Feminized and autoflower seeds will cost more because more breeding work was put in to creating them and they take less time for the grower to get buds.
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.
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.
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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.
If you want six total cannabis plants to harvest for buds and are growing from regular seeds, start with about 4 times as many, or 24 seeds. Some won’t germinate and some will turn out to be males, and then you’ll want to discard down to the six best phenotypes. If growing feminized seeds, you can probably start with about twice as many seeds in this case (about 12); a couple won’t germinate, and then discard down to the six best phenotypes.
If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.
Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.
Cannabis remains illegal at the federal level but legal in a number of U.S. states. No wonder all seed banks use stealth shipping to avoid legal hassles and confiscation.
Quebec Cannabis Seeds was founded in 2013, but still claims to have 15 years of experience in marijuana seed retail.
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Overall, ILGM offered the best deals and the best guiding hand to get started, and for first-timers (a large portion of those looking for cannabis strains by name) links to educational resources for the weed-growing are important.
Still, with over 1,500 cannabis seed strains, variety is the company’s strong suit.
Remember you can also check online reviews of the best cannabis seed bank brands and which companies excelled at safety, shipping time, guaranteed products, and best of all, the quality of the seeds themselves.
Is growing weed your hobby and do you want to grow beautiful full buds? Then opt for regular marijuana seeds. As an advanced grower you know that regular seeds require extra attention and time, but you get a generous yield of the highest quality weed in return.
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