When selecting the easiest cannabis seeds to grow, we sort them into feminized, autoflowering, mold-resistant, and indica seeds.
- Feminized seeds: Grow into female plants that produce the resinous buds you want. Eliminate searching for unwanted genders with a 99.9% chance of a male-free garden. Remember that male plants can pollinate females up to a ten-mile radius. So this assurance is only plausible if members of the opposite sex aren’t within range.
- Autoflowering seeds: These cultivars transition into the flowering stage independently. Unlike photoperiod crops, they don’t rely on a change in the light cycle to switch to flowering. The height of these plants makes them manageable for novices to grow. You'll see a harvest within 2–3 months from seed.
- Mold-resistant seeds: Some cultivators aren't on par with the humidity levels their crops need. An extremely hot or humid climate is the primary cause of mold or mildew buildup on plants. Weed seeds that are naturally resistant to mold are resilient to over-stimulated environments.
- Indica seeds: Crops grown from indica seeds are short and bushy, making them ideal for beginners to maintain. They flower faster, have short growing cycles, and adapt to temperature changes. Cultivars with indica growing traits are ideal to manage by amateur growers.
Outdoor cultivation is the most natural way, but it does come with challenges. If you're opting for growing outside, familiarize yourself with climate changes and natural light availability. Photoperiod crops rely on an 18/6 (18 hours of light / 6 hours of dark) light cycle during the vegetative stage. For them to progress into flowering, they need a 12/12 cycle.
Some seeds grow well in controlled environments, while others thrive outside. With these strains, you don't have to choose which ones are right for your climate. They adapt well to any environment as long as it's not freezing.
If you don't have time to change the lightning, opt for our beginner-friendly autoflower seeds. If it's the tasty buds you're after, procure the feminized ones. Here at i49 Genetics, we have a variety of seeds available to suit every grower's needs.
Which beginner-friendly feminized seeds we sell
Feminized seeds are photoperiodic. To begin flowering, they need their lighting changed from 18/6 to 12/12. Indoors this is done manually by adjusting light settings; outside, it relies on Mother Nature. At I49 Genetics, we offer a plethora of seeds which are not only beginner-friendly but already feminized (more than 46 options). Here are two of the best:
5 Alive Feminized
Sativa dominant 5 Alive is a pleasure to grow for cultivators of all experience levels. Beginners appreciate these crops' resilient and hardy nature. They adapt well to almost any environment. They produce bountiful yields after 8–10 weeks of flowering.
Grow these seeds indoors and set yourself up for yields of 10 oz./m². Raising them outside provides you with yields of 10–16 oz./plant. The crops grow 4–5 ft. tall, with thick, sturdy branches that hold dense and resinous buds. 5 Alive produces buds that smell and taste like sweet tropical infusions of citrus and lime.
With 20–27% THC levels, tokers can't stop talking about the effects. The cerebral euphoria synchronizes well with the body keeping you in a blissful state for hours. The calming sensation that follows is smooth and allows you to continue with your day.
Mango Kush Feminized
Cultivating Mango Kush is an excellent choice for novices looking for a hassle-free journey. Raise these beauties indoors in soil, outside their hardy nature allows them to endure unexpected growing conditions. These seeds produce healthy female crops and bare large, resinous buds. After 8–9 weeks of flowering, reward yourself with yields indoor of 14 oz./m² or outdoor of 16 oz./plant.
THC levels are 11–20% and provide equally uplifting and relaxing effects thanks to the balance of indica and sativa genetics.
Heating the buds releases strong essences of fruity, earth, and mango notes. Feel inspired, energized, and motivated after puffing on the buds of Mango Kush. A sense of calm gradually overcomes the body as you enjoy the blissful cerebral buzz.
Which beginner-friendly autoflowering seeds we sell
Some autoflowering cannabis seeds can be very easy to grow. They're stronger by nature thanks to the ruderalis genetics, making them resistant to harsh environmental conditions. They mature quickly and have you harvesting delectable buds in no time. They rely entirely on their internal clock to initiate flowering—saving you time.
Here are two of the best autoflower seeds for beginners.
Gold Leaf autoflower
Crossing Gold Leaf with a ruderalis variant produced the Gold leaf auto. An autoflowering version of the original feminized strain.
Gold Leaf autoflower crops are perfect for those with no growing experience under their belts, especially since they don't need a change in their light cycle to begin flowering. Still feminized, they grow into robust female plants with resilient and hardy traits. Their fast-growing qualities make raising a breeze. The crops thrive in any growing medium, and after a flowering period of 7–8 weeks, cultivators harvest yields of 18 oz./m² indoors and out.
17–18% THC induces the uplifting, energized effects. Once creative energy leaves the body, comfortable relaxation takes over that lasts a few hours. Strong infusions of diesel, earthy, and sweet pine notes exude from the heated buds.
Crops produced from Afghan genetics are pure indica and are favorites among novices because of their compact size. Growing one of the easiest autoflower seeds indoors rewards you with yields of 14 oz./m². Outside, the yield production is 2–4 oz./plant after 8–9 weeks of flowering.
The effects of 15–17% THC buds are cerebral and physical. Without sativa genetics, becoming energetic isn't on the cards. Enjoy subtle euphoria to keep the mind going while the body relishes in a delightfully relaxed state. Every puff tantalizes the tastebuds with citrus notes, exotic woods, and spices infused with undertones of earth and herbal scents. The smoke is smooth and hits hard. So as a beginner, you'd want to start slow.
Which beginner-friendly mold-resistant seeds we sell
As a first-time grower, get yourself some mold-resistant cannabis seeds. There's no worse feeling than losing your entire crop to mold or powdery mildew. If undetected, it quickly spreads throughout the plant, leaving you with impractical buds.
Fungus, like mold, develops in hot, humid environments. You wouldn’t want to consume musty cannabis buds. It's easy to overstimulate the plants with high temperatures or inadequate humidity levels.
Let's look at two of the best mold-resistant weed seeds for beginners.
Black Widow feminized
Black Widow produces crops naturally resistant to infestations. Eliminating the problem of mold and mildew buildups is already a win for beginners. These award-winning seeds are a must in every grower's garden.
Matured Black Widow crops grow to 3 ft indoors with yields of 12–16 oz./m². Outside, these plants reach up to 6 ft and produce 10–14 oz./plant buds. Puff and pass a Black Widow blunt if it's your first time indulging in weed. The effects take hold quickly and potently.
With THC of 24–28%, expect a kicker of a punch from these cannabis buds. A euphoric induced psychedelic head buzz is the order of the day, followed by deep body-calming sensations. The buds release skunky, sweet fruit and pine notes upon each puff.
Amnesia fast version
One of the easiest cannabis strains to grow for beginners with mold-resistant qualities is Amnesia. With a low bud-to-leaf ratio, the colas aren't dense, allowing sufficient airflow to infiltrate the plant. This sativa dominant cultivar has a flowering period of 7–8 weeks. The crops mature fast, which is a bonus for first-time growers. Raise these beauties indoors for bountiful yields of 17 oz./m² or outside for yields of 21 oz./plant.
A perfect wake and bake strain that keeps you energized and full of vigor. The slight indica presence balances the effects, so you're not in over your head with euphoria.
Which beginner-friendly indica seeds we sell
Indica cannabis seeds are high-yielders and are easier to grow than sativa strains for beginners. The plants are small, bushy, and sturdy making them more manageable for first-time cultivators. Here are our two top choices for indica seeds.
Afghan Kush feminized
Afghan Kush is considered to be a pure indica that's also highly resistant to pests and mold. Novices find them a delight to cultivate because of their short structure and minimal growing needs. After 7–9 weeks of flowering, expect to harvest yields of 16–18 oz./m² indoors and 16–21 oz./plant outside. While puffing on the kushy, earth, and incensed buds, 16–21% THC fuels a potent body buzz of relaxation and calm.
Black Domina feminized
The best indica to hit the cannabis scene is Black Domina. This weed for beginners is a sight to behold making them more enticing to cultivate. Profound qualities like their short structure, resinous bud production, and quick flowering abilities are a hit for novices.
The 15–20% THC stimulates the effects of a subtle cerebral upliftment and powerful physical relaxation. With every puff, you delight the senses with sweet fruit, kush, pineapple, and berry notes.
Be mindful of your intake of cannabis and keep hydrated throughout your smoking sessions to alleviate side effects like cottonmouth and dry eyes.