The only sure way to know if a seed is viable is to try to germinate and see if it sprouts.
After all, Colorado residents are allowed to grow their own cannabis plants for personal use… shouldn’t I be actively hoping for seeds that I could try to turn into my own source of top-shelf marijuana?
The seeds you find in store-bought marijuana flower aren’t even supposed to be there. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the seeds you find… there’s just a little more room for variations in the quality and yield of the plant the seed grows.
I still love seedless marijuana. It’s just so easy to grind and smoke. But now, instead of grumbling on those rare occasions when I find a seed, I get excited.
When you buy seeds from a trusted breeder, like those sold at Karing Kind, you can expect they will carry the same properties of the “mother” plant. That’s because these seeds have been carefully stabilized over generations.
But if you have too many seeds (or you’re already growing a few plants), you might need to decide whether it’s worth investing time and energy into germinating the next seed you find.
Like most smokers, I wanted as much smokable bud as possible, and seeds always felt like a net loss. I couldn’t smoke them. I couldn’t use them to grow my own plant (not in Indiana, anyway). So I threw them away.
After moving to Boulder, I almost forgot about seedy cannabis.
When I lived in the Midwest, I would drive 70 miles each way to buy weed. I would buy whatever strain my dealer had. And I knew I’d end up with a lot of seeds.
I still love seedless marijuana. It’s just so easy to grind and smoke. But now, instead of grumbling on those rare occasions when I find a seed, I get excited. (Karing Kind | Boulder, CO)