Frank’s rant: cannabis seed banks are ripping us off!

Two marijuana seed scams and a solution

I have been growing marijuana, dealing in marijuana seeds, and working with marijuana seed banks for over 20 years.

These days, marijuana seed banks are not just overcharging for their seeds they are doing a “Monsanto” on us.

It’s time to give them the boot to the rear end they deserve.

Let me explain:

The feminised marijuana seeds scam

Back around the turn of the century feminised seeds began to appear on the market.

This was a good way to turn 10 seeds into 10 female bud producing plants. That’s twice as many as if the seeds were normal and produced (on average) 5 males and 5 females, of which the 5 male plants would have to be eliminated to ensure strong sensimillia (no seeds) buds.

So if you just wanted to grow one crop and never grow again it seemed like a good investment.

Fair enough.

But the catch is that if you ever want to grow again you have to trot back to the seed bank and purchase more feminised seeds, and so on and so on and so on.

Now this is fine as long as there always a choice between feminised and regular seeds – but here’s what has been happening:

Regular (normal and healthy) seeds are getting squeezed out of the equation. Every year, seed banks eliminate regular seeds in favour of feminised marijuana seeds only for popular strains.

An example of this comes from Sensi Seeds, which use to be one of my favourite seed banks for robust strains and breeding.

I was checking out their selection of automatic strains the other day. It wasn’t clear whether they were regular of feminised so I asked them via email.

They replied that all their automatic strains are now feminised. You can no longer buy regular automatic seeds.

In other words, they want to be the sole supplier of their automatic strains. Every time you want to grow a crop you have to go back to them and hand over you cash for their seeds.

They are doing a “Monsanto” on us. Worse still, they are concealing it by not even making it clear that the seeds are feminised and cannot be bred.

This isn’t just a problem with Sensi Seeds. All marijuana seed banks have been going down this road.

It’s a mission creep.

Every year, regular marijuana seeds are being eliminated to be replaced by feminised marijuana seeds only.

Of course it’s in their interests to keep you as a returning customer, unable to grow your own seeds.

But it’s not in our interests.

I want to turn this boat around.

Other problems with feminised marijuana seeds

So how do you create a plant that produces only feminised seeds?

There are a number of ways, some using genetically transforming chemicals.

The common method is placing a female plant under severe stress so that it produces pollen sacks. This pollen, created by a stressed female plant, when used to fertilise another female plant will only produce seeds that grow female plants – hence feminised seeds.

It’s a perversion of nature. It’s not the best way to produce health seeds and plants as nature intended it.

I will never believe that a stressed out plant will produce as robust a strain and a naturally bred healthy plant as a regular normal cannabis plant.

The best way to a great strain is to get an awesome daddy plant co-mingling with a awesome mummy plant to create hundreds, if not thousands, of healthy marijuana seeds for the next crop.

By this method of selective breeding you get a much better result than continually buying feminised seeds produced by perverting nature. And it won’t cost you a penny!

The hundreds of “new” varieties with fancy names scam

There are 3 basic types of marijuana grown today: Sativa from the tropics, Indica from the cooler higher altitudes, and Ruderalis from the Russian steppes.

Ruderalis does not produce any psychoactive properties but it flowers throughout its vegetative growth regardless of light cycles. Its genetics are used to produce all automatic varieties.

Indica is a short and dark green plant with dense buds and produces “stoner weed” or “couch lock” and is the basis of all medicinal strains.

Sativa is a large and light green plant with less dense buds that produces a “happy high”.

All marijuana varieties in seed banks are a combination of one or more of these basic types, bred over and over, combined with other hybrids endlessly producing ever more “exotic” stains with ever more ridiculous names.

The genetics are getting so mixed up these days that when you plant, say, 10 seeds from a new strain from a seed bank, you will tend to get a wide variety of characteristics in different plants, as recessive genes from past breeding manifest during growth.

The only way to stabilise a new strain is to select the plants that produce the most desirable traits for breeding. Over a few generations the consistency of the strain improves. (But you can’t do this if you stuck with buying a new batch of feminised seeds for every crop.)

If you want a great crop that consistently produces the type of weed you want, (party, inspirational, medical, CBD, etc.) you have to have access to regular seeds and do selective breeding. Anything else and it’s a bit of a hit and miss.

And forget the fancy names. Anyone can take a two strains of specific qualities and reputations, breed them, and produce a new strains branded with some enticing name. It’s not rocket science It’s chicanery.

So why I’m offering free marijuana seeds

As someone who has been in the marijuana seed and growing business for many years I’m sick of the way things are going. I’m sick of the ridiculous prices charged for some seed strains. (It costs virtually nothing to create thousands of seeds naturally.)

Charging stupid prices for “specialised” strains is also a scam. It costs no more to produce seeds for one variety than another. And when these “special” strains are only available a feminised seeds you are being double scammed!

We need change. To get this ball rolling I’m first going to be offering free cannabis seeds. I’m not a wealth philanthropist who can throw money into a good cause so I will be asking you to cover the shipping and handling costs. But the seeds are free.

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Super Blueberry Haze Automatic mother plant with seeds

I currently have bred and stockpiled Super Blueberry Haze Automatics seeds.

This is a great variety that grows around 2 1/2 feet tall (say, a little under a meter), produces thick sweet smelling bud that gives a happy inspirational high when consumed.

It can be harvested 3 months after germination (although waiting up to 4 months is best in my experience).

The original stock comes from Flash Seeds but this batch is a better version in my opinion because I only bred the most robust plants and weed out the deviants.

In the coming months I will have different seed varieties to offer. Medicinal and CBD stains are in the works. They will all be free. Just pay for my shipping costs. Deal done.

These seeds will move pretty fast. Free is a hard price to beat. If you want to get first dibs on these free marijuana seeds, enter your email in the field below and you’ll get first notification when I’m ready to ship. Also you can let me know what kind of varieties you are particularly interested in. If a lot of you say you want a strain good for stress reduction, (for example), I’ll get to work on producing those seeds.

Working towards a free marijuana seeds exchange

My longer term plan to counter these scams is to facilitate an online service where growers can exchange seeds among each other for free or nominal cost. We can all become our own seed banks producing amazing strains for each other through growing and exchanging.

When enough of us are in the loop and producing our own great varieties, we can set up a free seed exchange where we can swap seeds among each other. And yes, exchanging seeds is perfectly legal as far as I’m aware.

So sign-up below, not just to get free seeds now, but to become part of the worldwide free marijuana seed revolution!

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How often do I get and send out free seed alerts?

Whenever a good deal comes in I send out the alert right away so you don’t miss out. On average I’d guess that would be 1 or 2 a month. Some months I get and send out more. Some months nothing worth alerting you for comes across my desk. I only send out alerts for good deals. Deals that are worth my time to send and your time to read.

Is it safe to be on this list?

The short answer is yes. This is a closed and exclusive list. Your email address is shared with no one. If you unsubscribe you are gone. Totally gone. If you want back on the list you will have to re-subscribe because I won’t have your address anymore.

So from my side your information is safe and secure.

Get a good email address

However, having said that, a lot of common email providers do spy on you. If you want to be off the surveillance radar, use a private encrypted email service. You can get an account for free. Two private email providers I use are Tutanota and Protonmail.

Also make sure you use an email that you check fairly often because free seed deals usually only last for a couple of days, a week at the most. If you are late seeing the alert you will miss out. Nothing I can do about that.

Are the seeds really free?

Yes, they are really free. This is not some spamy click-bait list.

However, to get free cannabis seeds you will be required to take some action like make a small purchase, or enter a competition, or do a review, or whatever.

If you are looking for marijuana seed banks to send you free seed simply by giving an address to send them to, that ain’t ever going to happen. Why not? Because any seed bank that sent out seeds for free to anybody who wanted them would be out of seeds in less than 24 hours and be left with a big shipping bill to pay!

Most free seed deals work something like this – buy 10 seeds and get an extra 10 seeds for free. There are variations. Sometimes it can be a picture competition, or a review request. But regardless, it is always a give and take situation.

Here’s an example of my latest experience of a free seed deal

The other day I took advantage of a Seedsman offer and ordered 10 Sensi Seeds for a very god price. I got back 26 seeds in total:

  • 10 Sensi Seeds Early Pearl (which I ordered and paid for with Bitcoin getting a 20% discount on an already low price)
  • 3 Auto Kush seeds for free
  • 3 White Widow feminized seeds for free
  • 3 Alaskan Purple feminised seeds for free
  • 2 Black Domina feminized seeds for free
  • 2 Super Skunk feminized seeds for free
  • 2 Orange Barb feminized for free
  • 1 “Lucky Dip” seed for free

 

 

Cheese cannabis strain

You might’ve been hearing a lot about Cheese seeds – they’re pretty hyped in the UK, for example. Before you buy or grow some, here’s an insight into where Cheese cannabis comes from and why it is so popular in the UK.

A famous genotype which was developed in the United Kingdom, the background of Cheese is simple and for a number of clear reasons, its genetic origins are acknowledged all over England.
best cheese seeds

For a lot of people in the United Kingdom, an important reference for knowing if a genotype of cannabis is the good stuff is its comparison with Cheese.

How come? Well, the intense, persistent and Indica-like qualities of Cheese marijuana are something similar to a quality cheese.

Obviously there’s more than flavour to this strain and the abundance of thick crystals which cover the flowers of this fine genotype are another reason Cheese cannabis is so well-loved.

Cheese seeds produce a strain that imparts a perfectly balanced physical and cerebral effect when smoked. Cheese delivers a significant degree of CBD which softens the level of THC found in the harvest.

With an 8 week flowering period and copious heavy yields, this strain is consided within the top 10 by all the coffeeshops in Holland and has been awarded the High Times Cannabis Cup.

The shape of this strain is languid, with broad foliage and slim stalks, a heirloom from its Skunk influence, and the flowers it develops are lush and numerous.

The Cheese cannabis strain was originally reared within an underground culture in the United Kingdom, as part of an organised property rights project called Exodus.

In the nineties, the Cheese cannabis strain became a focus for marijuana cloning undertakings which was to a degree tolerated by local authorities and which produced a cannabis strain which is now regarded as no. 1 in the United Kingdom.

Cheese seeds have been much interbred and experimented with and variant genotypes include Cheese cannabis varieties called Chiesel, Confidential Cheese, Exodus Cheese, Cheese Tease….

Click on the pic above for an overview of the best Cheese seeds, along with links to buy from top quality seedbanks.

Lowryder Seeds

lowryder seedsLowryder, a.k.a. Ganja Dwarf is the guerilla grower’s marijuana seeds of choice.

A mix between Indica and Mexican Ruderalis it is auto-flowering. In essence, it begins to grow buds shortly after germination regardless of time of year.

This strain stays short only growing around 30 to 50 cm. Hence Lowryder seeds are great for outdoor growing in areas where the need for concealment from thieves is essential.

Flowering for 6 – 7 weeks. Lowryder can be harvested around 8 – 9 weeks after germination.

Each Lowryder will yield approx. five ounces of nice smoking and potent Indica bud producing a stoney high as can be expected of high class Indica.

Considered one of the easiest cannabis strains to grow anywhere.