Choosing the Perfect Seed Is Easy With Zamnesia's Seedfinder

Frank Brandse
30 Jun 2021

Finding the ideal cannabis seed involves a multitude of factors. With so many strains available today, we're simply spoilt for choice. Though each aspect of the home growing process is important, choosing a seed that ticks all of your boxes is arguably the most crucial. The amount of budding growers using poor-quality or random seeds is too many to count, and the outcome is usually the same: a disappointing yield and an overall underwhelming growing experience. In fact, these unsuccessful first attempts can be enough to put many off for life.

Vital Factors When Choosing Cannabis Seeds

So, where do you start when searching for the perfect seed? While it may initially seem like a daunting task, it really needn't be. Whether you're an absolute beginner or looking for a bit of a refresher, we've got you covered. With that in mind, we've put together a few factors you should take into account to suit both your tastes and growing circumstances.

Feminized, Regular, or Autoflowering Seeds?

When browsing through a seed shop, we often see the words feminized, regular, and autoflowering. While they all describe types of cannabis seeds, each has different attributes.

As we know, female plants are the type that produce yields of sticky bud to enjoy. Without going into the finer science behind each variant, regular seeds have the potential to produce both male and female plants. These seeds are often favoured by the more experienced cultivator looking to create clones or experiment with breeding.

But for those purely seeking bud, why leave it to chance with regular seeds when dedicated feminized seeds have a 99%+ success rate of producing female plants?

It's no secret that regular and feminized seeds require a little more of a hands-on approach, as the light cycle needs to be changed for plants to progress into their flowering stage. However, those looking to forego the level of maintenance required can opt for autoflowering seeds. These robust and resilient plants will basically take care of themselves and, as the name suggests, automatically move on to their flowering cycle at a designated time.

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Indoors or Outdoors?

Now that you've got a better idea of the type of seed you'd like to grow, you'll need a place for plants to flourish. You'll be hard-pressed to find a strain that can't be grown in both outdoor and indoor settings, but it's certainly worth double-checking that your seed is right for your prospective growing area.

Whether you've got a small balcony, a lavish garden, greenhouse, or just a little outside location, there's a seed that will deliver. The same goes for indoor home growing projects. Allocate yourself an LED-lit cupboard or grow tent, and there's no reason you can't cultivate quality cannabis from the comfort of your home. It goes without saying that some strains not only grow tall but also emit a distinctive smell, so if discretion is a key requirement for your grow, it might be worth reading a little more into the growing characteristics of a given strain.

Flavour, Aroma, and Effects

It goes without saying that this is the main reason many start growing cannabis. It's the payoff we all look forward to as soon as that first seed germinates. When the time rolls around for your seeds to be harvested, it will be a day to remember, that's for sure.

To make sure your plant delivers in the best way possible, be sure to look into the flavours and aromas your buds will provide. Looking for a sticky-sweet strain with moments of citrus? You'll be blown away at how many will achieve this.

Or, if you find you prefer your smoking sessions a little more savoury, check out the more pine-scented strains that lean toward an earthier, herbaceous profile. The choices are nearly endless when it comes to flavour and aroma, and will very much reflect a grower's personal tastes and preferences. There's certainly no “right” or “wrong” seed to choose in this regard.

The same goes for the effects; it's very easy to assume that every strain will be overpowering or lock you to the couch, but that's simply not the case. In fact, many popular seeds grown today are dedicated CBD cultivars that don't produce a high. Still, those looking for hard-hitting highs can effortlessly find such strains. There are also strains boasting similar levels of both THC and CBD, and strains featuring other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, and more.

Zamnesia Seedfinder

Of course, finding the ideal seed is a loaded task. Considering your preferences, growing limitations, and budget can make choosing a seed overwhelming. However, help is at hand in the form of the Zamnesia Seedfinder. This intuitive and easy-to-use system will help you track down your perfect seed partner effortlessly.

Simply answer a few questions, and you'll be matched up and enjoying a strain before you know it. It’s easy, and fun! If you've ever been on the fence about whether to take the plunge into growing at home, this is the perfect excuse to finally get your feet wet.

Frank Brandse