Beginner growers often don’t want to invest large amounts of money into a new hobby. If this applies to you, we advise purchasing cheaper seeds. This means less pressure to produce a perfect outcome, making for a more pleasant and casual growing experience. Oh, and “cheap seeds” doesn’t equate to bad genetics. Many cheaper varieties offer superb yields of high-quality flowers.
If you’re just setting foot on your cannabis growing journey, starting off with easy genetics will really help you along the way. You’ll still need to take good care of your plants, but hardy, beginner-friendly strains are much more forgiving and easier to cultivate.
Explore our strain selection categories below to find the best easy strains to suit your preferences.
Special Queen 1
Before dropping a seed into some soil, we recommend giving some thought to what kind of strain you want to grow. Consider how much space you have available, how much money you’re willing to spend, what kind of high and flavours you enjoy when you smoke, and your local weather patterns and climate.
Clocking in at €4.50 for a single seed, Special Queen 1 offers a fantastic return on investment. She descends from a mix of genetics from Mexico, Colombia, and beyond, and provides a long-lasting high that targets the body and the mind. With a THC content of 18% and an average yield of 550g/m², Special Queen offers substantial bang for your buck.
For optimal lighting conditions, look for the best spot using these simple guidelines. Growing cannabis outdoors is also a great educational experience, and you just might add a new hobby to your repertoire. Be careful around nosy neighbors though. Not everyone appreciates the pungent smell of a flowering cannabis plant. Some appreciate it too much – you don’t want that guy next door sneaking off with your harvest.
Amsterdam Genetics Seeds – Solid Basics
Since cannabis is illegal in most countries, clones are usually hard to find. Luckily our cannabis seeds travel far and reach even the most remote places. You can order world-class genetics for your home grow from the comfort of your own home and get that Love From Amsterdam in the mail, just like that. Not sure which seeds to pick? Our info on Feminized seeds, Autoflower seeds, and Sativa or Indica strains will help you choose. So, with the seeds part sorted, let’s move on to the other elements you’ll need to start growing.
Once you receive your seeds and activate them through germination, the first element your cannabis seedling needs to survive is light. Just like regular plants, weed needs light for photosynthesis in order to grow. And no, that does not necessarily have to be artificial lighting in an indoor grow house. Sure, you can build an indoor grow room, grow tent, or even a small cabinet with artificial lighting. But why should you? The sun is shining outside, so why not use that natural power to fuel your weed plants? Depending on your local climate conditions, the spring and summer are the perfect time to get a natural grow running. It’s free, it’s sustainable, and it’s a great excuse to get out more often.
Growing your own cannabis is easy, after all it’s called ‘weed’ for a reason. In fact, cannabis plants – depending on the endurance of individual strains – can handle more hardship than most plants in your backyard. This durability actually makes them hard to get rid of, much like regular ‘weeds’. Of course, you can ruin a grow if you want to, but if you know a few basic facts, you should be alright. Ironically, most of the classic screwups are caused by caring too much for the plant. So, in theory everybody is able to grow their own cannabis. The only things you need to grow your own usable crop are:
Outdoors and indoors, regardless of growing mediums or strain genetics, cannabis plants need water to survive. Not too much and not too little. And believe it or not, even though this sounds like the easiest part of growing weed, watering is where most novice growers get it wrong. Luckily there is a way to determine if a plant needs more or less water: the leaves.
Indoor growers need to keep the fresh air (rich in CO2) coming in and old air (rich in O2) going out. This requires an extractor fan with carbon filter for the smell, fans for air circulation and a fresh air inlet in a closed-off growing environment. This is also where growing outside saves you a lot of trouble.