How to select and grow your Cannabis Seeds
But what you need to ask yourself before buying is quite simple, and it will help you make the right decision. Here is what you should consider when buying cannabis seeds.
Two Considerations and Two Subspecies Once you make your decision to grow your own cannabis, you will face one big question: which seeds do I use? To answer this, you need to define the kind of high you are looking for, when you will be smoking the weed. You also need to take into consideration your climate, as some seeds will grow better in certain conditions. Once you have completed this, it will help you choose which subspecies you would like, as there are two: indica and sativa.
People who are looking to be calmed by the effect of the cannabis, tend to go towards indica. These seeds will make you feel very heavy, and you’ll have difficulty leaving the couch. Those who are looking for the opposite and want to feel a high, will usually buy sativa. Then, you can always go in-between, with a hybrid seed.
If you live in a warm and humid region, sativa will thrive more than indica. The plant gets really tall and has a longer growing period. Indica will tolerate cold weather much better than sativa, and it will also grow faster. Both subspecies do not grow well, when exposed to temperatures below 12 degrees or over 30 degrees Celsius.
There are male and female cannabis plants. If you are not a specialist, it will be difficult for you tell the difference between the two. But what you need to know is that male plants won’t produce buds. Furthermore, if you have male plants mixed with female ones, the first will pollinate the second, causing them to have seeds in their buds, which will basically ruin your crop. So, you need to cut down all the male plants, as soon as you recognize them.
Buying feminized seed is the safest way to go, when you grow cannabis for the first time, or if you don’t want to have to worry about male plants. Most seed retailers, today, will offer them to their clients. They also usually describe the plant details on their website. Starting with a feminized seed will almost guarantee that your crop will grow and produce buds. That’s as long as you take good care of them, of course.