Best Strains to Grow 2022
Published on 5/18/22
Not all fans of the green stuff have a green thumb, but for some potheads, a lot of the fun of their hobby is growing cannabis yourself. Now that the weather is warmer, it's time to turn seed into weed, letting cannabis soak up the power of the sun and earth to deliver great, big beautiful buds. When it comes to growing cannabis, however, the strain you pick matters quite a bit: some strains are easy, some are challenging, and some reward the patient. Here are some of the best strains to grow 2022 has to offer.
The biggest choice when it comes to strains is sativa or an indica. Whether you prefer sativa for the THC or indica for the CBD, the growing process is similar. However, indicas generally grow faster than sativas, meaning they are some of the best strains for small indoor grows. Indicas, furthermore, account for strains that don't need a lot of light, making them better for large-scale outdoor grows where you can't set up power lights. Sativas generally prefer higher temperatures since they originate from the tropics.
Best Strains to Grow
Super Silver Haze
A pure sativa, super silver haze is best grown in an outdoor setting. Some variants of it have been crossed with indica, making it possible to be grown indoors. Super Silver Haze is a popular choice for medicinal cannabis growers since it will have a higher CBD rate overall. Grow this haze with a screen about a foot above the soil, and as it grows, tuck it back beneath the mesh. This will "teach" the plant to grow outwards, capturing more light and creating bigger buds.
If you are in the mood for a challenge, Jack Herer might be the best choice. It's pretty far removed from the easiest strains to grow because it requires a fair amount of perseverance and preparation. Named after a famous cannabis activist, Jack Herer is one of the youngest strains today, having originated in 1994. It's a cross between indica and sativa, hitting hard at a 24% THC rate. It loves a 12/12 lighting schedule, making it one of the best strains to grow indoors, where you can closely monitor the light. This strain grows fast, so you need to monitor its development carefully and ensure you don't trim or harvest too late.
You can be forgiven for thinking that you might not want to smoke a strain called Garlic Breath. However, this indica strain is worth its weight in garlic, even if it doesn't smell particularly good. It's a great choice because it flourishes both indoors and outdoors, meaning that it's a great plant for beginners or those who haven't had much luck in the past. Flowering at 9 to 11 weeks, it is also a relatively slow grower. It has a moderate THC and CBD count (17% and .1%, respectively), meaning that it's a solid mid-grade strain to cultivate.
A sativa dominant strain, Clementine is one of the best sativa strains to grow indoors because it flourishes in a warm, dry climate and is resistant to most molds and mildews. Flowering at 8-9 weeks, it goes much faster than usual and grows fairly large. Growers will need to carefully trim their flowers to avoid excesses. At about 11 ounces per square meter, however, it's quite productive and an excellent choice for someone looking for quantity and quality.
Just like it's hard to bake a wedding cake, it's pretty hard to grow Wedding Cake cannabis. This strain is a hybrid that has a distinct sugary taste, giving it its dessert name. Interestingly, its origins are unknown, unlike most strains that have as thorough a history as the Royal Family. Wedding Cake is a plant that needs a lot of heat and light, meaning that an indoor grow is necessary, possibly with a tent and UV light for full potential. Flourishing at 70 degrees and liking humidity, it's crucial to keep close tabs on the atmosphere of your grow area. Wedding Cake is another fast strain, able to flower within about nine weeks of growing.
Girl Scout Cookies
One of the most popular strains you'll find, Girl Scout Cookies are always enjoyed for their minty sweet taste and potent power. This indica-dominant hybrid is usually grown from clones instead of seeds. Girl Scout Cookies like an 18-hour stretch of light with 6 hours of the dark until it grows to about 10 inches in height, making it better for indoors than outdoors, and then a 12-12 split once it matures. Trim the branches once the buds appear and use them for clones. Wait until the pistils are mostly orange or brown, then it's time to harvest, with a flowering time of about 10 weeks.
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