Quality seeds from the start
When attempting to grow quality cannabis in your home or outdoor grow location, it’s important to remember that the quality of your buds begins with the quality of your seeds. There are many resources out there that promise top-notch cannabis seeds, knowing who you can trust is paramount to growing quality cannabis.
Choose the right cannabis seeds
Not all cannabis seeds are created equal and not all cannabis seeds will grow under any conditions. Even if you spend a lot of money and select high quality seeds, that doesn’t necessarily mean your plants will produce quality buds.
Some strains of cannabis grow better in warmer climates and some strains grow better in colder climates, just as some strains grow better outdoors and some grow better indoors. Taking your growing conditions into consideration will help you know what kind of seeds you need to buy.
Sativas are generally the best for outdoor growing, but even pure sativa strains might struggle in northern climates due to their late flowering period. Indicas have a shorter growing period and do not grow as tall as sativas, thus making them ideal for indoor cultivation. Crossbreeds between sativas and indicas often provide the perfect blend for outdoor growing.
Consider your source
One of the hardest things about choosing your cannabis seeds is figuring out who to trust. There are a lot of voices out there in the conversation about quality cannabis seeds, rooting out the legitimate seed producers from the fly-by-night operations just looking for a buck is the key to finding truly quality cannabis seeds.
Run a simple Google search for ‘quality cannabis seeds’ and you’ll notice that it will return a bevy of resources on seeds ready for cannabis cultivation. You’ll notice too that most of the resources brought up by your search will include glowing product descriptions that are sure to get you excited about your future product.
Look a little closer, however, and you’ll also see that many of these sites also sell the very same seeds they laude. Just like every cannabis grower grows the best cannabis around, every seed provider provides the highest quality seeds.
So how do you, as a beginning grower of cannabis, ferret out the good information from the noise?
Read discussion boards
When it comes to choosing what seeds you will buy, discussion boards are a much better source for unbiased information about seed providers than static web pages. On discussion boards you can look at previous postings by others and ask your own questions about strains or seed providers that you have piqued your interest.
Read cannabis seed product reviews
Third party product reviews are another solid source of unbiased information about seeds and seed providers.
The data you get from these sources is unbiased and based on experience. If a fellow cannabis grower tells you that they bought their seeds from a particular provider and had a very positive experience, you can probably trust that grower, or at least you can trust that grower more than you can trust the seed provider.
Try it first
If you live in an area where medicinal marijuana dispensaries sell both cannabis and cannabis seeds, try a few strains that you think will grow well under the growing conditions you can provide. When you find something you like to smoke, you can be sure that the seeds from that strain will produce quality cannabis.
Tips for online cannabis seed buyers
If you’re looking to buy cannabis seeds online, here’s a few tips to determine which sites are legit:
- Check the ads – Are they ads for the seed providers/seeds reviewed on that site? You might have some bias there.
- Level down – Make sure you get to the true bottom of the site you’re viewing. As you click through the pages, if at any point you reach a page that lists quantities and prices, you’re probably dealing with a seed provider and thus a biased site.