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Cannabis seeds 101: How to grow marijuana from seed

Cannabis is grown from one of two sources: a seed or a clone. Seeds carry genetic information from two parent plants and can express many different combinations of traits: some from the mother, some from the father, and some traits from both.

In commercial cannabis production, generally, growers will plant many seeds of one strain and choose the best plant. They will then take clones from that individual plant, which allows for consistent genetics for mass production.

If cannabis is legal in your state, you can buy seeds or clones from a local dispensary, or online through various seed banks.

Cannabis seeds vs. clones

For the typical homegrower, it may be easier to obtain cannabis seeds rather than clones. Growing from seed can produce a stronger plant with more solid genetics.

Plants grown from seed can be more hearty as young plants when compared to clones, mainly because seeds have a strong taproot. You can plant seeds directly into an outdoor garden in early spring, even in cool, wet climates.

If growing outside, some growers prefer to germinate seeds inside because they are delicate in the beginning stages of growth. Indoors, you can give weed seedlings supplemental light to help them along, and then transplant them outside when big enough.

Most seeds that you will buy are regular seeds as described above, but here are a couple more types.

How weed seeds work

Cannabis can be either male or female—also called “dioecious”—but only females produce the buds we all know and love. For reproduction, males have pollen sacs and pollinate females, causing female flowers to produce seeds.

Once cannabis seeds are mature, the female plant begins to die, and seeds are either dropped to the ground where they grow into new cannabis plants next spring, or the seeds are harvested for processing into seed oil or food products, or stored so they can be sown in the ground later and become the next generation of plants.

To get the buds found in medical and recreational stores, female cannabis plants are grown in an environment without males—or the males are removed from the area before they release pollen—so the females don’t create seeds. Females can then focus their energies on producing buds and not seeds—this high-potency marijuana is traditionally known as “sinsemilla,” meaning “seedless.”

Some varieties of cannabis can produce male parts alongside female flowers on the same plant, especially if exposed to environmental stressors. These plants are known as hermaphrodites, and sometimes they can self-pollinate to create seeds.

Pros and cons of using cannabis seeds

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If buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank, growing from seed is the best way to ensure your plants will have solid genetics and start clean, meaning they won’t come with diseases or pests.

Also, buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank will give you a sense of what a particular strain will look and smell like, how it will grow, and how much it will yield at harvest.

The main drawback to growing from seed is there is no guarantee as to what you’ll end up with—if you buy a regular pack of cannabis seeds, it will be a mix of males and females. You’ll need to sex them out (more below) to identify the males and get rid of them, because you don’t want your females producing seeds.

Sexing marijuana plants can be a time-consuming process, and if you don’t catch males, there is a risk that even one males can pollinate your entire crop, causing all of your female weed plants to produce seeds.

One way to avoid sexing plants is to buy feminized seeds (more below), which ensures every seed you plant will be a bud-producing female.

You can also minimize headaches and avoid the hassle of seed germination and sexing plants by starting with clones.

How weed clones work

Aside from producing cannabis through seeds, or sexual reproduction, you can also reproduce the plant through cloning, or asexual reproduction. A clone is a cutting that is genetically identical to the plant it was taken from—that plant is known as the “mother.”

Pros and cons of using cannabis clones

Through cloning, you can create a new harvest with exact replicas of your favorite plant. Because genetics are identical, a clone will give you a plant with the same characteristics as the mother, such as flavor, cannabinoid profile, yield, grow time, etc. So if you come across a specific strain or phenotype you really like, you might want to clone it to reproduce more buds that have the same effects and characteristics.

With cloning, you don’t have to get new seeds every time you want to grow another plant—you just take a cutting of the old plant—and you don’t have to germinate seeds or sex them out and get rid of the males.

One drawback of clones is they need to be taken during the vegetative stage of a plant—flower is too late—so if you have a small setup with only one light, it can be hard to keep clones alive while flowering other plants, because the two need different amounts of light.

Another drawback to clones is they can take on negative traits from the mother plant as well. If the mother has a disease, attracts pests, or grows weak branches, its clones will probably have the same issues.

Additionally, every long-time grower will tell you that clones degrade over time.

What are feminized cannabis seeds?

Feminized cannabis seeds will produce only female plants for getting buds, so there is no need to remove males or worry about female plants getting pollinated. Feminized seeds are produced by causing the monoecious condition in a female cannabis plant—the resulting seeds are nearly identical to the self-pollinated female parent, as only one set of genes is present.

This is sometimes referred to as “cloning by seed” and will not produce any male plants. This is achieved through several methods:

  • By spraying the plant with a solution of colloidal silver, a liquid containing tiny particles of silver
  • Through a method known as rodelization, in which a female plant pushed past maturity can pollinate another female
  • Spraying seeds with gibberellic acid, a hormone that triggers germination (this is much less common)

Most experienced or commercial growers will not use feminized seeds because they only contain one set of genes, and these should never be used for breeding purposes. However, a lot of beginning growers start with feminized seeds because they eliminate the worry of having to deal with male plants.

Top feminized cannabis strain families

A lot of classic weed strains that have been around for a while come in feminized form. Some popular fem seeds are:

  • OG Kush
  • Haze
  • Afghan
  • GSC (Cookies)
  • Skunk
  • Cheese
  • Gelato

What are autoflowering cannabis seeds?

Autoflowering seeds are also popular with beginning growers. They are easy to grow because you don’t have to worry about light cycles and how much light a plant receives.

Most cannabis plants begin flowering when the amount of light they receive on a daily basis reduces. Outdoors, this happens when the sun starts setting earlier in the day as the season turns from summer to autumn. Indoor growers can control when a plant flowers by reducing the daily amount of light plants receive from 18 hours to 12 hours.

However, a type of cannabis called Cannabis ruderalis, which developed in extreme northern conditions without much sunlight, will begin flowering once the plant reaches a certain age—they automatically start flowering regardless of the amount of light they receive, hence the name “autoflower.”

Pros and cons of growing autoflower

Because they grow and flower quicker, growers can fit in multiple autoflower cannabis harvests into the span of one regular harvest.

Autoflowers can be started in early spring and will flower during the longest days of summer, taking advantage of high quality light to get bigger yields. Or, if you get a late start in the growing season, you can start autoflowers in May or June and harvest in the fall.

Also, autoflower plants are small—perfect for closet grows or any small grow, or growing outdoors where you don’t want your neighbors to see what you’re up to.

A couple big drawbacks, though: Autoflower strains are known for being less potent. Also, because they are small in stature, they usually don’t produce big yields.

However, potency in autoflowering varieties has increased significantly since their initial introduction, with some breeders crossbreeding the low-THC ruderalis with other more potent varieties.

Tips for growing autoflower marijuana seeds

Autoflowering strains require some preparation, as they will grow quickly and start to flower whether or not you’re ready for them.

Climate considerations

Many marijuana growers start autoflowers early in the season, and at a different time than a regular crop, so keep the season and climate in mind when growing and harvesting—your plants still need warmth to grow, and rain can give them bud rot. Consider growing in a greenhouse to protect them.

Training plants

Because training happens during vegetative growth, for autoflowering plants, this period could be as short as a few weeks, which means time is limited. Try topping your autoflowers after they have three nodes, and stop once they begin to flower. You will want to prune them lightly.

Go easy on nutrients

Autoflowers don’t need lots of nutrients because they’re small and don’t spend much time in the vegetative cycle. They won’t need as much veg nutrients—such as nitrogen—but will need more bloom nutrients.

What are high-CBD cannabis seeds?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the chemical components—known collectively as cannabinoids—found in the cannabis plant. Over the years, humans have selected plants for high-THC content, making cannabis with high levels of CBD rare. The genetic pathways through which THC is synthesized by the plant are different than those for CBD production.

Cannabis used for hemp production has been selected for other traits, including a low THC content, so as to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill. Consequently, many varieties of hemp produce significant quantities of CBD.

As interest in CBD as a medicine has grown, many breeders have crossed high-CBD hemp with cannabis. These strains have little or no THC, 1:1 ratios of THC and CBD, or some have a high-THC content along with significant amounts of CBD (3% or more).

Seeds for these varieties are now widely available online and through dispensaries. It should be noted, however, that any plant grown from these seeds is not guaranteed to produce high levels of CBD, as it takes many years to create a seed line that produces consistent results. A grower looking to produce cannabis with a certain THC to CBD ratio will need to grow from a tested and proven clone or seed.

How to germinate marijuana seeds

Germination is the process in which a seed sprouts and begins to grow into a new plant. Also referred to as “popping,” germination is the very first step in starting your weed grow.

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Marijuana seeds can be acquired from an array of sources and can vary in quality. For more info on how to buy marijuana seeds, check out our Guide to buying cannabis seeds.

Cannabis seeds require three things to germinate: water, heat, and air. There are many methods to germinate seeds, but for the most common and simplest method, you will need:

  • Two clean plates
  • Four paper towels
  • Seeds
  • Distilled water

Step 1

Take four sheets of paper towels and soak them with distilled water. The towels should be soaked but shouldn’t have excess water running off.

Step 2

Take two of the paper towels and place them on a plate. Then, place the marijuana seeds at least an inch apart from each other and cover them with the remaining two water-soaked paper towels.

Step 3

To create a dark, protected space, take another plate and flip it over to cover the seeds, like a dome.

Step 4

Make sure the area the seeds are in is warm, somewhere between 70-85°F.

After completing these steps, it’s time to wait. Check the paper towels once a day to make sure they’re still saturated, and if they are losing moisture, apply more water to keep the seeds happy.

Some seeds germinate very rapidly while others can take a while, but generally, seeds should germinate in 3-10 days. If it’s been two weeks and a seed hasn’t sprouted, it’s probably a dud and won’t sprout.

A seed has germinated once the seed splits and a single sprout appears. The sprout is the taproot, which will become the main stem of the plant, and seeing it is a sign of successful germination.

It’s important to keep the delicate seed sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as it begins to split.

Transplanting germinated cannabis seeds

Once you see the taproot, it’s time to transfer your germinated seed into its growing medium, such as soil.

  • Fill a 4-inch or one-gallon pot with loose, airy potting soil
  • Water the soil before you put the seed in; it should be wet but not drenched
  • Poke a hole in the soil with a pen or pencil—the rule of thumb is: make the hole twice as deep as the seed is wide
  • Using a pair of tweezers, gently place the seed in the hole with the taproot facing down
  • Lightly cover it with soil

Keep a close eye on the temperature and moisture level of the soil to keep the seed happy. It’s very delicate at this stage. Use a spray bottle to water it—over-watering can suffocate and kill the delicate sprout.

Within a week or so you should see a seedling begin to grow from the soil.

Germinating cannabis seeds doesn’t always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. But some will pop quickly and grow rapidly.

This is the beauty of seeds—often, you can tell which plants or genetics will thrive right from the get-go. This will help you determine which plants you want to take cuttings from for clones or for breeding if you want to create a seed bank of your own.

How to sex a pot plant

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As we’ve mentioned, cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning male and female reproductive organs appear on different plants.

Because only female cannabis plants produce buds and you want them to focus all their energy on producing buds and not seeds, it’s important to identify and get rid of male weed plants so they don’t pollinate females. If females are pollinated, it will give you buds filled with seeds, making your weed harsh and unpleasant.

Cultivating males is important for breeders trying to cross new strains and genetics, but most people growing for buds will want to remove the males.

As mentioned above, you can skip the processing of sexing weed plants by growing with feminized seeds or clones.

If growing male and female cannabis seeds, they’ll start to show their sex organs, or “pre-flowers,” after 8-10 weeks from germination.

Cannabis plant sex organs appear on nodes, the points where branches grow off from the main stalk.

Males will have round balls—these will develop into pollen sacs, which will release pollen into the air when mature.

Females will have a round structure with long hairs—these hairs will develop into pistils, which will catch pollen in the air.

Pre-flowers can initially be extremely small and hard to identify with the naked eye, but you can use a magnifying glass to get a better look.

Can I grow a seed I found in a bag of weed?

Finding a cannabis seed in your stash is not ideal, but we’ve all been there before. Although much less common than it once was, it still happens. Sometimes you’ll notice one when grinding down some flower, or you’ll see one pop, spark, and crackle from the heat of a lit bowl.

These are referred to as “bagseeds” and whether or not you can grow one will depend on where it came from.

Is a bagseed good or bad?

Seeds found in finished cannabis buds can develop for a number of reasons. For example, a male plant may have accidentally pollinated a flowering female during the growing process. But more commonly, they’re a sign of stress and can be attributed to high temperatures during the final stages of flowering or an exaggerated spike in climate or environment.

Seeds can also form in plants with genetic disorders or instability, like hermaphrodites—plants that develop both male and female reproductive parts. Generally, stress and genetic disorders are viewed as bad, so temper expectations with any plant you start from a bagseed.

But sometimes you get lucky and find a mature seed in some really nice herb. Strains like the legendary Chemdog wouldn’t be possible without adventurous smokers planting and proliferating the seeds they found in a bag of kind bud.

So don’t discount bud because it has a seed or two in it. While not ideal, it could be the origins of the next great weed strain.

Ask yourself a few questions to decide if it’s worth the time and energy to grow the seed.

Was the seed found in good weed?

If you don’t like the flavor, effects, or even the look of the bud, then it’s probably not worth growing.

Are you ready to grow?

Growing marijuana takes a certain level of commitment: time, energy, and financial resources, so be sure you can commit to the whole process.

Is the seed viable?

For a seed to be viable, it must be mature enough to have a completely formed genetic blueprint, and it must be strong enough to germinate and pop through its hard casing and sprout its crucial taproot.

There are a few indicators that will give you a sense of whether the seed is worth germinating.

  • Tiger stripes—dark stripes on the seed which resemble veins on a leaf are generally good
  • Solid shell—a seed should be able to withstand a little pressure when pinched between your fingers; if it crumbles or cracks, it’s no good

Immature seeds tend to be light in color and have a soft outer shell.

In some cases, even if a seed isn’t completely mature, there’s still a chance it could be viable. But often these are extremely weak, take long to develop, and express other unfavorable characteristics. Growers usually discard weak plants to free up space.

You might also find a mature seed that has been physically damaged through poor handling, like rough trimming. In those cases, it probably isn’t worth the effort to try and germinate the seed.

But if the seed you found looks decent, you might as well germinate it and see what sprouts.

Time to germinate

Viable or not, there’s only one sure way to find out if a bagseed will grow. If you’re simply curious to learn and not as concerned with the overall outcome, you can plant a couple of bagseeds outside and see what happens.

If you’re ready for a more serious approach, make sure you have the space for a proper garden and pop the seeds to see what fruit they bear.

Even if your seed sprouts fast and grows vigorously, it still has roughly a 50/50 chance of being female and producing buds, instead of turning out to be a male.

Remember, once a seed germinates, the real work begins. Sexing, selecting, vegetative growth, flowering, and the eventual harvest all lie ahead.

How to buy cannabis seeds

Cannabis seeds can be found on numerous online seed banks, but note that it is illegal to bring seeds into the US and Customs will seize any cannabis seeds that they find in packages or on a person. In legal and medical states, you may purchase seeds at a dispensary.

How to Grow Marijuana from Seed

If you’re in a location where cannabis (another term for marijuana; short for the plant cannabis sativa) is illegal, growing it is probably illegal too. Bringing in seeds or cuttings to your location can very well be a felony, and reputable sellers won’t ship to you.

You can probably purchase and grow hemp seeds and plants, which have a negligible amount of THC, but these plants won’t produce the psychoactive effects of plants that contain higher levels of THC. Check with your seller to be certain you’re getting what you think you’re purchasing. If you buy seeds for CBD-only hemp plants by mistake, you can end up being very disappointed post-harvest.

How to acquire seeds or cuttings

You can usually find cannabis seeds for sale at most dispensaries in areas where growing cannabis for personal use is legal. You may also find growers who sell cuttings/clones. You can expect to pay $50 to $100 for a pack of ten seeds. When shopping for seeds or cuttings, read the labels and any other information the manufacturer provides on its website or in its catalog to make sure you’re getting the right seeds or cuttings (the strain) for the plants you want to grow.

One way to get your mitts on some seeds is to collect seeds when you find them in flowers you purchased, or get some from friends if they’re collecting.

  • Feminized seeds: Nearly all seeds sold by reputable companies are feminized, but make sure they are. These seeds are specially treated to grow into female plants.
  • Auto-flowering or photoperiod: Auto-flowering plants are easier, because they enter the flower stage after a certain number of weeks regardless of the light/dark cycle. If you’re a beginner, seriously consider going with auto-flowering plants.
  • Genetic background: If seeds are from a well-established strain, such as O.G. Kush, Bubble Gum, or a cross-breed, the genetic background should be stated.
  • Blend: The blend represents the percentage of the three species — sativa, indica, and ruderalis. All auto-flower strains contain some percentage of ruderalis, which is responsible for the auto-flowering nature of the plant.
  • Yield indoors: The number of grams of bud per square meter of plant when grown indoors.
  • Yield outdoors: The number of grams of bud per plant (after drying) when grown outdoors.
  • Plant height indoors: Shorter than when grown outdoors.
  • Plant height outdoors: Taller than when grown indoors.
  • Time to harvest: Approximate number of weeks after germination the flower should be ready to harvest.
  • Potency: Percentages of CBD and THC.
  • Effect: The type of experience you can expect when consuming product from the plant.
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Know the laws about buying cannabis

  • In some European countries, laws prohibit growing cannabis, but seed is legal, which is quite confusing. You’re allowed to buy and eat cannabis seeds because they’re non-psychotropic, but you can’t buy them to grow cannabis. Other countries in Europe, such as Germany, have their own seed laws.
  • In Canada, where cannabis is federally legal, seeds can be shipped across provincial lines.
  • In the U.S., in some states in which cannabis is legal, you can purchase seeds from some dispensaries or other locations to grow plants as long as you keep them in the state. Other states may bar selling to non-licensed growers. Shipping or transporting seeds across state or international borders is illegal, although a few reputable online seed stores ship to individuals with success.

Cuttings are typically treated in a similar manner as seeds in legalized locations. They may be available from some dispensaries or outlets for pick up or delivery with a fee. They’re prohibited from crossing U.S. state lines or international borders. You can buy individual plants and mix and match strains. Prices vary and are often determined by plant size.

Buy cuttings (clones) only from a reputable source who understands proper back-crossing of strains for stability. Back-crossing involves pollinating a plant with one of its parent plants to promote sexual stability, so that when you have a female it won’t hermaphrodite into a male during flowering.

Both seeds and clones are often able to be purchased from commercial locations already in your state.

In the U.S., transporting any part of the cannabis plant over state lines is illegal. This applies to seeds and clones and, technically, even to tissue samples.

How to germinate cannabis seeds

Germinating seeds requires a dark environment that is around 70 degrees. There are many ways to germinate seeds (in soil, in a wet paper towel, in starter plugs) You can also sow them directly into soil in a garden or container, as long as the soil is light and fluffy, so the roots can easily grow down and the stalk can break through the soil. Plant the seeds about 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep and cover them loosely with soil.

Most importantly, seeds need a moist environment; they won’t germinate if they get too dry. You can use a heat mat to increase the success of germination in colder climates.

How to transplant marijuana plants

When transplanting any plant, whether it started from seed or a clone, handle it gently, being very careful not to damage the roots. Center the plant in the pot, and plant it deep enough to cover the root ball completely in soil. If the plant is root bound, you can gently tease the roots apart to encourage outward growth.

Pack your soil or other grow medium down around the roots well enough to support the plant while new roots grow, but not so tight that the soil restricts outward root growth. Water the soil around the roots.

About This Article

This article is from the book:

About the book authors:

Kim Ronkin Casey has been a communications professional for more than 20 years and recently took a year-long leap into the world of cannabis as the communications manager for one of the leading dispensaries in North America. She now consults for companies in the industry on internal and external communications. Joe Kraynak is a professional writer who has contributed to numerous For Dummies books.

Sativa Seeds

Sativa seeds hails from two sides of the world; Southeast Asia, which boasts humid climate, and the North part of South America. The harsh weather condition in these areas led to the creation of strong Sativa seeds that can thrive in other regions such as the USA, Europe, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, the U.K., and Switzerland.

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What Are Sativa Seeds?

Cannabis Sativa seeds rise to mature marijuana plants characterized by an uplifting high, tall plant structure with long leaves. They are a favorite among cannabis lovers looking for a daytime strain as they give consumers energetic body buzz that gets them moving.

Cannabis Sativa seeds perform well in warm climates as it traces its origin in Central America and other tropical regions. Thanks to the long daylight hour, breeders have developed some of the best Sativa seeds for sale available in the market. These seeds perform well both indoors and outdoors and have a wide range of medicinal benefits.

How Are Sativa Seeds Made?

Creating New Sativa seeds is not a walk in the park, and you are not guaranteed successful results. Sativa weed seeds allow cannabis growers to eliminate unfavorable characteristics by creating new phenotypes. Discussed below are several methods you can use to develop new Sativa seeds.

Breeding

Breeding is done by choosing two strains and combining the male and female through cross-pollination to create a flower-producing female. This is mostly done in an indoor setting to prevent them from being contaminated by other plants. When the female matures, you get Sativa marijuana seeds.

Backcrossing

This is a cultivation method aimed at enhancing the seeds. It is done by crossing the offspring with the parent plants. The resulting Sativa seeds feature all the best characteristics of the parent.

Feminization

This process ensures that all your Sativa cannabis seeds will produce female plants. It does not involve male plants.

After all, it removes the guesswork, increases yield, and is highly potent, unlike male plants. It is done by stressing the female plant during the flowering stage. Alternatively, you can spray your female plants with chemicals such as colloidal silver.

Cloning

Cloning is taking a cutting of a mature Sativa plant and replanting it. To get the highest quality Sativa marijuana seeds, you must choose a healthy and strong mother plant with desirable features. Most seedbanks get clones of the plants with the best genetics to develop the new seeds.

If you want to develop new cannabis Sativa seeds, please do:

  • Choose the parents carefully because the characteristics of your new seed will depend on them.
  • Separate the male and female plants to avoid contamination of your seeds, or you can remove the male pollen sacs and place them in the freezer with airtight bags to keep their freshness.
  • Then when the female plant flower pistils change color to white, your plants are ready to pollinate; place the pollen sacs bag near the bud sites.
  • After pollination, the seeds will form in a couple of weeks.
  • Harvest your seeds and store them in a cool and dry place.

Instead of going to all this trouble, buy Sativa seeds that meet all your requirements from us on our website Dutch Seeds Shop.

Growing Sativa Marijuana Seeds

If you live in regions where this green herb’s home cultivation is legal, then growing your own pot of feminized Sativa seeds has never been easier. If it’s your first time, it’s best to grow outdoors because indoor growth requires moderate experience. Control humidity because in excess, it may stunt growth or make the plants susceptible to mold, mildew, and pest.

This species grows very tall, so start pruning your plants as soon as your plants get bushy and tall. This helps prevent your plants from becoming weak and skinny. It also helps maximize yields.

Different plants require different nutrients, so ensure that you are well informed on the perfect nutrient blend to bring out your buds’ taste and quality.

Lighting for Sativa Seeds

Cannabis Sativa plants require both light and darkness for their various levels of growth. During the vegetative stage, plants that you will get from your feminized Sativa seeds will need at least 14 hours of light to develop a robust root system, sturdy main stems, and abundant foliage. Therefore, if you are growing indoors, use full-spectrum LED grow lights, and if it’s outdoors, the best time is late spring and early summer.

During the Flowering phase, reduce light hours to 12 hours darkness and 12 hours light. HPS grow lights are the best for this growth cycle.

Nutrients for Sativa Seeds

Like every other plant, cannabis Sativa seeds require a few things such as light, fertilizers, and oxygen to grow. Fertilizers can be organic or inorganic depending on the growth stage, and they are fed to plant in varying ratios.

Cannabis Sativa seeds fertilizer should contain the following nutrients and minerals:

  • phosphorous
  • nitrogen
  • potassium

You can mix them with soil or water. Nitrogen is needed during the vegetative stage, while potassium and phosphorous aid in flower development.

Other nutrients required to develop a healthy cannabis Sativa plant include magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, and manganese.

NB: When growing Sativa strain, chose the best Sativa seeds because low-quality seeds will give your low-quality buds. And then, select the strain that fits your needs and growth level.

Top 10 Sativa Seeds in the Market Today

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is the offspring of two popular Sativa strains; Strawberry Fields and Old Haze. It is a sweet-tasting strain with earthy, herbal, and floral notes. This potent strain induces its consumers with a relaxing and energizing high without muddling your mind.

Strawberry Cough feminized Sativa seeds thrive in a mild climate and grow into medium-sized, bushy plants. This sweet-smelling strain has a flowering time of 63 to 70 days. When cultivated under optimal conditions, growers can get about 1.3 oz/ft² (400 g/m²) from indoor flowers and 14 Oz (400 gr) per plant from outdoor flowers, with the THC content averaging 19 – 23%.

These are the best Sativa seeds for beginner growers because it is easy to cultivate and perform well in an indoor and outdoor environment.

Maui Wowie

Maui Wowie is a classic Sativa strain that has been around for decades, and it is worth having in your garden. It is a top-of-the-line strain and a product of Hawaiian Sativa and Unknown strain. Users love this strain because of its sweet and citrusy taste and its euphoric and energetic high. The strain boasts high THC levels (14 – 20%) and low levels of CBD.

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Maui Wowie hails from the Island of Maui, meaning that it thrives in warm and wet climates. Growing these feminized Sativa seeds is easy as they are resistant to mold and mildew. The plants can get very high, up to 70 inches (175 cm), making them suitable for outdoor growth.

If you want to grow this tropical cannabis plant in your garden, buy Maui Wowie Seeds on our website all year round, and with fast delivery, in a short time, you will be ready to grow one of the best Sativa seeds.

Whether you choose to grow indoors or outdoors, you will not be disappointed as this strain has a brief flowering time of 63 – 77 days with pretty decent yields; indoor yield 1.3 – 1.5 oz/ft² (400 – 450 g/m²), and outdoor yield 12 – 14 oz (350 – 400 gr) per plant.

Chocolope

Chocolope, also known as D-Line, is a strain made by crossing OG Chocolate Thai with Cannalope Haze. The ratio of Sativa to Indica stands at 95 : 5. This Sativa strain’s normal THC levels are 12%, but it can rise to 17% under optimal conditions. Cannabis lovers worship this strain because of its sweet and chocolate flavors that induce dreamy mental and dominating body effects.

Chocolope Cannabis Sativa seeds are the perfect choice for growers looking for high-yielding Sativa seeds that excel in mild climates and are easy to cultivate. The plant performs well indoors and outdoors, with a blooming period of 70 – 75 days.

You should expect tall plants with loosely packed and sticky buds. If you want to maximize your growing space, buy feminized Sativa seeds, and you will rejoice when it’s harvesting time as each plant can yield up to 1.5 oz/ft² (450 g/m²) for indoor plants and 21 – 25 oz (600 – 700 gr) per plant for the outdoor crop.

AK 47

AK 47 is a multiple awards-winning Sativa strain that is a cross of 4 potent landrace strains; Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani. It contains 65% Sativa and 35% Indica. AK 47 is popular among users because it has high THC levels and a fair amount of CBD. Don’t let the name fool you, this strain has a fruity and woodsy taste with incense hints. With a THC content of 14 – 18%, this strain does not knock you out, instead, it gives you a cerebral high that leaves you relaxed, happy, and mentally alert.

AK 47 seeds grow in a mild climate, and its plant gets to medium height with high yields as indoor plants produce about 1.3 – 1.8 oz/ft² (400 – 550 g/m²) and 28 – 35 oz (800 – 1000 gr) per plant for outdoor crops. Your crop will be ready to harvest after a flowering period of 60 – 65 days.

Lamb’s Bread

The Lamb’s Bread is almost a pure Sativa strain as it contains 95% Sativa and 5% Indica. It traces its origin to Jamaican Sativa and provides users with uplifting and happy effects. The Lamb’s Bread has high THC levels averaging between 16 – 21%.

Believed to be among the top strain that Bob Marley loved to use, The Lamb’s Bread earthy, sweet and citrusy flavors with herbal and woody notes are worth trying. Whether you are growing Lamb’s Bread feminized Sativa seeds indoors or outdoors, expect short to medium height plants with the flowering period lasting from 63 to 70 days. These seeds excel in mild climates and have slightly higher yields of about 1.3 oz/ft² (400 g/m²) in indoor settings and 14 oz (400 gr) per plant when you grow them outdoor.

Bruce Banner

Bruce Banner is a classic Sativa strain that combines the features of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel. The cured flowers have a sweet and earthy flavor with diesel undertones and deliver powerful, well-balanced, relaxing, and cerebral effects.

Bruce Banner Sativa seeds for sale can be found at the Dutch Seeds Shop all year round. So if you want to grow this potent strain, all you have to do is visit our seeds bank and buy Sativa seeds for your garden. Bruce Banner boasts a high THC content averaging between 18 – 24% and low levels of CBD. This strain is ideal for growers with moderate experience and excels in indoor and outdoor settings. They prefer mild climates and grow into very tall plants with a flowering period of 60 – 65 days. Bruce Banner yields will never disappoint you, as indoor crops will give you about 1.5 – 1.6 oz/ft² (450 – 500 g/m²) and 21 oz (600 gr) per plant for outdoor crops.

Golden Goat

The best thing about this strain is its versatility because you can use it to get high, creativity boost. And who wouldn’t love to add it to their garden?

This tropical fruit tasting strain is the best for moderate growers and thrives in mild climates. Golden Goat is an offspring of Hawaiian – Romulan, and Island Sweet Skunk, and the ratio of Indica to Sativa is 35% : 65%.

Golden Goat feminized Sativa seeds grow into tall bushy plants with a flowering time of 63 to 77 days. Golden Goat excels both indoor and outdoor with indoor flowers producing about 1.3 – 1.5 oz/ft² (400 – 450 g/m²) and 12 – 14 oz (350 – 400 gr) per plant for the outdoor crop. The strain’s flowers boast a THC content of 15 – 20%.

If you are looking for a Sativa strain that will give you the courage to approach your crush, look no further; Golden Goat Sativa seeds for sale will do the trick.

Agent Orange

Agent Orange is a hybrid Sativa strain that enjoys a rich lineage of Jack the Ripper and Orange Velvet. Although it’s not the most potent Sativa strain, artsy consumers love this strain because it gives them creativity. These Sativa seeds perform well in mild climates and are resistant to diseases and pests. With the ratio of 75 : 25 Sativa to Indica, this strain tastes like an orange peel with notes of pine.

If you want high-yielding seeds with a short flowering time of 49 – 63 days and moderate growth difficulty, you are in the right place. Buy Agent Orange Sativa seeds for sale on Dutch Seeds Shop and grow the best Sativa seeds from the most reputable supplier. If you grow them indoors expect a harvest of about 1.3 – 1.6 oz/ft² (400 – 500 g/m²) or outdoors yields about 14 – 18 oz (400 – 500 gr) per plant with a THC content of 12 – 16%.

Amnesia Haze

Amnesia Haze is popular among users because of its uplifting effects and fruity and spicy flavor. It is among the best Sativa seeds in the market as it won several Cannabis Cup awards because of its high THC content, which ranges from 17 to 22%. This strain is a product of the crossing original Amnesia Haze with Afghani and has an 80:20 Sativa to Indica ratio.

When you grow Amnesia Haze Sativa cannabis seeds, expect medium-sized plants with a flowering time of 60 to 65 days. Growers love these cannabis Sativa seeds as they have high yields, with the indoor plant producing 1.5 – 1.6 oz/ft² (450 – 500 g/m²) and 19 – 25 oz (550 – 700 gr) per plant for the outdoor crop.

Kali Mist

Kali Mist is a classic Sativa strain that delivers an energizing and uplifting cerebral buzz. This strain is got by crossing Kali Mist, Northern Lights, and Secret Hybrid, and it has a ratio of 90:10 Sativa to Indica.

If you are looking to grow Kali Mist Sativa seeds, you won’t have a problem as they are easy to grow and excels in warm climates. Expect to have tall plants with a flowering period of 70 – 80 days. Cured buds’ THC content ranges from 16 to 19% and low levels of CBD, with herbal and floral flavor that leaves you with a metallic and citrus tang. The yields range from 1.3 – 1.8 oz/ft² (400 – 550 g/m²) for indoor plants and 21 oz (600 gr) per plant for outdoor crops.

What Are the Differences Between Sativa Seeds and Indica Seeds?

Sativa weed seeds and Indica seeds have a world of difference; from their appearance, effects and yields. Therefore, before you buy Sativa seeds, ensure that you have familiarized yourself with all the differences. This ensures that you select the best Sativa seeds for your garden.

Appearance

Unlike Indica seeds, Sativa seeds grow into large and pretty tall plants, making them ideal for outdoor growth since you are not limited to space. They also have long, narrow leaves lighter in color with fluffy and wispy buds, while Indica dense and compact buds.

Yields

The large size of Sativa seeds plants ensures they produce large buds in massive amounts, thus increasing the yields. And unlike Indica Seeds, Sativa weed seeds are not susceptible to mold, hence high-quality buds. The flowering time of the Sativa strain is longer than that of Indicas.

Taste, Aroma, and Effects

Sativa strain has an earthy taste and floral aroma, while Indica Strains has intense aromas that are hash and spicy. When it comes to the high, Sativa effects are felt more in the head and less in the body, while Indica gives users body-minded and body-high sedation.

FAQ About Sativa Seeds

Why Should I Choose Sativa Seeds?

In addition to their resistance to harsh weather, Sativa seeds give plants that have high yields and excellent taste. Sativa weed can be smoked throughout the day because of the effects it gives. Effects of Sativa include feeling happy, uplifting, euphoric, and energetic.

Where to Grow Sativa Seeds?

The good thing about cannabis plants is that they can be grown anywhere because their adaptability features are excellent. Cannabis sativa seeds come from hot arid equatorial climates, thus doing well in an outdoor setting, but this does not prevent you from growing indoors, but you will need average skills.

Where to Buy Sativa Seeds?

If you are looking to buy Sativa seeds you are in the right place. Dutch Seeds Shop has a wide range of Sativa cannabis seeds that excels both in an indoor and outdoor environment. The good thing is you can choose from a wide range of seeds available, from feminized Sativa seeds, autoflowering seeds, weed with high levels of THC or CBD, and seeds for beginner growers.

You can also check local seed banks.

Final Thoughts on Sativa Seeds

Now that you have everything you need to know about Sativa seeds, browse our website and find the best strain that suits you. When you find the one, get out your wallet and buy Sativa seeds for your garden.