If you are hoping to start growing and cloning cannabis in your local area it is important that you understand that not all hemp clones are the same. Some varieties have stronger tolerances to mold, diseases, insects and some of them even require fewer nutrients as a whole. There are also strains that prefer higher humidity or lower humidity.
You want a clone that can grow in all seasons where you live too. It won’t do if you have plants that can’t survive a winter where you are at. You may need to make separate space for your plants and set them up with heat, grow lights and much more. It isn’t a cheap endeavor, to grow marijuana strains.
Take your soil in the area you reside in and determine what major components make it up. You can have a lab test it and see how much clay or volcanic rock is in your soil, for example. Then you’ll want to find compatible strains of marijuana.
If you obtain your original plant from your area and it has done well, then clone it and you should be find. The areas in the country with high humidity, such as the South, will need strains that are heat tolerant and do well in high humidity.
In the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and South, the following strains do the best. Since this is a very large portion of the country, we’ll name them and go into some details with each one.
- Sativa – Thrives very well in equatorial areas around the glove. It can do very well in California and the Pacific Northwest. The clones are able to withstand high humidity. Sativa clones are extremely popular because they tend to do very well in such diverse parts of the country.
- Somango XL – This is a genetically produced and is a strain that gives a very mood enhancing rush of energy. You won’t feel tired and worn-out when you use this particular strain. It can grow up to two full meters tall and it will produce 600 grams of flowers that are very high in CBD if kept in prime conditions. Ready for harvest in mid-September, this is a strain that is fairly easy to keep.
- Green Crack – This strain thrives in California, Arizona, and other states of the American West. It’s a great started plant for those who need to give it a whirl. It has been around a while and it has a sweet citrusy aroma and high energy effect. Usually the products that are high in CBD are products that are mood enhancing and energizing.
Green Crack clones are relatively easy to take care of. It flowers relatively quickly as well. This is a clone only strain, which is a drawback because it isn’t easy to find to start your growing plan.
- Critical – This plant is another that loves the South, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest. It’s a very hearty strain, easy to grow and just a really good ‘all around’ marijuana plant that the beginner may also not have any issues with growing. It does well in seasons where the temps may drop low too. It has a quick growing season too. I can reach just over two meters in height and it is a strong bud producer.
It blooms fast and is typically harvest in September. This is a relatively easy plant to take care of and cut your growing teeth on if you are seeking an easy starter.
The main things for you to realize is that temperature and humidity are the two most important factors when you are trying to grow cannabis. If the strain you are growing doesn’t like either or both of the above, it will not thrive and it may even die.
Root rot can happen if humidity is too high for some plants and this can wipe out all of your hard work because very few plants can and will recover from root rot. In fact, most professional growers will quickly toss these plants and start over because it just isn’t worth the time of the money.
You should take care to check your roots regularly no matter where you live as root rot can happen anywhere due to many different factors. Overwatering your plants can cause root rot, so be very careful to test the soil and make sure that bugs are controlled, as naturally as possible.
Parasites and bugs need to be watched wherever you are as well. No matter where you live, pick the heartiest plants that your mother bonsai produces and then clone these. Only the plant you should make clones from is a solid, sturdy and hearty plant that has shown itself to be a survivor with good health.
Take the time to do research in your area and learn what strains are available from dispensaries now. If dispensaries aren’t available in your area, then simply Google which strains like weather such as the type where you live. This will break it down for you and you can even search state by state for this information.
Researching the strains that are popular should also give you a very good idea of which are more likely to survive any sort of growing A little research will go a very long way and you should take the time to do it correctly and narrow a list down to the top three to four strains that you’d like to try to grow.