Cannabis plants, like every other living organism on the planet, need specific conditions to flourish. Their seeds are packed with genetic information (from its parent plants), and planters manipulate this information to get the yield they need – Cannabis plants are “dioecious,” there are one male and one female. Cannabis planters focus on female plants because those are the ones that produce smoke-able buds. While commercial cannabis producers have the option of experimenting with many seeds and picking only the best plant (to ensure genetic consistency across all mass-produced crops), the average home-based planter has limited options. Seedy aims to help these users procure seeds that are guaranteed to yield CBD-rich plants.
The Need for CBD-Rich Plants
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a fundamental chemical component of the cannabis plant. It’s importance in treating depression, alleviating physical pain, etc. have been thoroughly discussed. The overhyping of cannabis plants with excessive THC (the chemical component which induces a state of ‘high’) has led to home-based growers not focusing excessively on THC. Thankfully, commercial growers have performed better in this aspect. Their continual pursuit of low-TCH hemp production has given rise to many varieties of CBD-rich hemp. Home-grown breeders can cross-pollinate their cannabis plants with CBD-rich hemp plants to get plants that contain up to 3% CBD. Platforms such as Seedy are making it easier for home-based growers to access the right cannabis growing supplies and a supportive online community as they attempt to produce fine cannabis plants with a set THC-to-CBD ratio.
The Focus on Genetics
If your seeds’ genetics aren’t precise, you’ll never get top-quality yields. Thankfully, platforms like Seedy are designed to invest in the skills of the average breeder. They can depend on the platform for high-quality growing supplies as they take time and experiment with crossing and backcrossing plants to stabilize the most anticipated traits.