Why Are Weed Seeds So Expensive

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 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… Wondering how much weed seeds cost? Read on – here, we explain the price of cannabis seeds and offer the best options for every budget.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

How Much Are Weed Seeds?

How much do weed seeds cost? This question is one of the first that comes to mind to anyone pondering the idea of growing their own weed. If the price is high, is it still worth it? If the price is low, is it some kind of scam?

We have all the answers – this article will break down weed seed prices, as well as show the best options in each price point.

Weed Seed Price: What Is It Based On?

There are a couple of different factors that affect the price of weed seeds.

The first is the actual genetics of the seed, as these determine how potent your marijuana will be. Seeds with higher-quality DNA will have undergone more research and testing. They’ll also likely boast more complex flavors and high chemical content.

The second factor to consider is supply and demand. Especially during COVID-19, and due to other factors like climate change, there can sometimes be shortages of certain strains that can only be grown in specific regions or countries. That means demand can overtake supply, driving the cost up. Equally, buying cannabis seeds from reputable stores like Herbies ensures that you purchase from diversified, reliable supply chains, keeping the cost reasonable.

The last factor to consider is linked to supply and demand: trends. When new seeds with exciting novel chemical potencies come in, they have to undergo extensive R&D. With only a few breeders creating these new seeds, these can get expensive fast. However, as these seeds grow in popularity, expect them to drop in price.

In short, the answer to “how much are weed seeds?” is: it depends, but expect to pay somewhere between $3-35 for a single marijuana seed. With such a wide range, let’s see exactly what’s behind each price category.

How Much Do Weed Seeds Cost? Three Major Price Points

Weed seed price ranges from around $3 per seed to $30 and beyond, depending on the quality of the strain, the breeder, and the potency of the weed. Below, we cover some of the best seeds from each price point.

Expensive Cannabis Seeds: $15-30+

If you want to experience the newest strains or tried-and-tested best buds, expect to shell out $15-35 per seed. However, it’s totally worth it: expect sky-high THC content, complex flavors, and a mind-blowing (or intensely mind-clearing) high.

  • Photoperiod
  • 0.08 %
  • CBG charge
  • 400 g/m² indoors
    500 g/plant outdoors

CBG Force From Dutch Passion ($16-34 per seed)

Ready for a never-felt-before high? Experience the refreshing, clarifying high of cannabigerol (CBG). This is the first generation of CBG-rich strains. CBG has been in cannabis plants for decades, but only now have breeders developed strains with enough CBG to feel the true effects. These seeds are still pretty rare, making them some of the most expensive cannabis seeds on the market. Don’t expect your high to be clouded by anything else – at just 0.15%, CBG Force has the minimal possible content of THC so that the 15% CBG can really take center stage, allowing you to feel that rare happy yet down-to-earth high.

  • Photoperiod
  • Evaporates the sadness
  • High

Jack Herer From Sensi Seeds ($17-20 per seed)

A 55% Indica/45% Sativa split, you’ll get a balanced high that hits mind and body alike. Jack Herer tastes and smells similar to hash, with floral, fruity hints. You’re best off growing this strain outside in the sun, but it will do well indoors as well. However, make sure you’ve got enough space – you’ll get huge yields from just one tiny seed, with lush thanks to the resinous buds produced by every plant. The price is totally worth it, as Jack Herer remains one of the most exquisite and prized genetics in the world.

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Mid-Range Cannabis Seeds: $5-15

Get quality bud and reasonable marijuana seeds with mid-range-cost seeds. Here’s where you’ll find those exciting strains that have started to become more widely available, plus be able to get reliable, consistent seeds in every batch.

  • Photoperiod
  • Smashing relaxing power
  • 27 – 29 %
  • 550 – 600 g/m² indoors
    1000 g/plant outdoors

Runtz Muffin From Barney’s Farm ($11-14 per seed)

We crowned Runtz Muffin Herbies’ Strain of the Year in 2020 – it’s a highly-demanded strain, at a competitive price. And it’s not hard to see why. Barney’s Farm fans say that smoking Runtz Muffin is like being wrapped in a soft, cozy blanket of relaxing euphoria. With a 70% Indica/30% Sativa split, this is a great strain to smoke before bed. You won’t lose sleep growing this strain, either: it’s super easy for beginners, and you also get a lot of bang for your buck. Enjoy 1 kilo of buds per plant when growing outdoors, and creamy, fruity buds with whopping THC levels of 29%.

  • Autoflowering
  • 21 %
  • Psychedelic trip
  • 400 – 500 g/m² indoors
    50 – 250 g/plant outdoors

LSD-25 Auto From FastBuds ($8-11 per seed)

Made from crossing LSD with a Ruderalis, don’t be surprised if you experience a psychedelic trip after smoking LSD-25 Auto. That said, many users report only a euphoric high, with a feeling of being deeply connected to the world around them. LSD-25 Auto is a breeze to grow and only takes 8-9 weeks to flower. Harvest pungent, 21%-THC buds that are great for calming your body and numbing pain. For this price, an autoflowering genetic with such unique effects is a great catch!

  • Photoperiod
  • Bracing Euphoria
  • 24.2 %
  • 400 – 450 g/m² indoors
    500 g/plant outdoors

Caramelo Early Version From Delicious Seeds ($6-8 per seed)

This is a reasonably-priced hybrid cannabis strain that takes just 6-7 weeks to flower. With a fresh, fruity, lavender flavor, expect an uplifting head high from this 70% Sativa. This is a great strain if you want a lot of potent weed at a good price, as Caramelo Early Version produces 450g/m 2 (1.4oz/ft 2 ) indoors and 500g (17.6oz) per plant outdoors. Buds come in at a heavy 24.2% THC – get ready for a real mind high and some extra pain-numbing effects. The best part? You pay just $6-8 for Caramelo Early Version’s advanced genetics, which allow this strain to be harvested earlier than any other. What a deal.

  • Photoperiod
  • 22 – 28 %
  • 1 strain to get all 33 pleasures
  • 700 g/m² indoors
    2000 g/plant outdoors

Dos Si Dos 33 From Barney’s Farm ($9-12 per seed)

Dos Si Dos 33 is the best of every world. Experience warming, spicy flavors next to cool mint notes and lime aromas. With a genetic makeup of 40% Sativa/60% Indica and hefty THC levels of 28% THC, this strain is all you’ll need for a full heavy body, heavy mind high. It’s also competitively priced, with this marijuana variety costing just $9-12 per seed. Dos Si Dos is simple to grow, but take it easy when it comes to smoking and work your tolerance up – for beginners, a couple of tokes is enough to wipe you out!

  • Photoperiod
  • 19.33 %
  • On wings of High
  • 800 g/m² indoors
    1200 g/plant outdoors

Super Lemon Haze From Green House Seeds ($7-10 per seed)

This is the perfect work-from-home strain or wake-and-bake bud. As a 70% Sativa, expect an uplifting, energizing high and an equally refreshing flavor profile of sweet lemon. The THC content is decent but humble, sitting at 19.33%, so this is a great strain to get you locked into productivity mode. The strain is also autoflowering, meaning it’s uncomplicated to grow and requires little attention. Wait 11 weeks to harvest firm, sticky buds that are also perfect for cannabis wax, dabs, and shatter.

Cheap Cannabis Seeds: Under $5

Cheap weed seeds are great for beginners who are just starting out or for anyone on a budget. The key here is to purchase from reputable breeders so that you don’t sacrifice quality for cost. If you want to keep your weed seed prices at a minimum but still enjoy great-quality bud, here are some budget seeds to try.

  • Autoflowering
  • Extra potency for brave-hearted
  • 23 – 24 %
  • Medium/high

O.G. Kush Autoflower From Seed Stockers ($3-5 per seed)

Bred from a cross between Chem Dawg and Lemon Thai Paki Kush, this Indica-dominant strain contains 23-24% THC. Cue a heavy, hard-hitting body high and a pleasant, creatively stimulating mind high. If you’re looking for a potent first seed to try growing, O.G. Kush is a great start – it’s autoflowering, can be grown indoors, and takes 11 weeks to harvest. It’s hard to believe this comes in at just $3-5 for a single marijuana seed!

  • Photoperiod
  • 24 %
  • Misfit’s shelter
  • 700 – 900 g/m² indoors
    600 g/plant outdoors

Parmesan From Victory Seeds ($3-5 per seed)

This Skunk-Kush cross straight from the UK gets its name from its likeness to Parmigiano-Reggiano. Buds taste like cheese with a distinct earthy undertone, and with 0.78% CBD content, it’s a good option for those looking to ease pain. The 24% THC content can also get you pretty stoned, but equally, a little at a time makes for a mild high that stimulates your creativity and isn’t too overwhelming. The plant produces resinous flowers with big buds that can be used for hash and other concentrates. With a high THC content and yield, Parmesan gets you more for your money.

Find The Best Seeds On Your Budget

Marijuana seeds cost anywhere under $5 to over $30, but whatever your budget, you’ll find your perfect marijuana seeds at Herbies. Go for budget seeds under $5 for your first-time grow, or opt for a reliable, easy-to-grow strain that’s more consistent. If you’re a seasoned grower, try branching out to more expensive, experimental strains. Either way, growing your own marijuana is far more affordable than buying it!

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