If you’re just starting out in the world of marijuana cultivation, these five strains are a great place to start! With a variety of different flavors and effects, there’s something for everyone in this list.
Northern Lights is known for its pronounced relaxing effects, pungent aroma, and dense crystal-coated buds. With average THC levels residing between 18% and 27%, growers will find themselves a plant that is popular among medical patients and recreational consumers alike.
Already considered one of the most famous indica strains of all time, this strain is ideal for beginners because it can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Already a fast-growing strain, feminized, and autoflowering seeds can turn the cycle on its head, leaving growers with a huge yield as quickly as eight to ten weeks. Along the way, growers will come to realize the true pungency of the legendary indica as the odor begins to fill the grow room. Northern Lights flourishes under the Sea of Green method, notoriously simple for newcomers to the world of marijuana cultivation.
Northern Lights has a convoluted history with a complex lineage that is largely shrouded in mystery. What most growers do know is that Northern Lights #1 can be traced back to two landrace strains: Thai and Afghani. These genetic building blocks provide consumers with an intense body high and effective pain reduction for chronic aches and injuries. Users describe Northern Lights as highly sedative and effective for the reduction of stress and anxiety. It should also be noted that consumption of Northern Lights can lead to appetite stimulation, making it a favorite for individuals undergoing chemotherapy.
Northern Lights can flower in up to eight weeks with average yields revolving around roughly 124 grams per square meter. For quality over quantity, look no further.
GG #4 Marijuana Seeds
GG #4 is a great plant for beginners because it thrives in all elements while providing resistance to pests. A multi-time winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup, it should be no surprise that GG#4 seeds are incredibly popular online. With an average THC level hovering between 25% and 32%, Gorilla Glue #4 is not a strain meant for the novice or faint of heart. A revered hybrid strain thanks to its sky-high THC content, heavy body buzz, and couch-locking properties.
Gorilla Glue #4 was originally developed as a three-way cross between Chem’s Sister, Chocolate Diesel, and Sour Dubble. Securing victories in marijuana Cup competitions throughout L.A. and Michigan, Gorilla Glue would eventually secure victories at the Jamaican World Cup. Consumers describe GG#4 as imparting a cerebral mental effect with uplifting properties that eventually lead to severe couch lock. Along the way, users will experience a sense of inner contentment that lets a smile slowly crawl across their faces.
Considered something of a balanced hybrid, Gorilla Glue imparts both a skunky and pungent aroma that leaves you feeling like you are trapped inside a marijuana farm. Pine and earthy notes take over as scents of coffee hit the back of your nostrils. When properly cultivated, the sour taste of Sour Dubble will show through with just hints of gasoline from the Chocolate Diesel.
Gorilla Glue #4 will thrive both indoors and outdoors as long as it receives the appropriate levels of sulfur, calcium, and magnesium along with its traditional feeding routine. GG#4 grown outdoors can be ready for harvest by the middle of October, yielding more than 21 ounces of bud per plant.
Sometimes referred to as Dutch Crunch, Dutch Treat is known for its sedating effects and average THC levels between 10% and 15%. Popular throughout Amsterdam, Dutch Treat made its way to the Pacific Northwest, where it quickly became popular in stoner circles. Dutch Treat also supports higher levels of CBD, making it an ideal plant for relaxing, distressing, and combating anxiety.
The Dutch Treat strain is relatively shrouded in mystery, but we understand that it was bred from a cross of Hawaiian Sativa, Santa Maria, Northern Lights, Afghani Gold, and Ruderalis Genetics. When grown to its full potential, the Dutch Treat plant maintains a relatively short and squat body with floral-scented buds and a heavily fruit-flavored body.
Consumption of the Dutch Treat strain can be enjoyed by both medicinal and recreational users alike. As alluded to above, high CBD levels and low THC levels provide a chilled-out experience that is ideal for individuals struggling with stress, depression, and anxiety.
Ideal for beginner growers, Dutch Treat works best when grown under Sea of Green conditions. With an 18/6 light cycle when grown indoors, growers can expect gluey buds with gold trichomes that deliver nearly 350 grams per square meter. Proper nutrition is integral to fielding a flourishing plant and the Dutch Treat strain is particularly reliant on grower support.
When grown outdoors, Dutch Treat can be ready to cultivate by late September with yield production near 230 grams per plant.
Green Crack is a world-famous skunk strain that was renamed by the legendary marijuana connoisseur himself, Snoop Dogg. Green Crack is known for its energizing high that leaves consumers appreciative of their surroundings and ready to enjoy and embrace their day. Green Crack is considered a higher-potency strain that is relatively easy to cultivate, making it an ideal strain for beginners and experts alike. Users of Green Crack can expect high THC levels with relatively modest CBD content.
Despite its edgy and enduring name, Green Crack has fairly humble, albeit mysterious, origins. Green Crack is said to have come from Athens, Georgia, in the late ’70s. A supposed descendant of Skunk #1, some marijuana historians suggest that the strain has a genetic background that can be traced to Afghani landrace Indica strains. Due to its complex genetic history, the effects provided by Green Crack are relatively varied. Some users suggest slight psychedelic effects, which can include distortion and time dilation.
Even though Green Crack grows with a conventional Indica bud structure, the buds are small and clustered rather than large and chunky. Pale green leaves give way to yellow as rust-colored pistils thrust outward from the resinous bud. When cured properly, Green Crack gives off a bright citrus scent that is underscored by tame scents of wood. A smooth smoke gives way to a spicy aftertaste that is soon forgotten in a rush of energy and euphoria. Ideal for any time of day, Green Crack can help individuals live in the moment.
Gelato was crossbred from a combination of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbet. Praised for its powerful hybrid high, Gelato seeds can see THC levels rising above and beyond 27%. As a result of its soaring THC levels, Gelato strains are revered by novice smokers and experienced users alike. Gelato strains are ideal for new growers because they offer a balanced, mellow, and universally vibrant high. An ideal strain for social situations, Gelato has seen numerous iterations over the years since it was first introduced to the marijuana world.
Gelato crops are small and sticky with short stalks that give way to heavy, frost-coated buds. Whether grown indoors or outside, growers can expect deep purple hues in their crops as anthocyanin becomes stimulated by the weather. A closer inhalation will reveal notes of citrus and fruit pungency that hint at the delicious dessert strain to come.
Individuals cultivating gelato will enjoy its recreational and medicinal effects. Users report feelings of creativity and relaxation when consuming Gelato, which makes it an ideal strain for those feeling like they are in a slump. Gelato is also used to trigger appetites in individuals struggling to find the desire to eat. Gelato is prized by medical patients claiming its ability to treat and address chronic pains and aches, due in large part to its powerful sedative and numbing effects.