If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.
You can also do some research and find an online grow journal that details the whole growing process of a specific strain from a particular breeder. Through these, you’ll be able to look over another grower’s specific notes and see pictures of the final results.
How to look for quality genetics when buying marijuana seeds
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.
Even one weed plant can produce a lot of buds come harvest time, so make sure you grow a strain you like. Note strains you enjoy when you pick something up at the dispensary or smoke with friends, and look for seeds of it when you want to start growing.
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.
You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.
This is sometimes referred to as “cloning by seed” and will not produce any male plants. This is achieved through several methods:
What are feminized cannabis seeds?
Some seeds germinate very rapidly while others can take a while, but generally, seeds should germinate in 3-10 days. If it’s been two weeks and a seed hasn’t sprouted, it’s probably a dud and won’t sprout.
If you don’t like the flavor, effects, or even the look of the bud, then it’s probably not worth growing.
Autoflowering strains require some preparation, as they will grow quickly and start to flower whether or not you’re ready for them.
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