If you’ve made the choice to start collecting Cannabis Seeds, there are a few things you’re going to need to consider when looking for the best seeds. Since you are going to be investing considerable amounts of money (and time if you are legally able to grow the seeds), you need to ensure everything is done correctly.
This starts with choosing the right Cannabis Seeds.
There are several types of cannabis seeds available, so how do you know where to begin? Below are just a few considerations to make to ensure you are purchasing the right Cannabis Seed.
In this article we have linked where relevant to seeds avaialble to buy from Discount Cannabis Seeds and also inserted links to useful resources such as Wikipedia.
It is important to remember that only the female cannabis plants will produce the cannabis bud, so it makes sense that you would only want female plants and therefore only purchase female seeds?
There are certainly some advantages to purchasing feminised seeds, but ultimately it comes down to what you are looking to get out of your cannabis plants. Buying feminised seeds means that the seeds were produced with no male chromosomes. This is an excellent choice if you are looking for a successful harvest or if you want to continue growing plants from clones.
Feminised seeds can have a tendency to produce hermaphrodite plants, one of our Seedbanks, Spliff Seeds have a really informative article “What to do with a hermaphrodite cannabis plant” which explains all about hermas
To further point out the importance of choosing the right seed, selecting feminised seeds requires different care and maintenance than Regular Seeds. Knowing which seed you purchased and understanding the process that the seed requires to produce a healthy plant is essential. Feminised seeds and traditional regular seeds will require different amounts of lighting times and transplanting conditions as well as different cues for flowering and harvesting. Neither feminised or regular is right or wrong, but it is important to understand the requirements before starting out.
One of the most important parts of choosing the right cannabis seed is knowing which strain you would like. Choosing the "right" seed can be largely about your personal preference. If it is a strain of cannabis that you like, then it very well may be the right seed for you. One of the UK's most popular cannabis seeds is Dr Kripplings Incredible Bulk, so starting out with a popular option may be best if you’re unsure.
The type of seed you purchase can also greatly depend on the conditions in which you hope to grow your cannabis plant. If you want to grow your plant outdoors, consider your area's climate. Different seeds do better in different temperatures and weather conditions.
Further, the type of soil available that the cannabis plant will be growing in can play a huge role in the type of seed that is purchased. If you plan to grow indoors there are several strains of that are intended purely for indoor growth. Typically, these cannabis plants are shorter and thicker in appearance.
Much of choosing the right seed for a successful plant is based off of appearance. Knowing if you have the right seed can make all the difference with a successful plant. The right cannabis seed for a healthy plant will be:
A dark brown colour
A tear-drop shape
Stripes in a darker brown, black, or tan colour
Try to avoid seeds that are green or light in colour
The seed should also be hard, the outside of the seed should have a hard shell to it
Avoid any seeds that might be soft
Lastly, knowing the appearance of the seed can help to determine the overall best use for it. Seeds that are intended for indoor use tend to be large in size while seeds that are meant for outdoor use are typically smaller.
Knowing which seed you have can make all the difference in being able to successfully grow your cannabis plant.