One of the things you need to learn if you want to grow your own marijuana is the different genetics of marijuana strains and their growing methods. First, you have to decide on the strain you want to grow and select the right medium. Different strains have different methods of cultivation; hydroponic method is one of these methods.
What is Hydro Weed
Hydro weed or Hydroponic weed is a class of cannabis strain cultivated using hydroponic method. Hydroponics is a method of growing cannabis in water; nutrients and other things needed for the growth of the strains are added into the water. Hydro weed is usually grown indoors, in a controlled environment. This method gives you complete control over the plant’s environment, resulting in more consistent buds and faster harvest cycles. There are various growing systems that are characterized under hydroponics, as long as it is soilless and there’s availability of water, oxygen and nutrients. Some of the most popular techniques for growing hydroponic weed strains are Deep water culture, Drip system, Wick system, Nutrient Film Technique.
Best Hydro Weed Strains
Hydroponic weed strains are very popular. They require a higher level of skill than most conventional growing methods and tend to grow faster than other strains. Below are some of the highly recommended hydro weed strains for both beginner and expert hydroponic growers.
Gorilla Glue strain, also known as Original glue, is a heavy hybrid cannabis strain that produces a very heavy and sedating high. Bred from parent strains, Chem’s Sister and Chocolate Diesel, Gorilla Glue delivers a pungent yet pleasing smell and a coffee or chocolate taste that leaves behind a strong diesel taste.
Since its creation in summer 2016, this super strain has become increasingly popular among many users. It produces a relaxing and seating effect, keeping you glued to your seat. It has very high THC levels that require only a few puffs to kick in.
With a THC content close to 28%, it is advisable for new users to go easy on this strain. It is perfect for a relaxing night as it leaves you instantly happy and stress-free. It is also highly recommended for people who struggle with anxiety, depression or insomnia. This strain is relatively easy to grow; all you need is a standard hydroponic setup and a bit of research. It takes about 8 – 9 weeks to flower.
Blue Dream is a slightly sativa-dominant hybrid strain created by crossing Haze and Blueberry strains. It is a potent strain with high THC levels ranging from 17% to 24% and low CBD levels of about 2%. It delivers a stimulatory effect that leaves your body energized and relaxed. Blue Dream strain is a fan favourite for both expert and novice stoners because of the balanced effects it produces.
It smells and tastes a lot like berries, with long-lasting sugary flavors that stay on your tongue and in the air long after the smoke has cleared. This strain is often prescribed to Medical marijuana patients to treat nausea, chronic pain and depression.
Blue dream, also called Azure Haze, has long and bushy nugs with blue hair and deep blue hues; it’s also covered in white trichomes. It takes about 10 weeks to flower if grown in an indoor system and has a high yield of about 21 ounces per plant. It produces a high that starts with a cerebral rush with a heightened focus. It keeps you energized and ready for any task.
Sour Diesel, or Sour D for short, is a popular sativa strain made by crossing Chemdawg and another strain that’s yet to be identified. This strain is a bit mysterious because no one knows who originally bred it; everyone calls him/her “Asshole Joe” or “A.J.” Researchers suspect that its other strain is most likely DNL or Super Skunk.
This potent sativa strain contains 26% THC and retains about 2% of CBD. Its plant grows tall with light green nugs; it produces pungent citrus-like odours that fill your indoor garden. Just like its name, it produces pungent flavours that taste like diesel gas and has a likewise pungent and skunky odor. It leaves behind an herbal and lemon after taste on your tongue. It delivers a fast-acting cerebral effect that keeps you active and creative. It is perfect for a wake-and-bake strain as it offers some mental stimulation that leaves you ready for the day. It is prescribed for patients with anxiety, depression, stress and pain.
Expert growers say that it’s best grown in an outdoor climate and takes approximately 77 days to flower. This legendary strain has been popular since the ninety’s and is still one of the most popular strains to date.
Hydro weed or Hydroponic weed strains are incredibly popular among both users and growers. Most of these strains have high THC content that offers a heavy euphoric feeling. These strains grow pretty fast and require a lot of research, care and attention.
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