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.
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.
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.
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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.
Dispensary staff should be able to give you information on the seeds they’re selling, but keep in mind that a lot of dispensaries focus on selling flower and end-products. It’s a good idea to call ahead and talk to staff to see if they are knowledgeable about seeds and can give you specific information on growing.
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.
Many world-renowned seed banks are overseas in the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, and other countries where cannabis laws are less restricted. Seed banks provide seeds from a variety of different breeders.
You can plant directly into the ground, using the preexisting soil, but you’ll need to understand your soil’s composition and amend it accordingly. If you go this route, we recommend getting your soil tested, which will minimize headaches, and it’s easy and relatively inexpensive. A soil test will tell you the makeup and pH of your soil, any contaminants present, and will recommend materials and fertilizers to amend your soil.
Start off with fertilizers that are inexpensive and readily available. Some release nutrients quickly and are easily used by the plant, while others take weeks or months to release usable nutrients. If done correctly, you can mix in a few of these products with your soil amendments to provide enough nutrients for the entire life of your plants. Most of these items can be purchased cheaply at your local nursery.
Weed plants will need full, direct sun for at least 6 hours a day. You may have a backyard, but it might not be great to grow there if it doesn’t get full sun every day.
Soil and other media for outdoor cannabis growing
For most first-time gardeners, we recommend buying a quality potting soil that will provide your plants with enough nutrients to get them through most of their growth cycle without having to add many amendments. This pre-fertilized soil—often referred to as “super-soil”—that can grow cannabis plants from start to finish without any added nutrients if used correctly.
It’s crucial to have a good understanding of the climate in the area you’re going to grow. Cannabis is highly adaptable to various conditions, but it is susceptible in extreme weather.
Sustained temperatures above 85°F will cause your plants to stop growing, while continued temperatures below 55°F can cause damage and stunting to plants, even death.
For first-time growers, we recommend avoiding commercial fertilizers like long-release granular fertilizers. These can be used, but you need to have a good understanding of how they work and what your plants need.
The most common types of marijuana are hybrids. Hybrids are typically dominant to either Indica or Sativa depending on the parent strains. In general, hybrid strains provide the most medicinal value, largest yields & highest potency.
What makes The Strainbank better than other cannabis nurseries offering clones, marijuana plants & cannabis seeds for sale online?
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.
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There are many reasons to visit The Strainbank clone nurseries, we simply hope medical marijuana patients use our website to find the best marijuana plants for sale online. We have the most diverse and authentic portfolio of genetics in the U.S with access to 100s of unique marijuana strains. We enjoy taking the time sharing with patients what exactly makes our marijuana plant nurseries so exceptional. Don’t be rushed to order clones online. Growing premium cannabis takes months, so why not spend a few minutes making the best decision?
We have a proven method we never change. All marijuana clones are hydroponically cultivated in sterile, enclosed environments. All genetics originate from international breeders who have built a reputation for having original cannabis genotypes. All marijuana plants are grown organically without any use of pesticides. All clones and teens are properly rooted into rockwool or coco pots for immediate transplant.
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.
The best way to ensure you are buying reputable marijuana clones for sale is by looking at reviews on each Google business listing to get credible feedback from real people. For example, just take look at the striking difference between The Strainbank and any one of our competitors in San Diego or Los Angeles! We’re not knocking these clone nurseries simply because they have yet to establish a solid reputation, we’re just proud of our trail blazing history serving the cannabis community.