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.
Another relatively new strain, GMO Cookies will smell like nothing you’ve ever grown before—its nickname is “Garlic Cookies.” Crossing two classic strains, GSC and Chemdog, GMO has dense, sticky, light green buds with orange hairs and is a high yielder. Its trichome levels make it a good one for pressing your own hash.
Super Lemon Haze
So here are five strains that are easy to grow for beginners: they grow strong, yield high, can grow in many different climates, and have a forgiving margin of error.
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.
This strain can handle many climates, both indoors and outdoors, but it can take a long time to flower—more like nine or ten weeks. Regardless, GMO Cookies is a new standard that packs a punch and brings some great savory scents to your garden.
Its sturdiness gives it a large margin of error when growing, in case you forget to water or give it nutrients, or give it too many nutrients for that matter. Blue Dream grows well in many different climates, both indoors and outdoors and can handle cold nights.
Explore our strain selection categories below to find the best easy strains to suit your preferences.
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.
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.
Special Queen 1
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.
Do you want to grow cannabis for the first time, but are not sure where to begin? To help you make the right decision, we have created this special selection of cannabis seeds for beginners, all of which are resistant to the most common mistakes. These seeds are also suitable for experienced growers who are trying out a new grow space or cannabis cultivation method.
Finally, your experience is of great importance. However well prepared you are as a debutante cannabis gardener, the chances are you will make one or two beginner’s errors. These go with the territory, and you can learn from them. However, these mistakes can potentially have major consequences if your chosen seed variety is not resistant to them, or if your plants are growing in an unfavourable climate for that type. Some examples of common beginner’s misjudgements are too little (or too much!) nutrition, pots that are too small, excessive variation in pH levels, or summers that are too short for the recommended period of flowering to be completed.
In terms of external (non-genetic) influences, the environment in which your plant will be growing and flowering is very important. Cannabis has adapted to the many different areas in which it grows to increase its chances for survival. For example, cannabis types from the Himalayan regions are used to changeable weather conditions and a large difference between day and night temperatures. Other varieties, including those from equatorial climes, are adapted to a consistent, warm, and humid tropical climate. The tendencies of a cannabis seed variety to perform best in a specific climate are good indicators as to whether that variety will thrive in your garden.
Why choose Sensi Seeds cannabis seeds for beginners?
Thanks to their stability, their growth and development will not be stunted by unforeseen circumstances or cultivation issues. The early detection of fungus or mould (“bud-rot”), or pests, requires some experience, but thanks to their high genetic resistance, the plant types in this section are much less vulnerable to these troubles. The short flowering time makes them suitable for a wide range of climates and their robust tenacity makes for exceptional ease of cultivation. This combination of traits delivers a higher chance that your seeds will develop into plants that will reward you with a successful and satisfying first cannabis harvest.