Why Are Cannabis Seeds So Expensive

How to grow cannabis from seed Wet a paper towel, place your seeds on the towel and gently fold over. Place the moist paper towel with your seeds in a plastic bag, exhale some air into it, seal In Afghanistan you can literally get a bag filled with more than 10000 seeds for a dollar! You can go outside and see them all over the ground near the… Ever wondered what the most expensive cannabis strain is? Find out everything you need to know about the most expensive weed strains here.

How to grow cannabis from seed

Wet a paper towel, place your seeds on the towel and gently fold over. Place the moist paper towel with your seeds in a plastic bag, exhale some air into it, seal it and place it in a warm place. Seeds germinate best at 78°F. Within 72 hours a taproot should appear.

How long will it take to germinate?

Seeds will germinate within 24 to 72 hours. Keep the seeds in a warm, moist (not wet) and dark environment.

What if my seeds don’t germinate?

If your seeds do not germinate after 3-4 days, check to see if the seed is still viable by placing it in a glass of water. If it sinks, it is still viable. If it floats, it will likely not sprout. If viable, try repeating the germination process.

When can I put the seedlings outside?

A seedling should only go outside if the temperature is above 60°F to avoid stunting, and after first acclimating it to direct sunlight. A simple trick is to put the seedling near a sunny window for a couple weeks. Once it has grown a couple layers of serrated leaves, move the plant outside for a few hours during the sunniest part of the day, increasing it by an hour each day for about two weeks. Your seedling should then be strong enough to be moved outside full time. Remember, during the vegetative phase, you want the seedling to receive 18 hours of light, so you may have to supplement your outdoor sunlight.

How do I sex the seedling if it’s not feminized?

Generally, the earliest your seedling will show male traits is 4 weeks. Males tend to grow taller quicker than female plants. Otherwise, you’ll typically be able to sex your seedlings at 45 days. Even when seedlings are feminized, there is a chance a female can show male traits when under stress.

How are feminized seeds created?

There are multiple ways to create feminized seeds by applying different types of natural solutions. The most common is colloidal silver. These solutions are sprayed on mother plants that are created from stable clones. The solutions force the mother plant to grow male pollen sacs. These pollen sacs only contain female chromosomes. That pollen can then be collected or the mother plant allowed to pollinate other female plants. The resulting seeds are feminized up to 99.9%.

When will the plant start flowering?

The flowering phase is when the female plant develops its reproductive anatomy. Then comes trichome development. In cannabis, trichomes actually function as a defense mechanism. During the flowering phase, light is decreased from 18 to 10-12 hours and, most importantly, the plant has uninterrupted darkness. Flowering phase usually lasts 7-9 weeks or longer. Autoflower strains, which don’t need a change in light to begin flowering, can start flowering within 4-6 weeks.

Can I cut clones off my seedling?

Technically, yes. As long as the seedling has multiple side branches or enough internode separation that you can take a cutting without damaging your seedling. Generally you should grow your seedling out for between two weeks to a month before attempting to cut a clone. The cutting should be immediately put in a rooting solution.

What is the average shelf life of a cannabis seed?

The shelf-life of cannabis seeds depends on the robustness of the seed itself. On average, if kept in a cool, dark (not humid) place your seeds can last from six months to a year.

How can you extend the shelf life of cannabis seeds?

Cannabis seeds can last for years if they are kept in a vacuum sealed container and refrigerated.

How do I tell if my seeds are still viable? Worth growing?

To check if your seed is still viable, drop it into a cup of water. If it sinks, it is still viable. If it floats it will likely not germinate.

Which grow faster, seeds or clones?

Plants from seed will generally grow faster because they will produce a tap root whereas clones produce more lateral roots. However, if you start with a clone, you will have bypassed the germination and sprouting phases, which will cut down on your overall growing time.

Why are some seeds so expensive?

Feminized and autoflower seeds tend to be more expensive than regular seeds. Feminized seeds result in female plants that produce the desired flower or bud. Autoflower seeds are not dependent on changes in light patterns to flower and have a shorter growth cycle, making them easier for beginners.

What seed strains are best for humid vs dry climates?

Sativa or sativa-dominant hybrid strains, overall, are best for warm and humid situations. Dry climates are simpler to grow in, however take care to keep your soil watered so it doesn’t dry out or get too hot that it bakes your roots.

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Marijuana Seeds are too Expensive to Buy from Companies

In Afghanistan you can literally get a bag filled with more than 10000 seeds for a dollar! You can go outside and see them all over the ground near the marijuana fields and people walk by it all, it’s actually highly looked down upon and stoners are criticized. Not even kidding! My cousin brought a huge bag of seeds and eats them raw with tea.

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These seed companies kind of need to lower prices for people who just want to grow for recreational purposes. 5 dollars per 5 seeds sounds more than enough to make a good profit, but 5 for 50? This is just insane!! They’re like the Rothchild banking family who were the only ones who made money during the depression from monopolizing everything.

robert 14617
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supply and demand my friend , if you had that 5 lb bag of land race afghani , here you could ask the high price and people would gladly pay it

DoctorSmoke
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yea man go out and open a seed bank and supply us all with cheap seeds. ppl are doing it from their house now because they know they can get more from seeds than they do from the bud. question is will u charge 1$ per seed or 10$.

Islam
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supply and demand my friend , if you had that 5 lb bag of land race afghani , here you could ask the high price and people would gladly pay it

That’s understandable, but business doesn’t mean exploiting people to the extent that you’re making a 9999% profit. Had these companies been generous and honest they’d still be making a big profit for a dollar per seed and also help out people who don’t have the money. I hope marijuana is legalized so these rats go bankrupt and people can share clones and seeds freely.

To hell with a capitalist system.

HereticHero
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The difference is quality of marijuana. The strains we buy are good quality weed and are monopolized.

Islam
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yea man go out and open a seed bank and supply us all with cheap seeds. ppl are doing it from their house now because they know they can get more from seeds than they do from the bud. question is will u charge 1$ per seed or 10$.

If I could, I’d sell them for 25 cents a seed, minimum 10 seed purchase and you pay for shipping. Buy 50 for 10 dollars as a deal. Profit for me and cheap seeds for you- Win win. I don’t think like a pig to exploit you because you’re probably a middle-class citizen. I care about people, strangers or not, we all must learn to love one another and set aside our monetary cravings.

crazyhazey
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In Afghanistan you can literally get a bag filled with more than 10000 seeds for a dollar! You can go outside and see them all over the ground near the marijuana fields and people walk by it all, it’s actually highly looked down upon and stoners are criticized. Not even kidding! My cousin brought a huge bag of seeds and eats them raw with tea.

These seed companies kind of need to lower prices for people who just want to grow for recreational purposes. 5 dollars per 5 seeds sounds more than enough to make a good profit, but 5 for 50? This is just insane!! They’re like the Rothchild banking family who were the only ones who made money during the depression from monopolizing everything.

eh, you can pay for all those seeds not knowing what they came from, could be hermies. although i would buy some seeds from iran, those flower fast as hell.
i dont think 2.50-3 bucks a seed is bad though, not too bad since you can always just clone, you make much more off your product as well. those companies gotta make a living, buy more places to grow so they can make and stabilize more strains so we can have more variety when choosing. if the breeders good, ill pay.

best way to get seeds is to just leave a male around a female before those buds get huge, then they should have some seeds by the time you harvest. if you grow indoors, grow outdoors, the season just started so you could get a shit ton with just 1 male and 1 female, wont have to buy seeds for a while.

Islam
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The difference is quality of marijuana. The strains we buy are good quality weed and are monopolized.

Quality is not an issue. You’re getting MJ from Afghanistan grown naturally from a country that is crowned for their marijuana.

Seed companies, you’re probably getting seeds grown indoors, hence a loss of natural quality had they been grown outdoors in a natural environment.

Islam
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eh, you can pay for all those seeds not knowing what they came from, could be hermies. although i would buy some seeds from iran, those flower fast as hell.
i dont think 2.50-3 bucks a seed is bad though, not too bad since you can always just clone, you make much more off your product as well. those companies gotta make a living, buy more places to grow so they can make and stabilize more strains so we can have more variety when choosing. if the breeders good, ill pay.

best way to get seeds is to just leave a male around a female before those buds get huge, then they should have some seeds by the time you harvest. if you grow indoors, grow outdoors, the season just started so you could get a shit ton with just 1 male and 1 female, wont have to buy seeds for a while.

Iran and Afghanistan: same people, same country (Persia), divided by political imbalances between tribes. Their climates are generally the same as they are both generally in the same geographic region.

The probability of getting a hermie would proabably be higher had you ordered from a supplier selling indoor seeds, again, the elements are not natural, chemical-based nutes and altered water can change seed dna. Afghanistan has natural marijuana growing miles long.

lagarrettBLUNT
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i agree, the reason ive been using bagseed is because well one i didnt wanna wait two weeks or w.e for seeds and two because seeds are very overpriced on those sites. the only decent prices are the regular seeds and then you can end up with a male and of paid 20 bucks for it LOL. even the feminized seeds go male ive heard and if i paid 50 bucks for seeds that went male? ? mmm-mmm all hell would break loose

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I’d nearly kill for a few more amnezia haze seeds, but I’m not willing to pay the nearly $100 dollars they demand for one.

crazyhazey
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Iran and Afghanistan: same people, same country (Persia), divided by political imbalances between tribes. Their climates are generally the same as they are both generally in the same geographic region.

The probability of getting a hermie would proabably be higher had you ordered from a supplier selling indoor seeds, again, the elements are not natural, chemical-based nutes and altered water can change seed dna. Afghanistan has natural marijuana growing miles long.

well we cant generalize all the growers in one place, for sure some of them use synthetic nutrients to feed all of those plants. im not sure how fertile the soil is over there either. and in those huge grows they dont take out males, females or herms. id pollinate outdoors, though i dont see much of a problems with indoors. stress causes herms, if the environment is stable and theyve gotten tons of pollen, i dont think theyll likely hermie. i just got some seeds off my girls actually, i only pollinated the preflowers but almost every branch has a seed on it, the pollen was carried over by bees as well because bees are often pollinating my other flowers as well, this is a great environmental benefit as well. im gonna chop and reveg but i expect ill get a ton of seeds since i got 7 after only chopping off 3 flowers.

MyndMy
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i agree, the reason ive been using bagseed is because well one i didnt wanna wait two weeks or w.e for seeds and two because seeds are very overpriced on those sites. the only decent prices are the regular seeds and then you can end up with a male and of paid 20 bucks for it LOL. even the feminized seeds go male ive heard and if i paid 50 bucks for seeds that went male? ? mmm-mmm all hell would break loose

+ like truth is most breeders sell green as well so they profit twice. Plus some of the time they keep the best seeds and sell us year old improperly stored dead or miss labeled seeds what a hustle.

We should really find a way to start a seed share.

Decepticon
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I have blue berry seeds, bubba kush, you name it.. every now and then a plant will pop a male flower so i get my outside seeds for free lol.I have my stable strands. one seed gives me as many plants as i want.

MyndMy
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Or even like a Google plus group we can mail coins to one another or something button trading group blue buttons lemon buttons purple buttons hmmm.
Think I got a idea

Decepticon
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right right, ive been playing with the idea of starting a site for just this type of thing but dont wanna put a bunch of effort in it if its not gonna be an active site

MyndMy
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Group qualifications two grow stable self established strain. Journal proof of seeds maybe or not can accept rep. Anyone else have something to add.

DoctorSmoke
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i agree, the reason ive been using bagseed is because well one i didnt wanna wait two weeks or w.e for seeds and two because seeds are very overpriced on those sites. the only decent prices are the regular seeds and then you can end up with a male and of paid 20 bucks for it LOL. even the feminized seeds go male ive heard and if i paid 50 bucks for seeds that went male? ? mmm-mmm all hell would break loose

yea when i ordered from nirvana and noticed fem and reg seeds were the same price except they were 5 or 10 packs. so i got regular so i can produce my own seeds. now my friend gave me a fem NL seed and it grew no problem, pollinated then grew 1 seed from that plant and it was male, then female hairs a while later. i will never buy fem seeds just for the reason of hermie now.

want guaranteed female? buy regular seeds then pick a good female and clone it.

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Islam, I understand what you are saying, but then it doesn’t sound like you have actually thought this through. Of course a bag of anything you buy in a country who’s economy is like Afghanistan is going to cost you next to nothing, unless that item is highly in demand. I am sure grain and food is priced higher (although I do not know that for a fact).
Although Economics has a lot of flawed theories and like most things, assumes a lot, the basics are fairly sounds, as mentioned previously, Demand and Supply for starters. You have your big bag of seeds and you are in a field in Afghanistan. Great, what do you do now? How are all these people/customers – certainly not the ones in Afghanistan, they look down on it according to you – going to find out about your product? When you do find a way to tell them, how much is that going to cost you? In the interim while you are waiting for your first customer. who is going to pay for this, who is going to pay for you to eat, who is going to pay your accountant when you do taxes, your phone bills when you need to make calls. and this is assuming you just picked up your seeds at the side of a road. Lets not even get into the cost of producing these. Look in Land, Labour, Capital, and Enterprise. factors of production that will make you realise that your argument is well principled, but flawed in many ways.
I know of a company that enables people with good seed stock to sell it through them as a breeder, they give the person with the seeds the chance to give their own price, and they try to keep prices at max to 3 euro per seed. They hope to keep bringing down this price as they have the same thoughts as you in principle. You can find more info about them in the 600 Club on RIU.
Peace, DST

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What Is The Most Expensive Cannabis Strain?

The idea of the most expensive cannabis is very appealing to both cannabis smokers and cannabis growers. While it certainly is not your ultimate objective to pay top dollar for your cannabis, it is a reality that cannabis consumers are growing more sophisticated and selective marijuana every passing day.

Generally speaking, the cost of a cannabis strain is determined by its rarity and the demand for it. After all, who doesn’t want to feel like they’re one in a million when it comes to having something special? If you have the money, there’s almost always someone with something rare for sale. The question is, what is the most expensive cannabis strain in the world?

Let’s take a closer look at the subject of cannabis extravaganza and see how much individuals are prepared to pay to get their hands on something that is either rare or just downright unique.

What Makes a Cannabis Strain Luxurious?

The first thing that you should know about any cannabis strain is that the cost of its genetics determines the initial price tag. A good example of this would be a feminized seed of OG Kush – it’s one of those ‘fancy’ strains like Purple Haze and Blue Dream, and as such commands a premium price on account of its popularity.

The cost of a cannabis strain can also be influenced by the length of time it takes to grow, harvest, and cure it. If you have a bud with an amazing appearance or a uniquely rich flavor, it’s going to take some time to make sure that your product is perfect – and this means investing in equipment, lighting rigs, and tools.

In the United States alone, there are numerous competitions to design and develop the world’s most expensive marijuana varieties. Some cannabis breeders go to exceptional lengths in order to develop the most costly strain of marijuana, including:

  • Leveraging genes that have been fine-tuned
  • Watering their plants with water that has been melted from a mountain top and is 100% untreated
  • Using controlled cultivation and top-tier nutrients
  • Using recycled materials
  • Leveraging hydroelectric power
  • Following ultra-detailed processes that add value to the end product

What is the Most Expensive Cannabis Strain in the World?

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The production of Cannabis Caviar begins with dipping 5-star cannabis buds in hash oil (liquid cannabis). When the oil has been absorbed by the buds, you end up with concentrated cannabis with high THC concentrations ranging from 30 to 80 percent instead of a normal bud’s 5 to 20 percent. The THC-rich, concentrated bud is then turned into kief. Here’s the million dollar question though, how much does all of this cost? An ounce of high-quality Cannabis Caviar would cost you around $1,500 – $1,600!

Why Is Cannabis Caviar So Pricey?

The number one reason why Cannabis Caviar is so expensive is that it’s made from high-quality, cured buds that have been dipped in hash oil. The second reason is that the process of producing it is a lot more complex than simply growing a plant and harvesting your weed.

The main reason that Cannabis Caviar is more expensive than other strains is that it contains pure kief, whereas most of the buds on the market are simply ground-up plant matter with some flowers mixed in.

Secondly, there are a lot of steps involved in producing Cannabis Caviar, including an initial curing process which can take up to 60 days. You also need to wait for the kief to appear on your plants, which takes time.

Cannabis Caviar is prepared from a variety of top-shelf marijuana strains, although the most popular are:

What Are Some Of The Most Anticipated Effects When You Consume The World’s Most Expensive Weed?

Have you ever had a high so powerful that your whole face felt numb even if you touched it? That’s the consequence of cannabis caviar. High-quality Cannabis Caviar is known for its cerebral effects, which are perfect for medicinal purposes. The high experienced when consuming Cannabis Caviar is a little different in comparison to other cannabis varieties, with the most striking difference being that you don’t anticipate what’s in store until you come to terms with the fact that your feet aren’t quite grounded any longer.

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