If you peruse a standard dictionary, you will see that the term ‘endo’ is classified as “a combining form meaning within.” As marijuana is the plant with a thousand slang terms, you won’t be surprised to learn that ‘endo’ means something very different to weed lovers.
In fact, in cannabis terms “endo” can mean premium grade marijuana cured by hanging it upside down from a line. When you do this, the bottom parts of your cannabis plant accumulate the most crystals and resin. Marijuana users often refer to this potent weed as endo.
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The “Alternative” -Endo (Marijuana Definitions 101!)
However, endo also means something else. It is a phrase sometimes used to describe high-quality marijuana plants that are grown indoors or hydroponically. These plants are grown in a greenhouse, grow room, or hydroponically because the outdoor weather conditions are all wrong for weed’s growth requirements.
Unfortunately, there are several states where the climate is not suitable for outdoor growing; even if you have the land and live in a state where cannabis growing is perfectly legal. Although it can vary depending on the strain, marijuana grows best in daytime temperatures between 68- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit.
If the temperature falls below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, your plants will grow more slowly, and the harvest will provide a smaller than average yield. While a few cool nights won’t significantly damage your crop, there is cause for concern if a cold snap occurs. One solution is to find a hardier marijuana strain capable of growing in temperatures of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the climate isn’t conducive to outdoor growing, it is time to begin growing endo marijuana indoors. It is often assumed that indoor growing was only widely practiced from the early 20thcentury when weed began getting outlawed all over the world.
However, endo marijuana plants have been grown indoors for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese grew potted weed indoors and used it as a medicine. In ancient India, cannabis was widely grown inside and outside.
What Are the Best Marijuana Strains for Endo Growing?
It is more natural for marijuana to grow outdoors, which is great news for anyone living in states such as California, Oregon, Washington state, and Nevada. Residents of these states either enjoy almost year-round warm weather, or else the summers are not too hot, and the winters are not too cold. When you have the ideal climate, you can grow marijuana 12 months a year!
In states like Massachusetts, you can grow marijuana during the summer, but the winters are too cold. Tragically, most of the Midwest is ideal for cannabis growth, but to date, Michigan is the only state in the region where it is legal to grow weed.
The herb is illegal in Kentucky and Tennessee, for example, but these states arguably have the most illicit cannabis growing operations in the United States! In both of these states, there is excellent soil, ideal temperatures, easy access to freshwater, and mild winters. It is such a shame that growing in either state is a felony!
In any case, if you live in a region where it is impossible to grow marijuana outdoors, whether it is for legal or climate reasons, your only option is to grow indoors. Don’t be upset! You can grow top-notch cannabis called endo weed, and you can do so without having to use soil as your growing medium if you so choose.
A big advantage of growing indoors is that your plants will produce more resin compared to outdoor grown plants. When you try to cultivate weed outside, there is always a risk of your plants being exposed to rain or excessive wind; weather conditions capable of stripping away the precious resin.
Some marijuana strains are better than others for producing endo weed. Here are five excellent options.
1 – Critical
This marijuana strain is an excellent all-rounder and is ideal if you want high yields with a short flowering period. It is a cross of Skunk and Afghani and has a flowering time of 7-8 weeks. Critical is an Indica dominant hybrid with a THC content of up to 18%. It can produce a huge yield of up to 22 ounces per square meter planted, and it seldom grows taller than 140cm when grown indoors.
2 – Royal Cookies
If you want something even stronger, give Royal Cookies a try. This strongly Indica dominant hybrid has a THC content of up to 23% and flowers in 8-9 weeks. It is based on the Girl Scout Cookies ‘forum cut’; a rare clone that could only be found on a specific online forum. These days, you can get a stabilized seed from breeders. Royal Cookies offers up to 18 ounces of bud per square meter planted and usually grows no taller than 110cm indoors.
3 – Amnesia Haze
This is a Sativa dominant hybrid and appears to be a cross of a Hawaiian, Cambodian, Jamaican, and Thai Sativa, Haze, a South Asian Indica, and Afghani! It is another potent strain at 22%, and while its flowering time is a lengthy 10-11 weeks, it is well worth the wait! Amnesia Haze can produce up to 23 ounces per square meter planted and usually doesn’t grow any taller than 140cm indoors.
4 – Royal Moby
This is an excellent option if you only want to grow a couple of plants capable of producing high yields with Low-Stress Training (LST) techniques. Royal Moby is a sativa-dominant hybrid and is a cross of White Widow and Haze.
Its flowering time is 9-10 weeks, and it has a high THC content of 21%. Royal Moby can handle large amounts of fertilizer without suffering from nutrient burn and reaches a height of 140cm indoors. It provides a yield of up to 22 ounces per square meter planted.
5 – Royal AK
This is a slightly indica-dominant hybrid that is a cross of numerous Afghan, Thai, Columbian, and Mexican landraces. Royal AK has been a popular indoor marijuana plant since the 1990s and has a THC of around 20%. This multiple Cannabis Cup winner provides a high calyx-to-leaf ratio, and a yield of around 21 ounces per square meter planted. Its flowering time is 8-9 weeks, and it seldom exceeds 140cm in height indoors.
Final Thoughts on Endo Marijuana
Cannabis has been grown indoors for millennia, but the global prohibition of the plant meant that indoor growing became a necessity. Savvy growers saw an opportunity and in recent years, have produced different techniques to improve the yield, potency, and overall quality of marijuana grown indoors. These days, it is possible for novice growers to cultivate endo cannabis in a small grow room.