Buying seeds from Indie Breeders:
I really love buying seeds. I love buying seeds so much that I have bought a huge amount of seeds the past month to the point where I had to cut down on some of my other expenses. Perhaps I'm addicted to collecting seeds or perhaps I see something of value, an opportunity that nobody else is grabbing. In this article I will be referring to the not so well known breeders as "indie breeders", they might not enjoy me referring to them as "indie breeders" but in my opinion that is what they are. They are almost like "indie game" developers who are usually single person teams doing huge amounts of work and pushing the edge of technology and really pushing new innovation.
The indie breeders have less popularity and sales, but that makes their product more exotic. Think about if you wanna grow Craft Cannabis are you gonna use the seeds you can get from an ordinary seedbank or are you gonna look for something unique that nobody else has.
Which kinds of seeds am I buying? At the moment high CBD seeds are very popular. Even more so autoflowering seeds are super popular at the moment, especially with outdoor growers.
Let's look at the ROI from buying two seeds. So let's say you bought two feminised seeds and both popped. You went and grew mothers from those two seeds and make clones off those mothers. You go on to root those clones and create more mothers, the other clones you sell. The possibilities are endless.
Also think about if you do get a male in a pack of regulars. Even if you aren't a breeder this should get you excited.
Get value from new opportunities
The more underground breeders (I call them indie breeders) offer a huge investment opportunity in my opinion. If you are in the business of selling clones then you will know that growers are always looking for cool new strains. The indie breeders offer an opportunity to buy new strains that have not yet been discovered by the mainstream. They might have something better than anything that is on the mainstream market right now.
Another aspect to consider is that the indie breeders will have lower prices than the big names. The indie breeders really also tend to undersell themselves in the sense that their products are much better and of better quality than what they promote them as. With bigger breeders they have huge budgets for promoting their products, where with indie breeders they have small budgets and limited resources to market what they come up with.
My Indie breeder wishlist:
Here is a list of the seeds I am planning to buy over the next three months and why:
This is some dank medical seed and I'm a huge fan of any Kush. I used to smoke Afghan Kush for insomnia.
I want these regulars in my breeding sock for if I try my luck at breeding. Also this looks amazing, keen to grow it and try it.
Gold Pack from Purple Caper Seeds
See their website here:
Here is some info on the gold packs that they sell:
Gold Packs- WE go through 50 or more strains per year, we feel that these are the best of the best! These strains are packaged in Gold Foil. Chocolate Hashberry, Purple Caper, Dream Cookies, 4G, Zkittlez Caper, Key Lime Pie, Blackberry Fire, Gelato Zkittlez, Pink Panty F1, Blackberry Zkittlez, Blackberry Cookies, 3x Caper, Optimus Prima, Grandma’s Batch, Chocolate Cannalope, Truffle Butter, Blue Fire, Alien OG, Cash Berry, Lemon Poundcake, Strawberry Banana ShortCake, Blue Chocolate, Cookie Lady, Chocolate Tonic, Tonic’s Web
This company really makes me eager to get a male from one of their regular , see this part on their website:
Here is a cool pic that I found on their instagram:
My end goal
I found a book the other day that had an interesting title. The title summed up a certain idea that I have been sitting on for some time now. The title of the book is:"BRINGING FARMERS BACK INTO BREEDING". We as cannabis growers should get back to breeding.
Think about it, if there was a cannabis industry hierarchy then it would look something like this:(This is just my opinion)
The breeder sits right at the top of the hierarchy of this industry in my opinion, so show them the respect they deserve.
There are many other breeders that I would like to give some recognition to. I might make a part 2 post to mention some more cool breeders and their cool strains.
BTW if you try a new breeder and you plan on selling their seeds or clones, make sure to grow out some yourself before putting it on the shelf.