Growing Marijuana Seeds

With the legalization of marijuana in many states, it is just a matter of time before other states follow suit. Many people are looking to get in on the ground floor of the marijuana boom, whether it be medicinal marijuana sales or recreational marijuana sales. To the novice, the types and strains of the marijuana plants can be wholly confusing, especially when you take into consideration that there are literally thousands of different strains and each has a different genetic make-up. The variations in marijuana plants from distinctive seeds are equivalent to planting flower seeds and growing roses and sunflowers.

While all marijuana is technically classified as Cannabis, with two main varieties, the Indica and Sativa. Each of these can be broken down into various strains, characterized by their different THC content, their growing time, their taste and their overall affect. Both have distinct traits. For instance, Indica blends are grown in colder climates, and naturally produces higher levels of THC. Strains developed from Indica often have sedative qualities and provide a relaxing high. These types of plants flourish indoors, and grow quickly, in just a few weeks. Indica also produces a potent, skunky smelloften associated with “pot smoke”.

Sativa strains look, smell, and even grow differently. These variations produce thinner leaves that are a light green color. Best suited for outdoor growing, these plants can grow up to twenty feet, and offer a smaller, more potent crop than Indica plants. Sativa strains also take longer to grow, and can be found in warmer climates. The effect of these plants is an energetic high, as opposed to the relaxed high of the Indica blends.

There is another variety of marijuana—the Ruderalis, commonly known as hemp. While hemp does not have the same intoxicating effect as the other two varieties, its seeds are highly coveted. Hemp has been used to make clothing and paper, as well as other items. Another variation that bears mentioning is the hybrid—a mix of several plants grown to make its own specific characteristics.

When growing particular seeds, it is important to know if you have outdoor seeds or indoor seeds; this can make a big difference. If you have limited space, indoor seeds are obviously the way to go. They yield smaller plants, which makes it easier to care for them in confined spaces. The outdoor seeds produce larger plants with decidedly more crop, and stronger strains. To grow Boulder Marijuana for anything other than personal use, you’ll need to grow your plants outside, unless you have a large greenhouse or warehouse, and that can be very expensive to set up. The seeds can also be categorized by type: If your seeds are auto-flowering, they can flower whether they receive 12 hours of light or 20 hours of light. They grow quickly, too; generally, within two months. Regular seeds produce both male and female plants and are the most consistent. Feminized seeds produce only female plants.

If you want to grow your own plants, instead of growing from clone plants, you can grow from seeds to get a better rooting system, producing a stronger plant. By growing from seeds, you’re not locked into one particular plant. If you like a certain strain, you can continue to grow it after knowing the seed type, and vice versa. You can also cross-blend strains after you have found what you like and you have become a little more seasoned in your growing techniques. Plus, you can control your yields; if you want higher yields you can pick and choose your seeds, which will determine your crop yield.

To ensure you get a useable crop yield, you will want to know your seeds. Look for seeds that are hard and have darn brown spots or what look like tiger stripes; these will produce the best plants. Immature, green cracked seeds don’t grow well, avoid them when selecting your seeds. Indica seeds are larger; Salvia seeds are smaller. Of course, finding good seeds can be half the battle. You either need to know someone from whom you can buy the seeds, or you can go to a dispensary, if your state allows legal Boulder Marijuana Store production. This is the preferred method because you can ask questions about your seeds and you can physically see what you are buying. Purchasing your seeds online is probably the best way to go, but only if you can ensure you are buying from a reputable source.

Many of the online sites that sell Boulder Seeds offer a wide variety of options so you can try several types if you like. The key is making sure you don’t get ripped off—you send money but don’t get what you paid for or you receive nothing at all. Shop around for recommended seed banks before you decide to make a purchase. Regardless of where you purchase your seeds, it is equally as important to properly house them. They should be stored in a cool, dark, dry location in an air tight container for greatest longevity. Storing them with a few grains of rice or silica gel packets will help to remove any moisture from the container, also ensuring your seeds do not germinate before you plant them.

One of the best ways to grow your seeds, especially if you are trying it for the first time, is by using paper towels. Soak them overnight in water; place on a plate between two damp paper towels.  Add a bit of water. Place two more damp paper towels on top of the seeds. Place them in a dark, warm place and make sure to keep the seeds damp. After a few days, there should be a white tap root; it is time to move them into soil. Make sure the seed gets adequate light and is kept moist so that it continues to grow. Fertilizer can help give it the boost it needs.

Depending upon your intentions, whether you decide to grow for profit or for personal consumption, it is good to do a testing period. You will learn which seeds are the most compatible with your climate and your living conditions. Start small to limit your investment and to learn what works for you. From there, you will be able to determine how much you can grow and which seeds to use to get the desired marijuana.

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