For many cannabis users around the world, growing their own herb is the most satisfying feeling. Unfortunately, not all of them have the luxury of living in warm climates where the sun shines all year.
Some people have found a way around this by growing cannabis indoors. But what if we told you there are cannabis strains out there that can grow in cold climates, even through the winter? Read on as we take you through some of the best cannabis strains for winter.
OG Kush is one of the most popular indica-dominant hybrids. Its origins remain uncertain, but it’s believed to be a cross between a Pakistani Kush, Chemdawg, and Lemon Thai.
Like its origins, its name is also quite mysterious; some people think the initials “OG” mean “Original Gangster,” while others think they mean “Ocean Grown” due to its Pacific Coast origins. That being said, it’s one of the easiest cannabis strains to grow and is sure to provide you with a pretty powerful stone.
If you want an early harvest, then you should probably try it out. OG Kush flowers in about 55 days and has relatively small plants. The plants have a good lateral branching with a bushy look. You can expect to harvest about 550 grams per m2 when you grow it outdoors.
A puff of OG Kush tastes like a mixture of exotic fruits with slight lemon essence. And after a couple of draws, you’ll experience an intense high due to its high potency. It has about 20% THC and 0.5% CBD.
Northern Lights Autoflower
Next up on our list is one of the highest-yielding automatic cannabis strains on the market. The high it provides doesn’t disappoint either.
Northern Lights Autoflower can be grown both indoors and outdoors. But if you want the best results in winter, a slightly warmer climate such as that in Spain or California is preferable.
This strain reaches a height of about 1.7 meters and is usually ready for harvest 9-10 weeks after germination. If you choose to grow it indoors, you can expect each plant to yield about 200 grams per m2, provided all its needs are met. But for the best yields, grow it outdoors. When grown outdoors, each plant yields about 400 grams per m2.
Northern Lights Auto is made of 70% indica, so a puff of it will give you that good old indica high, coupled with a pretty great flavor accentuated with notes of tropical fruits, pine, and citrus. It has a THC concentration of 20% and 0.2%.
Big White Widow Autoflower
If you are looking for a cannabis plant that will give you multiple harvests per year, then the Big White Widow Autoflower might just be the best strain for you. Thanks to its ruderalis parents, this strain will give you up to four harvests per year.
Big White Widow Autoflower grows into easy-to-manage plants that reach about 180cm tall outdoors and 120cm tall indoors. This makes it perfect for novice growers. The plants are generally ready for harvest about two months after flowering.
This strain has a similar taste to the original White but with a slightly lemony flavor that comes with hints of wood and incense. It also tastes slightly earthier than the original White due to its ruderalis parents. The smoke is relatively light, so it won’t make you cough. It has a THC content of 20% and 0.5% CBD.
Blue Cheese Autoflower
Have you ever had the Classic Blue Cheese? Well, the Blue Cheese Autoflower is the autoflowering variety of the strain. It comes from a cross between Blueberry Auto and Autoflowering Cheese.
As the name suggests, this strain tastes like cheese, and the smell is also quite notable. So, if you plan on keeping your plants on the low, you might want to take some measures to disguise the scent.
Growing this plant is pretty easy. If you have minimal experience, then you’re good to go. You can grow it indoors, outdoors, or even in a greenhouse. It prefers a Mediterranean climate for the best results, but it will also grow in slightly cooler climates.
A few puffs of the Blue Cheese Autoflower will leave you feeling relaxed and utterly lazy. This makes it perfect for finishing off a day. It has a 16% THC and 0.3% CBD concentration.
If you want a strain that will help you start your day full of optimism and creativity, then Somango XXL is the strain for you. And you don’t even have to be an expert to grow it.
Somango XXL is pretty easy to grow and has impressive yields of up to 800 grams per m2. Even though it is an indica-dominant hybrid, Somango XXL has pretty balanced effects. This makes it ideal for starting the day with a lot of pep and the desire to do new exciting things.
Unlike most indica-dominants, Somango XXL will not leave you fatigued throughout the day. This endearing quality makes it highly recommended for smokers who appreciate clarity and freshness, with a very mild physical effect. And with 18% THC content and a 1.5% CBD concentration, Somango XXL will give you a pretty cool stone.
Critical is one of the most resilient and robust cannabis strains on the market. It is perfect for growing outdoors from spring to autumn, but you might want to grow your plants indoors for the best results in winter.
With an average THC content of 18%, this indica-dominant hybrid will give you a balanced high without the overly relaxing and fatiguing effects associated with indica strains.
Critical has a fairly short growth period of about seven weeks and guarantees generous yields of up to 600 grams per m2. It’s also pretty easy to grow, so you don’t have to be an expert to try it out.
The Bottom Line
Winter can be pretty unbearable without something to get you through it. But with the above strains, you’re guaranteed a fun winter with the best high that cannabis has to offer. So, start early to enjoy some great home-grown cannabis.