Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners – Part 2

Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners - Part 2

Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners – Part 2

Indoor and outdoor marijuana varieties

To make it easier for you we are going to name several strains for indoor cultivation, which are quite easy to grow and need practically no care. For outdoor cultivation we will do the same, we will name several strains of easy cultivation and great resistance to adversity.

5 marijuana seeds for indoor cultivation

Sensi Seeds’ Skunk #1: one of the most cultivated, stable and hardy classics on the market.

S.A.D. by Sweet Seeds: a tasty, powerful and beautiful variety

Tutankhamun from Pyramid seeds: a very powerful, tasty variety that can withstand all types of pruning.

Kritical Bilbo by Genehtik: a fast, very productive, resistant and very tasty variety.

Nebula of Paradise Seeds: very cerebral variety, with typical flavor of sativa.

5 outdoor marijuana seeds – best outdoor marijuana seeds.

Sweet Seeds’ Jack 47: a productive, powerful, resistant and coveted variety.

Power Plant by Dutch Passion: very productive, great adaptability and great vigour.

OG Kush by Humboldt Seeds: a highly resistant, productive and legendary plant.

Super Silver Haze from Green House Seeds: ultra productive and very powerful variety.

LSD of Barney’s Farm: it is a strain of great resistance, aroma and production.

Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners - Part 2

What substrate should you use?

The substrate should always be of the best possible quality, so try to avoid the use of mixtures of dubious origin or avoid buying in places where they are not specialized in this type of culture. This has to be in accordance with the climatic conditions of the area, because if you live in a place where rains are quite common, you should not grow with a substrate that retains too much humidity. For this reason it is important to study the area and see what it asks for. If you are going to grow indoors the options when choosing the type of substrate are extended, the only thing you should take into account is that it should be of good quality, the rest is a matter of taste.

Remember that if you are going to grow directly in a pot the most recommended is to use quality substrate, without mixing with clay soil. However, if you are growing in direct soil, to avoid making too large an investment in substrate, the best thing to do is to mix the substrate and soil from the same area at 50%. In later years, we can add 50% more quality substrate, this way the medium is improved and reconditioned for cultivation.

In this aspect it is necessary to take into account that the frequency and quantity of the irrigations will also depend on the area where it is cultivated. In rainy areas you will have to water much more carefully and be aware that the substrate more or less dries out in conditions. In temperate zones watering can be applied in a more relaxed way, you just have to make sure that the substrate has lost more than 60% humidity.

In dry areas it is just the opposite that in rainy areas, you will have to be careful that the substrate does not get too dry, because it is also counterproductive, if necessary you should water as many times as necessary as long as the substrate has lost more than 70% of humidity.

Damp climate 

If you live in an area where rainfall is quite common and the soil is often too wet or waterlogged, you need to work with a substrate rich in coconut fibre and perlite. These components help to oxygenate the mixture and maintain ideal conditions for the roots. You can also fill the bottom of the hole or the base of the pot with clean stones or arlita, these help to keep the base of the roots less waterlogged.

Temperate climate 

In this type of climate, practically any type of substrate can be selected as long as it is of good quality. In this case you only have to take into account the characteristics of the substrate itself and water progressively.

Dry climate 

In this type of climate it is necessary to use substrates enriched with materials that help retain moisture in the environment, such as vermiculite, worm humus and different types of polymers.

The time has come to germinate

Germination is a step prior to the actual start of cultivation, as everything else is just preparation. This moment is vital, so it is very important that the germination of the seed passes in an optimal way.

The different strains of marijuana

The different strains of marijuana

Marijuana strains are pure or hybrid varieties, typically these are either cannabis sativa (marijuana) or indica (putative species), these varieties are created to enhance specific characteristics of the plant, or to differentiate a strain for drug marketing purposes. At Grow Shop Online we know that different seeds are also developed for medicinal purposes; the names are chosen by those who develop them.

The variety of names in some cases reflects the properties of the plants, such as color, taste, smell or origin of the variety. Many of the varieties known as hashish have low cannabinoid content.

Types of varieties

– Single-Strain Clone: The grower can distribute genetically identical clones of the plant. The clone is the only way to reproduce the plant so that they can obtain exactly the same genetic material. However, the conditions under which the plant grows will affect the final product.

– Stable variety seed: Creating a genetically stable variety involves selectively choosing the male and female of the cannabis plant, reproducing them over many generations. The seeds generated will grow into plants that have all the desired characteristics, although some genetic variation may still occur.

– Unstable variety seed: These varieties are produced without many generations of breeding. So they can be produced very fast, the flat ones that grow from these seeds, but they can also have a lot of different characteristics. The grow shop generally does not sell these types of varieties, as they are understood to be disreputable and very unstable.

– Wild varieties: some varieties, such as Colombian and Thai varieties, refer to cannabis plants growing wild in certain regions. Usually these plants are used as the basis for the production of much more specialized varieties such as G-13 or Haze.

The different strains of marijuana

Cannabis species

The two most commonly grown groups of species as mentioned above are Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa, a third species is Cannabis ruderalis, the latter is very small and produces only small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) but is not commonly developed for industrial, recreational or medical use.

Pure sativas are relatively tall (up to 4.5 meters) with long branches and elongated leaves as well. While the indica species is a much smaller, shrub-like variety, which has wider leaves, they are generally preferred for indoor growing because of their size. An important difference between these two is that sativas flower after the indica, usually taking a month or two to mature.

The effects of these two species are said to be different, but the ratio of THC to cannabidiol (CBD) in most of the more named strains is similar, 100 to 1.

Hybrid plants generally mix different ratios of these three common types. One example is the White Widow plant, which you can find in your online grow shop, they have ancestors that are about 60% Indica and 40% Sativa, that is they come from two pure plants of these types.

Medicinal Varieties

Knowing that there is a variety of medical marijuana seeds can sometimes be confusing to decide which one to grow depending on the condition you want to treat, as different strains can treat different diseases. Whether you try to buy it as part of a club or grow it at home there are hundreds of varieties available, it is difficult to choose as experiences vary from person to person.

When choosing a strain it is important to know how to measure the effects on the body, this is through THC and CBD, in most medicinal use THC is the main ingredient while CBD is a small portion. For example, a plant with a potent strain has 15-19% THC and only 1% CBD; this proportion is critical in how cannabis affects the patient.

Cannabidiol is not a psychoactive ingredient by itself, but it can impact on the medicinal benefits of cannabis and also vary the effects of THC. The effects of the indica strain are sedative, relaxing, and therefore very useful in the treatment of muscle spasms and tremors, as well as chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, among others.

In Grow Shop Online we know that the sativa strain gives energy, its varieties are effective in the treatment of nausea (caused by chemotherapy treatments), stimulate appetite, reduce migraine, depression and other symptoms.