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Easy to Grow Cannabis Strains for Beginners

Published On:
April 12, 2022

Read time:
4 Minutes

A young cannabis plant with four starter leaves

Growing cannabis can be tricky. There are a lot of factors involved, especially if you are on your first few attempts. Aside from the actual process of cultivation which involves germination and soil treatment, you would need to think about the space, lighting, pest control, and most importantly, the type of strain you wish to grow. 

While you will still need to tend to your plant and treat it with care, your success also depends on your choice of genetics. True North Cannabis Co. is here to guide you through your strain selection with these easy-to-grow cannabis strains that will make your cultivation an effortless feat. 

Before you choose your winning strain, check out our beginner-friendly guide on how to grow cannabis in Ontario to give you tips for a triumphant yield.

Best Cannabis Strains for the Novice Cultivator

1. Durban Poison

When it comes to choosing easy-to-grow strains for the outdoors, this sativa strain is your best bet. It has a high potency, with 21.5% THC content. Because it thrives in sunny weather, it is best to start growing during early spring. As an added bonus, Durban Poison is naturally resistant to pests and mould. 

Before you jump in with growing this strain, you have to try it first! We recommend Durban Poison by Original Stash to give you an idea of what a perfectly cured batch looks like. 

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2. White Widow

Don’t be fooled by its top-shelf status. White Widow is another easy-to-grow strain that you can grow either indoors or outdoors. With a 22.5% THC on average, this indica-dominant strain can be ready for harvest around October. If grown outdoors, this strain has the potential to yield 21 ounces or more, which is more than enough to get you motivated to start cultivating this plant. 

3. Pink Lemonade

An excellent choice for both novice and experienced growers, Pink Lemonade can definitely be considered one of the most accessible easy-to-grow cannabis strains out there. This indica-dominant strain is a cross between Lemon Skunk and Purple Kush and has a refreshing flavour profile of grapefruit and lemons. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor growing, it has a specific short flowering time and does not need much maintenance. 

While breeders suggest that this plant requires a lot of sunlight and should be protected from snow, it will still grow despite being exposed to the cold as it activates its anthocyanins pigment that enhances its colour. 

If this strain sounds appealing to you as a beginner, grab this pack of Pink Lemonade Seeds from Alymer

4. Cherry Heads

Another hybrid variety, Cherry Heads is a flavourful and potent feminized hybrid strain that promises a vigorous grow suited for SCROG cultivation. This strain has a nine-week flowering stage that offers dense, resinous buds and floral notes. As with easy-to-grow cannabis strains, Cherry Heads can produce up to 500 grams per square foot when grown indoors. If you happen to have space outdoors, you can be rewarded with a bigger yield of 600 grams.

Try your luck with this 4-pack Cherry Heads Seed bag from Pure Sunfarms. If you can learn extraction methods or know someone who can guide you, this strain can also present an opportunity to extract its resin. 

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5. Blue Dream

A true classic and crowd favourite, Blue Dream is one of the easy-to-grow cannabis strains that are a pleasure to cultivate. Its sativa genetics endows it with big and bulky buds maximized with SCROG, and can grow well in different kinds of climates, making it a popular choice for growers all over the world. Because Blue Dream is a sturdy plant, it is considerably lenient in case you put too much or little nutrients, or miss a day of watering. 

If you haven’t had the chance to try this celebrated strain, this ounce of Blue Dream from Alymer will definitely get you inspired to start growing it. 

6. Super Lemon Haze

This famous cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze will make your cannabis growing journey a trip to remember. While it prefers warmer climates, this plant can still thrive in most places and will reward you with a trichome-rich yield. Versatile and mostly independent without needing much supervision, this easy-to-grow cannabis strain is sturdy and grows tall, so make sure you give it enough room to stretch out. 

To give you some much-needed guidance, try the Lemon Haze from Versus

Learn More About Easy-To-Grow Cannabis Strains with TNCC

Growing cannabis is an exciting adventure and can be truly satisfying, as long as you have the determination and proper equipment. These easy-to-grow cannabis strains will get you motivated as you see your plant improving day-to-day. With the right timing and choice of strain, it won’t be long until you start to tackle lessons on curing!

With 36 stores – and counting all across Ontario, True North Cannabis Co. is Ontario’s largest retail cannabis shop in the province. Before you polish your green thumb, be sure to visit one of our locations to see our seed offerings and ask our budtenders for their secret growing tips for these easy-to-grow cannabis strains. 

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