Even though New Jersey’s nickname as the Garden State has nothing to do with growing marijuana, the state is becoming a major player in the cannabis seed market.
As the laws surrounding marijuana use become laxer, more people are trying to grow their own weed at home. In order to do this, you need quality cannabis seeds.
If you live in NJ or are looking to purchase New Jersey cannabis seeds, this article is for you!
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the types of cannabis seeds NJ has to offer and how to get them.
Let’s start with the basics.
Most people are accustomed to buying weed in it’s completed, manufactured form. But that high-grade product comes from somewhere – and that place is the cannabis seed.
Cannabis seeds come from the cannabis plant in both male and female forms. Unlike other plant species, the male and female reproductive organs of cannabis plants are separate.
Female plants produce sinsemilla, which is a highly-potent, seedless marijuana flower. This growing process happens in a controlled environment, far from the male plant.
But just like humans, in order for the female cannabis plant to reproduce, a male needs to pollinate it. When this happens, the sinsemilla produces cannabis seeds.
A unique feature of this process is that some cannabis varieties actually produce male flowers as well. This happens when the flower is allowed to grow for a longer period of time and when environmental stressors are present.
The female plant dies as the seeds start to mature. They then drop from the plant and turn into completely new cannabis plants. And the lifecycle of the cannabis seed continues.
Two of the most common cannabis seeds available are feminized and auto-flowering. Let’s take a look at the difference.
As the name suggests, feminized cannabis seeds are of the female variety. These cannabis seeds eliminate the male chromosomes completely from the equation, only producing other female plants. Feminized seeds are also responsible for producing smokable cannabis buds.
If you want to grow a plant with high levels of CBD and THC, feminized seeds are the way to go.
Lighting is crucial when using feminized seeds. The smokable buds produced by feminized seeds will only grow with the introduction of sunlight. This is obviously more readily available during the summer months and into the fall.
Growing your plants indoors? You’ll need to mimic sunlight accordingly, which with enough practice, is relatively easy.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are another popular variety and are actually another type of feminized seed – with one major difference.
While traditional feminized seeds require sunlight to flourish, auto seeds grow with age. Many first-time growers prefer autoflowering seeds thanks to their low-maintenance appeal.
You don’t need to adjust or mimic sunshine indoors to reap the benefits of this variety of cannabis seeds. Another bonus? Autoflowering seeds also produce highly-potent female flowers with minimal work or upkeep.
Now that you know the different types of cannabis seeds available, let’s quickly discuss the germination process. If you can keep a small potted plant alive, you should have no issue successfully growing your own marijuana plant.
Once you receive your cannabis seeds, cover them with 1/4 inch of light potting soil. Keep the soil warm and moist. The ideal temperature is between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Before you know it, the seed will begin to sprout!
You can help things along slightly by scratching the surface of the seed. This guarantees it will crack open once placed in the soil. You can also pre-soak them in water or a damp paper towel. We recommend using our Germination Guide for the best possible results of Germinating your seeds.
Before you decide to purchase New Jersey cannabis seeds it’s important to check your local laws regarding the use and purchase of marijuana.
Under New Jersey state law, the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is completely legal. What’s even better is that NJ laws are a little more lenient, allowing residents to get medical marijuana cards for the following conditions:
IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Ungerminated cannabis seeds also fall under the category of adult souvenirs, which means you can safely and legally shop for New Jersey cannabis seeds without worry.
You’re now armed with the knowledge you need to successfully grow your own cannabis plant! But before you place your order, let’s take a look at some of the best auto strains for NJ and what makes them so special.
Keep in mind that autoflowering cannabis seeds are low-maintenance and the best choice for beginners.
When most people hear the name Gorilla Glue they think of a powerful super glue. In the world of cannabis, the name is synonymous with a powerful bud.
Gorilla Glue 4 is a hybrid strain made from Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel, giving it its chocolate, pine-like flavor.
It also packs a THC percentage between 24 and 30. These auto flower seeds will quite literally leave you glued to the couch thanks to the strong, euphoric feelings users describe.
The buds are small, bright green in color and resinous.
If you love tasting the rainbow of the popular Skittles candy, you’ll love auto Zkittles feminized cannabis seeds.
A cross between Grape Ape Indica and Grapefruit Sativa (plus another mystery strain) gives this cannabis its sweet blend of tropical flavors.
Unlike some other seeds that leave users feeling completely mellow, Zkittles will help you feel alert, focused, and upbeat. But you can still expect a deeply relaxed feeling to follow.
To keep with the sweet theme of cannabis seeds, this short Indica plant is a cross between an Indica and ruderalis strain. If you’re looking for an ample yield, look no further.
The flavor of Sweet Tooth is smooth and earthy. Users will notice a hint of berries and flowers as well. Sweet Tooth seeds produce a sturdy, resinous, and high-quality plant.
The THC content on this variety hovers right around 16%. You can expect euphoric undertones that are effective at treating headaches and reducing stress.
The Northern Lights are a gorgeous sight to see that doesn’t disappoint. This hybrid strain is no different. Its woody-citrus flavors are sure to remind you of the great outdoors.
Here, Indica Northern Lights is crossed with a ruderalis strain to promote fast-flowering. Indica Big Bud is added to support substantial yields.
Making its name-sake proud, the growth of this plant is also a sight to see. The tall plant moves quickly through the vegetation process and will produce large colorful buds in no time. You’ll notice tons of crystal clear trichomes and tiny orange hairs.
Just like the plant itself, the buzz you’ll feel is full-bodied and intense, which is no surprise since the plant boasts a THC content of 20-22%.
These seeds offer users everything but the kitchen sink. A mix between Northern Lights, Haze, and Shiva Skunk, users get an uplifting feeling that helps promote creativity.
Expect resinous buds common to Indica genetics and an earthy pine flavor with a hint of citrus. The name comes from cannabis activist Jack Herer and does him proud.
If you don’t have the time nor patience to wait for your yield, Critical Fast bud seeds are the answer. This is one of the fastest auto-flowering plants currently on the market and ideal for indoor growers.
You’ll be gifted with a large yield in a very small space. These seeds are a mix of Critical and Ruderalis. This strain is particularly helpful for treating anxiety, stress, and certain sleep disorders.
Users can expect a very strong body-stoned feeling and a mix of sweet and earthy flavors.
White Widow is one of the most popular Indica strands ever created. With a high THC level, dense buds, and a bittersweet scent, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how fast this plant grows.
Citrus, pine, and fresh flavors are almost as strong as their effects. The name comes from the white resinous trichomes that cover the leaves at the peak of germination.
When you’re ready to take things one step further, try mixing White Widow and Crystal Meth cannabis seeds (not to be confused with the illicit, and very dangerous methamphetamine drug).
You’ll experience an unmatched balance of euphoria and body-stone, which is perfect for treating insomnia or just chilling out.
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