It’s All About The Magic Beans
A lot of marijuana growing is in the genetics – the magic beans or the seeds – that you use. Quality genetics matched with a competent grower can bring you very incredible marijuana.
Check out this picture of the Deep Chunk strain:
If you don’t know what you’re looking at, it’s definitely marijuana that’s producing THC at an amazing rate. But, also notice the deep green and waxy reflection of the leaf. That’s a sign of incredible plant health which is a sign of how an incredible marijuana grower was matched with incredible genetics. Even if the genetics were sent by God, it takes an amazing grower to push that plant to its best. Yeah, that’s just nice!
Usually when you smoke marijuana, you’re smoking the clusters of flowers or the buds which usually contain the most THC. Sometimes leaves will produce a little THC but nothing serious and that Deep Chunk is serious.
What to do with quality genetics?
So, you want some of those quality genetics – Deep Chunk, Cinderella 99, Black Domina, Mazar, Afghani Bullrider. Maybe, you’re already growing and you’ve got some quality genetics – Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, Super Silver Haze, Grand Daddy Purple – but you’re running low or you want something different.
So, you go get those magic beans, now what – just grow them out, dump the males, let the females flower so you can smoke?
HELL NO. YOU MAKE MORE MAGIC BEANS.
Female marijuana plants are the ones that produce high levels of THC. Males produce THC at incredibly low levels; so low, they’re not worth keeping around. Therefore, marijuana growers are taught to cull or destroy the males once identified. Males, just like humans, will pollinate the females. A pollinated, or “knocked up”, female will produce seeds. The problem is that the energy the female plant would use to produce THC is diverted into producing seeds. So, it makes sense to get rid of the males.
However, anyone who has purchased seeds knows how troubling it can be to get those seeds in the US. You can lose your money in many ways or even go to jail if the delivery is intercepted by federal authorities. And, the amount of money you lose can be substantial. Seeds can cost between $50 and $400 per pack with only 5 to 10 seeds each. The higher the THC, the more popular the strain, the higher the price.
With all of that in mind, wouldn’t it make sense to make more seeds when you get your pack of quality genetics? It’s not hard to do. You simply have to let the males and females do what they’ve been doing for thousands of years. That 10-pack of Jack Herer you purchased from Sensi Seeds for well over $200 can easily turn into 200+ seeds.
From that point on, you can start a seed collection of your own, share with friends to increase your collection, and give seeds to other people. Get a large enough collection of seeds and you might be able to start your own seed business. I sure as hell need to boost my own collection and I’d be more willing to buy locally than from afar.