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. Something that can help prevent other people from noticing your grow is a strain that produces buds with a low level of smell, especially if buds also smell flowery or fruity instead of skunky. Can stand high levels of light – this helps because plants are normally kept very close to grow lights in a short space. Many Sativa and Haze strains tend to be more light loving, while Indica strains are more likely to suffer from light burn. However, Indica strains tend to grow short, which is helpful, so if possible you want to find a hybrid that has both traits. Papaya by Nirvana – This strain can be a great candidate for a grow box because it has been bred to stay short, harvest quickly, and produce mold-resistant and disease-resistant buds. It also has a relatively light smell that’s a little tropical and spicy, with less of a “cannabis” smell than many other strains. It produces a “couchlock” stone that’s heavy on body effects. Aurora Indica by Nirvana – Another strain by Nirvana that’s well-suited to micro grows in small spaces (they’ve developed a few specialized stealth strains). It has more CBD than the Papaya, which makes it more suitable for medical marijuana patients, and has a very potent effect and also a deep “body stone.” It takes a few weeks longer to finish than the Papaya. It stayed very short but buds were thick and dense! When it comes to growing medical marijuana, the goal is usually to grow strains that are either very high in THC (psychoactive effects), high in CBD (relaxing effect), or high in both. If you’re still looking for the exact right strain, check out our tutorial with tips on how to research strains so you find the right one! Learn about some resources you might not know about to get more information about each potential strain! There is nothing quite like the satisfaction gained from growing your own stash of cannabis. However, not everyone enjoys the constant challenge presented by some of the more advanced strains out there. Fortunately, difficulty of growth doesn't necessarily mean better quality. There are plenty of strains out there that are easy to grow and produce top-shelf bud.
Whether you are a beginner grower, or just looking for an easy ride, you don't need to lose out. Here are our top 10 easy to grow strains here at Royal Queen Seeds. Nowadays, strains vary in terms of flavor, potency, and even color. But if you are one of those who intend to grow their own product, it is essential to consider the other external factors that can influence how well a plant grows.
These include the humidity in the environment, as well as flowering time, and whether they are best cultivated indoors or outdoors. It is also important to look at other elements such as how the bud handles cold weather or a drought, possible formulation of mold, and insect infestations. There also are strains that are better suited to beginners than others.