Growing marijuana can be intimidating for beginners. There are many different strains, each with its challenges and benefits.

With that being said, some strains are more beginner-friendly than others. So, depending on your skillset, you may want to focus on growing a strain that’s easier to master.

These five easy marijuana strains will help you grow an incredible garden!

1. Blue Dream

Blue Dream is one of the most popular cannabis strains around, and for a good reason. It’s easy to grow, produces generous yields, and creates a relaxing and euphoric high.

The strain flowers for nine weeks on average and results in sticky, highly resinous buds. It’d be best if you did some research online so you can become familiar with how the plant will look when flowering. Keep a lookout — Blue Dream cannabis plants tend to form a “Christmas Tree” shape.

If you’re looking for the flexibility of where to plant your garden, Blue Dream does well indoors or outdoors. Although, it tends to thrive better indoors.

This cannabis strain has a slight Sativa dominance. Plus, it can grow up to five feet indoors! It finishes in approximately nine to ten weeks and produces mid-sized yields.

For a relaxing high and a generous yield, you can’t go wrong with Blue Dream!

2. Wedding Cake

If you struggle with pain or insomnia, you may want to consider growing the Wedding Cake strain. People enjoy it because it has low THC yet works well at helping with pain-related discomfort.

Here’s a brief history of the Wedding Cake strain:

Wedding Cake came to be when Subcool pollinated the Jack the Ripper strain. Then, he pollinated it with a select phenotype from UK Cheese cannabis plants. Wedding Cake was the result. As for its name, it was named Wedding Cake because of its distinct cheesy odor. The smell is similar to aged cheese.

The cannabis seeds from these plants can produce both male and female plants. This cannabis strain is best grown indoors in a Sea of Green set-up. A Sea of Green set-up is where you grow several small plants instead of only a few big marijuana plants.

Flowering times vary, but Wedding Cake cannabis can finish in nine weeks or less. When it finishes flowering all depends on how you grow it.

If you want a lot of marijuana, you’ll be pleased to know that yields are high. So, you won’t have a shortage of Wedding Cake in your garden!

Wedding Cake has a high THC content (up to 24%) and produces a strong, euphoric, and relaxing high.

3. Northern Lights

Northern Lights cannabis is a pure Indica strain that is easy to grow and forgive mistakes. It’s a short cannabis plant that grows well in small spaces and produces high yields. The buds are dense and covered in resin, with a sweet, earthy flavor.

Are you interested in having hash oil in the future? Then Northern Lights is for you. It is one of the most popular strains for extracting hash oil.

This cannabis strain flowers for six to seven weeks. And it finishes outdoors around the end of September. Yields are high, and whether you grow it indoors or outdoors, you can expect to harvest a lot of grams!

As for its THC, its content goes up to 18%. Like Wedding Cake and Blue Dream, this strain produces a high that is relaxing.

4. Frisian Dew

Frisian Dew cannabis is a hybrid strain that is easy to grow and produces high yields. It’s a cross between the Dutch Skunk and the American cannabis strains Sweet Tooth and Big Bud.

The cannabis strain flowers for about nine weeks and finishes in late September. Yields are high, and assuming you take care of the plant, you should be pleased with the results.

Frisian Dew has a medium potency which makes it ideal to use for various medical issues and more.

5. Mango Kush

Mango Kush is a strain hybrid of the Hindu Kush and the mango fruit. It’s easy to grow, resistant to pests, and easy to take care of.

This hybrid plant is short and grows well in small spaces. Like other strains, it produces high yields. As for its buds, they are dense and covered in resin, with a sweet, fruity flavor.

If you enjoy the taste of bananas and mango, then you’ll appreciate how Mango Kush tastes too!

Mango Kush strains finish flowering in around eleven weeks and produce medium yields. It has a THC content of up to 21%, which is a higher THC than most strains.

Bonus: Cannabis Trimmings

After the strains of your choosing produce high yields, you’ll no doubt enjoy having marijuana at your disposal. However, even though you’ll likely use most of the plant, you shouldn’t let the trimmings go to waste.

Cannabis plant trimmings can be just as potent as your buds. Many growers prefer having something like cannabis juice over the bud.

You can also use the trimmings to make edibles. You may want to try making cannabis butter, cannabis oil, cannabis resin, or even cannabis tea. As mentioned, another option is to make cannabis juice.


So there you have it. By focusing on planting easy strains like these, you’ll have marijuana whenever you need it.

Once you master how to grow these beginner strains, branch out to others. In time, you’ll be a pro at planting a variety of strains. Once you have a few favorite strains to use, planting a marijuana garden will become a favorite pastime!