Cannabis Questions Answered: Best Outdoor Strains For New England


There is no denying that marijuana is sweeping across the world. Just look at the number of states, cities, and regions that have legalized medical cannabis. Heck, there are near as many that have legalized recreational use. Whatever the situation is, legal marijuana is clearly here to stay. One of the places that recently relaxed some of their marijuana laws was New England. And, as more New England states relax their marijuana laws, more and more people are delving into the different strains. Not only are they smoking the different strains, but they are experimenting around with growing different strains in the area. With some of the changes in the laws, you can now grow strains right in your backyard. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it will be easy.

In fact, with thousands of options available, it only makes it harder and harder to find the right strains for your garden. The world of weed has come a long way since the early 60s and there are now a variety of different strains available that produce various effects. However, you might be surprised to learn that there are some specific strains that will just fair better in the New England area.

Purple Trainwreck

Purple plants are beautiful and exotic looking. And, in the world of weed, purples genetic have always been popular. Just look at what Jimi Hendrix did for Purple Haze. That aside, it is the aesthetically pleasing phenotypes of the plants that make the purple strains some of the most sought after in the world. And, Purple Trainwreck is right at the forefront of these strains. The exotic looks aren’t the only reason that the strain is so sought after. This strain is one of the most potent available on the market and can contain as much as 25 percent THC. While it contains a massive amount of THC, it will only contain a minimal about of CBD.

This is one of the reasons that this specific strain is typically grown as a balanced hybrid and used in social settings. Upon initial use, you will feel uplifted and euphoric. After consuming this earthy toned strain it will just be a matter of minutes before you become a social butterfly. Combine the cerebral effects with an intense body high and you’ll have one of the most diverse strains in the world.

Purple Trainwreck Grow Information

It can take anywhere from nine to eleven weeks for Purple Trainwreck to flower. Growing indoors can yield at least 18 ounces, so you can expect to clear more than this from an outdoor grow. The plant grows tall and can reach nearly 65 inches in height when fully stretched. New England’s warmer climate and sun pattern create the perfect environment for this strain, as it requires a lot of heat. The strain should be ready to harvest by the middle of October due to the fact that the plant flowers in the late summer. Outdoor plants will yield nearly as much as 25 ounces.

Critical Kush

Critical Kush is one of the newer strains that was recently created by Barney’s Farm, but in its short tenure it has gone on to win several coveted awards. It has even held the honor of the High Times Cannabis Cup. The strain is strongly Indica-dominant with right around 90 percent. It is a cross between OGKush and Critical Mass, hence the name. While the strain isn’t highly known for its aromas or tastes, it is considered one of the most potent available. Whether you smoke, eat, or vape the strain, you can expect an intense high that will come on just after a few minutes of consumption. The strain boasts a 25 percent THC level and is considered unsuitable for new users.

Critical Kush Grow Information

One of the best things about Critical Kush is that it is considered one of the easiest strains to grow. This means that any beginner can jump right into the strain and produce a plant with acceptable yield results. The plant is robust and durable and has the ability to thrive in conditions where other plants simply wouldn’t. Indoor plants can harvest in 9 to 10 weeks and produce nearly 21 ounces, while outdoor plants can yield as much as 23. The plant begins to bloom in the summer and is typically ready for harvest by the end of September.

Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue was an instant classic when it reached the area. And, it is really no wonder why with its powerful effects and Indica-dominant properties. The strain is a cross between Chocolate Diesel and Sour Diesel. The bud gets its name because it creates a high that is so potent it literally leaves your head feeling like it was just filled with glue. This is probably because of its abnormally high THC content of anywhere from25 to 28 percent. The high starts with a cerebral rush that will make you feel happy and hazy at the same time. The only problem is you’ll have a hard time focusing. If you have something important to do, you will want to stay away from this strain. From here, it will only be a few minutes before the peak of the effects wash over you and you will be left in an unmovable state. The effects can last for hours and sometimes lead to deep long relaxing hours of sleep.

Gorilla Glue Grow Information

Gorilla Glue is perfect for the New England environment, as it will thrive in temperatures of anywhere for 68 and 85 degrees F. You just have to be careful about the night temperature because anywhere below 10 degrees from the daytime average and you could be looking at a ruined plant. With Gorilla Glue, it is imperative to understand the flowering time and process. If done right, you can yield as much as 18 ounces per square meter from an outdoor grow. You’ll want to make sure that you buy several pairs of scissors for the harvesting stage because the plant will be filled with resin.

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