Autoflowering seeds have been genetically designed to produce a plant that automatically flowers without you needing to be fully on top of altering the light your plant receives. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Outdoor growing inherently carries a different set of concerns, including the length of the outdoor growing season and other big variables. If you plan to grow marijuana outside, you should probably spend a bit more time researching the specific cannabis seeds you want to purchase to make sure they will thrive in your unique climate and environment. On the other hand, some cultivars thrive better outside and deliver better yields. And there are those who swear that weed grown outside under the sun simply tastes, smells, and smokes better.
If you browse through seeds being sold at a dispensary or an online store, you will immediately see feminized seeds, regular seeds, and autoflower seeds. A vital part of understanding how to buy cannabis seeds is understanding the differences between these categories that refer to the sex or maturation process of the seeds.
Buying seeds directly from a brick-and-mortar shop gives you the benefit of being able to talk to an expert before making your purchase. Make sure the dispensary you’re buying from has employees who are experienced with the growing process.
Once you’ve figured out which seeds are right for you, you need to decide how many seeds to purchase. Regardless of the strain or type of seed, you should have an idea of how many plants you want to grow. It’s also a good idea to circle back to your area’s laws and check the number of plants you’re legally allowed to grow.
Marijuana seeds are now easier than ever to find and purchase. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Growing inside gives you a bit more flexibility as you can control and fine-tune the growing culture for your plants. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
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We do not rush or shorten this process for anyone; therefore, cuttings are not available under any circumstances. On average cannabis seeds take 3 – 4 weeks to reach the height of the marijuana clones we provide. Not only do you save time, but marijuana plants are guaranteed female while plants grown from regular cannabis seeds are not.
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Cultivation Advice. Our ability to show compassion to new growers is what makes The Strainbank so different. Most patients new to cultivation plants find it easier to learn with guidance from their genetics provider. Our staff is always available, by phone and email, to provide growing consultation throughout your entire grow.
The best way to ensure you are buying reputable marijuana clones for sale is by looking at reviews on each Google business listing to get credible feedback from real people. For example, just take look at the striking difference between The Strainbank and any one of our competitors in San Diego or Los Angeles! We’re not knocking these clone nurseries simply because they have yet to establish a solid reputation, we’re just proud of our trail blazing history serving the cannabis community.
When shopping around for a nearby clone nursery, take the time to ask:
If you want six total cannabis plants to harvest for buds and are growing from regular seeds, start with about 4 times as many, or 24 seeds. Some won’t germinate and some will turn out to be males, and then you’ll want to discard down to the six best phenotypes. If growing feminized seeds, you can probably start with about twice as many seeds in this case (about 12); a couple won’t germinate, and then discard down to the six best phenotypes.
Even one weed plant can produce a lot of buds come harvest time, so make sure you grow a strain you like. Note strains you enjoy when you pick something up at the dispensary or smoke with friends, and look for seeds of it when you want to start growing.
Before you purchase seeds online, you’ll need to figure out what strain you want to grow and what breeder you want to buy from.
How many seeds should I buy? Are they all going to survive?
Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.
It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.
Many world-renowned seed banks are overseas in the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, and other countries where cannabis laws are less restricted. Seed banks provide seeds from a variety of different breeders.
Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.