While the trend of becoming more self-sufficient over the past year is largely due to the widespread pandemic, there’s also the growing realization that a lot of what our “spend culture” promotes can be achieved at a better cost – and at times, better quality – if we do it ourselves. When it comes to weed, if you’re looking to save money, create easier access or simply control what you smoke, here’s a list of some of the easiest strains to grow at home.
Dutch Treat is an Indica-dominant hybrid originating in Amsterdam, where it’s heavily ingrained in their day-to-day culture. A cross between Haze and Northern Lights, Dutch Treat is located predominantly in the Pacific Northwest where its seeds are abundantly available and will provide a high-yield without the need to consume the majority of your growing resources. The strain is best grown indoors and its uplifting effects range from reducing stress and anxiety to pain and PMS relief.
Another high-yield strain, Cinex is a Sativa-dominant hybrid consisting of Vortex and Cinderlla 99. It’s best grown in small spaces, is resistant to mold and mildew, and contains one of the highest concentrations of THC for any weed you’re able to cultivate at home. The plants are full and bushy, and the effects are said to provide a euphoric boost in creative energy and productivity. Cinex is one of the easiest strains to grow, which is why it’s favored by novice growers and those who are looking to try growing something new.
Hailing from California, Blue Dream is one of the most popular strains available in the United States. Because of its popularity, access to its seeds should be readily available. The Sativa-dominant hybrid is a cross between Haze and Blueberry and its sought after effects provide relaxation throughout the body and mind, which is why it’s also one of the best strains to help with depression. With a taste and smell of fresh berries, Blue Dream can be budding in your home in just over sixty days, and its resistance to root rot and mildew also make it an appealing strain for those who grow at home, giving the grower less problems to worry about.
If you’re looking to grow a flavorful strain that will pack a nice sedative punch, check out Gorilla Glue. The popular Indica-dominant hybrid comes from a lineage of quality buds, with parents Chocolate Diesel, Chem’s Sister and Sour Dubb. It’s supreme genetics make it an ideal choice for growing at home, which despite its low maintenance properties, still delivers an incredibly quality high. The high will essentially de-mobilize you, so it’s a great strain to have handy when you’re looking to sink into your favorite chair or couch.