Boy oh boy do we get this question a lot…but it’s totally understandable!
You can be stealthy about everything you do whilst growing, but many people feel like the act of getting seeds is the least secure part of their grow.
It doesn’t have to be!
Many growers choose to start their first grow with seeds they find in their buds, otherwise known as “bagseed”.
This can be a convenient way to test out your growing skills with little investment, but sometimes you get unexpected results as you often don’t know very much, if anything, about the strain or how the plant is going to grow.
The web is awash with growers claiming to have grown bagseed that was out of this world, but also and more commonly so bagseed that produced tall, spindly plants with low yields and weak buds. It’s all part of the bagseed lottery.
If you happen to know another grower or live near a medical marijuana dispensary, it’s sometimes possible to get seeds or clones from them. Several dispensaries and collectives will offer free or cheap clones or seeds to medical marijuana patients. If this option is available to you, you can choose your strain and talk to the breeder about how the plant grows. That way you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.
But what about ordering seeds online? Is it safe?
Several trusted companies have been delivering seeds to customers for many years, and many more will start to do the same as marijuana becomes more and more mainstream.
If you need to find a specific strain for your needs, or desire a strain that grows a certain way (for example if you have a small grow space and need a strain that grows short and bushy), you will probably want to look into ordering seeds directly from a breeder or online seed bank.
Most growers these days start with feminized seeds from a trusted seedbank, and we predict this will continue for the foreseeable future even though the option to produce one’s own seeds remains ever present.
So, in answer to the question, Use bagseed (seeds that you find in your buds), get seeds or clones from a fellow grower, or order seeds online from a secure online seedbank.
We’d love to know where you get your seeds, let us know in the comment section below.
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