Seedstockers are often asked ‘why did you choose to be based in Barcelona’. One of the reasons is that there are so many large scale outdoor cannabis growers in and around the Barcelona area. Seedstockers have very close links to many of these large scale outdoor growers, it brings several advantages to Seedstockers customers:
Working with large scale, legally regulated cannabis growers in Barcelona allows Seedstockers rapid feedback on any large scale performance tests which need to be done.
The legal Catalan cannabis growers buy huge quantities of seeds to produce commercial quantities of cannabis for the Barcelona cannabis social clubs. This allows Seedstockers to validate performance of existing genetics as well as fast testing on any future seed varieties. Its a great 2-way relationship which works well for both parties.
As well as expert cannabis growers in the Barcelona region there are the full range of support services such as lab-testing of cannabis for THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. This makes it easier for the breeders and growers to quickly identify the good genetics and to get rid of the poor quality genetics.
In the competitive world of professionally grown Barcelona cannabis, poor quality cannabis simply wont be bought by anyone. Its similar to the situation in USA legal states; anyone that specialises in growing or breeding substandard marijuana genetics is very quickly out of business.
As always, its only those with the best genetics and highest standards which will survive. Barcelona is currently attracting lots of the most talented cannabis professionals from Europe, North/South America and beyond.
These days many of the large scale Catalan cannabis growers grow crops with both auto and photoperiod seeds. Quality differences between the best auto genetics and photoperiod cannabis seed genetics disappeared many years ago.
Quite a number of the legal Catalan ganja growers actually prefer to work with auto seeds. Autos are easier to keep out of sight for outdoor growers, this can be used to great advantage. Outdoor cannabis growers traditionally often have to deal with distinctive 3 metre tall photoperiod plants, these can be tricky to hide.
By comparison, a field of waist-high auto cannabis plants is lower and less obvious. Autos are also fast, typically 3 months from seed to harvest outdoors or in poly tunnels.
Many Catalan cannabis farmers get two good outdoor auto harvests each year, with the plants often yielding around 75g in the Spanish sun in reasonable conditions. The best outdoor autos in optimum conditions can yield 100-150g.
The main benefit of indoor-grown autos is the ability to get a crop from seed to harvest in around 75 days, this allows the large indoor legal growers to get 4 consecutive crops per year. This is a popular benefit, its an efficient way to grow.
Seedstockers auto seeds give optimum results under 20 hours of daily light and 4 hours of darkness. But many indoor growers grow with 24 hour daylight.
One other benefit of large scale indoor auto growing is that the same grow room can be used for seedlings as well as mature plants.
The simplicity and convenience of a single grow room for cultivating autos of all ages is a major bonus for indoor commercial growers as well as the hobby grower.
Some of the largest cannabis seed customers for Seedstockers are the legal Catalan growers themselves.
Some people do grow photoperiod cannabis from cuttings of known mother plants, but many prefer to grow from seeds of known varieties especially when growing large numbers of plants. For traditional cannabis growers, seeds remain a simple and preferred way to cultivate.
For Seedstockers, Barcelona is the perfect location. With so many talented cannabis breeders, growers and genetic experts available, Barcelona is the new Amsterdam of southern Europe.
On the other hand, Seedstockers provides low cost cannabis seeds with high quality genetics.