So you are setting up your grow and you need plants. Now it’s decision time: seeds or clones? There are benefits to both selecting seeds or selecting clones – just as there are drawbacks to each. Let’s discuss the selection process a bit:
Seeds: Healthy seeds will generally produce strong and vigorous plants. The downside is seedlings will take at least eight weeks reach sexual maturity and to show signs of sex.
Clones: Clones produce genetically identical plants to the mother plants from which they came – but the problems of the mother are also passed down to the clones, so beware! If the mother is prone to producing powdery mildew, then guess what? The clones will also be prone to producing powdery mildew, Make sure your clones come from a reputable source. You don’t want to bring another grower’s problems into your garden! IIf you have an existing garden, it’s also advisable that you quarantine your clones away from other cannabis plants for at least 30 days. A benefit to clones is they can be flowered at any time regardless of age.
What are your thoughts? Do you prefer seeds or clones?