Why grow seeds instead of clones?
As a cannabis seed company, we at Monkey Genetics firmly believe that the best way to start a successful grow is by using cannabis seeds. While cuttings have their place in the cannabis growing world, there are several key differences between seeds and cuttings that make the former a better choice in our opinion. Here are just a few of the reasons why we prefer cannabis seeds over cuttings:
One of the biggest advantages of growing from seed is the genetic variation that comes with it. Every seed is unique and has the potential to express a wide range of characteristics, from flavor and aroma to potency and yield. With cuttings, however, you’re limited to the genetic makeup of the mother plant, which can lead to less variation and a less diverse harvest.
Pest and Disease Resistance
Another advantage of using cannabis seeds is the built-in resistance to pests and diseases that they often possess. Since seeds are a completely new and separate organism, they are less likely to be infected with any diseases or pests that may have affected the mother plant. Cuttings, on the other hand, carry over any diseases or pests that the mother plant may have had, making them more vulnerable to infestation.
Time and Effort
While it may seem easier to just take a cutting from a mother plant and start growing it, this method actually requires more time and effort in the long run. With cuttings, you need to take the time to root the cutting and keep it alive until it’s strong enough to transplant. With seeds, on the other hand, you can simply plant them and watch them grow from the very beginning.
Cannabis seeds also tend to develop stronger root systems than cuttings, which can lead to a stronger and healthier plant overall. Cuttings often have less-developed root systems, which can lead to weaker plants that are more susceptible to stress.
While cuttings can be a viable option for some growers, we believe that the benefits of growing from seed outweigh the potential advantages of cuttings. Plus, with a wide variety of high-quality cannabis seeds available from Monkey Genetics, there’s never been a better time to start growing your own cannabis from seed.
So next time you’re deciding between seeds and cuttings, remember that cannabis seeds are the way to grow. Happy growing from your friends at Monkey Genetics!