Growing Cannabis – Strain Selection for Home Grows

 

Growing your own marijuana at home is both fun and rewarding, and the payoff is well worth the wait. But growing cannabis indoors (which allows for year-round harvests) is a bit more involved than simply throwing a few seeds into the ground and waiting until harvest time. If you want to grow the best marijuana indoors, carefully consider which strains will do best in your indoor grow environment first.

Determining Your Space Requirements

Different strains require different amounts of space to be fruitful. Sativas, for example (which hale from warmer regions near the equator (require ample space as they grow and stretch as high as eight feet or more under the right conditions.

Alternatively, indica strains (which originated in the Hindu Kush Mountains) have adapted to shorter grow periods by maturing quicker at a smaller size. Indica buds tend to be more dense than sativas (because they don’t stretch due to excessive UV rays) and therefore often produce more weight despite a smaller size.

Taking this into consideration, those with smaller grow spaces should opt for indica strains which consume smaller spaces and complete the grow cycle more quickly. This not only allows for a more bountiful harvest because the plant will not be crowded, but allows more frequent harvests, as well.

Analyzing Your Environment/Effort Level

Though any strain can technically be grown indoors, indica or ruderalis-based stains tend to fair better indoors, especially for novice growers or growers with limited time on their hands. That’s because indicas tend to be more hardy and able to withstand environmental factors like drops in temperature or stress due to pests and contaminants.

Having said that, sativa strains are more resilient to high temperatures making them ideal for grow spaces that may experience extreme heat which is especially likely when using High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights. Though these lights (both high pressure sodium and metal halide) produce much more heat and therefore require additional components like ballasts and cooling systems, the light penetration is much better and will produce denser buds – if they don’t burn up in the process.

Because a grow environment can have a profound impact on a plant’s final harvest, understanding your grow space and plant needs will play a big role in determining the quality of your harvest. For example, indica strains are smaller and better able to withstand environmental stress, but sativas are better able to handle the high heat of HID lights, so your best bet is to find a strain which falls on the indica/sativa spectrum in an area best suited for your space.

Finding Strains to Fit Your Preferences

Perhaps the most important aspect to consider when choosing the best marijuana strains for an indoor grow is understanding what kind of medicinal qualities you hope to acquire. Obviously, if you don’t like sleepy, body highs, indicas may not be the best option for you despite their ease of growth. If you prefer sativas with their up-beat, cerebral highs, you can still grow them successfully with proper care. Having said that, there are some strains that are simply easier to grow indoors. For those looking to grow marijuana easily indoors, we suggest the following strains.

  • Bodega Bubblegum: This one is great for indoor grows because of its fast grow cycle and plentiful harvest. It’s both unique and easy to grow, and is a pleasure to consume given it’s sweet, bubblegum flavor and mellow high.
  • Bandit Breath is a favorite among our team thanks to its awesome potency and relatively large yield for its small size. Flavor varies by the phenotype of this one but it’s always pungent and a pleasure to consume.
  • Chinook Haze: This sativa-dominant hybrid makes the list because of its relatively small size, quick grow time, and amazing flavor. Hailing from the Colorado favorite, Tangerine Haze, this pungent, citrus-flavored strain offers an uplifting high from a high-yielding plant.
  • Full Moon Fever: Full Moon Fever is the child of Durban Poison, one of the most popular cannabis strains of all time. The plant itself is not too small or too large but still produces dense, trichrome-packed buds as though it were a pure indica. The classic Durban flavors of anise and black licorice lead the way toward a powerful head high with ample motivation to back it up.

If you’re lucky enough to grow your own marijuana, we salute you. Make sure it’s a success by choosing the best strains for indoor grow rooms.

Do you have a favorite strain? We’d love to hear about it.

22 thoughts on “Growing Cannabis – Strain Selection for Home Grows

  1. Guadalupe Munoz says:

    Thanks for the informative little blog really helps for picking a strain for my environment .. I grow in a tent with MH/HPS bulbs but I have a cooling system and keep a dehumidifier in the room that has the tent to keep my environment half ass descent.but anyways thanks for the nice read brother I sure do appreciate u taking the time to help people out like this

  2. jmwilson84 says:

    My Favorite strains created by GPS….
    Copper Chem ( might be the best ever) & Cookies and Chem! Those two ladies are very special! I can’t wait to pop more of your gear! Thanks GU and crew!

  3. Wes says:

    I have been on a roll collecting a few A+ genetics, and your gear in my hut is about as HOT as it gets…thanks for taking the time not only to help your customers easily attain tier 1 genetics, but to also educate them with helpful tips that your personal experience has blessed you with, likely the hard way over the years. I have been actively researching Cannabis since college (long time)…and then especially when my son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism) in 1997 at the age of 5. I rely heavily on companies like Greenpoint (and a few of your partners) for cutting edge genetics and information, and have found starting with top quality gear is #1 before anything else. Your website is top notch and right on my shortcuts bar…the effort you have put in has not gone unnoticed…Applauds to very precise descriptions, awesome pictures, user feedback, company and breeder reputation…then add the wide selection of Indica, Sativa, hybrid, and CBD strains and you’re golden…wait, I forgot to add the greatest “reverse auction” customer integrated experience ever of eCommerce, with amazing price opportunities, and an extremely well done Nugget program…have I said enough!,

  4. CptnHowdy says:

    It’s nice to see A seed company that share so much information and knowledge with its customers on the different strains that are available because there are a lot to choose from and can feel overwhelming at times but when you have companies that put lists up it can help sum it up for you mean my 1st purchases from greenpoint seeds this year got 1 Bodega bubble gum ,1 Pioneer Kush
    2 Cookie Wreck And 2 packs Do si Dos.
    Love my Indicas for SoG technics, Sativas for my Gorilla

  5. Boosky71 says:

    Just picked up Copper Chem and I am excited to find a couple gems in this pack! I have personally had the privilege to grow original Chemdawg and let me tell you it was beyond special! To the point that my wife still talks about it to this day and that was years ago. Find the strain that best suits you and give it a shot, you just might find one that has all you that you want and stays within your grow space. Got Sundance Kid as well, hoping for that Sherbert pheno! Living in a legal state has allowed me to grow quite a few clone only elites and now I will find my own elites thanks to Greenpoint. Good luck to all and happy growing! Thanks Gu!

  6. Ron says:

    Gu and his buddies are the best in the industry. I have been on board for quite a time and have bough fifteen or more strains from here, the hardest part is finding the time to try them all. All the elite strains here are legit, and prompt reliable service. I would like to publicly thank Gu, for allowing me to get the strains I have always dreamed about . Ron

  7. Christopher says:

    This is your one stop shop for all your seed needs! I am so thrilled my buddy introduced me to this website. I have been purchasing steady on here for a couple years now and am only purchasing more as time passes and the grows go out. Nowhere else can you go online and fine this kind of quality and this kind of selection at the lowest prices possible out there. If the prices still are to high for you come back when a reverse auction is up and get it for way under it’s actual value. Gu is top notch with customer service and keeping this site run right. You won’t regret a single purchase ever!

  8. CptnHowdy says:

    You can always try micro breeding and isolat branches for seeds. Oh I’m sure there are I can’t wait to see all the posts later in the year From all the GPS product I know I’ll be getting a few up myself soon as construction and some repairs get done

    • Doc says:

      Yeah, that’s how I make seeds. It can be a bit tricky, but works great once you figure out some isolation techniques that will work with your specific set up.

  9. Davidkm says:

    Hello, I don’t have a comment, but I do have a question if you don’t mind .I’m from Alabama and I wanted to know if your company sends products to Alabama, thank you.

  10. johnny says:

    Running copper chem dream catcher calico queen chem 34 and bodega bubblegum with a buddy cant wait to see everything unfold and see what each pack has to offer! White master kush x stardawg and santa muerte x stardawg both have been my favorite strains to grow from GPS. Amazing genetics hands down.

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