Outdoor Marijuana Seeds – Best Top 10! Just imagine: no expensive hydroponic system, no light schedule to set, no electric bills to pay, no need to find a huge, empty room… and lots of beautiful buds at the end of the season. It’s easy to tell why growing cannabis outdoors is appealing to many growers. So why don’t we all do it? Many people are afraid that their climate is too wet, too dry, too cold or their season too short for good marijuana growing. Others are afraid it is impossible to be discreet with outdoor plants. Well, we are here to introduce you to a wide variety of seeds suited nearly any summer climate, be it wet, short or chilly. We can also help you find the most discreet strains that you can tuck into your vegetable patch without your neighbors catching on. As you check out our favorite outdoor seeds, here are some factors to consider for your specific situation: Top 10 Outdoor Seeds 2018 #1. AK-47 Feminized Seeds Sativa 20+% THC High #2. Guerrilla’s Gusto Feminized Seeds Indica Dominant Medium THC High #3. Northern Lights AutoFlowering Feminized Indica/Ruderalis 20% THC 30-50 g/plant #4. Northern Lights Feminized Seeds 100% Indica Medium THC Medium #5. Lowryder 2 Autoflowering Feminized Seeds Indica/Sativa/Ruderalis Low-Medium THC 45-60 g/plant #6. Jack Herer Feminized Seeds Sativa Dominant 15-20% THC 400 g/m2 #7. Holland’s Hope Feminized Seeds Indica/Sativa 10-15% THC High #8. Blue Cheese AutoFlowering Feminized Seeds Indica 12-15% THC Medium #9. Bangi Haze Feminized Seeds Sativa High THC High #10. Afghan Cannabis Seeds Indica 15-20% THC High Outdoor BONUS STRAINS #1. Barney’s Farm LSD Feminised Seeds Indica 20+% THC High #2. Pineapple Chunk Feminized Seeds Indica 20+% THC 650 g/m2 #3. Cash Crop Auto Feminised Seeds Indica Dominant Up to 22% THC 70 g/plant #4. Royal Cheese Feminized Seeds Indica 60% Sativa 40% 13% THC 650 g/m2 #5. Power Flower Seeds 70% Indica, 30% Sativa 14% THC 450-550 g/m2 Discretion Do you have a secluded forest glade by a meandering creek where no one but the occasional mule deer wanders? If so, you have the luxury of growing pretty much any outdoor strain suited to your climate. But most of us are growing in a space that may see the occasional passerby, or even in a garden bed overlooked by our neighbors. In this case, it is important to consider: Height A tall and hardy Bangi Haze may be beautiful and tasty, but when she hits two meters and proudly displays her sticky buds to the sky, the folks next door are probably going to take notice. If you don’t have lots of space, take a look at some of our shorter strains, such as Lowryder 2, that are easier hidden amongst the tomatoes. Smell I know you love the skunks. Who doesn’t? And they can be great choices for the outdoor grower, if you have a private space for growing. But if you’re trying to hide a few girls in the back yard, or down below those bushes along the side of the road, you better try something that does a little less self-advertising. Time to Bud Before you get started, do a little research on your area. When is the last frost? The first frost? Make sure you choose seeds that will produce buds well before the frost comes, as frost can damage and even kill your plants. Climate How much rain do you get in an average summer? What are temperatures like during the day and at night? In addition to choosing seeds with the right time to bud formation for your region, you also need to consider temperature and water. For instance, if you have a cold, cool summer you need to look for mold resistance strains that do well in cold weather, such as AutoFrisian Dew from Dutch Passion. On the other hand, if it summers are hot and long at your place, you could try a Jack Herer strain, widely renowned as one of the best smokes out there, and a lover of warm weather. Feminized? Feminized seeds bring obvious benefits. If you are growing marijuana in a remote location, being able to skip the sexing visits can really reduce the number of trips you have to make to your plot. However, feminized seeds are more expensive, so if you are growing right in your backyard where it is easy to check your plants, going with regular seeds may be more cost effective. Auto-flowering? Auto-flowering plants will form buds after a certain amount of time, and are not dependent on changes in light to flower. If you are new to outdoor growing or uncertain about the daylight changes in your area, or if you have a short summer followed by early frosts, auto-flowering seeds may be the best choice for you. While historically autos have given lower yields and lighter THC loads, there are a lot of great new strains out there that really compete with light dependent sisters. Check them out at our Top 10 Auto-Flowering Seeds. So you know what you’re looking for in seeds. A few other considerations before you get started: Growing Site In addition to picking a safe, discreet location for your plants, you need to take into account the site’s soil type, soil pH and availability of light and water. Do you have heavy clay or loose sand in your grow site? Is the morning sunlight blocked by a row of trees or a building? Will you water by hand, plant near a stream or depend on rainfall to grow your plants? Ground or Container There are risks when you plant directly in the soil. Poor quality soil, changes in soil pH, and poor drainage can all damage your plants or inhibit their growth. Planting in a container allows you to choose your soil, as well as giving you the freedom to move your plants in and out of sunlight if necessary. Outdoor Hazards The great outdoors houses more threats to the health and well-being of your plants than the relative safety of an indoor growroom. Mites, slugs and other garden pests can damage your crops, as can mold and bud rot if conditions are damp. Wildlife, such as rabbits and deer, may find your plants an irresistible snack. Even pets, such as dogs and cats can damage your plants, especially when they are young. Check out our Guerrilla Growing Guide before you get started to help you provide a safe home for your new plants. To Sum up Outdoor Seeds… Finding your perfect seeds for outdoor growing depends on a number of elements. You need to consider where you live, where you can safely grow and how much time you can commit to growing and caring for your plants. Be realistic! If you want a high THC content, you may be tempted to go with a Skunk strain, but if you also have a small or exposed space to grow, you may need to sacrifice a little power for discretion. High CBD plants usually perform best in warm climates, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something to suit your area. There are more and more seeds available that perform well outdoors. We have listed some of our favorites here, which perform in a wide-variety of climates. As with any cannabis growing, before you begin make sure that you are aware of the risks of growing marijuana, and plan, plan, plan! Good preparation will ensure your greatest chance for success. 2018 Top 10 Outdoor Seeds #1 Vision- AK-47 Seeds Best For: Short Summers, Fast Growth, Lots of THC Vision’s famous AK-47 seeds are a great choice for the outdoor grower with reasonable amounts of space. The plants are not huge, but their sativa roots give them a leggy tendency. However, the AK-47 has a fast finishing time, able to complete a full cycle in as little as 50 days, under ideal conditions. This makes it a good choice for those with short summers. It takes cool weather with ease, though chilly nights will slow down its growth. The name AK-47 comes from the speed of this marijuana- not only does it grow fast, the high hits you like a bullet. Coming on quick and hard, AK-47 is known for its bright but chilled out cerebral high. If you have enough room for her, AK-47 will give you a great product in a short time outdoors. Be sure to check out the other AK strains: AK-48 is an Indica dominant strain that shares the AK-47’s fast cycle and high yields. It is a smaller plant which prefers warmer climates, but it does have a strong odor, so beware of the neighbors! AK-49 from Vision is now available as an auto-flowering strain, one of the most potent autos out there in fact. Like the AK-48, it is a stinky plant, and requires lots of space, but if you have a safe place to grow her, the euphoric high will knock your socks off. Type : Sativa Height : Medium-Tall Flowering time : 8-9 weeks Awards won : High Times Cup 1999 (2nd), 2003 (2nd) Yield : High Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : 20+% For Similar Strains check out: Paradise - Nebula Feminized Seeds Serious AK-47 Feminized Marijuana Seeds Lowlife AK-47 Auto-Flowering Feminized Marijuana Seeds Advanced Seeds- Auto Kaya 47 Seeds #2 Sensi Seeds - Guerrilla’s Gusto Best For: Mold/Pest Resistant, Grows like a Weed They say you can walk into the woods, throw some Guerrilla’s Gusto seeds from Sensi Seeds over your shoulder, walk away and come back at the end of the summer for the harvest. While a little more care is certainly a good idea for highest yields, the message is clear- this is an easy to grow, self-reliant strain designed for the guerrilla grower. Make sure she has light and access to enough water and leave her alone! This is not a feminized strain, so a sexing site visit is necessary if you want to avoid seeds in your bud. Guerrilla’s Gusto is pest and mold resistant, and handles nearly any weather conditions gracefully. She grows quite tall when left on her own. The high is a nice mix of head buzz and lazy body stone, and the yields are high. If you want low maintenance plants to produce great weed out in the back forty with minimal site visits, Guerrilla’s Gusto is the choice for you. Type : Indica Dominant Height : Tall Flowering time : 7-9 weeks Awards won : None Yield : High Feminized : No Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : Medium For Similar Strains check out: Dutch Passion- Holland’s Hope Feminized Seeds Bomb - THC Bomb Feminized Seeds Dutch Hope Seeds Dutch Passion- Frisian Dew Feminized Seeds Ace- Erdpurt Cannabis Seeds #3 Vision – Northern Lights Auto-Flowering Fem Best For: EASY to Grow, Strong Indica High Vision Seeds Northern Lights Auto is a great choice for the beginner. She is one of the easiest plants to grow, needs very little in terms of fertilizer, and handles a variety of light conditions easily. This is the auto-flowering version, which goes from seed to smoke in only 8 weeks. The high is powerful, full body and deeply relaxing, making her a great choice for medical users. We like Northern Lights Auto over the original because it is just so easy to grow. You cannot make a mistake with this plant, she will thrive in a variety of soils, in a variety of climates and with very little feeding, giving you great weed with potent Indica effects. Additionally, these plants are smaller than Northern Lights, which can get 5-6 feet tall when grown outdoors. However, the more experienced grower may want to give the original Northern Lights from Vision (see #4 below) a try, as it does give a higher yield than its auto-flowering counterpart. Keep in mind that the original needs a warm climate to thrive. Type : Indica/Ruderalis Height : 100-130 cm Flowering time : 7-8 weeks Awards won : None Yield : 30-50 g/plant Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : Yes Growth difficulty : EASY THC level : 20% For Similar Strains check out: Vision Northern Lights Nirvana Northern Lights Green House - TrainWreck Feminized Seeds 00 Seeds Auto Northern Lights Feminized Northern Lights #1 #4 Northern Lights Feminized Best For: Warm Climates, Tall Plant, Efficient Another old school, mainly Indica variety, Northern Lights definitely deserves a mention in our top 10. This dense, bushy plant will usually stay under a meter in height when grown indoors, but put them outside and under the right conditions you could find yourself the proud owner of a two meter behemoth of a marijuana tree. The yield from this plant is phenomenal, and has a more subtle, pleasant aroma than Skunk #1. The taste is delectable; spicy yet sweet. The excellent flower to leaf ratio makes for efficient growing in any situation, and when you see those sticky, dense buds practically dripping with resin, we defy your mouth not to be watering. The buzz from Northern Lights is pure Indica with a pleasant couch lock sensation and a long lasting effect. Type : Indica Height : 1-2 meters, TALL outdoors Flowering time : 7-8 weeks Awards won : Cannabis Cup 1989, 1998, 2009 and High Times Cup 1989 Yield : Medium Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Moderate THC level : Medium For Similar Strains check out: Northern Lights #1 Nirvana Northern Lights Northern Lights #5 Marijuana Seeds Nirvana Northern Lights Autoflowering #5 Lowryder – Lowryder 2 Auto Feminized Seeds Best For: Auto-Flowering, Small and Stealthy! If you have limited space or need to grow near neighbors, Lowryder 2 is the plant you want. Developed from one of the first auto-strains to come out, Easy Ryder, Lowryder 2 is perfect for container growing, widow boxes or hiding amongst your flowers. This little plant has a very mild odor, adding to its appeal for stealth growers. If the size and smell are not enough to sell you on Lowryder 2, consider the fact that it is an auto-flowering variety and has a high germination rate. No wasted seed, and it doesn’t care how much light it gets. Lowryder 2 will set flowers on schedule, regardless of your day length. Yields are not as high as some of our other outdoor strains, but you can grow it on your windowsill! Type : Indica/Sativa/Ruderalis Height : Very Low (around 30 inches) Flowering time : 6-7 weeks Awards won : None Yield : 45-60 g/plant Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : Yes Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : Low-Medium For Similar Strains check out: Lowryder Seeds Lowryder Lowryder Easyryder Auto-Flowering Feminized Seeds Lowryder Diesel Ryder Auto-Flowering Feminized #6 GreenHouse - Jack Herer Feminized Seeds Best For: Mediterranean Climate, Unbeatable High A true classic and widely considered one of the best strains available, Jack Herer seeds are not for the beginner, but are well worth the trouble. With archetypal sativa growth, long fingered leaves and frosty buds, a Jack Herer plant is a real beauty. The plants require a warm, dry climate to grow, and lots of space. Don’t try planting Jack Herer seeds in a container, as there simply will not be enough room for her to spread out. If you have the right climate, give Jack Herer a try. She takes a little longer than some, needing 11 weeks to really mature, but the high is unlike anything you have tried. It is cerebral, trippy and joyous, with a deep accompanying body stone. Once you try it you’ll see why it is so very worth the effort. Due to her vast popularity, there are now many variations on the original Jack Herer available. Advanced Seeds offers a quality auto-flowering version that makes growing a little easier, although a warm, dry climate is still important. Paradise Seeds also offers an Auto Jack that promises fast growth and high yields. Sensi Seeds has come out with Jack Flash, an easy to grow Jack Herer derivative that offers nausea and pain relief for the medical community. Type : Sativa Dominant Height : Tall and Big Flowering time : 9-11 weeks Awards won : None Yield : 400 g/m2 Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Difficult THC level : 15-20% For Similar Strains check out: Advanced Seeds Jack Herer Auto-Flowering Feminized Seeds Advanced Seeds Auto Jack Herer Royal Queen Royal Jack Automatic Seeds AC Genetics Turbo Jack Seeds Dinafem Critical Jack Seeds #7 Dutch Passion – Holland’s Hope Feminized Seeds Best For: Wet Climates, Mold Resistant, Northern Locations Holland’s Hope is your go to girl if you are growing in wet, rainy or cold conditions. Bred to be a solid, reliable producer in unreliable climates, Holland’s Hope is popular with growers in the Northern United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Depending on conditions, you can see harvests as early as 50 days from planting, making Holland’s Hope particularly well suited to short season areas. She is mold, fungus and pest resistant, and produces beautifully despite soggy soils. While her yields are high her odor is mild, making her a nice choice for a stealth grow. When smoked, Holland’s Hope is full on Indica knockout. Prepare to be couch bound and down while enjoying her hashy flavor. The heavy Indica effects make her a favorite amongst medical users suffering from depression and chronic pain. Type : Indica/Sativa Height : Medium Flowering time : 7-9 weeks Awards won : None Yield : High Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Easy THC level: 10-15% For Similar Strains check out: Ace Seeds Bangi Haze (Grows well in similar conditions, but with a Sativa high) Dutch Hope Seeds Dinafem Blue Hash Feminized Seeds #8 Barney’s Farm – Blue Cheese Auto Feminized Best For: Limited Spaces, Stealth, Auto, High CBD Blue Cheese Auto is a lovely plant to grow. Short, stocky and robust, it is perfect for limited spaces and more stealthy grows, and at flowering time the sticky, resin laden buds are a welcome payoff for all your hard work. Be careful with the situation of this plant however, as it is particularly susceptible to imbalances in pH. The autoflowering version of this potent little plant is well worth the extra investment. The seeds are vigorous from the start, and 10 weeks after germination you can expect a harvest, no matter what the photoperiod. This makes Blue Cheese Autoflowering a great choice for those with short summers and unpredictable climates. The end result is a smaller harvest than some of the other Cheese varieties, but what you miss out on in quantity, you certainly make up in quality. The smoke is tasty, luxurious and super high in CBD, perfect for just laying back and watching the world go by. Type : Indica Height : 80 cm Flowering time : 8-10 Weeks Awards won : High Times Cup 2006 (3rd), IC420 Cup 2006 (3rd) Yield : Medium Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : Yes Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : 12-15% CBD level : High For Similar Strains check out: Barney’s Farm Blue Cheese Feminized Blue Mammoth Weed Seeds 00 Seeds Auto Cheese Berry Auto Seeds Auto Purple Cheese #9 Ace – Bangi Haze Feminized Seeds Best For: Upbeat high, Mold and Pest Resistant Bangi Haze was bred in Northern Spain to be an outdoor powerhouse. She is mold and pest resistant, even standing up to the spider mite. She thrives in chilly, damp and Northern areas, and her relatively short growing season makes her a viable option for shorter growing seasons. Bangi Haze is unique amongst Haze varieties in her ability to produce outdoors as well as in. While her growing characteristics make her an easy choice for an outdoor grow, the real attraction of Bangi Haze is all about her smoke. A pure, active, bubbly Sativa high that will keep you up and going all day. Expect energy and a creative boost that is perfect for the daytime smoker. Type : Sativa Height : Medium to Tall Flowering time : 9-10 weeks Awards won : None Yield : High Feminized : No Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : High For Similar Strains check out: Dutch Passion Frisian Dew Dutch Passion Holland’s Hope Feminized Seeds #10 Afghan Cannabis Seeds Best For: Easy in Warm Climates, Heavy Stone Pure Afghan landrace varieties grew happily outdoors for centuries, with little to no intervention from their human neighbors. These successful and fast growing varieties have undergone expert selection in Holland to produce varieties that are ideally suited to both indoor and outdoor growing. Afghan is 100% Indica, so keeps to a shorter, bushy size, perfect for covert growing amongst other plants and shrubs. A high leaf to flower ratio and extremely high THC content make this a perfect plant for those who enjoy that stone heavy buzz. To some, the smoke can be harsh, with a petrol sickly odor, but the total stone experience and characteristic numbness is worth it. Afghan weed is popular as a template for hybrids. It can be a little temperamental in terms of soil pH, and is less resistant to mold and bud rot than some. Grow it in a warm climate that is not too wet. Overall, this is an old school Indica best taken in the proximity of a comfy sofa. Type : Indica Height : Medium Flowering time : 7-8 weeks Awards won : None Yield : High Feminized : No Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Medium THC level : 15-20% For Similar Strains check out: Sensi Afghani #1 Seeds 00 Seeds Auto Afghan Mass British Columbia Afghan Dream Automatic Seeds Outdoor BONUS STRAINS There are so many great outdoor seeds; we couldn’t stop ourselves at just 10. Bonus #1 Barney’s Farm – Barney’s Farm LSD Fem Seeds Best For: Trippy Stone, Disease Resistant, Hardy True to its name, Feminized seeds produce a beautiful Indica bud that will send you tripping in a euphoric, acid-esque high. It is a sturdy, robust plant that thrives outdoors in most climates. It is tough, disease resistant and feminized, so no need to go for a sexing visit. Indica lovers will flip for this powerful pot, and the outdoor grower will find it an easy, hardy option for the field or woods. Type : Indica Height : Medium Flowering time : 9 weeks Awards won : None Yield : High Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : 20+% For Similar Strains check out: Royal Queen Royal Caramel Seeds Nebula Weed Seeds (It is a Sativa… but Trippy and easy to grow outdoors!) Mazar Weed Seeds Bonus #2 Barney’s Farm – Pineapple Chunk Feminized Best For: Mold Resistant, Couch Lock Stone, High THC With THC levels hitting 25%, this Indica from is potent plant. Expect to be on the couch for hours after smoking one of these citrusy, cheesy buds. has given us a knock-you-flat stone from a plant that is easy to grow. Pineapple Chunk really handles herself outdoors, showing a strong mold and pest resistance and an ability to produce in a variety of climates with minimal care. She is not a short plant, so make sure you have the room to let her grow and keep her hidden. Type : Indica Height : Tall Flowering time : 8 weeks Awards won : None Yield : 650 g/m2 Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : 20+% For Similar Strains check out: Barney’s Farm Pineapple Express Auto Flowering Feminized Seeds Bonus #3 Cream of the Crop - Cash Crop Auto Best For: Money does Grow on Trees! Cash Crop Auto is a fast growing, high yielding plant with a tasty bud and satisfying high. Outdoors she produces about 70 g/plant, and while she prefers warm climates she can be coaxed into performing in temperate zones. You may need to offer support to her huge buds in the last week or two. Maybe hide her amongst your tall indeterminate tomatoes which also need staking! The taste is sweet and skunky; the high is cerebral and stunning. The buds are tight, compact and covered with golden dust. The dense colas and tight leaf structure make for great oil production as well. With big yields, uncomplicated growing and a delicious high that is going to be loved by medical and recreational users alike, Cash Crop is an obvious winner. Type : Indica Dominant Height : Medium Flowering time : 10 weeks Awards won : None Yield : 70 g/plant Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : Yes Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : Up to 22% For Similar Strains check out: Big Bud Seeds Dinafem Sour Diesel Auto-Flowering Feminized 00 Seeds Auto Northern Lights Feminized Bonus #4 Royal Queen – Royal Cheese Fem Seeds Best For: High Yield, Famous High, Big Plant A feminized version of a real favorite, Royal Cheese Feminized makes it even easier to grow and enjoy the stinky cheese smell and the hard hitting mind/body high of Cheese weed. This is a plant that performs well inside, but thrives outdoors. She can hit 6.5 feet easily outside, and produces a much higher yield than when she is cooped up. Give her warm days and plenty of water and she will do the rest. She needs a good 10 weeks to mature, so make sure you have enough frost free days for her. She is big and she is stinky! This is not a plant for stealth grows. This strain also offers a high CBD content for medicinal users. Type : Indica 60% Sativa 40% Height : Tall Flowering time : 9-10 weeks Awards won : None Yield : 650 g/m2 outdoors Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : 13% CBD level : High For Similar Strains check out: L.A. Cheese Seeds Big Buddha Chisel Feminized Seeds Bonus #5 Royal Queen – Power Flower Seeds Best For: Sativa High, Warm Climates Sativa lover’s are going to flip for Power Flower from Royal Queen. This strain was bred in South Africa to deliver a long lasting, energetic and creative high from a sweet, citrusy tasting bud. Power Flower loves to be grown outside, producing her highest yields outdoors. But she must have a warm, or even hot climate and gets lots of sunshine. If you can’t provide those conditions, you can give her a try indoors using SOG or LST techniques. Type : Sativa 88% Indica 12% Height : Medium Flowering time : 8-9 weeks Awards won : None Yield : 450-550 g/m2 outdoors Feminized : Yes Autoflowering : No Growth difficulty : Easy THC level : 14% CBD level : Medium For Similar Strains check out: Dutch Dragon Weed Seeds Greenhouse Seeds Jack Herer Feminized CONCLUSION: Growing marijuana outdoors can be incredibly rewarding. Your biggest task when growing outdoors is preparation. In the grow room you manage your lights, temperature, pH, nutrients and hydro solutions. Outside you leave most of that up to Mother Nature. Choosing a safe, secluded spot with plenty of sunlight, water and reasonably fertile, well-draining soil is imperative to producing a successful crop. You should also choose a seed with the proper genetics to perform well outside. Many strains, like Power Flower or Royal Cheese give their best yields and grow to their greatest heights outside. Seeds like Holland’s Hope or Bangi Haze cope well with wet, cool summers in Northern latitudes. Choosing a seed that is bred for the variable conditions of outdoor growing will help you achieve the largest, tastiest and easiest harvest possible. Do your homework, prepare a good grow site, plant your carefully selected seeds and enjoy watching the summer sun grow fat, frosty buds for you.