It responds well to training and is easy to grow, you just need to be careful because these plants can get really big overnight and crowd out your grow space! Social – Pure Power Plant (PPP) – Good yields and the buds produce a “friendly” and relaxing effect that can be good for social settings. Pure Power Plant is an awesome strain that makes people feel happy.
Some of the most potent strains available today have won quite a few awards! Cup winners have an air of credibility around them that makes them really attractive and some strains are just straight-up legendary now. I wanted to share two types of strains with you – Cannabis Cup Winners & Top Dispensary Strains! Sometimes you want to grow something that has won dozens of awards around the world! High THC – Sour Diesel by Reserva Privada – The potent effects of this plant are mind-altering and long-lasting. It has incredibly valuable genetics and many breeders have tried to create a “new” version of Sour Diesel in an attempt to capture its unique power in a slightly-easier-to-grow form.But so far nothing has yet been able to beat the original when it comes to effects. This plant is very stretchy which means it needs to be topped and trained to get the highest yields.It has a Sativa background and you should expect it to double in size or more after the switch to the flowering stage unless you make sure to take time to continue bending and securing stems down so all the branches stay short. It comes from a warm climate and can handle very high temperatures and tends to grow slower in cooler temps.
When well taken care of, it produces huge, long and thick colas. Its trichomes do not turn amber when the plant is mature, so this strain should be harvested when all the trichomes are milky white, as this is when the buds will have the highest levels of THC. Weirdly potent – Jack Herer by Sensi Seeds – Sometimes called the “champagne of strains”, the true version of Jack Herer is obscenely expensive and is only available in “regular” (non-feminized) form from Sensi Seeds. It’s a world famous strain with buds that blend some of the best tropical Sativa genes for an “up” effect, combined with strong Indica genes to give it a heavy body effect – the best of both worlds! It has amazing resin production that extends from the buds to the leaves, producing valuable trim. It has only average yields and can be a little tough to grow, so it’s meant more for the connoisseur who just wants the best as opposed to growers who care about getting the highest yields possible. Although it’s very mold-resistant, it doesn’t respond that well to topping (cutting off the main stem to “split” the plant) and should only be trained using LST (low stress training) to get the best results. Legendary Strain – White Widow is the gift that keeps on giving. A true “legendary” strain, it continues to win Cannabis Cups and show up in coffee shops and dispensaries around the world, in part because of its ability to make you feel uplifted and happy. It’s known as White Widow because its buds become so covered in trichomes/glitter that buds can actually look white. I live in Southern California and when I go to dispensaries there are certain strains that show up over and over again on the top shelf, consistently selling out. Because of that, I know from personal experience that these strains are proven to produce incredible buds no matter who grows them and I wanted to share my own personal “insider” list with you. Most of these strains are on the pricey side, though I believe they’re worth the cost! Girl Scout Cookies – Years ago, a strain called “Girl Scout Cookies” appeared on the California market and exploded with popularity. The clone-only strain went on to receive several cannabis cup awards and has gained an almost legendary status. There’s just something special about GSC and it regularly appears on the top shelf of dispensaries, only to quickly sell out. The breeder “Garden of Green” stabilized this strain and now it’s finally available in seed form for everyone around the world. Their version of GSC is so well rated that many growers believe it may actually be better than the original clone. Gorilla Zkittlez by Barney’s Farm – Gorilla Zkittlez is remarkable for several reasons. It’s popular is this strain produces buds with particularly powerful effects that are often described as “couchlock,” “stoney” and ultra-relaxing. When I see this strain on the menu, I get it every time! Confidential by DNA Genetics – A unique taste/smell is part of what make this particular strain so memorable alongside its spectacular effects, which have been described as “enormous”, “mind-blowing” and “energetic”. As a result, this strain and has won many awards including cannabis cups.
It’s one of those strains where if I see it on a menu I know it will always be good, no matter who grew it. When it comes to growing cannabis with CFL grow lights, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help make things easier for you. Photoperiod or auto-flowering strains are both suitable for growing with CFLs, and you can make CFLs work with any strain. However, if possible you want to choose a strain that naturally stays short because CFLs don’t have a lot of light penetration and need to be less than a foot (30 cm) away from your plants to be the most effective. In order to maximize yields with CFLs, you always want to train your plant to grow short and flat, so many bud sites can be close to the CFLs. Because you want shorter plant with CFLs, you generally want to stick with indica-based strains, while avoiding most sativa or haze strains as they tend to grow tall and stretchy. Train plants to grow short and flat with many buds sites to get the best yields from CFLs. In a grow box it’s important to grow a cannabis strain that… Naturally stays small/short – helpful because most grow boxes don’t have a lot of extra space. Indica-hybrid strains are recommended because they tend to stay on the smaller side. Resistant to heat – some strains are more resistant to high heat and lack of good air circulation, especially strains from the equator Resistant to mold – mold is very common due to the high humidity of a small grow box, which usually doesn’t provide enough air circulation for proper growth.
“Cheese” strains and strains with Hawaiian ancestry tend to be more mold-resistant in general, but it’s also a strain-by-strain thing. Weak cannabis smell – Generally growers with grow boxes want to keep their garden a secret.