Best Beginner Strains for New Growers

Best Beginner Strains
January 07, 2021

Cannabis strains are different from each other on so many levels down to their growing conditions. Because of this, aspiring cannabis growers need to pick strains that best support their growing skills wisely. However, choosing the best beginner strains is not always easy. To that end, we have compiled a list of some of the best strains for beginners to grow at home.

A primary characteristic a beginner should consider in choosing beginner strains is the strength of the strain’s genetics as this impacts how susceptible a plant is to mold development, plant diseases, and pest infestation. Secondary to that is a strain with a premium genetic profile that will provide yields of higher quality buds.

To guide you in your quest for the best cannabis strains to grow as a beginner, we’ve listed some of the best strains to grow in different criteria, such as Sativa strains for beginners, best indoor strains for beginners, and more to give you a better idea of the easiest cannabis strains to grow overall. More conveniently so, all of the strains listed below are all available in Homegrown Cannabis Co.‘s wide variety of strains. 

To kick things off, let’s start with 4 of the overall best beginner strains. 

Easiest Beginner Strains to Grow

Easiest Strains to Grow

Blueberry x Cream Cheese Autoflower Marijuana Seeds

The Blueberry x Cream Cheese is a popular strain that is now a parent to several cannabis hybrids. Its easy high and nice fruity, creamy blend makes it a non-negotiable cannabis strain for cannabis enthusiasts.  

This strain grows small but sturdy. Because of its slightly small, vertical growth, it does not need so much space. It does not require critical and constant attention since it is an autoflowering plant, a feature that suits novice growers well. 

Girl Scout Cookies x Blue Head Band Feminized Marijuana Seeds

Girl Scout Cookies x Blue Head Band strain is a well-balanced strain that is a combination of Girl Scout Cookies and Blue Head Band. Few dispensaries sell this strain, but companies like Homegrown Cannabis Co. offer such strains as genetically stable feminized seeds

If you’re a fan of high THC seeds, at 22% THC content, Girl Scout Cookies x Blue Head Band will not disappoint you. 

Any grower with different experience and skill levels can grow Girl Scout Cookies x Blue Head Band. Indoors or outdoors, this strain has a strong resistance against mold, pests, and diseases. Its height is not too tall for growing indoors either. 

Sweet Tooth x Gorilla Glue Feminized Marijuana Seeds

The Sweet Tooth x Gorilla Glue strain is the last strain you would suspect to be considered among beginner strains when it comes to cultivation style. It’s a high-yielding plant with a high THC level. This may lead some people to believe it would be difficult to grow, this is not the case, however.

Sweet Tooth x Gorilla Glue strain’s high THC level is credited to its parent strain, Gorilla Glue, while its sour and sweet blend of flavor comes from the Sweet Tooth strain. Together, the result is a strain coveted for its potent, euphoric high, which gradually mellows down. 

White Widow x California Snow Autoflower Marijuana Seeds

The White Widow x California Snow strain is favored by smokers who yearn for creative inspiration. One of its parent strains, California Snow, is rich with fat trichomes and resin. Because this strain is an autoflowering strain, growers can grow trichomes quicker than usual. 

Best Sativa Strains for Beginners

Magnum Autoflower

Magnum Autoflower is one of the most productive and powerful Sativa strains grown by almost every grower of all sorts of experience and skill. This strain is expected to flower within 10-12 weeks. For a Sativa strain, Magnum Autoflower offers high yields of potent buds.     

White Widow x California Snow Autoflower

Homegrown Cannabis Co. provides the Sativa hybrid, White Widow x California Snow as an autoflowering strain. Now, novice growers can grow this strain easily and quickly, just like any autoflowering plant. 

Best Indoor Strains for Beginners

Some novice growers prefer the safety and convenience of growing cannabis indoors. Although Homegrown Cannabis Co.’s line-up of seeds are versatile enough to grow outdoors or indoors, some strains are most suited to growing indoors. Here are some of them.    

Indoor Autoflower Seeds

Purple Kush Autoflower growing indoors

For those who are just starting to cultivate cannabis, an autoflowering type of cannabis strain has all the perks of a hassle-free way of growing these plants. For example, training a plant is not required, and the short flowering cycle cuts through a long time of maintenance and expense. Here are some of the best indoor strains for beginners that we have available as autoflowering seeds.

Auto Jack Herer

For an autoflowering type of plant, the Auto Jack Herer has a high potency at 23% THC content. Due to its soaring THC content, this strain is believed to relieve some of the symptoms of depression

This Sativa-dominant strain has a 9- 11 week flowering time and has a possible indoor yield of 400 gm/sqm. This is one of the best beginner strains we have for sale!

Purple Kush Autoflower

Originally grown from the Hindu Kush’s mountainous region, Auto-flowering Purple Kush gives an impeccable high that uplifts the mood. After the buzz mellows, a profound relaxation seeps through every part of your body

Auto-flowering Purple Kush is an Indica-dominant strain that has a growth rate of around 10 weeks. When grown indoors, it can yield up to 350-400 gm/sqm. 

Auto Zkittlez

The Auto Zkittlez produces up to 15 to 18% THC. It’s nice, cerebral stimulation with a numbing body-high is a must-try for average to advanced recreational cannabis users. More importantly, Auto Zkittlez is known to counteract neuropathic pains, symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety. 

Homegrown Cannabis Co. provides the Auto Zkittlez strain as an auto-flowering variety by crossing it the source with some Ruderalis genes. 

The Indica-dominant Auto Zkittlez has a quick flowering pace of 8-9 weeks. It is also expected to yield 300-500 gm/sqm when grown indoors, making it one of the fastest and more productive beginner strains. 

Indoor Feminized Seeds

Feminized seeds continue to be the popular choice for cannabis growers as they are guaranteed to produce female cannabis plants. We have chosen three of the best indoor strains for beginners.

Orange Velvet x Cinderella 99

The Orange Velvet x Cinderella 99 is a rare strain that doesn’t have soaring potency levels but is potent enough to elicit a long-lasting euphoric, head-clearing high. Its unique terpene composition gives the strain it’s the irresistible creamy and orange-like smell. This makes it one of the best beginner strains for novice growers looking to cultivate some great tasting weed.

The Orange Velvet x Cinderella 99 has a Sativa genotype with a flowering time of 10 to 12 weeks. The strain can yield up to 300 to 350 gm/sqm. 

Blueberry x OG Kush

The Blueberry x OG Kush strain came from two of the most iconic cannabis strains; the Blueberry strain and OG Kush. This delectable treat of full-bodied relaxation is great for beginners because of its easy and predictable growth patterns. 

The Blueberry x OG Kush has a quick flowering time of 7 to 8 weeks and has super resistant power against common cannabis plant issues such as mold and mildew development.   

Green Crack x Somango

The Green Crack x Somango gives off a euphoric high at 15-25% THC content, so this is one of the most potent beginner strains. This Indica-dominant strain has a fruity scent that is almost reminiscent of mango. It has a slightly quick flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks and is expected to yield as much as 500-600 gm/sqm when grown indoors.    

Best Strains to Grow at Home

Need to snag some of the best but easiest beginner strains to grow within the comforts of your home? Here are three of the most classic cannabis strains to cultivate, all available now in Homegrown Cannabis Co. These strains are available in feminized and autoflowering form. 

Blue Dream

A popular strain among cannabis consumers, Blue Dream works great as a beginner strain for those with little experience. The strain features a well-balanced high between blissful high and physical relaxation.  

The seeds and clones of this California-bred hybrid are available almost anywhere. In addition to its wide availability, it has a strong resistance against powdery mildew and root rot, two of the most popular cannabis issues. 

Green Crack

Green Crack is another California-bred strain that suits novice cannabis growers as well. This strain is one of the best beginner strains for those seeking a strong Sativa-dominant type of cannabis plant. Its citrus aroma offers that high-energy effect that some wake bake consumers seek in a joint.  

While most Sativa-dominant plants have long flowering periods and lengthy height, Green Crack is quite manageable. This strain has some obvious Sativa traits, but its Indica genetics blessed it with a quick flowering cycle and great yields. All of this makes Green Crack one of the best beginner strains on the market.


Gorilla Glue #4 or more commonly known as GG4, it has a strong aroma consistent with its euphoric effects. GG4 is a nice choice for novice growers who want to grow a sedative but flavorful type of cannabis strain. 

GG4 has a bushy growth pattern. Its small frame is ideal for growers who want to set-up a makeshift cultivating room at home. GG4 does not need too many nutrients but yields the same great buds as any other cannabis strain type.     

Overall, what are the Best Beginner Strains?

Do you know that some of the best premium cannabis strains out there is incidentally the easiest marijuana to grow? By employing the right grow lights (for indoor growing) and equipment, novice growers can grow any of these premium beginner strains.  

Blueberry x Jack Herer Autoflower Marijuana Seeds

Blueberry x Jack Herer Autoflower

The combination of Jack Herer’s happy high mixed with the fruity smell and Indica traits Blueberry auto strain that induces a relaxing high result in a premium-strain grade called Blueberry x Jack Herer.

Homegrown Cannabis Co.’s hybrid, Blueberry x Jack Herer Autoflower Marijuana Seeds, is one of the best hybrid beginner strains. 

Girl Scout Cookies x Cheese Feminized Marijuana Seeds

Girl Scout Cookies x Cheese has a powerful psychedelic effect that many considers the strain as a good form of medicinal source. The Girl Scout Cookies x Cheese strain elevates mood by gradually soothing anxiety, stress, and depression. Its effects would differ from one person to another. 

Since Homegrown Cannabis Co.’s Girl Scout Cookies x Cheese strain is in feminized form, novice growers wouldn’t have any problems growing female cannabis plants. Female cannabis plants are prized more because they yield better trichomes than their male counterparts.  

24K Gold Feminized Marijuana Seeds

This strain wasn’t dubbed “24K Gold” sans reason. From its looks to effects, the 24K Gold Feminized Marijuana Seeds is premium on every level. The 24K Gold is from the combination of Kosher Kush and the Sativa Tangerine Dream, but the strain has more Indica traits.

The 24K Gold strain is one of the easiest strains to grow, with an average growing period of 9-10 weeks. 

Blueberry x Big Bud Autoflower Marijuana Seeds

The Blueberry x Big Bud is an Indica-dominant strain that elicits a powerful high for the mind and body. Smokers love the strain for its high potency, a characteristic that makes it one of the go-to cannabis for medicinal and recreational use. 

The Blueberry x Big Bud strain yields big buds that can be supported by its sturdy stem and vegetation. The strain does not grow that tall; that’s why it’s often an option for indoor growing. 

Homegrown Cannabis Co.’s Blueberry x Big Bud Autoflower Marijuana Seeds is in autoflower form, making it an easy type of cannabis to manage throughout its growing cycle. When consumed, the strain has that distinct blueberry flavor that seems to pay homage to one of its parent strains, Blueberry.  

Critical x Northern Lights Autoflower Marijuana Seeds

The Critical x Northern Lights strain results from two award-winning strains – Critical Mass and Northern Lights. The Critical x Northern Lights Autoflower Marijuana Seeds has been crossed with ruderalis, increasing its flowering time and the growing cycle’s total period. Boasting of its 6-8 weeks growing period, it’s one of the fastest strains to grow. 

The Critical x Northern Lights strain scored a well-balanced set of traits of indica and sativa.