All cannabis growers have one thing in common. They have a story to tell of their first attempt at growing the magical plant. Some will boast immediate success, while many others will describe the obstacles they had to overcome. But they all undoubtedly agree, it was an exciting adventure taking the leap into growing cannabis.
Envisioning the operation is one thing; expediting the plan is another. There are a few things a beginner grower should consider before popping a marijuana seed. How large is the grow space? Indoors or outside cultivation? What type of lighting for indoor? Additionally, new growers must consider substrate choices, nutrient formulas, and pest control. These are some relevant topics to be considered as the vision unfolds.
On the bright side, many of these controls are dependent on the type of cannabis seed a new grower experiments with. Fast-growing sativa genetics, thick-leafed indica-dominant strains, and hybrid varieties crossed to bring out delightful characteristics are some of the options that will need to be determined. Additionally, looking at photoperiod plants VS autoflowering cultivars will certainly sway a beginner grower’s thoughts on strain choices.
So, how does a new marijuana enthusiast know what the best strains are for beginner growers? The answer lies within the seed. Knowing a cultivar’s genetic background, growth characteristics, and cannabinoid profiles heightens success for first-time gardeners.
Which Type of Cannabis Genetics is Best for a New Grower?
Modern taxonomy of the genus Cannabis lists three species under its nomenclature classification: C. Sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. Classifying the three species by this system is determined by their distinct differences in growth patterns, physical attributes, and most recently, by genetic research.
Sativa varieties have a reputation for their high production of flowers, seeds, and fibre. Many strains from this species produce incredible high yields and reveal euphoric tastes and smells. High THC content and other cannabinoid levels found in uplifting sativa gems make them a popular choice for both seasoned and beginner growers.