Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Cannabis Seeds

You don’t have to be a telepathic space traveler to know that making choices ain’t always easy. When it comes to buying cannabis seeds, so many bean collectors like you and I often have trouble pulling the trigger on what types of we want to grow. But who can blame us? There are so many awesome choices!

My fellow cannabis grower and space traveler named Craig the Alien (no relation!) manages to effortlessly navigate unrelenting and powerful energy vortexes across multiple dimensions and universes without so much as breaking a sweat. However, when it’s time to make a decision and buy cannabis seeds, the guy freezes like a comet.

He just can’t seem to decide what cannabis seed purchase is going to be most optimal for his next grow, and as a result, will often rush into a decision. That’s why I’m here to help Craig stop the insanity by guiding him gently across some major factors and common mistakes to avoid when you go to buy cannabis seeds.

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Common Mistake #1 – Not Researching the Cannabis Seed Breeder

Buying reputable cannabis seeds means acquiring them from reputable cannabis seed breeders. Any reputable breeder will have information about their strains on their website and social media as much as possible.

Do Your Cannabis Seed Research Online

Additionally, message boards and online grow diaries are great places for growers, seed buyers, and collectors to exchange ideas and provide first-hand reviews of the growing traits and harvest reports for each breeder and cannabis seed cultivar.

This is a great way to begin to gain a consensus on whether a particular breeder, strain, or seed type is up-to-snuff with quality genetics, customer satisfaction, and even other important modern-day concerns like ethics.

Avoid Buying Cannabis Seeds from Imposters

Keep in mind that these days, there are also a lot of online imposters that pop up on social media claiming to be different breeders big and small, usually to scam any seed buyer who’s not in-the-know. This could vary from a fraudulent transaction to the old bait-and-switch with much more inferior imposter seeds.

Do your research and confirm that the breeder you are looking up or wishing to buy from is really who they claim to be and not some lame imposter. Also, if you have friends or family that are cannabis seed buyers or growers too, get their opinion as well.

Common Mistake #2 – Not Researching the Online Cannabis Seed Bank

Seed banks are the main marketplace for breeders and consumers/home growers. Any breeder worth their while is carried by the top seed banks. Cannabis seed banks carry a variety of different breeders and seed types, so consumers, collectors, and cannabis seed growers have plenty of options.

Why Choose a Top Online Seed Bank Like Multiverse Beans?

Just like top cannabis seed breeders, high-quality online cannabis seed banks are successful because of their top-notch quality, but also because of their customers. Just look online at places like Reddit communities to see that revered seed banks like Multiverse Beans deliver big for several reasons:

  • Wide selection of premium breeders, strains, and cannabis seed types.
  • Amazing customer service that goes above and beyond.
  • Miles of positive reviews and happy, satisfied returning customers.
  • Amazing sales and deals on the reg.
  • Freebies, freebies, and even more freebies!
  • Germination guarantee that ensures your cannabis seeds will pop or your money back.
  • Transparency: what and who you see is what you get.
  • Reliability in that any questions or concerns are always dealt with immediately, and the cannabis seeds for sale all feature premium genetics.

Building an ethical business in a marketplace that fosters community like MVB is super important for everyone involved, from the customers, Paul & the MVB team, and to the cannabis community as a whole.

Common Mistake #3 – Choosing Affordability Over Quality

From my many lightyears as an observer, humanoids make a lot of decisions based on cost. And a lot of things cost a considerable amount. Affording cannabis seeds that are of a high-quality, possess the traits you seek, and can also grow in the environment you will provide are top decisions to make as a grower. But affordability also factors into the equation as well.

Drops Aren’t the Only Way to Get Quality Cannabis Seeds

So maybe you couldn’t get your hands on those super-limited (and expensive) beans that sold faster than a moonbeam on another big breeder drop that went down.

That doesn’t mean there’s not still an expansive universe of other solid options available to you from a cannabis seed bank. Many options range in price from the super-premium stuff those limited drops are made of all the way down to more affordable cannabis seed options that are still out-of-this-world and won’t break the bank.

New Breeders & Veteran Breeders Do Amazing Work

Do some research on some of the names you see while scrolling through social media and that you see in the listings on seed bank websites. Chances are, you will find a newer breeder doing amazing work that’s super affordable and will deliver the goods come harvest time.

There’s also proven veteran breeders and their high-quality genetics available, some of which maybe don’t always get the recognition they deserve in today’s social media-driven landscape. Check some classic breeders that have been doing excellent work for a long, long time, and support fantastic work from universes both young and old!

Don’t Buy Duds

The important thing is to not just immediately jump on a pack of seeds because they are super cheap while knowing nothing about them. The choice to purchase cannabis seeds from an unknown breeder can lead to disappointment with factors like:

  • Non-germination
  • Hermaphroditism
  • Poor genetics
  • Even poorer yield & harvest

Another thing to keep in mind is that spending a few extra bucks for better seeds will pay for itself once it’s time to harvest the tremendous difference in quality that they will bring.

Common Mistake #4 – Skipping Customer Reviews

When a breeder or seed bank is doing great work, people will talk about it–even rave about it. Just a couple clicks and swipes get you to social media sites like Instagram and Reddit where everyone has got an opinion, good or bad!

Check Online Reviews

Check out the vibe of the seed bank you wish to buy from on their social media sites as well as reviews related to customer service and quality of products and genetics. You won’t find a more highly reviewed seed bank that delivers more freebies than Multiverse Beans!

Online forums like Reddit have other grower communities where posters ask about different strains, seed types, grow reports, seed banks, and breeders. As mentioned, it’s a large marketplace of opinions that usually serves to steer growers and cannabis seed buyers in the right direction. And of course, all you simply need to do is quickly hit the comments section on IG and keep scrolling to know where everybody stands!

Check Online Grow Diaries If Possible

If a certain cannabis seed has been around for even a little while, chances are someone has already grown it. Look for online grow diaries where growers review and document their journey from germination to harvest to see if a certain cannabis seed strain is going to work for you.

Common Mistake #5 – Rushing Your Cannabis Seed Purchase

Don’t be sore that you missed out on the latest drop from the hottest breeder on IG and rush an expensive rebound purchase. Not much else is worse than getting stuck with cannabis seeds you can’t already afford or may not be right for you in terms of potential effects, aroma, appearance, growing characteristics, etc.

Get the Most Out of Your Time, Effort, & Investment

As I tell Craig the Alien all the freakin’ time, that’s seriously all it takes; just set aside 20 minutes to a half-hour before you pull the trigger. Or, if you can’t find anything about your potential cannabis seed purchase, just reach out to Uncle Pauly and the MVB Support team with any questions!

Regardless, just take a breath before jumping to any decisions when buying cannabis seeds and gain an understanding of what you are buying first and foremost. It will go a long way to ensure you get the most out of your time, effort, and investment.

Contact Multiverse Beans

If you have any questions or need assistance with your cannabis seed purchases, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Multiverse Beans. Our team of cannabis experts is here to help guide you through the process and ensure you make the best choices for your grow. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced grower, we’re committed to providing top-notch customer service and support. Contact us today to get started on your cannabis cultivation journey!