Nowadays, because of how popular marijuana has become, it is now easier to know where to buy marijuana seeds. You just simply log on to your favorite search engine, do a quick search, and you will be given a wide range of online seed banks to choose from. There are now more people buying marijuana online than there has ever been in the past.
Though cannabis has always been the world’s most popular plant, it has only become even more famous than it already is thanks to how many North American countries and states are now legalizing its use and cultivation. As such, you can practically see licensed cannabis stores in Canada closing a few days a week because they lack the supply to keep up with the general public’s demand for more marijuana.
That said, you should be able to find other alternatives to get good marijuana. Online seed banks are an option for you if you want to get the highest quality seeds available. You can also buy from people off the streets or ask someone you know if they know a guy that can sell you a bag of marijuana.
Seeds are a bit trickier to find, however. Again, they are available in seed banks but there are still risks involved especially if marijuana is not legal in your area or if the seed bank was not licensed to sell cannabis seeds. But there are other options for you if you want to grow your own weed at home. Just look at the bag of marijuana you got from your favorite dispensary or local seller and you might just be lucky enough to find some bag seeds.
What are Bag Seeds?
If you are an avid weed smoker, you probably are fond of buying your marijuana from local dispensaries or from known dealers or sellers in your area. Since you smoke weed often, you probably buy them by the bag instead of just simply getting pre-rolled joints or smaller quantities of marijuana. If that is the case, then you might have come across some seeds at the bottom of the bag of marijuana you got. That is of course if you are lucky enough.
Those “free” seeds that you found at the bottom of your bag are what we call bag seeds. One would normally think that those freebies are useless because they came together with your marijuana. And, of course, who would just throw in perfectly good seeds practically for free? However, bag seeds can actually surprise you as they can be just as viable and as useful as the seeds you get from your favorite seed bank.
Advantages of Bag Seeds
Using bag seeds can be advantageous on your part as long as you are doing things right. Here are some of the reasons why you should at least give your bag seeds some consideration:
- They are free
As previously mentioned, bag seeds are free! Well, technically they are not free because you paid for them when you bought the bag of weed. But, then again, you were not expecting to get the seeds from the marijuana bag you bought, right?
And even if you did not get them for free, bag seeds are a lot cheaper than the seeds you pay for when buying from seed banks or from dispensaries. If things go right, you will be able to grow marijuana from seeds that you paid close to nothing for. Who would not want that?
- You will be getting something that is familiar to you
When buying marijuana from dispensaries or from any local dealer or seller in your area, you probably are buying a strain that is already familiar to you and is something that you really like and prefer over any other available strain.
If you are lucky enough to find seeds at the bottom of the bag of your favorite marijuana strain, there is also a chance that the seeds are the same strains as the weed in the bag. That means that you are already familiar with the strain you are getting from those seeds.
And, of course, since you are already familiar with the strain, you no longer have to wonder whether or not you like the weed you get from those seeds.
- Nothing to lose, everything to gain
Since the bag seeds are technically for free, then you really have nothing to lose if you try to germinate them, right? All you have to do is to put in the necessary effort needed to germinate and grow the seeds to become healthy plants and there really is nothing for you to lose if you do so.
And if the seeds turn out to become plants bearing high-quality buds, then you have everything to gain from the bag seeds that you simply got from your bag of marijuana for free. In that sense, you do not have to buy expensive weed from local cannabis dispensaries anymore since you already got everything you need from your bag seeds.
Will Bag Seeds Grow?
So, to answer your question, free marijuana seeds found in bags can sprout and grow into healthy plants. All you have to do first is to germinate them the same way you germinate any other cannabis seed. However, you might want to soak the bag seeds in tap water first for about a full day to “wake” them up and to encourage the shell to break down.
After soaking your seeds in water, you can germinate them by using any germination method. However, we recommend that you use the paper towel method of germination. Place the bag seeds on a damp paper towel and leave them under a warm light to provide them with the warmth they need to begin sprouting.
The moment your bag seeds begin to sprout, that is when you know that you were lucky enough to get free seeds that are actually viable. Transfer them into your preferred growing medium such as soil or rock wool cubes. From then on, treat them the same way you treat your regular cannabis seeds and give them the necessary care and attention they need to grow into healthy plants.
Final Things to Consider
- Bag seeds won’t always germinate. This happens when the weed was harvested from plants before the seeds reached their maturity. But, then again, you have nothing to lose because you got them for free.
- Plant sex can be a problem you might face with bag seeds because these seeds are not feminized. That means that there is a chance that some or even all of them will turn out to be males.
- You should never expect your bag seeds to provide you with high-quality cannabis buds. After all, you got them for free. In that sense, you really are not in the position to complain about their quality.
- If you did not know the strain of the marijuana you bought, you also would not be able to tell the strain of the plants that will grow from the bag seeds. But that would not be much of a problem if you are already familiar with the strain of marijuana you got from the dispensary or from your dealer.