Contributed by: Avis
Choosing a strain may seem overwhelming at first, but by answering
a few simple questions, you will be able to narrow down the choices to
strains that suit you best.
1.) Do you plan on growing INDOORS or OUTDOORS?
2.) Do you prefer the characteristics of an INDICA (i.e. short,
compact, and high yielding)? Do you prefer the characteristics of a
SATIVA (i.e. tall, high quality bud, and lower yielding)? Or would you
prefer a mix between the two (i.e. 50/50 or 60/40 cross)?
3.) What type of stone/ high are you looking for? There are two
basic types: the first is a ‘body stone’ that knocks you down and holds
you there, which is synonymous with INDICAS. A second type of stone is
a trippy cerebral high, often associated with SATIVAS.
How potent do you want it?
Different strains have their own unique effects (i.e. mellow,
happy, paranoid, stupefying, clear and thought provoking, etc, etc…)
4.) What is your price range? How much are you willing to pay for seeds or clones?
5.) Is yield important to you? There are low, medium and high
yielding cannabis plants. Does yield take precedence over quality?
6.) Is odor or smell a concern? Stealth growing requires low
smelling strains. Some strains smell so strong they may be a security
Is taste important for you? (Some strains have a unique flavor such as grapefruit, blueberry, etc)
7.) How long do you want to wait to harvest? Some are 6 week
cash-croppers, some will take up to 14 weeks to flower. Many strains
take 7-8 weeks.
8.) The last thing you should do when you have a few strains
narrowed down is ask other growers. Find out what growers have
experienced with it, etc.