Do you avoid growing outdoors because you live in a cold climate? Did you know you can still achieve a fantastic yield outdoors with autos? These five strains thrive in the cold! They also produce high levels of THC, delicious aromatic terpenes, and rewarding yields that will keep your stash jars topped up to the rim.
But, what makes a successful outdoor strain in these environments? Well, speed and hardiness play an important role. Autoflowering genes tick both of these boxes. These varieties handle pests and bad weather with relative ease.
Sweet Skunk Automatic
Despite their ability to adapt, growers should still be strategic about when to sow seeds and where to put their plants. Aim to sow seeds around April and transplant them outdoors after the last frost. Try and situate them in an area of the garden that receives around 8 hours of the sun, while being sheltered from high winds.
Living in a cooler climate doesn’t mean you can’t grow weed outdoors. By growing strains designed for these conditions, you can also enjoy the blissful moments of tending to cannabis plants under the summer sun.
Autos are much more compatible with the high humidity, short summers, and cold nights of cooler northern regions. The underpinning ruderalis genetics of these strains adapted to their harsh environments in Russia and surrounding regions, making them perfectly suited to other cold climates.
Durban Poison is a robust strain of cannabis that can withstand a range of climates making it ideal for growing in the northeast. We class it as easy or moderate to grow for novice cultivators and the good news is that growing outside produces the highest yields. In fact, it loves to be outside, and all being well, you should not be surprised to see plants towering above you higher than seven feet! So although perhaps not the best choice for a stealth grow, you can look forward to a rapid harvest in a little as nine weeks.
The Blue Cheese strain is a lavish producer, able to offer yields of 800 g per plant outdoors, where the expected harvest arrives mid-October. You’ll drool when you see the quantities of compact and bulky buds, with a rich and aromatic resin.
Blue Cheese is a marijuana plant that responds very well to all the attention that is dedicated to it, with basic irrigation and nourishment care, it grows properly and grows with great strength and vigour. One major advantage is its ability to deal with humidity and parasite problems.
5. Durban Poison
The Northern Lights Autoflowering is a very homogeneous, fast, productive cannabis plant that is very easy to grow. It looks good indoors and outdoors, it is one of the varieties that best withstand errors or carelessness during cultivation.
Due to her fairly high THC level the effect is powerful and long-lasting, very relaxing in the body. If you need to relax and forget the world for a long time, Blue Cheese is a perfect choice.
The short answer is ‘yes’ you can successfully grow weed outside in the NE of the USA in places such as New England and Massachusetts – where growing weed for medicinal purposes is legal incidentally so long as it is out of public view. However, to do so you must select the right varieties that will cope in cooler, wetter climates. Here are five strains that will do well in the northeast:
Northern Lights grows with great vigour and develops strong, fairly branched stems and many knots in little space, a detail that anticipates its high production. Its leaves are large leaflets, very jagged and of a promising dark tone.