Dear Stoner: I find occasional seeds in good dispensary weed, and I’ve held on to a few. What would happen if I put them in potted soil on my windowsills? Would it be any good? I don’t have neighbors around me. I just want to experiment. I love seedless weed. It’s just so easy. But now, instead of grumbling on the rare occasions when I find a marijuana seed, I get excited. So i bought some of my local dispensaries top shelf bud 5 grams for 60$. I've smoked a lot danker weed in my days but with that being said it was still some…
Ask a Stoner: What Should I Do With the Rare Seed I Find in Good Weed?
Dear Stoner: I find occasional seeds in good dispensary weed, and I’ve held on to a few. What would happen if I put them in potted soil on my windowsills? Would it be any good? I don’t have neighbors around me. I just want to experiment.
Dear Seed Saver: It sounds like you already have your answer. Will it be cheap and easy? Yes. Will those nugs be mids compared to the plants they came from? Also yes. but who cares? Water, good dirt and sunlight will definitely grow something in those pots. You might as well find out, since you don’t need to worry about a pesky neighbor peering through your windows. Free weed is free weed, my friend.
You’ll need a few cycles under your belt before trying a cannabis bonsai tree (it’s exactly what it sounds like), but you can still experiment plenty with seeds. Research different cannabis nutrients, and try different soils, growing mediums, window placements and flowering times. The fun part about growing weed is the science projects. All you need is patience — and space, if you keep this up.
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What To Do If You Find Seeds In Your Weed
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 marijuana seeds.
Like most smokers, I wanted as much smokeable 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.
I would stop by Karing Kind dispensary every week or two, buying anywhere from an eighth to an ounce, and over the years I have found fewer than five seeds in my weed.
Pounds and pounds of clean-grown, top-shelf bud… five total seeds. That’s an incredible track record!
But as I’ve come to appreciate, finding seeds in your weed doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The occasional seed hardly affects how much flower you have to smoke, and with a little effort it has the potential to turn into your very own pot plant. Hooray! Free weed!
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.
Seed Be Gone: Top-Shelf Cannabis Grown With the Best Available Methods
The plants grown in Karing Kind’s garden are carefully monitored and cared for. Male plants are removed prior to pollination, and female plants are nurtured to reduce stress, which limits the occurrence of self-pollinating hermaphroditic plants.
This all goes to ensure the bud you buy is as potent and dense as possible, with limited stems and almost no seeds. And that means more smokeable marijuana.
Of course, after more than a year without finding even a single seed in my cannabis, I began to rethink my resistance to seedy weed.
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?
Are Cannabis Seeds from Recreational Dispensary Bud Worth Growing?
Who wouldn’t want a chance at growing their own marijuana, especially when you know you’re getting a favorite strain and what potency and effects you can expect?
But seeds you find in store-bought weed are not the same as seeds that have been stabilized over time. In some cases, seeds won’t maintain the potency, yield or fragrance of the original plant. This potential change in quality is why many growers prefer to use clones.
That doesn’t mean you should just throw out seeds you find!
It’s still a free cannabis seed with the potential to produce a high-yielding plant you couldn’t grow otherwise. No, it might not end up being an exact clone of the strain you found it in. But when you’re starting with top-shelf bud, even a slight shift in the next generation’s quality will yield potent, flavorful flower.
Try to get your seed to sprout, and give it time to flower before deciding whether to maintain that plant or move on to greener pastures.
What Do Viable Marijuana Seeds Look Like?
The only sure way to know if a seed is viable is to try to germinate and see if it sprouts.
Generally speaking, viable seeds are darker and relatively hard. Even if a seed is pale and easy to crush between your fingers, however, it’s worth trying to get a sprout before giving up on the seed as nonviable.
What’s the Difference Between Seeds You Find and Seeds You Buy?
When you buy seeds from a trusted breeder, like those sold at Karing Kind recreational marijuana dispensary in Boulder, you can expect they will carry the same properties of the “mother” plant. That’s because these seeds have been carefully stabilized over generations.
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.
Even when buying seeds from trusted breeders, there isn’t any guarantee your plant will exactly mirror the mother plant. Your growing method, soil, temperature, lights and dozens of other factors can all impact the yield, smell and potency of the plant.
Learn more about how to set up your home grow , and let us know in the comments if you have turned any “unwanted” seeds into your very own cannabis plant.
To Seed or Not to Seed…
The only time I have a green thumb is after eating lime jello. I once managed to kill a cactus. If I’m going to try my hand at growing something again, it may as well be with free cannabis seeds.
Because of their attention to detail and careful growing methods, you aren’t likely to find seeds in the flower you buy at Karing Kind. Just pure, top-shelf marijuana. But i f you do find a seed, why not see how it grows? You could end up with your very own cannabis plant and a free, ongoing supply of top-shelf flower.
Or – if you want to ensure the most bud for your effort – you can buy stabilized seeds from Freeworld Genetics for pickup at Karing Kind in North Boulder.
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Found a few seeds in DANK bud. I have a few questions about growing it.
So i bought some of my local dispensaries top shelf bud 5 grams for 60$. I’ve smoked a lot danker weed in my days but with that being said it was still some DANKKKK. (Its “Fortune cookies” suppose to be somewhat similar to GSC)
This dispensary is known for having some dank ass strains but some of them are half assed (pulled to early or late, not cured properly, sparkling bud (only once. ), But the top shelf is usually bomb. And in this 5gram sack ive found 4 beautiful seeds and I’ve got about half of the sack left so maybe more.
My questions are:
Was this weed most likely grown outside? (thats what ive been hearing)
Will the weed i grow from this seed also have herm tendencies?
Can i breed the herm tendencies out by pollinating a true female plant or is it unlikely?
Also not sure if anyone has had experience growing out anything in the GSC family.. but i hear these strains have a tendency to herm easily. Also hear its best grown indoor but i wana do a SOCAL outdoor run. Any idea how the quality would be effected even if grown with care outdoors?