Who are the Monsanto of Cannabis seeds? Why it is the Dutch seed mafia! From the ever-present Cannabis Cups to the news outlets like Soft Secrets the push to seeds is blatant. Even more is the push to feminized seeds! The constant reminder that clones may be illegal highlights all this.
First, most Dutch seeds are not Dutch at all but Spanish. Bred in Spain and shipped via different ways to the Dutch seed houses. These are what we call “Mom and Pop” people growing seeds for a central dealer, sort of a Co-op. People with a few extra rooms are coaxed into using them to produce seeds and a crop of 5 to 10,000 seeds can be had in a small square meter patch. Gathering up the half million to million seeds the large seed cartels are fed from these co-operatives in Spain.
These plants are usually made from clones of name plants turned male and self fertilized to make feminized seeds. The problem comes from hermaphrodites and the inability to clone your plant. The feminized seeds bloom out once, very fast, and massive pre-flower starts within four weeks. Once in pre-flower you will be cloning flowering plants. I have several what have fat buds only 2 weeks after rooting!! How do you grow with these?
Rather than use stress or other safe methods the Dutch encourage the chemical feminazation method. From this 1000’s of new seed banks have glutted the market with 1000’s of sub-varieties. Some good, some not worth the months of cultivation.
We are most startled to see informative magazines, like Soft Secrets post articles about clones being legal (as they contain no THC) in the same issue that they push feminized seeds for grow rooms stating clones are illegal. The push to seed is nothing more than a hoax.
There is nothing better than a high quality pure clone vs. a seed.
For the professional Cannabis Farmer there is nothing more important than finding a great mother from a natural seed and making clones from it for the provinces. Clone farming is difficult in the best of times but allows both the Cannabis farmer and grower to keep a grip on their plantations. Your clone will come from a normal plant and will be identical to the mother. Careful choice in the mother will assure a perfect plant every time. Each plant capable of being cloned again so you can buy 5 clones, and take 5 clones from each of those to fill your grow space. More economical, no chance of male plants, and of course little chance of having half your plant turn mail or pop flowers before you are ready.
One must give thought as to why the seed mafia pushes feminized seeds when normal seeds would work better? If you understood that the male plant is your friend you might start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A male plant can be harvested before pollenization and you can control your pollen. Imagine taking one branch of a great plant and fertilizing it? You get several hundred perfect seeds for free and enjoy your harvest. Sin Semilla and feminized make growing dependent on the Dutch Seed Mafia rather than spreading a wild plant and its abundant seeds.