This section of our FAQ will try to answer all questions you might have about cannabis seeds sold on this website. Click any of the questions below to view the answer.
For the first step, you'll need two saucers or plates and some moist tissue.
Scientifically (and legally), all cannabis is Cannabis Sativa L..
In practice, Indica and Sativa are the names used to distinguish each end of the cannabis ´spectrum´. There are a multitude of different growth-patterns, qualities and effects within this spectrum, most of which are a result of cannabis' remarkable ability to adapt to its environment. Genetically, and in terms of interbreeding, all cannabis is in the same family.
For legal reasons we cannot discuss any questions related to growing on this website. Instead we would like to direct you to the Sensi Seeds Forum. Below you will find of the most popular pages.
We regularly test the germination rates of all the cannabis seeds sold on our website. Most of the time, 90 to 100% of tested seeds germinate. If a line of seeds displays a below-standard germination rate (75%), that line is removed and replaced.
However, since all cannabis seeds are living material, we cannot offer guarantees on germination rates. We can assure you that all our seeds are viable as well as correctly stored and handled while untill shipment, but post point-of-sale there are too many factors that are beyond our control.
Most of the seeds sold on this website are securely packed in a sealed blister pack.
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On top of that every order is packed in a sturdy padded brown paper envelope that will protect your seeds during shipment.
This unobtrusive protective packaging assures both the quality of the products inside and the privacy of our customers.
As you can see in the image below, there are no company logos or advertising on the envelope and we guarantee our customers that there will be absolutely no reference to cannabis or related subjects on the exterior of our packaging.
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You are a 100% guaranteed that nobody will be able to see what is inside unless they break the seal and open the package.
Seeds should always be kept dry, cool (close to 4º C if possible) and dark. The refrigerator (NOT the freezer) is a good place to store seeds, preferably inside a film canister, to avoid light and moisture condensation.
In the absence of a fridge, the back of a closet is OK, as long as your seeds are not exposed to moisture, heat or excesses of light.
Feminized seeds are essentially cannabis seeds that produce only genetically female plants.
Genetically, a cannabis plant is more or less predisposed to become male or female. This is regulated by 2 chromosomes everyone knows as the X and Y chromosomes. A plant with 2 XX chromosomes becomes female. A plant with an X and Y turns into a male.
Feminized seeds are created by forcing a female plant to produce male flowers by treating it with Gibberellic Acid. This effectively makes the female plant into a hermaphrodite and makes it possible to produce seeds that have only XX or female chromosomes.
Before these seeds can be marketed as feminized seeds they need years of testing and an elaborate multi-stage breeding programme to make sure the plants they produce are absolutely stable and consistent.
All plants grown from the feminized strains sold on this website will be genetically female.
An argument that is often heard in regards to feminized seeds is the problem of hermaphrodites. This is something that might have happened in the early days of feminized seeds but nowadays this is a very rare occurrence. All feminized seeds sold on this website are as stable as regular cannabis seeds.
New techniques in the feminizing process and an intensive, multi-stage breeding programme made sure that present day feminized seeds are 100 percent stable, consistent and productive.
Stored correctly, most seeds should have a lifespan of at least two years. This is certainly not to say that after two years all your seeds will be dead, but beyond the two-year mark, their germination rate will begin to decline.
Seedlings will benefit from a bright (though not, initially, under lamps or in direct sunlight), warm (21ºC) and humid environment. A propagator is the easiest way to achieve these conditions. A propagator may be bought or built. It is, basically, a box with a transparent top which allows light in but stops humidity escaping. The simplest form of propagator would be a waterproof box with clear plastic sheeting over the top. The advantage of shop-bought propagators is that they often have built-in heating and/or vents in the cover to allow humidity regulation. They also usually allow more light to reach the seedlings.
Place your propagator next to a window to give the seedlings light, but avoid direct sunlight for the first couple of weeks.
When seedlings have grown their second or third set of serrated leaves (not counting the round cotyledons that initially emerge from the seed) they are usually hardy enough to flourish in direct sunlight or beneath a grow-lamp (preferably metal halide or fluorescent tubes). Always keep your grow-lights at least 50cm from your seedlings.