Among the biggest considerations when you want to grow cannabis in the UK is that the climate is relatively humid and it rains often. This can be a problem, as cannabis dislikes being wet for too long. What’s more, high humidity and rainfall brings with it a considerable risk of mould.
Warm spring temperatures in the UK arrive a bit later than in countries further South. To avoid your seedlings falling victim to cold temperatures and frost, it’s wise to germinate your cannabis seeds indoors in the first weeks of May.
Although growing weed outdoors in the United Kingdom can at times be challenging, it doesn’t have to be. By choosing suitable strains, you can cultivate world-class crops during the UK’s short growing season. Let’s talk about how to grow great outdoor weed in Great Britain and Ireland!
GROWING CANNABIS IN THE BRITISH CLIMATE
England and Ireland have what’s called a temperate maritime climate, which means the weather is influenced by the sea. The summers are cooler than those on the continent, with mostly temperatures below 25°C. Winters in the UK are mild, but temperatures dropping below zero and snow can happen.
If you want to grow great outdoor cannabis in the UK, don’t let the weather spoil your harvest! Find out which strains offer the best reward before the bad weather arrives.
In the South of the United Kingdom, where the Gulf Stream brings in warmer and milder weather, growing conditions are usually better than up north. Growers can take advantage of warmer days and less punishing winters, and can start their outdoor grows earlier than in other parts of the region.
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Taking the above factors into consideration, the best cannabis seed strains for growing outdoors in the UK and Ireland are listed below.
In short, it’s designed to grow outside around here so you will experience no problems getting a successful crop in by September.
Genetically an indica, Holland’s Hope plants will stay compact, growing a metre or two high, and give a hefty yield of up to a kilo per plant, although this will depend on the outdoor conditions. The flowering time is 7-8 weeks so it can usually be harvested in late September.
Jamaica Pearl quickly grows quite tall though can take up to 10 weeks for flowering. So not the earliest outdoor harvest yet certainly one of the heaviest.
As well as being hardy, another feature of this special strain is high mould resistance. (If you’ve ever lost an entire crop to mould blight then you know how important this is.)
Durban’s sticky bright buds have a lovely lemony aniseed flavour. But watch out for the powerful punch it very quickly packs. Durban was originally called Durban Poison due to its highly intoxicating effects. Your head will be firmly in the clouds in no time.