What Are CBD Seeds?
A Complete Guide
Updated on June 28, 2022
If you are looking to becoming a CBD growerho, you need to learn all about marijuana seeds. Before you invest your time, money and energy read along to find out all about CBD seeds and their types. Also, make sure to familiarize yourself with your local laws before you start cultivating your own CBD.
Marijuana plants are dioecious which means they have male and female productive organs and are found on separate plants. To cultivate CBD you have to grow female plants and keep them away from the male plants as the male plants pollinate the female plants and hinder their process of producing cannabis.
Types of Cannabis seeds
There are three types of Cannabis seeds are Regular, feminized, and auto flower seeds.
Regular seeds are taken from female plants which are pollinated by male plants. When a regular seed is planted there are 50/50 chances that the plant can be a female or male plant. You will have to chuck out the male plants once they show reproductive organs during the flowering phase. The male plants do not produce buds and pollinate female plants resulting in seeded flowers.
Feminized seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing female plants. Buying feminized seeds cuts out the chance of a male plant sneaking into your crop. This allows the female plants to produce buds instead of seeds.
A lot of beginners start cultivation with feminized seeds as it eliminates the hassle of removing male plants.
Top Feminized Cannabis Seed Family
Haze, Afghan, OG Kush, GSC (Cookies), Gelato, Cheese, and Skunk.
Autoflowering seeds are feminized to ensure exclusive female plants produce, that flower on their own after 2-4 weeks of growth. They need a much shorter time to grow and are ready to harvest in 8 weeks from sprouting. These are great for beginners as they are great for indoor growing as well outdoor growing, much faster life cycle, resist pests and diseases and do not depend changing light cycle.
High CBD Cannabis Seeds
With the growing demand, medical benefits, and the increased amount of information on growing marijuana commercial growers are trying to cultivate genetically bred high CBD strains.
What is Cannabis Clone?
A cannabis clone is cutting taken from a marijuana plant to create a genetically identical plant. The cutting is placed in a growing medium to ensure it grows roots, after which it is generally transferred for it to mature into a plant. The cloning process is also known as “ asexual reproduction.”
CBD Seeds FAQs
How to buy Cannabis seeds
Cannabis can be brought through numerous online seed banks which are all located outside the US. In the states in which it is legal and medical use is allowed seeds can be brought to the dispensary. Although, you cannot bring CBD Seeds into the United States as it is illegal.
Is it legal to buy Marijuana seeds?
Marijuana seeds are considered a cannabis product just like edibles, flowers, or concentrates. Its legality depends on the state you live in. States with adult-use legalization can buy, produce and sell seeds within their own state.
Why to buy too many seeds?
When you germinate any number of seeds a few won’t germinate even when brought from a reputable dealer or any type of seed. From the seeds you have sown a few won’t germinate, few die, and some would have to be discarded if they turn out to be male. If you are growing from regular seeds you can start with 24 seeds and if with feminized seeds start with 12.
How to choose CBD seeds?
- The type of crop – The growing environment is the most important while choosing a seed, as the seeds have different genetics due to which they have different characteristics. There are seeds that can be grown indoors and outdoor. Choose the one which suits your needs.
- The light cycle – Depending on the type of seed you choose they would require a certain period of light exposure.
- The genetics – The yield depends on the genetics of the seeds to which strain it belongs too. The best seeds are Inbred Lines that provide plants with little difference.