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Although the law in the Netherlands allows small quantities of cannabis seeds to be sold to consumers, this doesn’t mean that cannabis seeds and the germination of the seeds is allowed everywhere. Therefore, depending on where you live, buying cannabis seeds is not completely risk-free. You should check the legislation in your country or state before buying cannabis seeds online. We don’t encourage or recommend anyone to break the law in his or her country. If you do live in a country where cannabis seeds are illegal you shouldn’t buy weed seeds.

How to buy weed seeds safely?

Do you want good cannabis seeds and would like to know how to buy weed seeds safely and in a discreet way? In this blog you read what to look for when you buy cannabis seeds (online).

How to get cannabis seeds?

There are different ways to get weed seeds. Cannabis seeds can be bought in grow shops and sometimes also in coffee shops, but unfortunately cannabis seeds are not for sale in every country. Consider countries such as Australia and some states of the USA. If you live in a country where you can’t buy cannabis seeds in a grow shop, the best way is to get cannabis seeds is online. In addition, buying cannabis seeds online is a discrete way of ordering.

You can also ask your friends or acquaintances. They may still have some unused cannabis seeds and you can buy a few. Note: the question is whether the seeds from your friends are fresh and whether they are feminized. It’s therefore often better to buy seeds through a commercial web shop. New seeds are more viable than seeds that where stored. Moreover, with a seed bank you have a wide choice and you can use their support.

How to safely buy cannabis seeds online?

Nowadays you find several online seed banks with a great reputation and a high degree of reliability. But from which seeds bank can you best buy your cannabis seeds online and how can you do that safely? Below find various tips to buy your seeds safely.

Check the legislation in your country

Although the law in the Netherlands allows small quantities of cannabis seeds to be sold to consumers, this doesn’t mean that cannabis seeds and the germination of the seeds is allowed everywhere. Therefore, depending on where you live, buying cannabis seeds is not completely risk-free. You should check the legislation in your country or state before buying cannabis seeds online. We don’t encourage or recommend anyone to break the law in his or her country. If you do live in a country where cannabis seeds are illegal you shouldn’t buy weed seeds.

Choose a reputable seed company from the Netherlands, Canada or the UK

Many cannabis seeds banks are located in Canada, UK and the Netherlands. Dutch seed banks are often located in or around Amsterdam which is not very strange. Amsterdam is the source where the highest quality seeds still come from and where most knowledge can be found. For good quality cannabis seeds, it’s therefore best to order from a reputable (Dutch) seed bank with a long service record.

Do not immediately spent hundreds of euros

If you buy cannabis seeds at a particular seed bank more often then this rule doesn’t apply, but if you are planning to buy cannabis seeds for the first time and do you want to do this safely we recommend to start with a small order. With a small order the risks are low and you are able to test the seed bank and the quality of the seeds.

Divide your order

When you are planning to order multiple seeds it’s advisable to divide your order. For example, by placing a small order at different times or by buying cannabis seeds from various suppliers. Does a package get lost? Then you will not immediately lose all your seeds.

Safe and discreet payment methods

Nowadays, online payments with credit cards has become very safe. Like Weedseedsexpress, most seeds offer banks the possibility to purchase seeds with a credit card via a external payment processor. This has various advantages. First of all: the seed bank only receives the payment without receiving your credit card details. In addition, the payment processor destroys the customer data after the payment.

For your discretion, reputable seed banks ensure not to use marijuana related description on the bank statement. However, are you still a bit reluctant to use your credit card? Then you can always opt for a prepaid credit card or choose a another discrete payment options. Here you can think of:

Name, initials or abbreviation

If you do not want your name to be associated with marijuana related products you can choose to order without track and trace and you won’t have to sign for the post when it arrives at your destination. In that case you can choose to use a different name, abbreviation or just your initials at the postal address.

Use another e-mail address

In addition to changing your name, you can also use a general e-mail address without containing your own name.

Have the order delivered to a PO Box address

There are several seed banks that can deliver cannabis seeds to a PO Box address.

Have the order delivered to a different address

You can also ask family or friends if the seeds may be sent to their address.

Choose a shipping option without signature

Registered mail such as Track and Trace post usually requires a signature upon receipt. For your own discretion, you can order without track and trace but there is a disadvantage to keep in mind. Without Track and Trace you can’t see where your order is going.

Be patient

Many orders are shipped internationally which takes time. An order from Europe to the USA or Australia will take about 7 working days. In exceptional cases, it can take up to 25 days for an order to arrive. Therefore wait patiently and do not contact the suppliers until the order has arrived.

Best way to get marijuana seeds
To begin with, select a plant that has the characteristics you want to preserved. Feminizing clones is the usual practice as the growth, flowering, and resin characteristics from the mother are already known. There is no need for any vegetation time once a clone is well-rooted. Simply pot the clone into a small pot, give it a day or two to recover, and begin a 12-12 light cycle right away. A pollen-producing plant only needs to be small as cannabis produces copious amounts of pollen.

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MAKING FEMINIZED SEEDS

Growing cannabis is all about resinous flowers, trichomes, and rich cannabinoid profiles. These splendid characteristics can only be found on the female flowers. Having gardens full of robust, un-pollinated sinsemilla females means jars full of mind and body-friendly, crusty nuggets.

The only bummer, unless you grow from clones, is that cannabis is wired to produce about 50% male seeds and 50% females. It is just the nature of the beast.

Wouldn’t it be sweet if it was possible to grow all females from seed, every plant, every time?

Well, that is where the feminizing technique comes into play: two methods of manipulating the cannabis plant to produce only females from seed, every-time. To be truthful, it isn’t every single time. But 99% of the time is a pretty good number, and could be considered entirely male risk-free.

The general practice behind feminization is that female plants are forced to produce pollen, which is in turn used to pollinate other female plants. The outcome? Resulting seeds will be feminized, with no risk of further pollination.

WHY FEMINIZE?

Feminized seeds are super efficient for indoor and outdoor gardeners. Area, time, and resources aren’t being given to plants that will be thrown away two weeks after the 12-12 flip. Similarly, outdoors where a large plant can consume a lot of time and resources in upkeep prior to the autumn show of flowers, feminized plants are also a good way to reduce guerrilla crop pollinating. There’s nothing worse than bush-bashing out to a well-hidden crop only to find a rogue male or two have impregnated every female plant.

INHIBIT THAT ETHYLENE

“Applications that reduce the ethylene level in tissues or antagonise the action of ethylene causes the formation of male flowers instead of female ones” — Paraphrase, Byers et al., 1972.

There are a number of solutions that can be sprayed on female plants to create male pollen sacs: benzothiadiazole, gibberellic acid, silver thiosulphate, silver nitrate, and colloidal silver.

Colloidal silver is by far the easiest to source or make. It is non-toxic, non-caustic, and can be bought from a pharmacy or easily online. The other solutions can be dangerous, difficult to get a hold of, and expensive—except gibberellic acid, which can be found in nurseries, but is not as effective as colloidal silver. But if you want to watch some freaky plant growth just for the fun of it, give gibberellic acid a try. It is a growth stimulant and makes plants stretch and stretch.

TECHNIQUE 1: COLLOIDAL SILVER

Colloidal silver is a distilled water-based solution in which microscopic particles of silver are suspended. The nature of colloids means the particles will never settle out and can’t be removed by normal filtering. Colloidal silver is available commercially, or you can make your own if you want to totally geek out (see how-to section at the end). It has numerous uses as an alternative medicine. For example, it is used to soothe burns, as an antiseptic and digestion stimulant in people, and as a fungal control in horticulture.

Be sure the strength is at least 15ppm, preferably 30ppm. Less than 15ppm produces male sacs with little viable pollen.

To begin with, select a plant that has the characteristics you want to preserved. Feminizing clones is the usual practice as the growth, flowering, and resin characteristics from the mother are already known. There is no need for any vegetation time once a clone is well-rooted. Simply pot the clone into a small pot, give it a day or two to recover, and begin a 12-12 light cycle right away. A pollen-producing plant only needs to be small as cannabis produces copious amounts of pollen.

Hint: Make two clones once a plant has been selected, one to be feminized and one to be left for pollination. This way, a separate breeding space is created and accidental seeding of other plants, or an accidental sneeze pollinating a whole grow cupboard, is avoided.

Plants can be induced to grow male sex organs as late as four weeks into flowering. Though spraying one week prior to the light changeover is recommended for clones. If a plant grown from seed is being used, wait until the plant has sexed before spraying so you can be sure it is female.

Spray the plants to be feminized with colloidal silver every day, and three times a day if you can manage. Soak them well. Do this for two weeks, then leave the plants to grow as normal. Some growers report getting results after spraying for only 5–10 days.

When sexing begins, male pollen sacs will develop instead of female calyxes and pistils. Male plants mature much faster than females, and viable pollen can be expected within 3–4 weeks once the plant has been sexed. Some growers will spray until the plant shows sexual growth, just to be sure the method has worked. Make sure these plants are well-isolated from any flowering females. A burst pod can release millions of pollen spores, and it only takes one spore per hair to create a seed.

DON’T SMOKE IT

Once the plants have been sprayed with colloidal silver and the pollen is collected, they are write-offs—86 them and don’t smoke them. Giving them a thorough rinse will not work. The colloidal silver is a systemic treatment absorbed into the plant through the foliage and not a topical application. Be safe and bin them.

TECHNIQUE 2: RODELIZATION

Sinsemilla is an unnatural state for cannabis. Without human intervention, it would be rare to find an unpollinated female in the wild—unless it was sterile. When sinsemilla plants are left to go beyond their desirable maturation stage by a number of weeks, the plant, through whatever amazing processes evolution has bestowed, knows it has not been pollinated. As a last ditch effort at propagation, it will produce male pollen sacs in an effort to self-pollinate.

This is not the result of genetic or stress-induced hermaphroditism. They are genuine XX chromosome male bananas. With all the genetic information from the female and no Y chromosome, using rodelized pollen creates female-only seeds, although as with colloidal silver, an occasional male may appear.

HARVESTING POLLEN AND POLLINATION

There are a number of harvesting methods employed to catch pollen.

  • Cover the top of the pot with plastic or card to catch pollen as it falls, or modify a plastic drink cup to shroud the plant and catch falling pollen.
  • Fix a clear plastic bag, perforated at the top for air exchange, around the whole plant.
  • An experienced eye will remove each flower pod prior to it bursting completely open to be sure of catching every spore.
  • Pollinating a female is the easy bit. Depending on how many seeds you want to make, there are a couple of methods that can be used.
  • Using a watercolour or other fine, soft brush or even a cotton bud, dip into your pollen collection and gently apply to the chosen flower. Although thousands of viable spores will be on the end of the brush, enough to pollinate a whole plant, the trichomes on the surface of the pistils will greedily glue everything you offer them. So dip into your pollen stash a few times as you dust.
  • For lots of seeds, put pollen in a bag and put over a whole branch or a whole plant, shake well, and leave for twenty four hours.
  • It is possible to pollinate different branches with different pollens and have a breeder plant that has 1, 2, or 15 different crosses on it.
  • It is also possible to self-pollinate the plant from which the male parts were created. This won’t produce as many seeds as pollinating a separate plant because less female flowers are produced and many are nonviable because of the feminization process.

GROWING FEMINIZED PLANTS

Treat feminized seeds as you would any other seed from germination to veg, and veg through flower. Observation is where it’s at now, you want the best plants for your garden. Ideally, setting up a separate vegetation/flower space where a number of plants can be grown lets your standard grow space continue with uninterrupted production.

Plants bred using feminization are homozygous. This can have two effects that can’t be assessed until the seeds are grown. Homozygosity will increase the dominant or recessive traits of the parent in the progeny, so features you don’t want and do want can be amplified. Genetics is a weird, weird thing.

Just as with standard male to female crossings (which is a heterozygous process), a number of plants will need to be grown and the best selected for mother plants and future breeding. With enough room, hundreds if not thousands of new plants can be grown in order to select the best of the best phenotypes.

FEMBOTS RULE

With a bit of aforethought, it is possible to set up an efficient feminization breeding programme—and have female seeds from your favourite phenos on hand all the time. You never know, you might discover the next big thing!

MAKING YOUR OWN COLLOIDAL SILVER

The easiest and relatively inexpensive way—considering how much money is potentially saved by not growing resource and time-consuming males—is to buy a colloidal silver generator, which is the no-fuss plug and play option. Or, make your own, which is quite straightforward and doesn’t require any special skill.

Colloidal silver is formed by passing a current from a pure silver electrode through distilled water. This simple electrolysis is all there is to it. Although distilled water does not conduct electricity very well due to its lack of mineral content, enough is passed through to create micro silver particles and silver ionisation. Sounds technical, but it really isn’t.