If you are truly a marijuana enthusiast, growing cannabis is a fun and fulfilling experience. Watching for the sprouts to emerge from the seed, then especially watching your seeds transform into plants, and finally seeing the plants develop those amazing flowers that make them so special, different, and when smoked, rewarding. As we have recommended, the best way to know what type of plant you will be growing, is to clone from an existing female plant that you love. But that plant has to start from somewhere, and at some point in the development of your marijuana growing career you will probably have to deal with seeds.
So, this article is about how you get seeds that will give you the plants you want. There are four major things to look for on how to select the right seeds to order and they are all tackled here.
First, understand that cannabis seeds are one of the most genetically modified products on earth, in addition to being the most controversial. Because of that modification process, to blend the types and strains and produce the best plant for growth and desired high, choosing the right seeds has become a daunting task. Here are the four most important things to consider.
Delivery is a very important factor, especially when purchasing online. You must choose a reputable seed bank that can deliver your purchased products in a very discreet way, so that customs and other possible authorities can’t seize your shipment or raid you later. This is especially true when you need to import seeds to a country where the seeds and the plant itself is still illegal – basically branding it a crime. Local laws and other factors are a big hassle and can make things difficult for the delivery. That is why it is important to look for sellers who are good in this field.
Yield is quantified as per average harvest that a grower can produce and is measured in terms of grams. If there’s only one thing that you need to know about your seeds is how much it could produce or “yield” once you have spent 3 months and managed to grow them successfully.
So basically, the first thing you need to look for when choosing marijuana seeds is the attribute of high yield.
Successfully and completely grown cannabis plants MUST contain a very important psychoactive component commonly known as THC, short for Tetrahydrocannabinol. With this knowledge in mind, it is pretty obvious that you should purchase seeds with a certain THC percentage, which is reflected in the description.
It is important to note that the strains are the ones designed to make the plants show THC level/percentage and not the seeds themselves.
If you are fortunate enough to live in a country where it’s legal to grow cannabis, you have the freedom to test the seeds. On the flipside, you must test the seeds inconspicuously on your own if your country still considers marijuana as illegal.
There are seeds of different types, but have similar THC and can produce the same yield. This is where the strain factor comes into the picture. Look for seeds that have won genuine and legitimate awards in terms of quality.
A Note on Highs:
Cannabis are classified into two major types – Sativa and Indica. Creating hybrid strains is made possible by mixing the two together. Sativa high is known to be more uplifting and energetic. While the Indica high makes you “couch locked” or sleepy, consequently providing you a deep and relaxed feeling.
Best Source And Way To Order
The best source and way to order greatly depends on your country and location. Here are some ways to purchase or order marijuana seeds online.
Personally buy marijuana seeds at a shop.
Some people are fortunate enough to live in a country where marijuana seeds can be legally bought and sold. If you are one of those people, you can visit the nearest shop and purchase seeds directly.
Aside from the wide range of selection which you can choose from, you can also ask for a free advice from the shop owners. They themselves are growers and can give personal tips and can also answer most of your questions.
Pros: If you’re already an expert, buying at a shop gives you the opportunity to personally choose the best seeds that they can offer. For beginners, the owner or seller can be a good resource of right preferences and can also share information on the growth expectation of the strain that you have selected.
Cons: You have to personally import the seeds back to your home. Another con is it’s usually impossible to get replacements or refunds if no germination have taken place.
If you want to produce a bud that you have already tasted, using bagseeds is a popular choice and is actually fine to use. Growing conditions are unlikely to be recreated and can rarely be the same with what you have initially provided which makes growth harder to control.
Pros: Bagseeds allow you to have the knowledge of what you are going to smoke. Moreover, they are very cost effective making this choice more attractive to many growers.
Cons: Despite the cost effective benefit of such option, bagseeds however come with some cons that go against the advantages. For instance, the explanation why there was a seed in your bag at the first place is they have the tendency to produce hermaphrodites.
It is very rare to regenerate the exact same growing condition which makes it impossible to produce the exact same buds. This happens even if you like the smoke. And lastly, bagseeds have low germination rates.
Buy seeds online – Recommended
The most popular choice and the easiest is probably online shopping marijuana seeds. Aside from that, purchasing online is quicker than you could ever expect. Also, the best marijuana seeds can be usually found online.
Today, there a lot of reliable seed sellers in the internet. Online seed banks are mostly reputable and provide good genetics at reasonable prices.
Sites like Marijuana-seeds.nl can be reputable sources to order marijuana seeds online. Fast, large array, and good genetics are what they offer. Moreover, this site offers satisfactory customer service making them a trusted site. And the best part is they have “stealth shipping” ship worldwide.
Pros: Unlike buying seeds personally at a shop, purchasing seeds online gives you a guaranteed refund or replacement if your seeds haven’t germinated. It is recommended to find an online seed bank with an excellent customer service.
You don’t have to worry about customs because good online sellers can send them discreetly and can pass customs – completely without raising suspicions.
And lastly, you can purchase feminized seeds without any doubts that they can develop into female plants.
Cons: There are also some fraud companies that scam potential consumers. It’s either they don’t send what you have paid them for or they will not send you anything at all after getting your money.
I have personally been using SensiSeeds for years now, a bit pricey but always reliable quality.