When growing regular seeds, some won’t germinate and some will have to be discarded because they’ll turn out to be males. With feminized seeds, some won’t germinate, but a higher percentage of them will turn into flowering plants because there won’t be any males.
If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.
Even one weed plant can produce a lot of buds come harvest time, so make sure you grow a strain you like. Note strains you enjoy when you pick something up at the dispensary or smoke with friends, and look for seeds of it when you want to start growing.
How many seeds should I buy? Are they all going to survive?
Autoflower plants change from the vegetative to flowering state with age, not the changing of their light cycle. They have a short grow-to-harvest time and can be ready to harvest in as little as 2 ½ to 3 months from when you put the seeds in the ground. The downside is that, typically, they are less potent, but autoflower seeds are great for people who want to grow cannabis but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it.
Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
For those looking for seeds, the most direct Vermont recommendations that we can share are Emerald Rose Seeds and Sherpa Seeds. When you’re on EmeraldRoseSeeds.com, make sure to check out Vermont-based Ice Petal Flower Genetics (@icepetalflowergenetics), winners of two different categories in the original Headies contest and some of the most respected growers and breeders in the entire region.
Sherpa Seeds have also been breeding in Vermont since before it was cool, and have a similarly excellent track record and reputation. The Sherpa Seeds website may or may not be updated, so if you’re ready to order, we recommend sending a DM to @sherpa_seeds on Instagram if you’ve got questions. Rat Trap, Bird Song, Pig Pen, and Fly Tape are all proven outdoor winners in northern Vermont.
Not surprisingly, we’ve been getting a TON of inquiries for people looking for both seeds and clones, and since we’ve got a lot of very talented grower friends in Vermont, and it’s more important than ever to both support our local neighbors, and to be more self-sufficient yourself. So, it’s time to give the people what they want, and to activate the Vermontijuana network in order to connect you with locally-sourced seeds and clones.
Electric Slide A post shared by Sherpa Seeds (@sherpa_seeds) on Mar 16, 2020 at 8:50am PDT
We’re not in the retail business and Vermontijuana won’t be selling anything directly, that’s not how this works. What we’re going to provide is a match-making service for our growing list of vetted Vermontijuana cultivators and let you all take it from there. For seeds, skip below and follow the links for locally-sourced beans; for clones, keep reading, as it’s a little more complicated.
Outdoor Growing Calendar, Elysse Feigenblatt via Leafly