Whether you grow your seeds or purchase them, you should take a few precautions to keep them safe until you are ready to grow them. If done correctly, you can store marijuana seeds for several years and still use them to grow healthy cannabis plants.
Seeds should be kept in a cool, dark, dry place. Do not expose seeds to sunlight or they may sprout. Do not expose seeds to moisture or they may sprout as well. Seeds should be stored at room temperature. Exposing the seeds to extreme cold or heat could damage the seed so that it can never be used.
Cannabis sativa plants will grow tall and thin. They take longer to mature than indica plants. Sativa plants tend to have bigger yields than indica plants. Indica plants are shorter and more bush-shaped and tend to produce fewer buds than sativa plants.
Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid
Seeds can be male or female, but most people only want to grow female seeds. Why? Because female plants are the plants that produce buds. Most seed companies sell “regulars,” which contain male and female seeds. However, they also offer only female seeds, referred to as feminized seeds. There is a big price difference between the two, but its worth it to spend the extra money to make sure that you are working with feminized seeds so that you do not waste your resources growing male plants that don’t produce the results you want.
If you choose to purchase seeds, start with a cheaper strain. Expensive doesn’t always mean better. Some of the old faithful strains are very potent. More complicated, newer, expensive hybrid strains can flop more easily. You don’t want to have spent too much money on seeds for your first plants. Choose a strain that people have been growing abundantly for many years so your first grow cycle is as problem-free as possible.
Another thing to consider, especially if you are a novice grower, is that indicas take less time to mature than sativas. Indicas are considered a hardier plant that can withstand more stress so they are more forgiving to novice growers who tend to make a few mistakes on their trial run.
For many years, people had to choose between the benefits of indica or sativa. But you can also grow hybrid plants, which blend the qualities of sativa and indica into one plant. Hybrids usually are dominant one way or the other – indica or sativa – but also produce the effects of the other kind of plant.
Sour Diesel also works wonders at motivating the mind just before breakfast. She exerts a clear-headed high that gets you in the mood to work, without overwhelming the senses or sending your mind to the cosmos.
When you’re in the mood for some rest and relaxation, take a bag of Northern Light buds into the forest and string up a hammock. Blaze up and feel your muscles melt as the weight of the world is lifted off your shoulders.
Royal Highness helps to soothe the muscles and relax the body. Much like soaking in a warm bath, this strain reduces tension, increases bodily awareness, and offers an incredible option before a stretching session to really tap into that mind–muscle connection.
Chocolate Haze never fails to hit the mark before entering the zone of creativity. This tasty cultivar harnesses a THC level of 20% and sweet, sugary terpenes to catapult the mind into a state of focus, motivation, and immense creativity.
While the munchies occur as a side effect of smoking weed, some people actually blaze up just to feel this sensation. Not only does food taste ten times better after a joint, but getting creative in the kitchen while high is an excellent way to connect with friends!
An important factor closely related to the point above is the plant height. Each cannabis plant can be controlled in height. For example, by applying a shortened growth phase. However, some species have a tendency to grow very high while others remain small sized. Many indoor growers don’t have the space to grow very tall plants. They therefore often choose cannabis seeds that develop plants with a maximum height of 1.20. Although this isn’t always the case, outside growers often opt for a species that reaches a maximum height.
We haven’t mentioned the flowering yet. Nevertheless this is a very important aspect for the choice of cannabis seeds. Some growers are looking for quick results and will therefore choose a fast flowering strain. Consider, for example the Northern Lights that only need 49 to 56 days to be ready for harvesting. Or how about Swiss Cheese that can be ready for harvest in just 42 to 56 days? A short flowering period also means that the chance of problems such as mold or plant diseases is smaller.
Growers who grow their plants indoors without the proper equipment to neutralize the smell of a flowering cannabis plant often choose cannabis seeds that produce plants in which the smell is limited during flowering. An example of this is the Pure Power Plant strain.
Tip: check our Indica seeds in case you want to grow a small cannabis strain or check our sativa seeds when planning to grow a tall weed plant.
A large harvest isn’t of course a guarantee, because it depends on many factors. Consider, for example, the breeding technique, the plant’s health, diseases, humidity and soil values. However, there are species that are known to have the ability to produce (extremely) large harvests such as the Super Silver Haze that can produce up to 800 grams per m2 or our Sexxpot strain that produces up to 1000 grams per m2.