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Best Outdoor Strains To Grow In Maine: Top-Notch Harvests Every Time

It may be hard for a beginner to navigate the complicated landscape of outdoor cannabis growing in the United States, both in terms of legality and climate conditions. However, in this series of articles, we’ll attempt to guide you on your way to bountiful and legal harvests, starting with the state of Maine.

Can You Grow Marijuana Outdoors In Maine?

The law says yes. If you’re 21 or older, you can grow up to 3 flowering marijuana plants, as many as 12 immature plants, and an unlimited number of seedlings. You can set up your garden within your home or in a fenced-in and secure area outdoors where your plants are out of sight.

Okay, But What About The Climate?

Although it’s the northernmost state in the New England region, Maine has quite favorable weather conditions during the growing season. Marijuana plants flourish when daytime temperatures fluctuate between 73 and 83 °F, and this is exactly what you’ll see on most summer days in Maine. More importantly, there’s a lot of sun when it matters most, toward the end of summer. At the same time, fall arrives early and it can get really cold really fast. This raises a very important question: what are the best outdoor strains to grow in Maine?

Best Strains For Your Maine Outdoor Garden Are September Finishers

One unique thing about cannabis is that it enjoys the same weather as many people do. Since the best period for warm-weather activities in Maine is from late June to early September, it gives you an exact idea of when it’s best to harvest your outdoor buds. Just look for strains that finish from early to mid-September.

Most of these faster flowering varieties will be Indicas, probably of Afghani descent. However, Indica flowers are so dense that they can become like magnets for mold and bud rot. Balanced Sativa/Indica hybrids have a more airy bud structure and thus are better protected against mold, but they take a couple of weeks longer to mature. Sativas finish even later, likely not earlier than October, but their fluffy buds are more resilient to mold.

As you can see, there’s always a trade-off between speed of flowering and mold-resistance, and you’ll probably need a couple of seasons of trial-and-error before figuring out what strain works best for you.

It’s Best To Choose An Auto For Your First Maine Grow

Luckily for you, you don’t have to bite your nails while waiting for your first ever outdoor harvest. The season in Maine may be short, but there’s a type of plant that requires an even shorter period of time to come all the way from seed to harvest. We’re talking about autoflowers – and here are our top five candidates for a successful New England grow.

    Autoflowering The real thing! 15 – 20 % 350 – 500 g/m² indoors30 – 150 g/plant outdoors

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+ Speed Auto: Get Two Consecutive Harvests In One Season

Finishing in just 50 days from seed, + Speed Auto is ideal where there are restrictions as to the number of mature plants you can have at the same time, as is the case in Maine. Plant your first batch of seeds in late May, and by September, you’ll get two harvests and a double yield without breaking the legal limits. If you germinate your seeds indoors at the end of April, put them into the ground two weeks later and begin the new cycle a couple of weeks before the previous one is over, you can even have three harvests in a single season. You’ll also be rewarded by plenty of big and dense buds and the kind of uplifting social high that makes you happy and talkative.

    Autoflowering Makes the day easier and happier 22 % High

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AK420 Autoflower: A Gorgeous And Generous Sativa

This sage-green beauty will produce a lot of bulky yet airy colas that won’t give you trouble with mold in the oppressively warm and humid July weather. It will perform even better if you time your grow so that the plants finish flowering in the drier conditions of late summer or early fall. With AK-47 genetics in its lineage, AK420 Autoflower is a classic Sativa: it produces a heady high that lifts your mood, dissolves anxiety, and makes you happy, social and creative.

    Autoflowering Successive waves of high and stone 20 – 24 % 400 – 600 g/m² indoors50 – 300 g/plant outdoors

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Gorilla Glue Auto: A Summer’s Harvest Will Last You A Year

Gorilla Glue Auto is famous for its over-the-top resin production. The plant’s frosty and sticky appearance promises an unbelievably strong effect and an intense flavor. With notes of pine, citrus, diesel and even chocolate, the smoke is very rich and delicious. This autoflowering strain is also a high-yielder, although you’ll hardly need so much bud – most users won’t be able to smoke Gorilla regularly, except perhaps in the evenings or on weekends.

    Autoflowering Activation of creativity 26 % 400 – 500 g/m²

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Auto Orange Bud: The Most Bang For Your Buck

You’ll love the sweet fruity aroma of blood oranges that these tight and hard nuggets produce. Especially if your senses are sharpened by the previous hit, the smell and taste of the smoke will overwhelm you. The effect is equally strong, making you blissfully spaced out, so Auto Orange Bud is best consumed late in the evening. Plant seeds in the middle of June so that the buds see as many dry and clear days as possible during the late flowering stage.

    Autoflowering High escalation 26 %

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Gelato Auto: Rocket Fuel For Your Energy And Creativity

Brimming with 26% THC, this strain is probably the strongest auto you can grow outdoors. It’s also one of the most delicious: sweet and creamy, but also reminiscent of freshly baked cookies and with notes of pine forest soil. And the best thing is, you can keep savoring Gelato Auto without passing out or hitting the ceiling in your high. Every hit will only bring you to a new level of great mood and creative energy.

Don’t Be Afraid To Experiment In Your Future Grows

As you can see, these five autos are a fail-proof way to grow premium-quality buds in Maine. And while they mature in your garden, you can go ahead and run some bolder experiments with photoperiod genetics. Look for an early finishing and mold-resistant strain according to our guidelines above, or simply type ‘early version’ or ‘fast version’ in our search box.

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In this article, we’ll attempt to guide you on your way to bountiful and legal harvests in the state of Maine. Can you grow marijuana outdoors in Maine? The law says yes

Maine Seedlings & Clones

Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Maine

Marijuana Strains

We offer discounts to all veterans and first responders…

Our policy, now and forever into the future, is to provide discounts to ALL active duty military, military veterans and first responders (including retired first responders) when they purchase clones from us.

Just let us know at the time you are placing your order and we will provide you the discounted price.

“Sativa Seed Sale” starts today, buy 10 get 10 free…

These are just some of the genetics you’ll find on sale.

Feminized seeds:

Autoflower seeds:

Don’t forget that not only is shipping free, it is also guaranteed and if that is not enough you can get an additional $5 off your order simply by using the code “5fromrobert” at checkout.

Time to pre-order clones for 2020…

We are now accepting pre-orders for clones that will be delivered starting in March.

Here is the list of clones that we will be offering this year (2020):

707 Headband
9lb Hammer
Agent Orange
Alaskan Thunder Fuck
Big Bomb
Desert Diesel
Durban Poison
Godfather OG
Gorilla Bomb
Gorilla Glue #4
Green Crack
Ice Bomb
Mango Sapphire
Purple Haze
Purple Trainwreck
Sapphire OG
Snoop Dog OG
Wedding Cake
White Widow x Big Bud

Things to keep in mind:

  • All of our clones are first generation, meaning that they were taken from mother plants started from seed.
  • You can pre-order now (or at any time) but don’t have to pay until you take delivery.
  • With every six packyou will receive one free clone (check out the details here).
  • Folks are limited to 12 clones of any given strain and 36 clones in total.
  • First deliveries will be taking place beginning the first two weeks of March and will continue till Memorial Day weekend.
  • Clones are reserved on a first come first served basis, but we will do our best to get you the strain(s) and number(s) you are looking for.
  • The best way to reach us is via email ([email protected]), second best is to text us (1-207-613-5650) or leave a voicemail with any questions you have about medical marijuana clones.
  • All clones are 6-12 inches and come in degradable root pouches (no need to pull them out for planting), so you won’t suffer any broken roots or transplant lag time.
  • We make appointments Monday through Friday for clone delivery and meet with patients in either the Portland or Biddeford areas (depending on the town you’re coming from).

Labor Day “buy 10 get 10 free” seed sale!…

Here’s a great Labor Day seed sale, the sale is “buy 10 get 10 free” on some outstanding genetics.

Keep in mind as you check these out that not only is shipping free and delivery is guaranteed , you can also get an additional $5 off your order by using the code “5fromrobert” at checkout.

Maui Wowie (feminized)

Maui Wowie Strain Origin (20% Indica 80% Sativa): Originally from the Hawaiian Island of Maui, this strain was first grown in the rich volcanic soil of its pacific climate.

Maui Wowie was developed from Hawaiian sativa and is the result of the development and work of Hawaiian hippies of the 1960’s and 70’s and is said to create the feeling of a beach vacation, it is a light, sweet, tropical flavored strain that has a strong following, largely due to the unusually motivating effects it provides.

Girl Scout Cookies Strain Origin (80% Indica 20% Sativa):

Like many great strains, this one got started in California. Because of its popularity it quickly spread across the states, then the world. Its fame is well earned. Why? Its balanced blend of both indica (OG Kush) and sativa (Durban Poison) deliver an enjoyable and balanced high.

This particular strain has been evolved by breeders into Thin Mint, Platinum Cookies, and this Girl Scout Cookies Extreme. Each version, although unique unto itself, shares the most loved qualities of the core strain.

Blue Dream Strain Origin (20% Indica 80% Sativa): This strain originated in the California medical marijuana scene. It became known for delivering that California vibe synonymous with great daytime highs. The strain is one of the most requested on the market because of its great blend between Blueberry Indica and Super Silver Haze.

Blue Dream is top shelf cannabis. It has a stellar reputation for easy-going all day highs making it the ‘go-to’ choice for daytime smokers. If you want a great high that can carry you through the day without plastering you on the couch – this is for you. Parents of Blue Dream: Blueberry Indica/Haze Sativa

Banana Kush Strain Origins (60% Indica 40% Sativa): This bright green strain of cannabis is an indica-dominant hybrid strain. It is composed of 60% indica and 40% sativa. Banana Kush was first bred by Cali Kush, tracing its roots to the State of California. It has a THC level up to 27% with a CBD level between 0.1%-0.7%.

The cannabis is as a result of a cross breed between Ghost OG and Skunk Haze strains. However, some say that it is as a result of crossing some other Banana strain with an OG Kush strain. This indica-dominant strain is considered legendary on the west coast. It is hugely popular in the California-based cannabis medical communities due to its medical capabilities.

Super Skunk Strain Origins (80% Indica 20% Sativa): The Super Skunk strain is a child strain of Skunk #1. It was created specifically for Skunk lovers by crossing the hybrid Skunk #1 with the genetics behind Afghani Indica. Sensi Seeds created this strain to produce thick, dense buds good for both body pains and reducing stress. It may be the very “first hybrid breeding project with Afghani roots.”

You also might want to check out the “buy 10 get 10 free” on autoflower seeds as well.

Cyber Monday Seed Sale, with free seeds & free shipping!…

Here’s hoping that you all had a very happy (and filling) Thanksgiving, but we want to give you one more thing to celebrate this holiday weekend.

Call it what you want, Thanksgiving sale, black Friday sale or a cyber Monday sale, we’re just calling it one damn big seed sale!

Here’s what this sale is all about:

Buy 10 seeds and you’ll get another 10 seeds for free, but wait, there’s more!

You’ll get free shipping anywhere in the US, but yes, there’s still more…

Not only is shipping free, if your order does not arrive, or the government sees fit to seize it, your order will get shipped out to you again at no additional charge… and one last thing…

Get another $5 off your first purchase by using the coupon code: “5fromrobert“!

Seriously, forget the cold and the snow (even though they’re forecasting another 10-14 inches here over the next 2 days), spring really will be here before you know it.

Just in case one of the above links doesn’t work for you, here’s one more link to try :

Medical Marijuana Clones list as of 6/19/18…

Here is our latest clones list (as of 6/19/18):

2- MOB
1- Gorilla Glue
4- 710 Cheese
8- Acapulco Gold
3- Chocolope
6- Jack Herer
8- Northern Lights x 5 Haze
4- White Widow x Big Bud
7- Durban Poison
5- Columbian Gold
2- Mango Sapphire
2- Cookie Kush
2- Headband
2- Granddaddy Purple

All clones are 6-12 inches and come in degradable root pouches (no need to pull them out for planting), so you won’t suffer any broken roots or transplant lag time .

We are take appointments Monday through Friday and meet with patients in either the Portland or Biddeford areas (depending on the town you’re coming from).

They go quickly and on a first come first served basis, but we will do our best to get you the strain(s) and number(s) you are looking for.

With every six pack you will receive one free clone (check out the details here).

Email us ([email protected]) is the best way to reach us, text us (1-207-613-5650) or leave a voicemail to ask questions about obtaining medical marijuana clones.

*clones are for patients only…

Happy 420 – Huge Seed Sale at I Love Growing Marijuana!

Happy 420 everyone.

Not only will you get special pricing, but you can take an additional $5 off your first order by using the coupon code: 5fromrobert

You will find discount prices along with Buy 10 seeds – get 20 seeds specials!

Remember, if you are a Maine grower and looking for clones we will have them in stock and available in May (on a first come, first serve basis).


No, sorry to say we do not have clones available at this time, but when we do (likely late September) things will be a little bit different.

We have been informed by the enforcement devision of the Maine Medical Marijuana Program that we can no longer provide clones to anyone who is not one of our patients.

But first let me digress:

  1. Regarding the Maine recreational marijuana market, because of the ambiguity of the rules as they are currently exist we have not and will not delve into that market, and until there are clear guidelines and rules that will remain our policy.
  2. Our interaction with the the Maine Medical Marijuana Program – like many of you, I’ve heard horror stories about what has gone on when caregivers and “the man” collide. Let me say from my experience that I could not have been treated more like a professional that I was the day they showed up on my door (SURPRISE!). We had a discussion in which he listened to me (in what I believe was a true attempt to understand what I was saying), he explained thoughtfully their interpretation of the rule and other than disagreeing with the message he was delivering I can’t say one bad thing about their unannounced visit (we have had several email exchanges and conversations since that first encounter and I appreciate the continued professionalism).

So without getting into a long drawn out explanation of our discussion that day (though I would be happy to for anyone who might be interested) the bottom line is that moving forward we can ONLY provide clones to our own patients. You can check the rules regarding an official explanation of what a clone is here (

We respectfully disagree with their interpretation of the rule (or lack there of ) but unfortunately we only have an opinion, they have that AND the authority behind them (checkmate, they win), but we are working behind the scenes to see what can be done to provide more clarification in the hopes that we can return to providing clones to other medical marijuana caregivers and patients other than our own.

Lastly and while on the discussion of patients, those who have general questions on how to become a Maine medical marijuana patient or specifically how to become one of our patients are welcomed to email us ([email protected]) or text us (1- 207-613-5650 ) for further information. We accept out of state patients with Maine reciprocity.

The shelves are empty…

The shelves are empty, the cupboards are bare… as it is deep into the outdoor grow season and because the demand for clones is low this time of year we are taking the opportunity to refresh our mothers, clean all our rooms and be able to offer you new strains (and a few old favorites) in the fall.

If you are a patient, caregiver or a commercial grower with specific needs (in numbers and strains of clones) and would like to be put on the wait list or want to setup regularly scheduled deliveries please drop us an email ([email protected]), send us a text (1-207-613-5650) or leave a voicemail and as soon as our medical marijuana clones are ready you will be the first to know.

For those of you who have emailed our “available clones auto-responder” ([email protected]), we will save your email and you too will be notified the moment we have clones available.

Our outdoor grow…

A great day to be working in the # marijuana fields of # maine – it’s kinda like playing where’s # fatso

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