The reality is that most people could only cultivate cannabis indoors. One reason is the lack of outdoor space such as those living in apartment buildings and condominiums. Another is privacy concerns. For the fortunate souls, though, outdoor cultivation is fun, enjoyable, cheap, and even better, the plants could attain its full potential in a natural setting.
Apart from the benefits mentioned above, one significant difference is that the plants could grow by itself, requiring the least effort in maintenance and care. Indoors, the daily routine includes monitoring environmental conditions and constant adjustments. Not to mention, equipment or power failure could be catastrophic.
As long as there is garden space available, the climate is favorable, and it is legal, the best way to grow cannabis is outdoors.
Homegrown Cannabis Co. saves you time with these recommendations - the best strains to grow outdoors. It includes high-yielders, newly developed hybrids, and highly medicinal strains.
For indoor cultivation, the technology and knowledge of plant manipulation have come to the point that it is possible to produce massive yields using artificial lighting. It does entail a significant investment, including operating expenses. However, that is not the case when growing outdoors. In some ways, too, raising plants in its natural setting also results in more desirable traits - such as high yields, in the case of these three strains.
Killer is an Indica hybrid that comes from a line of cannabis named after the cult classic Star Wars. "May the force be with you," if using this strain as it packs up to 30% THC. Quickly, it delivers a euphoric cerebral high before slamming the body with a profoundly numbing, relaxing buzz.
Although feminized Killer seeds perform well indoors, the outdoor environment is more conducive, producing a massive yield of pine-cone-shaped buds. Towards the end of the flowering stage lasting up to 10 weeks, it develops a thick coating of trichomes accentuated by amber-colored pistils.
The mild-mannered Bruce Banner is nothing but gentle when it comes to potency and yields. With up to 29% THC, the onset of the psychedelic effects is swift, energizing, and euphoric. The long-lasting high culminates with a relaxing body stone.
For the highest possible yields, opt to grow this strain using regular seeds. In an outdoor setting, each plant could produce up to 1000 grams.
Homegrown Cannabis Co. also provides other types of seeds. For convenience, opt for feminized seeds. If patience is not a virtue, the flowering period could be cut short by two weeks when grown with fast version seeds. Lastly, the quickest time it takes to go from germination to harvest is 9 to 10 weeks if grown from auto-flowering seeds.
Lemon Garlic OG
From True OG - an unheralded OG Kush phenotype - a gem dubbed Lemon Garlic OG emerged. An uplifting high characterizes the onset of its effects before a devastatingly relaxing, sedating, numbing buzz creeps into the body.
The potency is not the only remarkable thing about Lemon Garlic OG feminized seeds. Even if the effects are mostly Indica, its growth pattern leans towards the Sativa, towering 3-5 meters tall when grown outdoors. During harvest time, each plant yields between 1000-3000 grams, making it one of the rare strains to produce well over a kilo.
Discover New Hybrids
One of the benefits of growing cannabis at home is the chance to try out new hybrids. These are some of the newer ones - all created using proven genetics. Moreover, creating new hybrids is a chance for the seed bank and the breeders to add to the biodiversity of the species.
Amnesia x Nicole Kush
Two powerhouse strains meet in this cross. On one end is the heavy-hitting Amnesia. And, at the other end, is the profoundly relaxing Nicole Kush.
To maximize the potential, grow Amnesia x Nicole Kush feminized seeds outdoors where there is plenty of sunshine. Not only could it develop up to 24% THC, but each plant could also yield 600 grams. Usually, it is ready for harvest by the second to the third week of October in the northern hemisphere.
Girl Scout Cookies x Cheese
Girl Scout Cookies x Cheese combines two contrasting tastes into one that reeks of nothing but delightfulness. Moreover, it quickly induces a pronounced cerebral buzz before melting the body with a heavy-hitting high. It is also incredibly potent, and excessive dosage can be quite intense and trippy.
This strain is generally beginner-friendly. Outdoors, it thrives in a sunny location in which each plant could yield up to 750 grams.
Skunk x Mazar
Apart from successfully cultivating the plants, potency and yield are the two other concerns of beginners. Thus, Homegrown Cannabis Co. set out to create a hybrid that heeds these needs - and more. Skunk x Mazar can have as much as 24% THC. Thus, the high it delivers can border on the narcotic. It does balance the intense cerebral buzz with physically relaxing effects, at any rate.
Grown outdoors, feminized Skunk x Mazar can produce up to 500 grams per plant. An excellent location is where there is plenty of sunshine. In the northern hemisphere, the harvest time should be in October.
The one reason that should concern growing medicine at home is the assurance of purity. Unfortunately, commercially-grown cannabis comes with a risk of contamination. There is no way for consumers to rule out the presence of chemicals with certainty. As such, some unscrupulous growers and dispensaries may pass on dried flowers containing toxins.
Among the numerous CBD-enriched strains in the catalog, these are the top three strains that thrive the most outdoors.
The original Carmen is a capable medicinal strain. However, as Homegrown Cannabis Co. proved - it could be better. 2.0 is the result of a cross with the high-CBD Nightingale. When grown under the right conditions, the new hybrid boasts of 2:1 CBD to THC ratio.
Outdoors, the best environment should have plentiful sunshine. During the flowering stage that takes up to 9 weeks, Carmen 2.0 could develop 13-20% CBD.
CBD Cream and Cheese
Among the many CBD-rich strains in the Homegrown Cannabis Co. catalog, CBD Cream and Cheese is arguably the most unique. For one, it retains a decent level of THC and thus could still induce mellow psychedelic effects. Its CBD level, on the other hand, could be as high as 18% - and the best way to ensure that is to grow this strain outdoors.
In an outdoor setting, CBD Cream and Cheese feminized seeds grow into healthy plants reaching 250 cm. It has the potential to produce up to 800 grams of resinous buds per plant.
Mexican Haze is one of the top-notch recreational strains in the world. The winner of the Highlife Cup in 2013, its energizing buzz is remarkably desirable but could be too intense, especially for the casual consumers and medical patients. Hence, Homegrown Cannabis Co. created a CBD-rich variety based on this cultivar.
More or less, it sports a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio, and its concentration is on the high side. CBD Mexican thus suits people who could use the combined medicinal benefits of its cannabinoids and terpenes, and appreciate the mellow, head-clearing buzz.
Growing CBD Mexican feminized seeds takes away most of the guesswork too. Due diligence requires identifying gender during the pre-flowering stage. However, the likelihood of a male showing up is improbable. At any rate, it is an easy-to-grow plant that requires only routine care and maintenance. Harvest is possible by October with each plant producing up to 700 grams of resinous buds.