The Top 7 Cannabis Strains to Grow Outdoors

Cannabis grows outdoors.

Spring is upon us and as such, you might be feeling the urge to plant some weed outdoors. You are right to think this way. The outdoors provide plenty of space within which to raise your crops, and you too can enjoy the warmth outside as you tend to your precious plants. 

However, an outdoor grow environment also presents unique challenges, such as temperature variations, torrential rain and a higher risk of pest and disease incidents. It is, therefore, essential to select the most appropriate cannabis strains for growing outdoors so that your efforts aren’t in vain when the time comes to harvest your crop. Here is our carefully compiled list of the best weed strains to grow outside, based on their ability to reward you for your efforts.

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  • White Widow
  • Macro of a White Widow nug.

    This hybrid is famous throughout the marijuana world for many reasons, most of which started with awards in the 1990s. After that, the strain left the Netherlands, eventually becoming what it is today.

    White Widow has a high THC content that is known to raise one’s mood while also easing aches and pains. The colas are covered with a thick, white-colored resin that gives the strain its name.  That resin also helps make this strain resistant (to a certain extent) to fungi, pests and diseases. This is why we recommend it for outdoor growers since they face a reduced risk of failure due to one of those variables. In terms of yield, expect to harvest about 300g per plant.

  • Hulkberry
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     Macro of a Hulkberry bud.

    If you are growing outdoors and want the largest possible yield, then Hulkberry is the strain for you! This sativa-dominant breed is the product of mixing Strawberry Diesel and OG Kush genetics. With a THC content topping out at 27%, Hulkberry grows to a massive 2m in height and will give you a huge bounty of about 700g per plant.

    With a name like Hulk, needless to say, this strain will instantly result in a stimulating high coursing through your veins, so it is advisable to go slow on Hulkberry until you are sure you can handle what it carries!

  • Moby Dick
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    Moby Dick cannabis strain against a black background.

     

    When White Widow and Haze were bred, Moby Dick was born. This giant can tower to 3m in height if left to its own devices outdoors, so only opt for this strain only if you have plenty of outdoor space to grow it.

    The 1.5kg yield per plant harvest will take your breath away, especially given the fact that Moby Dick can have a THC content of about 21%. The high immediately hits your head, with a citrus, woody, and pine aroma. The huge colas are great for those who love making marijuana edibles and extracts. In just 65-70 days, Moby Dick will begin flowering and you can start the countdown to your jaw-dropping harvest!

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  • Durban Poison
  • Macro shot of a Durban cannabis nug.

    This cannabis strain traces its origins to Durban, South Africa. It is excellent for growing outdoors because it can thrive under somewhat extreme conditions.

    This pure sativa landrace can grow extremely tall outdoors, and once harvested is excellent to consume on a hot day when you need a boost of energy mixed with relaxed vibes. Durban Poison produces an energetic high that will have you sailing through your day!

  • Super Silver Haze
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    A Super Silver Haze nug.

     

    When it comes to heartiness, Super Silver Haze is just as good as White Widow, so it needed to be on this list. Super Silver Haze is easy to grow, quickly taking root and thriving wherever it is.  

    The buds produced from this strain are spicy, skunky, and fragrant, leaving your body relaxed, and your spirit lifted. Like Hulkberyy and Moby Dick, however, Super Silver Haze grows huge, so you will need to provide ample space for this plant to thrive. Super Silver Haze traces its roots to Skunk, Haze and Northern Lights.

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  • LSD
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    LSD cannabis nug.

     

    This strain is a huge hit among beginners because it is hardy and resistant to many of the common fungi and pests that plague cannabis plants. This low-maintenance variety is in pure heaven when grown in hot climates. However, you will do well in moderate conditions if you provide shelter, such as a greenhouse, where conditions are warm and ample sunshine gets to the plants.

    LSD is a cross between Skunk #1 and Mazar, but it earned its name from its effects. LSD produces a near psychedelic experience that will hit both your body and mind. If you intend to go to a music concert in the summer, or you feel inclined to watch a sci-fi movie at home, LSD is the weed strain to see you through such an activity.

  • OG Kush
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    An OG Kush nug.

     

    A list of the top outdoor cannabis strains would be incomplete if OG Kush wasn’t mentioned. OG Kush owes its fame among growers and users alike due to its mellow, calming effects coupled with a potent high.

    Growing this strain is easy and does well in warm climates. Beginners are unlikely to face any major hurdles when growing this strain, which can grow to up to nine feet tall outdoors. Such a massive height doesn’t take anything away from the yield, however, as OG Kush can produce 1100g per plant. 

    The buds of OG Kush have a distinctive sour lemon and earthy pine aroma. If you don’t regularly smoke, this is not the one to start out with. This strain produces a massive high that can literally knock some people out cold! It’s best to save this one for the end of the day when you are ready to crawl into bed.

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    This is in no way a comprehensive list of all the cannabis strains that are excellent to grow outdoor. These are merely the ones that we believe will give you the most bang for your buck.  It is always a good idea to do your due diligence and pick a strain that is suitable for your needs. 

    After you’ve chosen your perfect strain, grow your plants in a Pot for Pot.  We make it easy to grow marijuana plants on your patio, in your yard or even in your greenhouse. Before you know it, it’s time to harvest, and you’re enjoying the fall with some homegrown treats of your own. 

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