Fast Growing Marijuana Seeds & Strains
Many marijuana strains take 10 weeks or more from planting to harvest time, which is fine if you have plenty of patience, but less good if you're in a hurry to get your hands on a potent crop of weed. In fact, some strains, especially Sativa dominant types, can take up to 14 weeks or more before they're ready for harvest, which might try the patience of a saint.
If your principle criterion is speed of growth, then you should probably avoid the Sativa type strains altogether and opt for the Indica types, which mature more quickly.
To get to harvest quickest, you're best advised to grow indoors with the best lighting setup you can afford, using a hydroponic growing medium. The hydroponic method gives you the most precise control of nutrient additives, which can be used to speed up the growth of your plants. You can also use lighting phases to accelerate growth,
but exercise caution. If you push your plants too hard, you could end up with straggling monsters of low potency.
Once you've got your growing regime right, the most important factor in getting a crop to maturity quickly is your choice of strain. Look out for strains that can mature in from six to eight weeks, with six weeks being about the quickest time you can realistically achieve a good harvest.
Some strains to consider include Northern Lights, a strain much favoured by commercial growers which can flower in as little as seven weeks, Cheese, an Amsterdam coffee shop favourite that can be ready in between six and eight weeks, and Pineapple Kush, another strain that can be ready in eight weeks with the right growing conditions.