Why Are Weed Seeds So Expensive

How much do marijuana seeds cost? No matter your budget, you have plenty of marijuana seed options. Cannabis seeds can be affordable or expensive, depending In Afghanistan you can literally get a bag filled with more than 10000 seeds for a dollar! You can go outside and see them all over the ground near the… Are Cheaper Vegetable and Flower Seeds Just as Good as More Expensive Seeds? Many of us are starting to think about seeds to plant in 2018. “What seeds do I have on hand, and what seeds do I need

How Much Do Marijuana Seeds Cost?

How much do marijuana seeds cost? No matter your budget, you have plenty of marijuana seed options. Cannabis seeds can be affordable or expensive, depending on what you’re going for. Learn how much marijuana seeds cost with our seed price guide that breaks down the factors that affect seed price and how you can score excellent marijuana seed deals.

What Are Marijuana Seeds?

When planted in a suitable growing medium, cannabis seeds germinate into cannabis plants and produce flower buds covered in resinous trichomes. In the right environment, roots can break through the seed’s outer shell and begin the growth process.

Cannabis seeds contain all of the plant’s genetic information that influences the physical traits of the cannabis plant. Cannabis breeders may cross specific cannabis genetics to produce a strain with all their desirable qualities.

When choosing between cannabis seeds, you will run across the following types of cannabis seeds:

  • Feminized – Feminized cannabis seeds only produce female, flowering plants.
  • Regular – Regular cannabis seeds can either produce a male or female plant.
  • Autoflowering – Autoflowering seeds produce plants that do not require a change in the light cycle to begin flowering.

Each has its advantages and disadvantages. No matter what seed type you choose, you will most likely be considering its price before buying. Overall, cannabis seeds are affordable and can be affordably shipped to many countries.

How Much Do Marijuana Seeds Cost?

Cannabis seeds vary in price depending on various factors, including genetics, amount of seeds, breeder, potency, and trends. Seed prices can range from just a few bucks to over $100 per seed.

Factors That Affect the Price of Marijuana Seeds

Understanding the factors that influence the price of cannabis seeds can help you find the best deal.

Genetics

Quality genetics can fetch a higher price than your run-of-the-mill varieties. Still, you can get quality seeds for an affordable price if you buy from a reputable seed bank or breeder. High-quality seeds are more expensive to account for the breeder’s years-long journey at creating a stable, flavorful, and aromatic strain.

Marijuana Seeds are too Expensive to Buy from Companies

In Afghanistan you can literally get a bag filled with more than 10000 seeds for a dollar! You can go outside and see them all over the ground near the marijuana fields and people walk by it all, it’s actually highly looked down upon and stoners are criticized. Not even kidding! My cousin brought a huge bag of seeds and eats them raw with tea.

These seed companies kind of need to lower prices for people who just want to grow for recreational purposes. 5 dollars per 5 seeds sounds more than enough to make a good profit, but 5 for 50? This is just insane!! They’re like the Rothchild banking family who were the only ones who made money during the depression from monopolizing everything.

robert 14617
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supply and demand my friend , if you had that 5 lb bag of land race afghani , here you could ask the high price and people would gladly pay it

DoctorSmoke
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yea man go out and open a seed bank and supply us all with cheap seeds. ppl are doing it from their house now because they know they can get more from seeds than they do from the bud. question is will u charge 1$ per seed or 10$.

Islam
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supply and demand my friend , if you had that 5 lb bag of land race afghani , here you could ask the high price and people would gladly pay it

That’s understandable, but business doesn’t mean exploiting people to the extent that you’re making a 9999% profit. Had these companies been generous and honest they’d still be making a big profit for a dollar per seed and also help out people who don’t have the money. I hope marijuana is legalized so these rats go bankrupt and people can share clones and seeds freely.

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To hell with a capitalist system.

HereticHero
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The difference is quality of marijuana. The strains we buy are good quality weed and are monopolized.

Islam
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yea man go out and open a seed bank and supply us all with cheap seeds. ppl are doing it from their house now because they know they can get more from seeds than they do from the bud. question is will u charge 1$ per seed or 10$.

If I could, I’d sell them for 25 cents a seed, minimum 10 seed purchase and you pay for shipping. Buy 50 for 10 dollars as a deal. Profit for me and cheap seeds for you- Win win. I don’t think like a pig to exploit you because you’re probably a middle-class citizen. I care about people, strangers or not, we all must learn to love one another and set aside our monetary cravings.

crazyhazey
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In Afghanistan you can literally get a bag filled with more than 10000 seeds for a dollar! You can go outside and see them all over the ground near the marijuana fields and people walk by it all, it’s actually highly looked down upon and stoners are criticized. Not even kidding! My cousin brought a huge bag of seeds and eats them raw with tea.

These seed companies kind of need to lower prices for people who just want to grow for recreational purposes. 5 dollars per 5 seeds sounds more than enough to make a good profit, but 5 for 50? This is just insane!! They’re like the Rothchild banking family who were the only ones who made money during the depression from monopolizing everything.

eh, you can pay for all those seeds not knowing what they came from, could be hermies. although i would buy some seeds from iran, those flower fast as hell.
i dont think 2.50-3 bucks a seed is bad though, not too bad since you can always just clone, you make much more off your product as well. those companies gotta make a living, buy more places to grow so they can make and stabilize more strains so we can have more variety when choosing. if the breeders good, ill pay.

best way to get seeds is to just leave a male around a female before those buds get huge, then they should have some seeds by the time you harvest. if you grow indoors, grow outdoors, the season just started so you could get a shit ton with just 1 male and 1 female, wont have to buy seeds for a while.

Islam
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The difference is quality of marijuana. The strains we buy are good quality weed and are monopolized.

Quality is not an issue. You’re getting MJ from Afghanistan grown naturally from a country that is crowned for their marijuana.

Seed companies, you’re probably getting seeds grown indoors, hence a loss of natural quality had they been grown outdoors in a natural environment.

Islam
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eh, you can pay for all those seeds not knowing what they came from, could be hermies. although i would buy some seeds from iran, those flower fast as hell.
i dont think 2.50-3 bucks a seed is bad though, not too bad since you can always just clone, you make much more off your product as well. those companies gotta make a living, buy more places to grow so they can make and stabilize more strains so we can have more variety when choosing. if the breeders good, ill pay.

best way to get seeds is to just leave a male around a female before those buds get huge, then they should have some seeds by the time you harvest. if you grow indoors, grow outdoors, the season just started so you could get a shit ton with just 1 male and 1 female, wont have to buy seeds for a while.

Iran and Afghanistan: same people, same country (Persia), divided by political imbalances between tribes. Their climates are generally the same as they are both generally in the same geographic region.

The probability of getting a hermie would proabably be higher had you ordered from a supplier selling indoor seeds, again, the elements are not natural, chemical-based nutes and altered water can change seed dna. Afghanistan has natural marijuana growing miles long.

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lagarrettBLUNT
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i agree, the reason ive been using bagseed is because well one i didnt wanna wait two weeks or w.e for seeds and two because seeds are very overpriced on those sites. the only decent prices are the regular seeds and then you can end up with a male and of paid 20 bucks for it LOL. even the feminized seeds go male ive heard and if i paid 50 bucks for seeds that went male? ? mmm-mmm all hell would break loose

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I’d nearly kill for a few more amnezia haze seeds, but I’m not willing to pay the nearly $100 dollars they demand for one.

crazyhazey
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Iran and Afghanistan: same people, same country (Persia), divided by political imbalances between tribes. Their climates are generally the same as they are both generally in the same geographic region.

The probability of getting a hermie would proabably be higher had you ordered from a supplier selling indoor seeds, again, the elements are not natural, chemical-based nutes and altered water can change seed dna. Afghanistan has natural marijuana growing miles long.

well we cant generalize all the growers in one place, for sure some of them use synthetic nutrients to feed all of those plants. im not sure how fertile the soil is over there either. and in those huge grows they dont take out males, females or herms. id pollinate outdoors, though i dont see much of a problems with indoors. stress causes herms, if the environment is stable and theyve gotten tons of pollen, i dont think theyll likely hermie. i just got some seeds off my girls actually, i only pollinated the preflowers but almost every branch has a seed on it, the pollen was carried over by bees as well because bees are often pollinating my other flowers as well, this is a great environmental benefit as well. im gonna chop and reveg but i expect ill get a ton of seeds since i got 7 after only chopping off 3 flowers.

MyndMy
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i agree, the reason ive been using bagseed is because well one i didnt wanna wait two weeks or w.e for seeds and two because seeds are very overpriced on those sites. the only decent prices are the regular seeds and then you can end up with a male and of paid 20 bucks for it LOL. even the feminized seeds go male ive heard and if i paid 50 bucks for seeds that went male? ? mmm-mmm all hell would break loose

+ like truth is most breeders sell green as well so they profit twice. Plus some of the time they keep the best seeds and sell us year old improperly stored dead or miss labeled seeds what a hustle.

We should really find a way to start a seed share.

Decepticon
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I have blue berry seeds, bubba kush, you name it.. every now and then a plant will pop a male flower so i get my outside seeds for free lol.I have my stable strands. one seed gives me as many plants as i want.

MyndMy
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Or even like a Google plus group we can mail coins to one another or something button trading group blue buttons lemon buttons purple buttons hmmm.
Think I got a idea

Decepticon
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right right, ive been playing with the idea of starting a site for just this type of thing but dont wanna put a bunch of effort in it if its not gonna be an active site

MyndMy
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Group qualifications two grow stable self established strain. Journal proof of seeds maybe or not can accept rep. Anyone else have something to add.

DoctorSmoke
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i agree, the reason ive been using bagseed is because well one i didnt wanna wait two weeks or w.e for seeds and two because seeds are very overpriced on those sites. the only decent prices are the regular seeds and then you can end up with a male and of paid 20 bucks for it LOL. even the feminized seeds go male ive heard and if i paid 50 bucks for seeds that went male? ? mmm-mmm all hell would break loose

yea when i ordered from nirvana and noticed fem and reg seeds were the same price except they were 5 or 10 packs. so i got regular so i can produce my own seeds. now my friend gave me a fem NL seed and it grew no problem, pollinated then grew 1 seed from that plant and it was male, then female hairs a while later. i will never buy fem seeds just for the reason of hermie now.

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want guaranteed female? buy regular seeds then pick a good female and clone it.

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Islam, I understand what you are saying, but then it doesn’t sound like you have actually thought this through. Of course a bag of anything you buy in a country who’s economy is like Afghanistan is going to cost you next to nothing, unless that item is highly in demand. I am sure grain and food is priced higher (although I do not know that for a fact).
Although Economics has a lot of flawed theories and like most things, assumes a lot, the basics are fairly sounds, as mentioned previously, Demand and Supply for starters. You have your big bag of seeds and you are in a field in Afghanistan. Great, what do you do now? How are all these people/customers – certainly not the ones in Afghanistan, they look down on it according to you – going to find out about your product? When you do find a way to tell them, how much is that going to cost you? In the interim while you are waiting for your first customer. who is going to pay for this, who is going to pay for you to eat, who is going to pay your accountant when you do taxes, your phone bills when you need to make calls. and this is assuming you just picked up your seeds at the side of a road. Lets not even get into the cost of producing these. Look in Land, Labour, Capital, and Enterprise. factors of production that will make you realise that your argument is well principled, but flawed in many ways.
I know of a company that enables people with good seed stock to sell it through them as a breeder, they give the person with the seeds the chance to give their own price, and they try to keep prices at max to 3 euro per seed. They hope to keep bringing down this price as they have the same thoughts as you in principle. You can find more info about them in the 600 Club on RIU.
Peace, DST

Are Cheaper Vegetable and Flower Seeds Just as Good as More Expensive Seeds?

Many of us are starting to think about seeds to plant in 2018. “What seeds do I have on hand, and what seeds do I need to buy?” “Can I put my faith in cheap seeds and save money without sacrificing quality?”

Seed packet prices can range from less than $1 to $5 based on the plant species, how expensive it was to produce, level of customer service, packet size, time of year purchased, and many other factors.

The good news is that the least expensive seeds for a particular species and cultivar (e.g., basil ‘Italian Large Leaf’) will typically produce the same results as planting the most expensive seeds. The reason is that we have a well-regulated seed industry. Federal and state laws and regulations ensure that all commercially available farm and garden seeds are properly tested for purity, noxious weed seeds, and germination rate.

The Federal Seed Act (1939) requires accurate labeling and purity standards for seeds in commerce and prohibits the importation and movement of adulterated or misbranded seeds. Seed packets in the commercial trade must have the species, cultivar, “year packed for” date, and meet federal minimum germination standards.

The Maryland Seed Law (1912) pre-dates the Federal law. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Turf and Seed Section “conducts regulatory and service programs, including seed inspection, testing, certification and quality control services, designed to ensure the continued availability of high-quality seed to Maryland’s seed consumers. Maryland’s seed inspectors visit both retail and wholesale seed dealers throughout the state. Lots found in violation of the Maryland Seed Law are placed under a stop sale order until they are brought into compliance. “

Less expensive seed must meet the same minimum germination standard as expensive seed.