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.
If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.
Which strain should I 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.
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.
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.
So that’s a really important distinction you need to remember. When it comes to growing security, seeds by themselves may be technically illegal but you will never get in trouble for merely possessing seeds. It’s not worth anyone’s time to go after you for that.
Telling someone about your plants is hands-down the number one reason growers get caught – they told someone, whether it was a friend, a stranger, or even a family member, and that person (often meaning the best) told someone else, who told the wrong person…
Although this has never happened to me personally, when placing an order sometimes a card won’t go through because the overseas transaction has been flagged as suspicious because you don’t typically order things from overseas on that card. If that happens to you, you may need to call your bank to let them know you approve of the order. From what I’ve heard from growers in our growing forum, this seems to be a relatively quick and easy process. You could also always take your card and try somewhere else. It seems like this only happens with certain card and seed company combinations, and sometimes trying another company with the same card will work immediately without contacting your bank.
Before anyone can start growing marijuana they have to first get their hands on marijuana seeds or clones.
Stealth shipping involves sending seeds inside various “fake items”, like DVDs or Birthday Cards you didn’t order. Some companies constantly rotate their choice of gifts, in order not to alert delivery persons. The online seed bank also lists an alias name when charging your card or cryptocurrency account.
Though the site is registered in The Netherlands, the company is actually based in the U.K. Customers can expect a rewards program, multiple payment options (with discounts for Bitcoin and wire transfers), and free seeds.
In addition to growing guides, forums, and journals, they have deals like Buy 10 Seeds, Get 10 Seeds Free, free shipping, guaranteed delivery, guaranteed germination, and multiple coupons.
Do all marijuana seed banks have multiple payment methods?
The company even has an added customer support line, so you can always chat with a team member if something happens to go wrong.
Our research found that I Love Growing Marijuana and Crop King Seeds were the best of the best weed seed bank stores, because of their germination and delivery guarantees, not to mention a wide variety of available strains.
Mary Jane’s Garden may seem new but they’ve been selling seeds online since 2003, with a higher than average 90% successful delivery rate.
They are a trusted brand with 200 stores in Canada as well as an online store that ships worldwide. Their value packs, like Mix Pack Feminized and Autoflower Feminized are ideal for new growers.