When it comes to growing cannabis, there’s no “right” method. Both indoor and outdoor cultivation have their benefits and so does starting from seeds and clones. Which one you choose is entirely up to your personal preferences and desired results.
Regardless of whether you choose cannabis clones or seeds, it’s important that they come from reputable sources. The quality of your start is the critical to the quality its result, the cannabis flowers.
Seeds have quite a few important benefits, including their ready availability. But, they have drawbacks as well. Unless you purchase feminized seeds, you’ll need to sex your plants to find the females. Growing from seeds will result in a crop with a lot of variation; variation in size, color, shape, flavor and potency.
- Easy to procure: seeds are affordable and plentiful.
- Lifecycle control: you’re in control of every factor from your plant’s inception.
- Increased vigor: plants grown from seed develop a strong tap root versus the fibrous root system of a clone.
- Variations mean staggered harvesting times: not all plants will develop at the same pace.
- Can be stored long term: stored properly, seeds can last for decades.
Clones also have their benefits, including that you’re already on your way to flowering! Depending on where you live, healthy clones can be hard to come by. It’s important that your new clones and the soil they come in are disease- and parasite-free!
- Shorter time to yield: since the seeds have already sprouted into plants, they will be harvest-ready sooner.
- Consistency in terms of appearance, potency and yield: clones are identical twins whereas seeds are more like regular siblings. All clones will develop identically, from potency and flavor to yield.
- Identical growth cycles: all your plants will develop at the same pace and can be harvested at the same time.