Top 10 Cannabis Strains That Are Easy To Grow

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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. Autoflowering strains, for example, have a quicker budding process can go from seed to harvest in as little as 8 weeks. This combined with the natural resilience of the ruderalis genetics they contain make them well suited to people looking to try out a grow for the first time, as well as those who are particularly impatient.

The ruderalis begins its blooming process regardless of the light cycle exposure - flowering with age. This also means it is one less thing for novices to worry about.

If you are just starting out as a grower, or looking for a simple grow, here are some of the strains that are relatively easy to grow, and are of excellent quality.


This indica dominant strain is a popular choice among beginner growers - and it is one of the legends of the cannabis world. It is essentially a mid-sized plant that can grow up to 1.6m when cultivated indoors and can be available for harvest after just 8 weeks of flowering. The roots of its species are traced back to Afghanistan and Thailand and are reputed to have a powerful, long-lasting buzz. She is a multi-award winner, adored by novices, veterans and connoisseurs alike.


This strain is not exactly known for its yields, but what it lacks in this aspects makes up for the quality of the bud itself. Royal Gorilla can be grown either indoors or outdoors up to 160 cm and 170 cm in height, respectively, with a THC content up to 27%. It is a strength that will knock back even the most seasoned smoker, so while easy to grow, you can still expect a strong experience with the yields.


As the name suggests, it doesn't get much easier than Easy Bud. This crossbreed between a white indica and an auto-flowering Ruderalis can grow anywhere and can be harvested in a maximum of 9 weeks after germination. Indoors, she grows up to 60cm and produces yields with a 12% THC content - making her a well-rounded choice for beginners after a small and easy to manage plant with a mellow introductory experience - or simply those wanting an easy chill!


This hybrid strain is a throwback to the classic Skunk variant that was developed in the 1970’s. Skunk XL remains true to its Colombian and Mexican roots - with 50% indica and 50% Sativa components. It is a very low-maintenance plant, which can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors, with a flowering time of 7-8 weeks. Skunk XL is known for its sweet and fruity taste, and with 17% THC, it is indeed one of the favorites among cannabis-loving individuals.


For those who prefer a strong kick for their bud, Royal Jack Automatic is the strain for you. And as indicated in its name, this Sativa-dominant hybrid is an auto, and is one that is very easy to manage, with no pruning required. It can also withstand extremely cold weathers, which makes it viable to grow outdoors if this is what you prefer. It can grow up to 80cm in height outdoors and takes 9-10 weeks to become ready for harvest after planting.


Like the Skunk XL, the White Widow bears a definitive history that dates back to the 1990’s. This 50-50 hybrid strain first grew in popularity in the Netherlands, and is considered to be one of the notorious Dutch legendary strains. The White Widow is great for new growers as it can flourish outdoors in less than optimal weather conditions. But when grown indoors, it can yield up to 500g/m². It boasts of a clean, citrusy taste, with 19% THC. Definitely one of the all-time favorites.


If you are looking for an easy to grow strain with great yields, Critical is a good one to start with. Its main asset is the very quick flowering time of just 7 weeks, making it the ideal strain for growers who are constrained for time. While it can grow decently outdoors, Critical is best cultivated indoors and can harvest up 600g/m². Its sweet aroma and minty taste are great for those who are particular about flavor.

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One of our most economical and easy to grow strains, Special Queen is another low maintenance hybrid that is a favorite among beginners and veterans alike. With only 7-8 weeks of flowering time and an outdoor yield of up to 550g/plant, it is an instant classic. Its 18% THC levels give off a long-lasting body high, allowing for easy relaxation.


For those living in the more humid territories, Lemon Shining Silver Haze is the ideal strain for you to grow. This sativa-dominant hybrid has a flowering time of 8-9 weeks, and whether it is grown indoors or outdoors, it can deliver up to 1kg worth of herbs for your consumption. It has a THC level of 21% and leaves a sweet, lemon candy flavor on your mouth upon toking.


This strain was specifically developed for individuals who are looking for that cerebral rush that remains clear. Somango XL is a combination of Critical 47 and Somango and can grow in cold, adverse conditions. When cultivated outdoors, this plant can grow up to two meters in height, with a yield of 600g per plant. This indica-dominant plant is best harvested in late September, leaving its user with a potent effect.

For those who are venturing into cultivating buds for the first time, these are just ten strains that could be best suitable for you and give you fewer headaches. Happy growing!


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