For some growers, finding great cannabis seeds are a challenge. Imagine just how difficult it is for people who just want to get seeds so that they could grow the allowed number of marijuana plants at home. For business owners, however, getting the best cannabis seeds is very important if they are going to offer the best products.
Having the best seeds, coupled with the right nutrients, adequate watering, and excellent lighting will help you grow healthy cannabis plants. Good genes, however, will determine a good plant. Being careful where you source your seeds will guarantee that you get the strains, terpenes, and cannabinoid you want. It will also help you ensure that you do not buy bad seeds or those that would not grow.
What to Look for
There are several things to consider when you are trying to source your seeds. What are the signs that you should buy it, or look for another supplier?
Trust Your Senses
When it comes to the best quality seeds, how they look and feel is very important. First, you should be choosing dark colored seeds. Black and darker shades of gray means that the seed is both health and high quality. Other seeds have tiger stripes, but as long as the overall color is dark, then it is healthy.
Green and white seeds are immature and not suitable for planting. Young seeds will take longer to germinate, that is if it germinates at all. Get mature seeds that are ready for planting by looking at its dark color.
More than the color, the seed should look shiny because of the wax coating on the shell. All you need to do is to shine a bright light on the seeds and look for the sheen. Another thing to do is to touch the seeds to see if they are firm. Placing the cannabis seed between your index finger and your thumb, squeeze it hard and try to gauge its resilience. Good quality seeds will not break or bend even when you press it.
Duds are going to crumble or crack. Cannabis seeds that break down when you squeeze it will not grow.
Bad Seeds Will Float
Another way to test cannabis seeds for quality is to check if they would float or not. Fill up a drinking glass with water and put the seeds on the surface. Bad seeds will float while high-quality seeds will sink to the bottom of the glass.
Put Them Into the Ground
For those people who have the time and space, should just put the seeds into the ground to see if they grow. If you are growing cannabis for commercial use, you should look for a reputable seed bank that is known to provide customers with high-quality cannabis seeds. You can also check out local hobbyists.
Finding Seeds in Your Bag of Weed
Sometimes, you will find a couple of cannabis seeds in the bag. You might think that it’s a good thing because you can plant these seeds, but you would be wrong. The presence of seeds in your bag of cannabis means that the female plant has been pollinated.
Pollinated female cannabis plants stop producing THC, and if you are smoking to get THC into your system, then you are not getting it from that bag of weed with seeds. What’s more, the seeds are heavier than the average leaf, so having seeds in the bag means that you have paid more for less cannabis.
If you are considering planting these seeds, then you should check the look and feel first before doing so.