The climate where you live and plan to grow your weed plays an important role in the process and is a deciding factor when considering which strains to grow.
If you live in a warm and temperate climate, you’re extremely fortunate, as you’d have limitless number of options when it comes to growing weed.
However, if you live in a hot or extremely dry climate, you will need to pick the strains you grow more carefully, so you can get the best yields you can.
Hot Climate Growing Tips
If you’re not sure which strains are suitable for hotter weather so you can know what to plant next, stick with us as we go over the top 3 strains that are best suited for hot climate.
But first, let’s go over a few tips to help you grow better in hot and dry climates.
- Delay exposing your seedlings. If you’re growing in a really hot and dry climate, try to delay exposing your seedlings to the outdoor conditions until they’ve had a chance to develop above and below the ground so they can withstand the harsher conditions.
- Slowly acclimate your plants. When taking your plants from indoor conditions outdoors, gradually move them outdoors so they can have a chance to acclimate to the outdoor conditions better. First, put them in the shadow area, then move them to the sunlit area in a day or two.
- Move your containers. If you’re growing your plants in containers instead of directly in the ground, make sure you move the containers away from direct sunlight and shade your plants with netting to prevent heat damage.
- Use a shade net. If you’re growing your plants in the ground, or you do not want to constantly keep moving their containers, use a simple shade net to cover them from direct sunlight. According to Herbies, a simple shading cloth can lower the temperature your plants experience by 10°F (6°C).
- Use water-absorbing polymers. To prepare the earth for drought and extremely hot weather, you can add water-absorbing crystals when preparing the soil for planting. These are available in most garden centers and are designed to lock in extra water and hold onto it so your plants can have a reservoir they can dip into when needed.
- Select the right strain. The most important part of the process is to select a strain that can grow in these weather conditions, which is what we’re here to help you out with!
Which Strains are Best to Grow in Hot Climate?
While all strains need extra care during hot weather conditions, there are some cannabis seeds that do especially well in harsher conditions such as these 3!
Check out the top 3 performing strains for hot climate below.
Tangerine Dream (Barney’s Farm)
Tangerine Dream is a slightly Sativa-dominant and energizing hybrid with a 60% Sativa / 40% Indica ratio. It is well suited for hot and dry weather. With the Afghan strain in its family tree, this strain is particularly suited for dry climate as it has been specifically built to survive in desolate, dry environments.
This strain is characterized with high levels of THC of around 21%, high yields of around 600g/m2 (2oz/ft2) and a pungent aroma with citrusy notes and a hint of berries.
Godzilla Glue #4 (Herbies Seeds)
Godzilla Glue #4 is a perfectly balanced 50/50 hybrid that’s been bred to do well in hot weather.
This strain is also known for its extreme potency of up to 29% THC, outstanding production of resin and unmatched citrusy, piney and chocolaty flavor. If you’re looking for a highly-potent strain that will leave you impressed with its complex flavor profile, its mind-blowing effects and its huge yields, then Godzilla Glue #4 is the perfect choice for you.
Lemon AK Auto (FastBuds)
Lemon AK Auto’s genetics give it an edge over other strains when it comes to hot weather and harsh, desert climates.
This strain is quite easy to grow, it produces huge yields and has a high THC content of around 24%. It is a 75% Sativa / 25% Indica blend that is known to produce uplifting, cerebral effects and leave you focused, refreshed and excited.
This strain is ideal for treating stress, nausea, anxiety, glaucoma and more. It is highly suitable for daytime use and can provide you with well-balanced effects and give you a boost to start your day right every time.
Hot climate can become a tricky obstacle for cannabis growers. However, when you choose a heat-resistant strain, you’re cutting the problem in half. If you’re looking for more options to choose from, take a look at a selection of strains designed for harsher weather conditions such as extreme heat here.