For a while now, I've been doing extensive research on the best strain for outdoor growing in southern California under rather dry conditions and mild temperatures year-round (60-80 degrees on average). Ideally, I would like a strain that is both low-maintenance (ie. high water retention) and very hardy, versatile in even less than ideal soil. The consensus seems to be that an indica/sativa mix is desirable, but beyond that it's hard to decide which strain would be the best.
The outdoor growing area I'm planning on is in a secure but rather remote location, and ideally there would only be a need to water manually once every couple weeks. Another consideration of mine is adding some polymer crystals and some low-tech drip "irrigation" to support hands-off growth.
Do you folks have any suggestions on what the best strain would be? Among the recommendations I've seen out there are Holland's Hope and Durban Poison -- but it would be great if I could tap into this forum's expertise. Any other tips or personal experience on low-maintenance guerilla growing in general would also be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, guys.