with slightly limited space. Qleaner features a flowering time of between 8–10 weeks, with outdoor plants ready for harvest sometime during October.
Tropimango is one of the most tasty easy-to-grow strain out there, rewarding lucky cultivators with intense hits of sweet tropical fruits. This strain inherited her tantalizing flavors from parent strain Somango, which also contributes to her indica-dominant genetic makeup. Tropimango features dense and compact colas that contain THC levels of approximately 18%, resulting in a happy and calm high. This strain will help take the edge off pain and assist in achieving a restful night’s sleep.
Tropimango can be grown easily indoors and outdoors. Indoor plants offer hefty yields up to 550g/m², whereas outdoor plants are capable of churning out a haul up to 1800g/plant! Tropimango has an average flowering time of between 8–9 weeks.
It’s all in the name with this strain. Easy Skunk has inherited Skunk characteristics from legendary parent strains Skunk 1, Afghani, and OG Kush. She’s also a delightfully easy variety to grow, offering an indica-dominant high when harvest time swings around. Easy Skunk has a complex terpene profile that results in tastes of cheese, skunk, and citrus. With THC levels between 15–18%, the high is quite mild and relaxing, offering a soothing body buzz.
Easy Skunk is another photoperiod variety that’s ideal for first-timers. She will produce medium yields whether grown indoors or outdoors, and her indica dominance ensures she remains at a manageable size.
This easy-to-grow strain is incredibly beautiful and unique. She will stand out from the crowd in any grow room or garden due to the fantastic purple hues on her leaves and flowers. As a pure indica variety, Grandaddy Purple S1 offers an incredibly stoning and body-orientated high. Each toke graces the taste buds with flavors of spice and fruit. Medium levels of THC make her a mellow and chilled-out smoke.
Grandaddy Purple S1 features a short stature, making her easy to cultivate in small spaces and perfect for covert cultivation. Both indoor and outdoor yields are impressive.
Allkush is an award-winning cannabis strain that descends from a lineage consisting of Kush and Dutch genetics. This indica-dominant lady calms the body and ignites the mind, offering relaxed, talkative, sociable, and heavy effects. Her scents are unique, characterized by hints of musk, earth, and sweetness. Her THC levels are high, so don’t pack out that bong bowl too much!
When grown indoors, Allkush plants pump out a respectable 450g/m² and maintain a short stature throughout the entire grow cycle. Outdoor plants produce 600g/plant and can stretch to heights of 2.5m. She has a flowering time of around 8–9 weeks.
Cookies Kush is a potent indica-dominant strain that boasts a dark emerald-green aesthetic. Her flowers are dense, tall, and pillar-like, with high THC levels that will satisfy even veteran smokers. This award-winning lady is the result of crossbreeding parent strains OG Kush and Girl Scout Cookies. The high derived from Cookies Kush is powerful, happy, and sleepy, and is augmented by scents of herbs, mint, and earth.
Indoor yields are around 650g/m², with outdoor yields being large overall. Both indoor and outdoor plants top out at heights between 50–100cm, making them discreet and easy to manage.
Royal Cheese (Fast Flowering) is a strain for growers who have an impatient side. She will reward cultivators with potent buds within a short time frame—after around 6 weeks of flowering. This indica-dominant lady results from crossing a photoperiod Cheese with Cheese Autoflowering, allowing for a much faster grow cycle than other Cheese variants. She features a THC level of 17% and medium CBD levels. Cheese-lovers will immediately recognize her pungent and unique aroma, with notes of (surprise) smelly cheese and spice. The high is extremely calming and mood-enhancing.
Royal Cheese (Fast Flowering) can be cultivated with ease in both indoor and outdoor settings. Indoor plants will produce yields of up to 500g/m² and reach heights up to 100cm. Outdoor plants produce 600g/plant and explode to heights of 2m.
Big Bang is the indica-dominant daughter of Northern Lights, El Niño, and Skunk. She features high THC levels of almost 20%. This culminates in a high that is simultaneously trippy, relaxing, and narcotic. She teases the tongue with contrasting flavors of sweetness, sour, berries, and spices. It’s safe to say that Big Bang brings something new and exciting to the table of easy-to-grow varieties.
The strain maintains a short size both indoors and outdoors, but her yields are where her name comes from. She will deliver harvests that make branches bend. With a flowering time of around 9 weeks, outdoor plants will be ready for the chop by the end of September. Sow these seeds, and kick off your cultivation journey with a bang.
TNT Kush is a 100% pure indica strain bred to produce stoning, body-orientated highs with medicinal potential. THC levels up to 22% ensure instant and long-lasting highs. She features amazing tastes of chocolate, cherry, cypress, and almond—a rich, dank combination enjoyed by connoisseurs and novices alike.
TNT Kush is an incredibly rewarding strain for beginners as she is both vigorous and easy to maintain, yet still offers impressive yields. Indoor plants can achieve around 550g/m², and outdoor plants can produce a massive 1kg/plant. This significant range in yield is predominantly based on how much plants are allowed to stretch freely. Indoor plants will reach heights of 100cm, whereas their outdoor counterparts erupt to heights of 3m.