It might be tempting to buy your seeds online. You’ve probably seen ads for websites claiming to sell superior seeds at an attractively low price. We strongly recommend that you do not fall into this trap. As with many things, keep the motto “buyer beware” in mind. Purchasing anything online has its risks. But cannabis seeds are particularly tricky because of the federal prohibition. Where you buy your seeds is ultimately up to you. But we recommend that you make your purchase at a dispensary or a trusted friend or colleague.
To put it in the most basic terms, a seed is a plant that is in its embryonic stage. Like animals, plants reproduce by, well, reproduction. The process actually isn’t totally dissimilar from that of animals. In order to produce a seed, a plant’s ovule (like an ovum, or egg) needs to be fertilized by pollen (similar to sperm).
It is ideal to store them before germination. To do this, you’ll need an airtight container that is either opaque or dark colored. Keep your marijuana seed in this container and then store the container in a cool, dry and dark area. To ensure absolute dryness, some cannabis growers like to stick one or two packets of food-grade desiccants in the container as well. If those kinds of chemicals scare you, however, some dry rice to soak up any potential moisture can work too.
If you’re a wannabe pot grower, you need to be an expert on all things cannabis seeds. This knowledge needs to be gained before you even purchase your first marijuana seed in order to ensure a successful grow. While we’ve given guides on how to begin the plant process and how to see it through to a bountiful harvest, you may be seeking more information about the seed itself. And so, without further ado, here’s our intro course to cannabis seeds.
Buying A Marijuana Seed Supply
Once you determine the legality of cannabis seeds in your state, have figured out what kind of cannabis you want to grow and have purchased your marijuana seed of choice, what’s next? You’re going to have to store your seed. But what is the optimal way to do this?
If a root isn’t showing up in the expected time, you may need to stick it in some water for a day or so. This will help soften up the exterior of the shell and make it easier for the root to emerge.
Okay, so now you know the basics of what seeds are and how to begin the planting process. Feeling inspired and planning your grow operation already? Great! But first thing’s first. You have to buy some. But where? Since cannabis is federally illegal, surely the embryonic form of cannabis is prohibited as well, right? Not necessarily. If you reside in a state with either legal recreational weed or a medical marijuana program, chances are, you will be able to purchase seeds without any issue. However, some medical marijuana programs do not allow the purchase or possession of cannabis seeds for home growing. So make sure you do your research regarding your state’s medical marijuana program or recreational cannabis laws.
Basic Plant Biology
Once the ovule is fertilized by the pollen, a seed is formed. Like an embryo, a seed contains a wealth of genetic material. Inside that one tiny object is the future of the organism. And like animals, the fate and final outcome of the seed is almost entirely dependent on how you treat it in its early stages of development. Here’s how to set up your baby, er, cannabis plant, for health and success.
Before you plant your seeds, you’re going to want to germinate them. What is germination? It’s basically a process by which seeds become hydrated. When they are hydrated, the enzymes in them become activated and ready to grow. When a seed is properly and completely germinated, the beginning of a root emerges from the seed’s shell.
One small downside is that, unlike some seed banks, Weedseedsexpress doesn’t offer pre-selected seed collections. However, given their competitive prices and very reasonable minimum order quantities, it is quite possible to put together a mixed selection of seeds according to your own preferences.
As passionate cannabis connoisseurs themselves, Weedseedsexpress go to extreme lengths to put together an incredible selection of different strains for their customers. Varieties are available in several different types, including regular, feminized, and autoflowering seeds, to suit pretty much any weed growing scenario you can imagine.
The website itself is clean, well laid out, and has an abundance of high resolution images which give customers a clear idea of what they can expect their plants to look like once fully grown. Products are organised according to category, there is a useful search bar and a versatile filter function thrown in for good measure, meaning that you can always find what you need.
If you change your mind after placing your order, Weedseedsexpress offers a 14-day return policy from receipt of delivery. Just bear in mind that you will need to cover return postage costs, and that you remain liable for the returned goods while they are in transit. Also, it is important to note that Weedseedsexpress doesn’t accept returns if the seeds and/or their packaging have been damaged or opened.
The Weedseedsexpress team is always happy to answer any questions their customers might have about their products and services. Questions are answered within 24 hours (often within 6-10 hours). Even during weekends! Any problems are dealt with in a friendly, professional and efficient manner. Customers are kept informed of the progression of their order throughout the process, right from the moment they place their order through to delivery (assuming that the track and trace delivery option is selected). These guys never let you down—no matter what. It has become their trademark and partly explains their rapid growth.
All orders are packed discreetly without any reference to Weedseedsexpress or cannabis. The packing materials and product packaging used are robust and ensure that an order will not be damaged during transit. For even more assurance, all deliveries are fully guaranteed, which means that in the unlikely event that an order gets lost in transit it will be replaced free of charge. This makes sure you can order your seeds in complete confidence.
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As an online retailer, Weedseedsexpress recognize that reliability is the key to providing their customers with the high standard shopping experience they expect. With this in mind, they offer same day dispatch (except for Sundays), free standard postage, and a convenient online messaging service via which customers can contact the team with any queries. Additionally, packages can be sent via a tracked service at an additional charge.