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. Your favorite Colorado seed bank is here to help
Space Requirements for Growing Cannabis
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 have adapted to shorter growing periods by maturing quicker at a smaller size. Indica buds tend to be denser than sativas and therefore often produce more weight despite a smaller size.
Taking this into consideration, those with smaller grow spaces should opt for indica strains. That’s because they 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
Any strain can technically be grown indoors. However, indica or ruderalis-based stains tend to fair better indoors. This is especially true 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. Consequently, they are ideal for spaces that experience extreme heat. High temperatures are especially likely when using High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights. These lights (both high pressure sodium and metal halide) produce much more heat and therefore require additional components like ballasts and cooling systems. However, their light penetration is much better and will produce denser buds – if they don’t burn up in the process.
A grow environment can have a profound impact on a plant’s final harvest. As such, understanding your grow space and plant needs will greatly affect the quality of your harvest. For example, indica strains are smaller and better able to withstand environmental stress. Alternatively, sativas are better able to handle the high heat of HID lights. As such, your best bet is to find a strain that 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 growing cannabis indoors is its intended medicinal qualities. 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.
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 growth 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 medium-sized plant produces dense, trichrome-packed buds as though it were a pure indica. The classic Durban features flavors of anise and black licorice. Users will soon experience a powerful head high with ample motivation to back it up.
- Stardawg: Stardawg is a sativa-dominant hybrid that grows to a massive six feet or more. Those with limited plant counts and ample grow space will appreciate Stardawg output. It’s no wonder this Chem Dawg x Tres Dog cross is such a popular breeder for cultivars like Animal Star Cookies and Sky Master.
Are you going to start growing cannabis at home? Ensure your success with the best strains for indoor grow rooms from a Colorado seed bank like ours.
Do you have a favorite strain? We’d love to hear about it.