First time growers might ask, what’s better, growing from seeds or clones? They both have pros and cons. At the end of the day, whichever option you choose, you want to look for good genetics, and if a beginner, an easier strain to grow.
What is a clone? A clone is a cutting from a mature cannabis plant which can be replanted to produce another plant. A clone has the exact genetics from the “mom” plant which it was cut from. If the “mom” plant was strong and healthy, then the clone will also have those genetics, but if the “mom” had any issues, then the clone may also suffer.
Clones must be treated with a lot of TLC. When first replanted, it will be sensitive and there may be a period of shock to the clone. It will need specific amounts of nutrients and light to nurse it through this phase. Good clones, especially health ones with good genetics, can be hard to find. Do your research and read reviews, or find a friend that can recommend you a solid place to obtain your clones.
Obtaining a clone can be beneficial to a new grower if the place you’ve obtained your clone can show you the “mom” plant, or give you specifics on the genetics. A clone is also farther along in development that a seed by about a month.
Check out OtherSide Farms video on how to take a clone cutting here.
OtherSide Farms has a lot of experience in producing excellent genetics. Contact us for more information on obtaining clones.
You might also check out local shops that specialize in clones. clonestars.com for instance, is a Southern California co-op, providing medical grade cannabis clones, teens, and ready to flower medical marijuana plants with delivery available.
Choosing the right Cannabis seeds to grow depends on various things, not just what type of strain you prefer. Some cannabis seeds are engineered to be grown indoors, and some outdoors. Otherside Farms prefers indoor growing, as we are able to have more control of closed environments and are able to yield more throughout the year. When choosing what to grow, we look for the best seed banks or clones as our goal is to develop and improve a strain’s genetics overtime.
Some strains of Cannabis are harder to grow than others, though, some have been engineered to be easy to grow, are resistant to pests and are able to handle more stress. The less experienced the grower, the more important it is to choose an easy strain to grow.
Check out some more of our articles on seeds:
Difference between Cannabis Seeds
Germinating Your Cannabis Seeds: The Soil Technique
Insight into the Various Pros and Cons of Auto-Flowering Seeds
Ten things you might not know about cannabis seeds
Choosing the right Cannabis Seeds