These days, the vast majority of cannabis strains on the market have been specifically adapted and bred for indoor cultivation. Sure, in theory, any weed can grow anywhere. But in practice, this is absolutely not the case with all cannabis varieties. Most marijuana will thrive in a sunny southern climate. However, plenty of outstanding, hardy strains can be cultivated in cooler, northern latitudes.
Not much needs to be said about OG Kush, one of the most iconic cannabis strains of all time. This super dank specimen, a 75% indica, is just ideal to grow outdoors under the sun. Here, a single plant can yield 500 grams in a short 8 weeks of flowering. Once you can finally set her buds ablaze, you will enjoy delicious citrus, pine, and fruit flavours. Her extremely relaxing indica effect makes OG Kush the perfect nighttime strain for chilling and watching movies.
EUROPEAN CLIMATE ZONES: HOW MUCH SUN IS YOUR GARDEN GETTING?
It would be a shame not to dabble with some fine photoperiod strains in a warmer climate. How about some organic, soil-cultivated OG Kush or Sour Diesel goodness to have your ladies growing into great ganja trees for some truly monster yields? But do keep an eye out when growing in these hot climate zones, as the scorching sun can be too much for plants to handle in excess. Shade, rather than shelter from rain, may be required. Watch out for heatwaves! Here are our favourites when growing in a hot and dry climate:
What kind of cannabis you choose to cultivate and where you sow the seeds will dictate your outdoor crop’s performance. Our breakdown of the perfect strains for each climate zone will help you grow fire marijuana throughout spring, summer, and autumn.
Sour Diesel is another legendary cannabis strain that any “serious” cultivator shouldn’t miss out on growing. With roots in sunny California, she’s well adapted to dry and sunny climates. Here, the plant can grow to its full potential. This 70% sativa can reach a height of 2m and flowers over 10–11 weeks. Despite the slightly prolonged flowering period, she can provide an epic yield of up to 600g/plant. Among her highlights is her trademark fuel-like aroma and taste, which is highly sought-after by cannabis enthusiasts. She provides a relaxing but clear high.
A Mediterranean climate typically has warm, dry summers and mild wet winters. The temperatures are much lower than a tropical monsoon climate, and show considerable variation. Some regions may see frost, but winter is typically wet, not snowy. Coastal regions may have foggy summers but typically see little rain in the summer.
These areas have hot, dry summers that are usually long. In the US there is often some summer rainfall in the form of thundershowers. In Europe these tend to be areas of high elevation with long, dry summers.
Hot Summer Continental Climate Seeds
A humid subtropical climate has warm to hot and humid summers, often with thunderstorms and cool wet winters that rarely duck below freezing. For the most part, our readers with Humid Subtropical weather live in the Southeastern United States.
This is the broadest of our classifications, covering both desert and steppe conditions and a wide range of temperatures. However, the unifying characteristic of these climates is low precipitation.
Maritime temperate, or oceanic, climates are damp, with year-round rainfall. The temperatures are moderated by the ocean, with typically warm summers and cool winters, with neither season showing an extreme of heat or cold.