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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

On the other hand, feminized seeds have been bred to produce only female cannabis plants. For many growers, these are the best cannabis seeds to use. One reason is that using feminized seeds means you won’t need to buy quite as many because a higher percentage will grow into female plants. However, feminized seeds are not fool-proof, and there is no fully reliable germination guarantee, so you should still pay attention to the sex of your plants as they mature so you can spot and eliminate any males that might pop up. In general, feminized seeds are easier and more straightforward to grow.

Many cannabis consumers like the idea of growing marijuana on their own — whether it’s recreational weed or medical marijuana. People often find it incredibly rewarding to smoke buds from their own marijuana plants, and many enjoy being able to nurture plants all the way from cannabis seed to final harvest. Growing marijuana can be accomplished by either starting with cannabis clones or by sprouting and planting cannabis seeds.

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Remember, seeds must be germinated before planting and there is no such thing as an iron-clad germination guarantee. Always plan on a certain percentage of seeds failing to germinate or growing into weak, unviable plants. So plan on purchasing more seeds than you think you will need. As a general guideline, assume that at least 25% of the seeds you plant will, for one reason or another, not make it to harvest. For best results, buy and plant 25% more seeds than the number of mature plants you want to produce.

In many ways, buying high-quality seeds is very much like buying other items related to cannabis. Even in places where weed is legal, seeds are generally considered cannabis products the same as flower, edibles, oils, and anything else coming from the cannabis plant. For that reason, always pay very close attention to the legal status of marijuana seeds in your area.

At the same time, there are some potential drawbacks to buying seeds online. For one, some weed-legal locations, including the US, still outlaw buying and shipping seeds across state or national borders. There are also issues of reliability. If you want to do business with an online cannabis seed bank, take some time researching the company. Make sure it’s reputable and has good customer reviews.

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.

When growing regular seeds, some won’t germinate and some will have to be discarded because they’ll turn out to be males. With feminized seeds, some won’t germinate, but a higher percentage of them will turn into flowering plants because there won’t be any males.

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.

An inexperienced breeder might cross a male and a female one time and sell the resulting seeds as a new hybrid strain, but professional breeders usually put their strains through several rounds of backcrossing to stabilize the genetics and ensure consistent plants that reflect those genetics.

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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.

In states with adult-use legalization or a medical marijuana program, you can buy seeds within your own state, either at a dispensary or through a specific seed company’s website.

Autoflower plants change from the vegetative to flowering state with age, not the changing of their light cycle. They have a short grow-to-harvest time and can be ready to harvest in as little as 2 ½ to 3 months from when you put the seeds in the ground. The downside is that, typically, they are less potent, but autoflower seeds are great for people who want to grow cannabis but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it.

Seed banks exist outside of the US and can sell them for “souvenir purposes,” but it is illegal to bring seeds into the US and Customs will seize any cannabis seeds they find in packages or on a person.

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.

Membership Rewards. How else better to thank our patient members other than to offer them free gifts for supporting our nurseries. If you’re a returning patient, just let us know which one of our popular products you’re interested in trying and we will provide to you a FREE sample at no extra cost. Many of our patients are learning the advantages of growing cannabis seeds, which increases the yield and potency of your harvest.

When shopping around for a nearby clone nursery, take the time to ask:

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The Strainbank has lead the industry as the most resilient genetics preservatory in the U.S by focusing on customer service and quality genetics. Since early 2017, there has been an explosion of new businesses advertising clones online and unfortunately for patients these nurseries are making some wild claims.

Our success selling clones for sale online allows us to preserve a wide range of genetics and continue providing marijuana plants for less than the cost of feminized cannabis seeds. Each transaction is a donation from patient for marijuana plants. A donation is defined as “the act of giving” or “a contribution”. In other words, offering replacements is a voluntary Exchange Policy because there are too many variables to consider when offering a guarantee on products highly susceptible to customer care.

There’s a huge demand for verified cannabis genetics and we understand patients order from us to grow premium medical marijuana. Serious cultivators know each harvest is an investment and for this reason do not settle for genetics of unknown origin. Our team of growers can only do what’s humanly possible to ensure each plant is healthy and rooted properly. Given the type of industry, we have done an excellent job remaining a safe, discrete & legal source of marijuana plants and cannabis seeds since 2009.

Ideally when plant roots emerge, they seek the next growing medium immediately to acclimate properly and continue healthy development. Roots that develop outside a growing medium require additional water, humidity and nutrients, otherwise they become discolored.