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What is Cannabis?
Known to users as “marijuana”, “weed”, and by many other names, cannabis is a plant that naturally produces THC and other mind-altering chemicals. And like in any other plant species, it’s the seeds that contain blueprints for everything, culminating in the buds that you’ll smoke. You won’t need any special “green thumb” magic to get there. Just take care of your plant’s basic needs, such as light, watering, and nutrients, and let genetics do the rest.
Which Cannabis Seeds?
With Fast Buds seeds, you can be sure of your cannabis potency, as well as exceptional aromas and tastes. But not all weed strains are created equal, and it’s worth learning a thing or two about cannabis to make an informed choice.
What Are Feminized Seeds and Why Choose Them?
All cannabis strains in the Fast Buds catalog are feminized. In contrast to “regular” cannabis, feminized seeds only grow into female plants—the ones that produce buds for smoking. So with feminized cannabis seeds, you don’t have to cull males when you spot them in your garden. With every seed you sow, you’ll get 100% action and 0% waste.
What Are Autoflowering Seeds and Why Choose Them?
Cannabis in general is a short-day plant, meaning that it will only start flowering when days get short enough (which happens in late summer). But autoflowering cannabis doesn’t have this limitation. No matter how long or short the days are, it’ll move through every stage of its life cycle automatically.
All Fast Buds strains are autoflowering, and these are the advantages of using them:
- enjoy 30% faster grow cycles,
- have multiple harvests in spring, summer, and fall outdoors,
- grow vegging and flowering plants side by side indoors,
- get the same yields and quality as with traditional cannabis.
3 Best Steps to Find Cannabis Seeds Tailored To Your Needs
The first cannabis you grow yourself will be so good you’ll wonder how it can be any better. Until you grow your second. And the third… Before you know it, you’ll be on a lifelong quest for that one perfect weed. But is there a way to choose in advance between the simply great and the mind-blowing?
Use Our Filtering Options
Our filters let you choose between different cultivars based on such characteristics as climate, plant size, yield, and ease of growing. You can filter out the results even more by selecting your favorite flavors and the level of potency you’re ready to handle. And if you know the meaning of the terms “Indica”, “Sativa”, and “Hybrid”, choosing the right type will tell you a lot about what to expect from both the cultivar and the smoke it produces.
Read Our Researched Tips and Customer Reviews
Once you’ve got the shortlist of strains using our filters, check out each of them and read the detailed info. We’ve taken great pains to make our descriptions graphic and accurate, so you’ll know exactly what to expect from each of our cannabis genetics. And numerous customer reviews will give you even more perspective.
Get in Touch with Cannabis Experts
Start a chat with our support team to get all your questions answered. You can get tips about particular hemp seeds and the way they grow and smoke or learn about the art and science of cannabis cultivation in general. We respond quickly and are professional, patient, and polite.
How to Buy Cannabis Seeds Online?
Buying cannabis seeds through the Fast Buds website is as easy as online shopping in general. Just choose the seeds you like, add them to your cart, and proceed to checkout. You’ll be able to choose your favorite payment and delivery methods, default discreet or extra stealthy packaging and fill out the address. After that, confirm your order and wait for its speedy and safe arrival.
How Important is Aroma?
It’s no secret that most seed shoppers choose their cannabis strain by smell. Hence all those delicious-sounding names. The special chemicals in the plant called terpenes not only determine the flavor of your smoke but affect the character of the high. Experienced users can even deduce the type of the effect by the description of the weed’s aroma. And so will you someday, and we envy you a lot of exciting discoveries that you’ll make along the way.
The Legal Bit
Our beautifully packaged seeds are really collectibles. Check out your local legislation: chances are that you’re prohibited from germinating hemp seeds and growing plants from them. What you do with your purchase is solely your responsibility. We urge you not to germinate our cannabis seeds if your local law says it’s illegal.
Is cannabis legal?
The legality of cannabis plants varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Also, some limits to their cultivation may apply. Be sure to check your local laws.
Not sure which cannabis seeds to choose?
Any cannabis seed bought from us will turn into a first-rate plant. To find one tailored to your needs, use filters, descriptions, and customer reviews, or chat with our customer service.
What do cannabis seeds look like?
About 3 millimeters big, weed seeds are roundish, with only a slight elongation. They are covered by a firm outer shell that (in mature seeds) is dark, often spotted or striped.
How to germinate cannabis seeds?
Keep them warm and moist between wet paper towels and put them in the soil as soon as they’ve shown taproot.
How to store cannabis seeds?
Best store them in the fridge door or in a dark cool place. At all costs, avoid exposing them to moisture.
How many cannabis seeds per plant?
Experienced growers will get their harvest of buds from every seed. Beginners are encouraged to buy twice as many to compensate for fatal mistakes and emergencies.
How long do cannabis seeds last?
Stored in dry, cool, and dark conditions, in airtight containers or original packages, seeds can last several years with only a slight decline in their vigor and germination rates.
Do you ship seeds to my country?
We probably do. Click the Buy Now button on any strain page and see if you can find your country in the drop-down list under the Shipping address. Alternatively, ask our online support.
What are the easiest cannabis varieties to grow indoor/outdoor?
Apply the Growing filter above the list of strains and check the “Easy growing” option. You’ll find that about two-thirds of our seeds are marked as easy to grow. Reading their descriptions, you’ll see that some of them are especially hardy outdoors.
How do I decide which grow method and equipment to buy?
Start by reading one of our comprehensive guides on autoflower cultivation. Focus on the basics and choose the simplest of methods (soil, hand watering, minimal training) for your first cycles. We also have guides on grow setups and equipment.
What is the difference between auto and photoperiod cannabis varieties?
They react differently to light cycles (duration of days and nights). Photoperiod cannabis flowers only when they get a dark period of 12 hours or more. Autos move through their life cycle automatically.
What is the best site to buy cannabis seeds?
Our website is among the best. See our Trustpilot scores. The choice and quality of seeds, the information and navigation, as well as the shopping experience itself are all superb.
What seeds are best for growing marijuana?
If you grow marijuana for its buds, feminized seeds are your best bet. We’d also recommend most growers, especially beginners, choose autoflowering varieties for their ease of growing, high potency, and exquisite flavors.
Which seed bank is best?
There are a few established leaders on the market that sell their seeds by millions and win international awards. Fast Buds is among them and an undisputed leader in the ‘feminized autoflowering seeds” category.
Marijuana plant anatomy and life cycles
The cannabis plant has several structures, many of which we can find on any ordinary flowering plant species. Cannabis grows on long skinny stems with its large, iconic fan leaves extending out from areas called nodes.
Cannabis really stands out in its flowers—or buds—where unique and intricate formations occur: fiery orange hairs, sugary crystals, and chunky buds enveloped by tiny leaves.
The life cycle of a marijuana plant
There are 4 stages in the life cycle of a marijuana plant:
- Germination (3-10 days): When the seed sprouts and pops out of the soil
- Seedling (2-3 weeks): After germination, when the plant develops its first cotyledon leaves
- Vegetative (3-16 weeks): The immature or juvenile stage, when a cannabis plant grows its stalks, branches, stems, and fan leaves
- Flowering (8-11 weeks): When a weed plant starts producing buds
Parts of the cannabis plant
Seeds are produced in female cannabis plants and carry the genetics of a male and female. Seeds need to germinate to sprout and will grow a taproot, which will become the main root that anchors the plant.
These are the first leaves to grow from the seed after germination. They usually come in pairs, and seeing them is a sign of successful germination and that your plant is on its way to growing healthy and strong.
The roots grow down from the main stalk of the plant into the soil. When growing from a seed, the main root is called the “taproot.” Roots are the lifelines of a cannabis plant, pulling water and oxygen into the plant so it can grow healthy and strong.
Mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungus, can be added to soil to improve root systems.
Marijuana plant stem
The main stem, or stalk, of a cannabis plant grows straight up from the root system and supports all lateral branches. The stem gives a plant structure and stability.
Often, growers will top, or cut off, the stem after about five nodes, which forces the plant to grow out laterally more, creating more bud sites.
Branches grow out of the main stem and support fan leaves and buds. Growers often train a cannabis plant by topping branches to create more bud sites.
A node is a point at which a branch grows off of the main stem, or one branch from another branch. Fan leaves and buds can grow on some nodes, but not necessarily all.
When determining the sex of a cannabis plant, pre-flowers, or the beginnings of male and female sex organs, will appear at the nodes.
The space between nodes is called “internodal spacing” and will give you a sense of whether a plant will grow tall or short.
Check out Johanna’s full video series on how to grow weed on Leafly’s YouTube .
Fan leaves are the large, iconic leaves of the cannabis plant. They capture light for the plant and typically have little-to-no resin and are usually discarded when trimming.
Sugar leaves are the small, resin-coated leaves that buds form around. Sugar leaves are usually saved as “trim” during harvest and can be used for pre-rolls, extracts, and other cannabis products.
Also known as “buds,” the flowers of a cannabis plant are the fruits of your labor. They contain the cannabinoids and terpenes that get you high or offer health benefits. Flowers only grow on female cannabis plants and must be dried before consumption.
A cola, also called a “bud site,” refers to a cluster of buds that grow tightly together. While smaller colas occur along the budding sites of lower branches, the main cola—sometimes called the apical bud—forms at the top of the plant.
Bract and calyx
A bract is what encapsulates the female’s reproductive parts. They appear as green tear-shaped “leaves,” and are heavily covered in resin glands which produce the highest concentration of cannabinoids of all plant parts.
Enclosed by these bracts and imperceptible to the naked eye, the calyx refers to a translucent layer over the ovule at a flower’s base.
Stigma and pistil
The pistil contains the reproductive parts of a flower, and the vibrant, hair-like strands of the pistil are called stigmas. Stigmas serve to collect pollen from males.
The stigmas of the pistil begin with a white coloration and progressively darken to yellow, orange, red, or brown over the course of the plant’s maturation. They play an important role in reproduction, but stigmas bring very little to the flower’s potency and taste.
Despite their minute size, it’s hard to miss the blanket of crystal resin on a cannabis bud. This resin is secreted through translucent, mushroom-shaped glands on the leaves, stems, and calyxes.
Plants originally developed trichomes to protect against predators and the elements. These clear bulbous globes ooze aromatic oils called terpenes as well as therapeutic cannabinoids like THC and CBD. The basis of hash production depends on these trichomes and their potent sugar-like resin.
Male vs. female marijuana plants
Cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning it can be male or female, and the male and female reproductive organs appear on different plants. What’s in your stash jar now are the flowers of a female marijuana plant.
Female plants produce the resin-secreting flower that is trimmed down into the buds you smoke, and males produce pollen sacs near the base of the leaves. Male plants pollinate females to initiate seed production, but the buds we consume come from seedless female plants—these are called “sinsemilla,” meaning “seedless.”
Growers can ensure the sex of their plants by growing clones or the genetically identical clippings from a parent strain. Feminized seeds are also made available through a special breeding process.
How to determine the sex of a marijuana plant
Cannabis plants show their sex by what grows in between their nodes, where leaves and branches extend from the stalk. Pollen sacs will develop on a male plant to spread seeds and stigma will develop on a female to catch pollen. You can see these differences weeks before they actually start serving their purposes in the reproduction cycle. These are known as “pre-flowers.”
Pre-flowers begin to develop four weeks into growth, but they may take a little longer depending on how quickly the sprouting phase occurs. By the sixth week, you should be able to find the pre-flowers and confidently determine the sex of your plant.
Examine the nodes of the plant and look for either the early growth of small sacs on a male, or two bracts on a female, which will eventually produce the hair-like stigma.
Female marijuana plants
Females are the prizes of cannabis plants—they are the ones that grow the buds that we all know and love. Anytime you see a picture of a cannabis plant with buds, you are looking at a female plant.
Female cannabis plants receive pollen from males to produce seeds, which will carry on the genetics of both plants to the next generation.
However, cannabis is primarily cultivated for buds, not seeds, so the practice of growing sinsemilla, or “seedless” cannabis, is prevalent today: Females and males are grown separately, or males are even discarded, to prevent pollination. This allows female plants to focus their energies on bud production instead of seed production.
Males and females are usually only pollinated when crossbreeding plants or creating new strains.
Early signs of a female cannabis plant
A few weeks into the flowering stage, sex organs will appear on a cannabis plant at a node, between the main stem and a branch. The female reproductive organs look like an oval with white hairs coming out of them, which are pistils.
If you’re not quite sure, let the plant grow for another week or so and check again.
Male marijuana plants
Male cannabis plants grow pollen sacs instead of buds. Male plants are usually discarded because you don’t want them to pollinate the females, which will produce seeds—no one wants to smoke buds with seeds in it.
Males are important in the breeding process, but that is generally best left to expert breeders. When pollinating females, males provide half of the genetic makeup inherited by seeds.
Because of this, it’s important to look into the genetics of the male plants. Their shape, rate of growth, pest and mold resistance, and climate resilience can all be passed on to increase the quality of future generations.
Early signs of a male cannabis plant
To spot a male weed plant, check the sex organs at a node, between the main stem and a branch. The male organs will look like a round ball—these will develop into pollen sacs.
If you’re not sure if it’s a male or female yet, wait a week or so and check again. At this early stage there isn’t much risk of a male pollenating your crop.
What can I do with male cannabis plants?
Male plants can also be used for:
- Hemp fiber—males produce a softer material, while females produce a coarser, stronger fiber. The soft fiber from males is more desirable for products like clothing, tablecloths, and other household items.
- Concentrate production—males do have some THC and can be psychoactive, but much less so than females. Small amounts of cannabinoids can be found in the leaves, stems, and sacs, which can be extracted to produce hash and other oils.
What are hermaphrodite cannabis plants?
The rare hermaphroditic plant contains both female and male sex organs. These plants can sometimes self-pollinate, but this is typically bad as it will create buds with seeds and also pass on hermaphroditic genes.
“Herming out,” as some call it, is something that generally happens when a plant becomes excessively stressed. Some stressors include:
- Plant damage
- Bad weather
There are two types of hermaphrodite cannabis plants:
- A plant that develops both buds and pollen sacs
- A plant that produces anthers, commonly referred to as “bananas” due to their appearance
While both result in pollen production, true hermaphrodite cannabis plants produce sacs that need to rupture; anthers are exposed, pollen-producing stamen.
Because this occurs when cannabis is under stress, it’s important to monitor plants after they have been exposed to stressors: indoors, high temperatures or light leaks are often the cause; outdoors, a snapped branch might be repaired and then turn into a hermaphrodite.
The other primary cause of hermaphrodite plants lies in its genetics—a plant with poor genetics or a history of hermaphroditic development should be avoided to protect your garden. If you notice any pollen sacs or anthers at any point, remove the plant from your garden immediately to prevent pollination of female plants.
Marijuana plant anatomy FAQ
What are the first leaves called on a cannabis plant?
Flowering plants, including cannabis, have baby cotyledon leaves which appear shortly after the seed germinates, or sprouts. These embryonic leaves help the plant get started.
How soon can you tell if a cannabis plant is male or female?
Sex organs will appear on a plant within 2-3 weeks of flowering.
When do male cannabis plants pollinate female plants?
Male pollen sacs usually open up and spread pollen via the air 4-6 weeks after they begin flowering.
How does weed grow buds?
When cannabis plants experience a reduction in light, either after the summer solstice when growing outdoors, or manually when growing indoors, they will begin the flowering stage, when buds are produced. Flowering typically takes 7-11 weeks, depending on the strain.
What causes seeds in buds while growing cannabis?
What does it mean to find seeds in your marijuana buds? Is it something to be worried about? This is something that happens while buds are forming in the flowering stage, but can be prevented with the right steps. Learn more below.
There’s a seed in my bud!
Sometimes you don’t see the seeds until they fall out of your buds
What causes seeds?
Seedy buds are the result of pollination. What does that mean? Cannabis buds are flowers. Like other flowers, they make seeds when pollinated. Cannabis buds get pollinated when they come into contact with cannabis pollen while the buds are forming.
Seeds happen when pollen gets on the hairs (pistils) of buds as they’re forming. In other words, seeds in weed are caused by pollination.
This bud is full of fat seeds because pollen got on the pistils during bud development.
Pollen typically comes from the pollen sacs of a male cannabis plant. Male plants spray pollen everywhere when their flowers are mature. Sometimes female cannabis plants will produce pollen (known as herming) due to genetics or stress. Any source of pollen, whether the plant is male or female, can pollinate buds in the vicinity and cause seedy buds.
If you’re not growing with feminized (all-female) seeds, about half the plants will be male and grow pollen sacs (male flowers) that release pollen. Unless you want seeds, male plants should be removed from the grow room immediately because they will otherwise seed all your buds.
Seeds are caused by the presence of male flowers while buds are growing. Male flowers release pollen that pollinates buds and causes seeds to grow.
Any time you see “bananas” or “balls” it’s important to separate that plant immediately to prevent possible pollination. These are the result of a hermaphrodite plant (“herm”) and these structures also release pollen.
Example of a hermaphrodite plant making seeds
You may notice a bunch of little yellow growths in these buds. They almost look like mini bananas. This plant is “herming” or growing male flowers that spew pollen everywhere. If this plant isn’t removed from the grow space, it will pollinate itself and all other plants in the area, causing seedy buds
This is the same plant. You can see that some of the pure white hairs have turned brown early. This is because those hairs were pollinated. If this plant were allowed to continue flowering, there would be a seed growing at the base of all those brown hairs.
You may not realize that seeds are forming while your buds are growing
But once they get really seedy, buds may look like they have huge plump calyxes/bracts (female flowers) or they may even be misidentified as pollen sacs (hermie/male flowers).
When handling the buds after harvest, you may see seeds or hear them as they fall onto the surface below
Does it mean the weed is bad? No!
If it’s very seedy the buds may not feel as potent, though a few seeds here and there won’t make much difference in bud potency. The main problem with seedy weed is that you are getting less smokeable bud for the amount of total mass there. If it is seedless, you will get more bang for your buck. Seedless bud (sinsemilla) is considered to be the highest quality and most potent type of weed.
Seedy weed is still good to smoke
However, cannabis plants waste energy developing seeds that could have been used to fatten buds. When a bud has lots of seeds, it often isn’t as big and plump as it would have if the plant had not been pollinated. Notice how all the mass of this bud is in the seeds. The rest of the bud is airy and small.
Are seeds good to grow?
I’ve seen some growers get impressive results with bagseed (seeds you find in a “bag” of weed), but overall results seem to be hit or miss. Plants can grow in odd ways and often either the yields or quality isn’t as expected. The problem is that seeds often don’t “breed true” to the buds that they came from.
“Found” seeds can sometimes produce excellent results
But sometimes the plants grow poorly or buds don’t turn out anything like the buds you found the seeds in
That is why many growers either stick to clones (which are exactly the same as the “mother” plant) or purchase seeds of a stabilized strain from a trustworthy breeder. Starting with stable genetics helps ensure each of the plants will grow the way you expect, and buds have the smell, yield, and potency you want.
If you’re not sure what strains to get, here are a few recommendations. These strains produce excellent weed and are generally easy to grow. These seeds are all feminized, which means they will only grow female plants (no pollen to worry about!) Click the links for more information.
– top-shelf looks and smell with classic effects reminiscent of 90s buds but stronger. Easy to grow. – this version is MUCH more potent than regular White Widow. The buds tested between 24-26% THC. Don’t plan to do anything else that day ? – for those who are looking for a face melter. These buds test up to 28% THC and produce buds with quintessentially “American” looks and smell. The mental and physical effects may be too intense for most beginners. is a good choice for commercial growers with high THC up to 30%, big yields, and a short flowering time. is a potent Sativa hybrid with great yields and uplifting unique mental effects is an autoflowering strain that produces photoperiod-quality buds in about 70 days from seed to harvest.
Platinum Cookies is essentially a more potent version of the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain.
How can I tell if it’s a viable seed?
Good seeds are often dark and relatively hard. Very pale or white seeds that can be easily crushed between the fingers often don’t sprout. However, I have been surprised to find some very flimsy seeds sprout and produce amazing plants (we aren’t breeding them for hard seeds after all) so when in doubt, I highly recommend doing the true test to see if the seed is viable – try to germinate the seed and see if it sprouts.
The best way to tell if a seed is viable is to try to germinate it and see what happens.