Using clones means having an exact copy of a mother plant’s genotype to work with. That can be a big plus if you know exactly which phenotype you want to grow. If you manage to raise a clone the right way, you could theoretically produce more clones for your next grows. We will admit this is a benefit for some growers, but the extra effort involved convinces the majority of growers to work with seeds in the natural way.
Summing up, we can conclude that while clones are intriguing in certain ways, growing cannabis from seeds is more interesting, more natural, and generally easier for most growers. Of course, that still means truly great grows start with epic quality seeds… So what are you waiting for? The entire Amsterdam Genetics seeds range is waiting for you!
Anyone interested in growing their own cannabis has two options: growing from seeds or using clones. Although some people claim clones are the better choice, we prefer to compare the pros and cons of cannabis clones and the prime seeds from the AG strains catalogue. That way, anyone can decide for themselves whether to search for clones or grow cannabis from the best seeds we can offer.
More Branches = More Buds
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Seeds are unique individuals, with unique phenotypes.
By taking clones you know your crop will consistently have the exact same grow characteristics, flavour profile, and overall phenotype as its mother. Unfortunately, clones also carry any flaws their mother’s DNA may contain. Clones can carry hidden genetic defects that may only express themselves months later while flowering. They can also carry diseases and vulnerabilities to pests and fungi inherited from the mother plant.
Apart from developing their roots differently, clones and seeds also develop differently above ground. On one of our latest strain hunting expeditions, we discovered that clones develop one sided nodes. Each time the stem of a clone splits into branches, it only develops one single branch per node. Cannabis plants from seeds on the other hand, develop two-sided nodes. Considering they develop double the amount of branches per plant and have a bigger and more stable root systems, weed from seeds potentially yields much more than clones.
Although regular seeds emerge as both sexes, high-quality feminized seeds offer a 99% guarantee of being female.
Nowadays, you can easily order seeds online from a long list of established seed banks (like Royal Queen Seeds, of course). They’ll send discreetly shipped packages directly to your mailbox, so you’ll never have to leave the house.
THEY DON’T ALWAYS GERMINATE
Paying your growing buddies a visit might be the best way to find clones in most countries. Ask politely, and you might head home with a cutting or two.
This means seeds won’t produce an exact replica of a particular parent, and you’ll see differences between brothers and sisters that you grow out. If you plant ten of the same seeds, you’ll notice some variation in height, colour, flavour, and yield.
Some growers prefer the speed of clones, whereas others prefer going all the way, start to finish, from seeds. Whether you’re a new grower or a seasoned vet, it’s key to learn about both techniques so you can experiment in the future and maximise results.
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 Strainbank follows a very simple process; our growers know how long it takes on average for each to strain to root properly. After cuts are taken from any given mother plant, trays are tagged with a date and tended to until randomly selected clones appear rooted. This process ensures all orders are properly rooted into the growing medium because no clones are sold before the predetermined amount of rooting time passes.
(1) Where do your strains originate?
(2) When were you established?
(3) How are your clones cultivated?
When shopping around for a nearby clone nursery, take the time to ask:
Your donation goes toward cultivation & preservation only. Yes you can find marijuana clones locally on websites like Craigslist.org or Weedmaps.com; however, keep in mind anyone can post free ads or pay to advertise. In other words, anyone can sell clones without being established and building a reputation for offering authentic genetics. If you’re reading this, you have correctly used a search engine to find our website by researching how to buy marijuana plants for sale online.
We offer new patients 10% off thier first purchase! Cultivating marijuana is an investment of money and time. Many patients after setting up a grow room impulsively buy any cheap marijuana clones for sale online. Serious growers should be confident in the authenticity of the genetics they harvest. Our collective remains the only local source of flower verified, lab tested seedbank genetics. The potency of the flowers you harvest determines it’s value and your ability to recoup the costs of nutrients, electricity and space.
Once randomly selected cuttings appear rooted, it’s safe to assume the whole tray is rooted; however, our growers still perform a “tug test” before each order to ensure a strong root system has developed. Waiting for “curtain-like” roots to accumulate increases the shock plants experience when transplanting; why?