Today, as marijuana is growing in social and legal acceptance around the world, so has its use. More and more people have been using marijuana both for its effects as a recreational drug and for its benefits as a medical treatment. And, because marijuana use is rapidly growing, there have also been more people that have turned to grow their own cannabis plants at home.
That said, there are a lot of high-quality cannabis seeds for sale in states and countries where marijuana use is rampant. Using these premium and high-quality seeds that you yourself chose, you can actually grow your own plants in the comforts of your own home and reap the harvest of what you sowed. However, you can actually also grow your own marijuana back at home using the seeds found in the bag of cannabis you bought.
So, should you use store-bought premium seeds or are bag seeds already worth it? Here is what we think:
- They are for budget growers and users and for those who live in places where selling marijuana seeds isn’t legal or is tightly regulated. This is because they are technically free in the sense that you didn’t directly pay for the seeds but paid for the marijuana in the bag. It just so happened that the seeds were in the bag.
- You are already familiar with the strain of cannabis that will grow out of the bag. Instead of buying a different strain of high-quality cannabis seeds for sale in different stores and dispensaries, you can just go for something that you already know. After all, you just used the marijuana in the bag and are already acclimated to the effects and benefits.
- There really isn’t anything to lose by trying to grow bag seeds. This is because, as mentioned, you didn’t exactly pay for the seeds. They are merely a shoo-in in the deal when you bought the marijuana.
- Growing bag seeds is a good way to start if you are a beginner in the field and are planning to cultivate your own plants at home. Using the “free” seeds you got in your bag helps you practice with different growing techniques. You can also tell if you have the right growing conditions at home to properly cultivate cannabis plants. Think of it as using them to gain experience.
- If you didn’t know what strain of marijuana was in the bag when you bought it, chances point to the fact that you might be growing a strain that is entirely unknown to you. It might even result in a different phenotype of the plant you used and will produce a strain that has different effects compared to the one you bought.
- It may turn to a frustrating waste because the seeds might not be viable in the first place. This means that some or even all of the seeds might not have matured enough when the cannabis was harvested from the plant. An experience such as that may lead to frustration on the part of a novice grower.
- Some of the plants that will come out will more than likely be wasted because they will turn out male. As you might already know, cannabis plants can either be male or female. Male plants are usually a waste of time and effort because they don’t have buds. This means that there is a 50% chance that you will be growing male plants with your bag seeds. In that sense, half of what you grew will go to waste.
- Ultimately, you will be wasting a lot of resources if everything doesn’t turn out the way you imagined. The seeds may have been free in a sense but you will also have to invest time, money, and effort into growing them.
- Since you yourself handpicked the seeds, you know what the plant’s strain is. There won’t be anything mysterious about what you will be growing since you already know what those seeds are in the first place. This means that you already know the proper growing conditions, nutrients, and time needed to cultivate them.
- In line with already knowing the strain of the seeds, you already know the effects and taste. You won’t be wondering whether the plants you just grew will have an uplifting effect or a sedating kind of high because you are already aware of what the strain is. The same can be said about the taste especially if you have already tried that strain in the past.
- Premium seeds are carefully prepared so that it will almost always come out as a high-quality plant. All of the seeds you will be buying are viable and are suitable to be grown. In that sense, you won’t be wasting your time because they will surely grow up to be harvestable plants as long as you plan to put in the necessary effort to properly cultivate them.
- There won’t be any wasted male seeds because you can actually purchase feminized seeds or seeds that will always come out as female plants. This means that you won’t be wasting effort on half of the plants that will turn out to be useless males.
- Premium seeds come with the necessary detailed instructions on how to grow the strain. In that sense, you won’t have to guess or do intense research to know what needs to be done to produce high-quality cannabis plants from those seeds.
- Premium seeds tend to be more expensive than bag seeds, which are essentially “free”. That said, you must have the necessary financial capacity to purchase these seeds.
- Availability might also be an issue. Since premium seeds are sold by retail stores or seed dispensaries, they are most likely only available in places where cannabis seeds can be sold legally. If you happen to be in an area where such an operation is illegal, you won’t be able to legally get your hands on premium seeds.
- For beginner growers on a tight budget, premium seeds might be too expensive to serve as practice. As much as possible, you shouldn’t be spending a lot if you merely want to gain experience as a beginner grower.
WHICH IS THE BETTER CHOICE?
With those pros and cons, it can now be easier for you to know which between bag seeds and premium seeds is the better choice for you to use.
Bag seeds tend to be less expensive because they already come with the bag of weed you bought. They also provide an avenue for you to earn experience as an up and coming grower. However, bag seeds tend to be a mystery in terms of strain and viability. There will always be a risk of whether or not these plants will grow the way you imagined them to.
On the other hand, you already know what you are getting if you buy premium seeds. You know that they will likely turn out to be high-quality plants of the strain of your choice. They are also comparatively easier to grow because they come with instructions. However, they are expensive for beginner operations.
That said, bag seeds can be a good option if you really are on a tight budget. If you are lucky enough, you might just get a good crop of high-quality strains from your bag. However, if you are planning to be serious with your operation and you want the highest quality seeds possible, then the better marijuana choice are premium seeds.