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The 8 easiest cannabis seeds to grow

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The thought has crossed the mind of most cannabis patients at least once: What if I just grew my own? How hard could it be? And while growing marijuana may be more complicated than you assume, you don’t need a green thumb to grow your own smokeable (or cookable) cannabis flowers — even on the first try. What you do need though, are cannabis seeds. 

growing number of states allow medical marijuana patients — and recreational users — to grow their own cannabis with some limitations. This can be a way to save money on marijuana, and also to ensure you have a ready supply at hand. There doesn’t need to be a pandemic outside for this to be a motivator either.

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Why grow your own marijuana?

For many patients, mobility is a real issue, so being able to provide your own supply without having to venture out or rely on caretakers can be a real quality of life improver.  

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Blueberry Autoflower

  • Former “Best Indica” Cannabis Cup winner
  • Easy to grow
  • Very compact plant
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Gorilla Glue Feminized Seeds

  • Can be more than 25% THC
  • High yield
  • Produces thick, resin-coated buds
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Girl Scout Cookies Autoflower Seeds

  • One of the most popular strains of all time
  • Flowers in 8 weeks
  • Can be very potent
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Zkittlez Autoflower Seeds

  • More than 20% THC
  • One of the most popular strains in recent years
  • Easily grows quite large buds
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Blue Dream Feminized Seeds

  • High yield - up to 21 ounces per square meter
  • Easily grown indoors
  • More than 20% THC
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CBD Kush Autoflower

  • Flowers in 8 weeks
  • Easily grown both indoors and outside
  • Delicious taste and aroma
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White Widow Autoflower

  • A well-balanced hybrid
  • A cannabis mainstay since the 1990s
  • Grows short and flowers in 8 weeks
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Super Lemon Haze Feminized

  • High THC
  • Citrusy flavor
  • High yield and easy to grow

Autoflowering and Feminized Seeds

One shortcut that can really help a marijuana growing novice is to opt for “auto-flowering” strains, which produce hardy, durable plants that require very little growing expertise and can produce harvestable flowers in as little as two months. You can also opt for feminized cannabis seeds, which are almost certain to be female (and thus, bud-producing), and tend to have higher yields than auto-flowering strains. 

Growing your own marijuana is a rewarding experience that can be therapeutic in its own right — and a fun way to pass the time stuck at home. To get yourself started, here are 8 of the best cannabis seeds for beginners. 

*The average THC percentage and yield given for each strain is that which is listed by the company. Results, including the effects of each plant, may vary. Read more on the differences between indica and sativa.

Blueberry Autoflower

Blueberry Autoflower cannabis plant
  • Indica-dominant hybrid
  • Up to 14% THC
  • Flowers in 8 weeks 
  • 4-6 ounces yield per 9 ft2

A former winner of the “Best Indica” award at the High Times “Cannabis Cup,” Blueberry has been a popular strain for decades — and it’s easy to see why. Blueberry is easy to grow and the buds have a fruity, earthy flavor which users say produces a happy and euphoric sensation.

Blueberry produces a good sized yield and should start flowering in a few weeks. It’s a great strain for beginners and you can grow it indoors or outdoors with little effort whatsoever. It is also a very compact plant, so it’s a good option even if you’re living in a small apartment in the city. 


Gorilla Glue Feminized Seeds

  • 50% Indica, 50% Sativa hybrid
  • Up to 26% THC 
  • Flowers in 8 weeks 
  • 16-18 ounces per square meter

This popular and potent strain got its name because of what users describe as a strong high that can leave you stuck to the couch for a while — not that there’s anything wrong with that. 

And while that effect may not be for everybody, with levels of THC that can be well over 25%,  this indica-dominant hybrid provides a lot of bang for the buck. 

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That’s part of why it’s an industry favorite and has won a number of international cannabis contests. This feminized version of the strain is easy to grow, even for beginners. You can expect to see flowers in eight to nine weeks, and the company advertises yields of 18 ounces or even more per square meter. 


Girl Scout Cookies Autoflower Seeds

Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain
  • Indica-dominant hybrid
  • Up to 21% THC
  • Flowers in 8 weeks 
  • 4-6 ounces per square meter

Girl Scout Cookies is almost more a pop-culture phenomenon than a simple strain. This heavily-indica hybrid is one of the most popular strains in the world and gets name-dropped in songs quite regularly. That shouldn’t be too surprising — it’s a high-THC, very potent, and pungent strain that many medical patients report is effective for dealing with chronic pain, and it’s also popular with recreational users looking for a dependable “couch lock.”

This autoflower Girl Scout Cookies strain is easy to grow both indoors or outside and is highly resistant to pests and mold. These seeds have an advertised flowering time of about eight weeks and can produce around 4-6 ounces per square meter.


Zkittlez Autoflower Seeds

  • Indica-dominant hybrid
  • Over 20% THC
  • Flowers in 8 weeks 
  • 4-6 ounces per square meter  

Zkittlez is every bit as sweet a strain as the name suggests. This indica-dominant strain smells of candy and berries and has a loyal fanbase that swears by its strong, enjoyable high.

The strain is also known for producing big — some say even giant — buds that growers will want to photograph and write home about. Expect to harvest around nine weeks after germination, with a yield of around 4-6 ounces per square meter. 


Blue Dream Feminized Seeds

  • 20% indica, 80% sativa
  • Up to 21% THC
  • Flowers in 9 weeks 
  • 21 ounces yield per square meter

Take the best of Blueberry and Haze strains, cross them, and you’ve got one of the most popular strains of cannabis anywhere. Blue Dream is a high-THC strain with the great taste and aroma of blueberry and produces what growers describe as the strong, vigorous sativa high of haze. 

Blue Dream is a tall plant that luckily grows indoors with ease. This autoflower strain of Blue Dream should flower in 9-10 weeks and produce as much as 21 ounces of cannabis per square meter, according to the company.


CBD Kush Autoflower

Afghan Kush
  • 50% Sativa, 50% Indica
  • Very high CBD, almost no THC
  • Flowers in 8 weeks 
  • 4-6 ounces yield per square meter

Not every medical cannabis patient wants a high THC plant. CBD Kush is an autoflower strain that produces high levels of CBD and very little THC, and has a fruity taste and strong, woodsy aroma. With that sort of chemical make-up, it is touted as a calming, relaxing strain that you can use even in the middle of a work day. 

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These seeds are easy to grow both indoors and outdoors, and should flower within two months. The seeds produce around 4-6 ounces of buds per square meter, according to the company. 


White Widow Autoflower

  • 60% Indica, 40% Sativa hybrid
  • Up to 19% THC
  • Flowers in 8 weeks 
  • 4-6 ounces per square meter

White Widow was a predominant marijuana strain long before many of today’s popular strains were even born. 

It’s been popular since the 1990s and is a potent hybrid with almost equal amounts of Indica and Sativa, which helps it produce well balanced effects that have made it a favorite for multiple generations of cannabis fans. It’s not too strong for everyday use, but also won’t leave the average user feelings disappointed either. 

For beginner growers, this autoflower strain is also a piece of cake. It can be grown indoors or outdoors, and produces around 4-6 ounces on a compact frame, in as little as eight weeks.


Super Lemon Haze Feminized

  • Indica-dominant hybrid
  • Up to 22% THC
  • Flowers in 9 weeks
  • 21-25 ounces per square meter

A long-time favorite of the cannabis scene, this award-winning strain produces a sharp, citrusy taste and aroma, and has a high level of THC. 

This is a high-yield, easy to grow strain that produces tall plants that stand up well to pests and mold. The producers of this feminized strain of Super Lemon Haze state that it can produce as much as 35 ounces of high-grade cannabis per plant in as little as nine weeks, though even a far lower yield would be considered a successful harvest for most casual home growers. 

The effects are described by the company as strong, producing a lively and energetic high.


It’s easier than you think

With so many of us spending more time around the house these days, this is a great time to explore the joys of home marijuana cultivation. While some aspects of large-scale marijuana cultivation can be challenging, growing a few plants at home may actually be a lot easier than you think.

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All you need are the right seeds tailor-made for beginners, a little time, patience, and tender love and care, and you’ll have your first crop in no time. And like they say, you never forget your first.

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