Indica, sativa, autoflowering, high CBD… cannabis seeds is a world to be discovered
Spring has arrived. Light hours increase and the temperatures are softened. It is the perfect time to start the outdoor cannabis growing season, but how do I decide which marijuana varieties I want to grow? This post seems like a basic guide especially for beginners or uninitiated, and also for those unaware of the cultivation of cannabis, to begin with cannabis culture and everything that underlies it.
Speaking of growing marijuana seeds for your own consumption, it is essential to decide the effect we want our marijuana to cause: if we choose to cultivate a relaxing variety or, on the other hand, if we want to be euphoric after consuming our herb. In the first case, indica are your ideal varieties. They will give you a narcotic or relaxing effect. On the other hand, sativas generate psychoactive effects that enhance joy and laughter. The alternative is hybrids, which combine both effects, softening them greatly.
The differences between both genetics do not only exist at the time of feeling their effects, but also during the growing phase. While indica grow quickly and reach a small size, sativas take longer to emerge, reaching a larger size. It is essential to know that indica come from Asia, in comparison to the tropical origin of sativas, which conditions when cultivating outdoors. However, everything changes in growing rooms, conditioned for each type of plant.
In this type of crops, autoflowering seeds are ideal because they do not depend on light to flower. They will do so regardless of the light cycle they are exposed to. Likewise, it is necessary to take into account that although these varieties have experienced a marked improvement over the years thanks to the work of the seed banks, the power and production of the photodependent varieties are still far compare to autoflowering. Even so, they are perfect for the initiated, but also for the most expert growers who want to continue harvesting while waiting to have their photo-dependent plants ready. The main advantage of autoflowering seeds is their versatility and rapid growth.
In case that we cultivate marijuana for medicinal use, we will have to consider THC and CBD percentages. Thus, depending on the illness or disease, we will have to choose genetics with a higher or lesser percentage of these two cannabinoids. Learn more about medical marijuana in this series of publications.
Last, but not least, is the taste. Seeds banks offer you an immense range of opportunities to enjoy cannabis. Varieties that go from the most traditional flavors to the most exotic ones. Earthy, herbal, citrus, fruity flavors … even cheese!
As you can see, the world of cannabis cultivation is very complex, but also exciting, and there is no better way to discover it than by venturing oneself. Consult an expert, acquire the variety that you like and tell us your results.