Useful tips to easily buy weed seeds and grow them on your behalf
Buying and growing marijuana seeds can be both exciting and daunting. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process and point you in the right direction.
First, check your local and national laws. Make sure you are familiar with all of the implications and know what exactly is legal in your area. Even in countries and states where growing marijuana for personal or medicinal use is legal, you may need to comply with additional regulations. This may require you to provide ID to prove your age or medical records. The number of plants can also be limited so that you can grow them for personal or medicinal use.
Buy from a reputable marijuana seed bank
You should always buy from a reputable source. There are many international and established sperm banks that sell online. You might also be tempted to buy from a local pharmacy, but then your choices of strains can be severely limited. Online seed banks generally have much more choices.
The benefits of buying from a reputable sperm bank are numerous. Marijuana seed banks often guarantee their products. You will get exactly what you ordered as specialists selected and packaged the seeds. You also get a germination guarantee from most seed banks. Often you will also receive additional seeds in your order to protect yourself against non-germinating seeds.
Do your research on the sperm banks you are considering. This article from clevescene.com can help you choose a sperm bank. Check the payment and shipping options. Even if they are in another country, shipping will likely take longer. For example, shipping from Canada to the US is faster than shipping from Europe to the US. Check to see if they offer discreet and stealth shipping packaging options if you need them. Read reviews online from people who have bought from this particular marijuana seed bank.
Choose the right seeds and varieties
Choosing the best strain for your needs could be daunting, but there are a few questions you can ask yourself to make this easier. Your first choice is between buying a strain that is suitable for either outdoor or indoor growing. Your local climate can limit outdoor growing, and then you’ll need to decide on a strain that is suitable for indoor growing.
The tall people who result from smoking are affected by THC levels as well as terpenes and cannabinoids. Low levels of THC usually mean they don’t come across as high or as potent. Higher strains of CBD are often milder, and CBD has been shown to have many medicinal benefits. You will find strains with high levels of THC to CBD, more equal levels, and high levels of CBD and low THC. Choose a variety that suits your needs.
Phototropic or automatic flowering?
Photochromic marijuana plants begin to bloom when the daylight hours get shorter. If you plant these outside, they will start to bloom in the fall as winter approaches. Some climates do not suit these. If you are growing these strains and strains indoors, you will need to set your lights to 12/12 hour cycles at the right time for these plants to flower.
Autoflowering strains are so great that they don’t need this daylight shift to start flowering. They are a recent development and ideal for newer growers. Choose from the widely used auto-bloom options on seed banks when you don’t want to adjust the growing light timer and you want to worry about timing it right.
Feminized marijuana seeds
If you have both male and female marijuana plants nearby, you will get low yields as male plants pollinate female plants. The yield is lower and the buds contain seeds. You can buy feminized seeds from most reputable marijuana seed banks. That way, you no longer have to worry about identifying and getting rid of male plants.
Regular marijuana seeds
When trying to crossbreed, you can get both male and female plants by purchasing regular seeds. However, if you are growing for medicinal or personal use, stick to feminized seeds or auto-flower (which are feminized too).
If you’re new to growing, one of these popular strains is a great place to start:
- AND Kush
- Blue dream
- Boy Scout Cookies
- IF 47
- Bruce Banner
- Green crack
You can easily germinate seeds using distilled water, paper towels, and a couple of plates. Soak the paper towels in distilled water. Place two layers of wet paper towel on a plate. Place the marijuana seeds on this bed of paper towels. Make sure they are at least an inch apart. Cover the seeds with two more layers of damp paper towel. Now place an upturned plate on top.
Keep the seeds in a warm indoor environment. The seeds need moisture, warmth, and darkness to germinate. Do not touch the seeds after placing them on the paper towels. Check daily that the paper towels are still damp.
Seeds should be checked daily. Most seeds germinate in 3 to 10 days. By two weeks, you will know something is wrong when it hasn’t sprouted.
Plant germinating seeds
After germination, it is now time to plant the seeds. Put potting soil in a 1-gallon pot. Water the soil. Poke a shallow hole in the ground with a pen or pencil. The hole should be twice as deep as the seed is wide. Now put the seed in the hole without touching the seed with your hands (you can use tweezers). The root that begins to sprout from the seed should be facing down.
Keep checking the pot. Make sure the soil is moist but not too wet. Keep the pot in a warm environment. The seedling should grow out of the ground in about seven days.
We hope this guide has helped you decide which marijuana seed bank to use and has given you tips on growing your first plants. Make sure you comply with local laws and regulations. Have fun with the growing experience, you will get better as you progress and gain more experience. Remember to opt for strains that are easier to grow when you start out and move on to tougher strains at a later date.