Marijuana Seed Buyers’ Guide 2020 – How to Buy Weed Seeds Online
Step-by-step instructions for buying marijuana seeds online. Get your hands on some of the best weed seeds available online.
Step 1. Find a marijuana seed bank.
If you want to start growing your own weed, then you will need to find a place where you can get some good quality marijuana seeds.
There are trusted marijuana seed distributors online that sell seeds to customers around the world. These range from small online seedbanks that sell only a few strains, to large companies that grow hundreds of plants at a time.
Staying safe online involves researching the seller’s reputation before buying.
Whatever shop you decide to buy from, be sure to first check their customer reviews. This will allow you to see what other people had to say about the company, as well as the quality of their seeds. You can reference TrustPilot, Reddit, Facebook and other websites which allow customers to provide feedback on their purchases.
Seed Bank Reviews:
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Step 2. Find a strain you like.
It is best to start with a strain that you know you will like since it makes the whole process much easier.
There are thousands of strains available to buy as regular, feminized and autoflowering seeds. Strains vary depending on the variety, its sex and attributes.
Regular marijuana seeds
Regular seeds grow both male and female plants. You can grow these yourself to get female plants to smoke and breed, or keep the males to grow more plants from. Regular seeds are the natural marijuana breeder’s choice, also known as “reg seeds“.
Feminized marijuana seeds
Feminized seeds are developed to produce only female plants and will not grow any males. These are the most popular types of marijuana seeds for cultivators across the US. Feminized marijuana seeds can be grown for bud production or used in cloning. Also known as “fem seeds“.
Autoflowering marijuana seeds
Autoflowering seeds grow plants that flower automatically from seed. They do not require special lighting to initiate the bloom process. This is accomplised by crossbreeding the hemp variety, cannabis ruderalis, which flowers under any light cycle. Also known as “auto seeds“.
Indica marijuana seeds
Indica strains are best for people new to growing, as they are easier to grow and can tackle the grow process from beginning to end with just a few simple steps.Indica plants are short, broad-leaf varieties that produce big buds loaded with resin. They perform best when they are grown indoors, as they tend to need a lot more light than their sativa cousins. They also tend to be very good at producing tons of buds, and these plants can easily get you high.
Sativa marijuana seeds
Sativa strains are a good choice for growing if you have a lot of space to grow them.
Sativa plants are tall, narrow-leaf varieties that grow large, narrow buds covered in trichomes. They are not as easy to grow as their cousin, the indica, but they reward those that succeed with some of the most powerful highs you can get from smoking.
Hybrid marijuana seeds
Hybrid marijuana strains, such as high yield strains, are crossbreed varieties of indica and sativa genetics.
They are a great choice for the beginning grower as they tend to be easy to grow and capable of producing heavy yields.
There are thousands of popular hybrid strains sold as seeds online. These can range from pure sativas, to 50/50 mixes of sativa and indica genetics, to pure indica strains.
Which seeds to buy?
Finding the best marijuana seeds for your grow is something that takes time and dedication. You will need to grow many different strains to find out which you like most, and growing different varieties allows you to compare and contrast their different traits so you can choose those you like most. Consider checking out other growers around you locally and on social media to find a strain that’s right for your garden.
Recommended marijuana strains to grow:
Blue Dream: A tall, indica strain with blue-green coloring and a sweet, skunky smell. Blue Dream is from the West Coast and is known for its enormous yields on giant plants. Blue Dream grows well outdoors, indoors and nearly anywhere!
White Widow: A long, sativa-leaning strain with a strong indica smell. It’s buds are very frosty and white in color, due to its high presence of trichomes. White Widow has been a famous smoke for stoners worldwide since the 1990’s.
Northern Lights: A renowned marijuana strain that’s easy to grow and capable of producing massive yields. Hundreds, if not thousands, of modern hybrids were bred using some relative of Northern Lights genetics.
Girl Scout Cookies: A popular hybrid strain that’s easy to grow and produces heavy yields of mellow, intensely flavored buds. Prized among American stoners.
Almost all of the modern hybrid strains are easy to grow, and this list is just a sample of the many strains available that will grow well in your cannabis garden. Check out our list of Classic West Coast Cannabis Strains for our local favorites!
Step 3. Buy your seeds.
You can buy seeds in many ways:
- Online Seed Banks – Many of the most popular and highest quality strains are only available through seed banks.
- Dispensaries – Some dispensaries will have seeds for sale, although this can vary by location.
- Local growers – You can try searching online for seed suppliers in your area, or if you are lucky, make a connection. Websites like Strainly, THC Farmer and the Local Growers’ Guild (in development) allow small-scale breeders to sell their stock online.
In this article we cover the most popular way to buy seeds online – at marijuana seed banks. Marijuana seed banks are online businesses that sell marijuana seeds.
To buy seeds from a seed bank, first check their delivery options. If they ship seeds into the United States then it’s likely they also ship worldwide. You will also want to check their payment options, to see if your credit card, debit card, bank transfer, Bitcoin or PayPal is accepted.
Once you are on the marijuana seed bank website, you may browse the stock to see what’s available to purchase. Browsing the strains is easy, as the websites are made with a simple design that’s easy to navigate. Many seed banks offer a “buy one, get one free”, “three plus two seeds”, or other free seed deal. Some seed banks may also have special promotions running during certain times of the year. Check out the strains you are interested in and see if there are any current offers you can take advantage of.
Free seeds are pretty much standard for all orders, you can expect to get at least 1 free feminized seed with your purchase. Most reputable seed banks will offer a guarantee on their seeds as well, where if the seeds don’t grow or live up to standard, the bank will replace them for free.
Go ahead and add whichever seeds you wish to buy to your cart. You’re now ready to purchase.
Step 4. Fill out your payment details.
If you are buying marijuana seeds with a credit card, you must provide your name, email address, shipping address, credit card number and expiration date, security code, and name on the card in order to complete your purchase.
As for bank transfer, you will have transfer money to the specified account. Bitcoin buyers must also provide their Bitcoin address. PayPal buyers must only provide their name and their PayPal address.
When you have filled out all of your payment details, click the “Checkout” button to submit it.
When the payment has cleared, you will get an email confirming your purchase.
Congratulations! You have successfully bought your seeds.
Step 5. Wait for the delivery.
Marijuana seeds take from as little as 3 days to as long as 3 weeks to arrive into the United States. This may vary depending on your location, where the seeds are coming from and how quickly the seeds were sent out.
When you get the email telling you that your seeds have been shipped, go ahead and check your mail and tracking information, if any was provided. Once you get the seeds, be sure to inspect them for quality. There should be no weak seeds that break under the pressure of your fingers (the pinch test).
Step 6. Grow the seeds.
Despite what any online tutorial may say, growing marijuana is not an exact science, and not one that anyone can successfully follow. Studying Cannabis Biology may certainly help, but is not a cure-all solution to growing great marijuana buds. There are a range of popular cultivation methods to choose from, each presenting unique advantages and drawbacks.
It is often recommended to germinate seeds in water, a wet paper towel or directly in soil. The method you choose is of course, up to you. Keep in mind that some strains take longer to germinate than others, so don’t give up after a few days.
You can speed up the process by keeping the seeds fairly warm.
Wait until the plants have established to apply nutrient feeding. Plenty of light helps to ensure success.
To learn more about how to grow marijuana indoors, you can read our DWC hydro indoor marijuana growing guide.
Step 7. Harvest and review.
It’s a great thing to document everything when growing your own marijuana. You can keep records of your harvests on a grow journal, such as Grow Diaries.
This helps other buyers and beginner growers choose the right strains to grow. It also gives you a chance to reflect on your grow and improve for your next grow.
When you have harvested your first crop, you can review the seed strain. Ask yourself:
- Did you end up with a strain that lived up to its reputation?
- Were the genetics worth the money you paid?
- Did all the seeds germinate?
- Of the ones that did, did all the plants live up to your expectations?
Keep growing, learning and improving!
Marijuana seeds can be very easy to grow, but they are not necessarily always worth the money.
Leaving a review is one of the best things you can do to guide other buyers. If you paid good money for the seed, it’s only right that you give your honest opinion. And those companies who hide bad reviews are easily spotted. Trusted seed banks have natural feedback of both positive and negative reviews.
Don’t forget to share this grow guide with your friends, family and anyone who is interested in growing their own weed! Stay high #growyourown #stonerfam #cannabiscommunity