Some strains are easier to grow than others because they are more resistant to mold and pests, so if you’re new to growing, you may want to try an easier strain to start.
When you grow any amount of seeds, a percentage of them won’t germinate, even if you get them from a reputable breeder. Always count on a few not germinating or dying off, or roughly 1/4 of the total you put in the ground.
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.
What’s the difference between regular, feminized, and autoflower seeds?
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.
Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:
Some strains also take longer to grow than others. Depending on whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, you may want to grow a quicker marijuana strain if you live in a climate that get cold and wet early in the season. For example, indicas are known for having a shorter flowering time than sativas.
Seeds can come feminized, meaning you can just put them in soil and start growing for buds. These seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing females and growing them cuts out the step of having to sex out plants and discard the males.
If you’ve Googled a bit, you may have noticed that many shops are located in Canada, the United Kingdom and of course the Netherlands. Dutch online cannabis shops are often located in or around Amsterdam: the source where the highest quality seeds come from and where the most knowledge can be found. For the best quality cannabis seeds it is therefore best to order from a reputable (Dutch) seed bank with a long track record.
To prevent your purchase from turning into a disappointment, it is wise to do some research before making an online purchase. But even if you do a thorough investigation, it can always happen that you buy your cannabis seeds at the wrong place.
2. Buy at a European cannabis shop
To help you find the right seed bank, we’ll give you some useful tips with this checklist below.
However, are you still a little reluctant to use your credit card? Then there is always a possibility to purchase a prepaid credit card. Often there are also alternative payment options offered such as:]
There are several ways to safely buy cannabis seeds. In countries, such as the Netherlands, where growing cannabis is legal (read: tolerated), cannabis seeds can often be bought in growshops and coffeeshops. In some countries it is even possible to buy medical marijuana at pharmacies as an MS patient. However, there are still plenty of countries (such as Australia, some parts of the U.S. and countries in Asia) where buying weed is still illegal. So how do you get cannabis seeds?