The best strains of cannabis may not come cheap. This is where home grown cannabis comes in. This article guides cannabis users on how they can grow some of the best strains for chilling at home. It is useful for a novice grower as well as a seasoned marijuana farmer.

As a ganja farmer, one should first understand the important role genetics plays in the yield, aroma, taste, and overall traits of a plant. In the paragraphs that follow are some of the best cannabis strains and how to grow them.


It is advisable that harlequin is grown indoors in a controlled environment It takes approximately eight weeks to flower and produces a yield of 25 ounces per square meter. The temperature range for its growth is 72-85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 20 degrees lower during the night. Many novice growers make the mistake of providing excess nutrients to the plants. In the early stages the nutrients in the soil provide enough sustenance. Use clean distilled water with a pH of 6.5- 7.0 to hydrate the plants. Avoid overwatering because if the soil is too soaked the plants could develop fungal diseases. When you feel like they are ready for harvest, check whether the pistils have changed color. Experts advise that one should wait until 80% of the pistils have changed color.

Northern Lights

Find the right genetics. Always remember that low quality genetics will always thwart your efforts. The northern lights takes six to seven weeks of flowering. During the vegetative period, plants require exposure to at least eighteen hours of light in a day. This is why it is important to use growlights for indoor growing.

These plants need high amounts of nitrogen in the vegetative state and high levels of potassium and phophorus in the flowering period. It’s optimal pH range is 6.0-7.0

It’s preferred temperature range is 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit and 10 degrees lower at night.


The blueberry is perfect for novice farmers looking to grow a strain with little effort. It is best grown outside. It usually takes seven to nine weeks of flowering after which it is ready for harvest. The favorable temperature range for it’s growth is 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit

OG Kush

This strain needs no introduction among cannabis users. It yields best when grown outdoors and its flowering duration is eight weeks. It needs enough calcium and magnesium as those are its major nutrients.

It does well at a temperature range of 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit and handles lower temperature better than most strains.

Blue Dream

This strain flowers best indoors as it is sensitive to changes in the climate. It is famous for its ravenous appetite. It’s most important nutrients are potassium, phophorus and nitrogen. It’s optimal pH is 6.0-7.0 ans it’s favorable temperature range is 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s flowering duration is  nine to ten weeks and yields 17-21 ounces per square meter.

Characteristics of Good Cannabis Soil

1.    The soil should contain nutrients.

2.    It should have optimal pH as we have seen.

3.    It should have good drainage as cannabis should not have wet feet for long.

4.    It should have good water retention. The soil should hold water and nutrients for a certain duration.

5.    It should have light texture to enable roots to grow easily with access to oxygen.