Marihuana seeds (often spelt as marijuana seeds) are the main method of propagating the cannabis plant, although many private growers often distribute cuttings of prized strains. However many growers claim that they achieve the best results when growing from seed.
Marihuana seeds are produced when pollen from the male plants fertilises the female plants initiating the female plant to produce seeds. Marihuana seeds can then be planted and will themselves grow into mature cannabis plants allowing the reproductive cycle to repeat itself. The seeds will remain viable for a few years, and when stored in cool/dry conditions (such as a refrigerator) marihuana seeds will remain viable for many years though the germination rates will decrease over time.
In the 1980’s the Dutch cannabis industry took cannabis breeding and seed supply to new levels of professionalism and excellence. Dutch Passion were one of the first companies to begin expert cannabis breeding programs using qualified biologists and geneticists.
Only the best cannabis genetics from around the world were used in these specialised breeding programs. The result for companies such as Dutch Passion was the creation of marihuana seeds that gave new levels of quality and consistency in the final strains.
Marihuana seeds normally produce roughly equal numbers of male and female offspring. However Dutch Passion was able to stun the cannabis world in the 1990’s when they began selling feminised marihuana seed technology. These new feminised seeds gave rise to 95%+ female plants, this had been a dream of cannabis growers for many years but was widely believed to be technically impossible. Today, feminised marihuana seeds are now more popular than traditional seeds as they allow the grower to produce only the desired female plants.
The widespread availability of high quality marihuana seeds allowed an explosion of small- scale growing. Cannabis supply was no longer a battle between large foreign export gangs and government border control guards. Cannabis supply was domesticated and many small growers could produce their own personal supply simply by purchasing marihuana seeds of their favourite varieties which could be grown outside, in greenhouses or indoors under grow lights.
Growing your own cannabis had just become easy, convenient and highly satisfying. Just a small amount of knowledge was needed to get the best results. Cannabis is not difficult to grow, it has adapted to many different growing conditions and is not called ‘weed’ without reason. It can grow just about anywhere.