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Exploring the Thrill of Breeding: Reasons to Consider Cultivating Your Own Cannabis Seeds

  • September 18, 2023

In the world of cannabis cultivation, the convenience of purchasing pre-packaged seeds from established seed companies has long been the preferred choice for many growers. It’s a straightforward process that provides a sense of security, knowing that you’re starting with a genetically stable and well-documented product. After all, who doesn’t appreciate the ease of simply ordering seeds, planting them, and watching your cannabis plants flourish? However, there’s a burgeoning trend that’s captivating the hearts and green thumbs of cultivators worldwide – breeding your own cannabis seeds.

Embarking on the journey of breeding your own cannabis seeds introduces you to a realm of possibilities that is nothing short of exhilarating. It’s a path less traveled, yet one that holds the promise of unparalleled satisfaction and the potential to unearth unique cannabis strains that resonate with your individual tastes and needs.

At Joint Doctor and then at Doctor’s Choice we believe that the main idea is to spread genetics all over the world. That passion has led Sasha the Joint Doctor to create the first autoflower – Lowryder. It was born from the idea to give the world some kind of open source and opportunity to breed your own strain.

Exploring the Thrill of Breeding: Reasons to Consider Cultivating Your Own Cannabis Seeds

As part of the «Be a Breeder» line, we’ve prepared a series of articles about breeding to help you better understand this topic. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons why more and more cannabis enthusiasts are choosing to embrace the world of breeding, leaving behind the simplicity of store-bought seeds for a thrilling new frontier in cultivation. 

Reasons to start breeding?

Breeding is a complex and demanding undertaking, starting with a deep understanding of genetics and horticulture and finishing with having enough time to dedicate yourself to these processes. Be ready for this path with mistakes at any step. It’s not only a time-consuming process but also requires much equipment and indoor space: you need to have enough separate space for your plants, providing them with excellent conditions: light, spacious grow rooms, vents, and so on. But afterward, your efforts will be rewarded with quality seeds and satisfaction that you’ve created something special on your own. 

It’s a challenging path, but let’s see what benefits breeding can give you: 

  • Genetic Control: Breeding allows cannabis enthusiasts to have greater control over the genetics of their cannabis plants. You can create customized strains tailored to your own specific preferences in terms of flavor, aroma, potency, and growth characteristics
  • Quality Control: By breeding your own seeds it’s easier to take control over the quality of cannabis plants. Since you control the process yourself, you can be sure of the quality at every stage of the breeding. This includes many factors but the final aim is to produce healthy, potent, and more robust plants
  • Preservation of Genetics: Some people breed cannabis seeds to preserve and protect rare or endangered strains. By doing so, they help maintain genetic diversity in the cannabis plant population. Moreover, cannabis is a kind of exhaustible resource. What does it mean? Having lost your favorite mother plant, you risk losing a quality base with the characteristics that you have chosen. The key idea of breeding is to preserve the genetics
  • Sustainability: Breeding your own seeds can be more sustainable in the long run, as it reduces the need to purchase new seeds for each growing cycle. This can save money and reduce environmental impact. The logical consequence of this reason leads to the next point 
  • Cost Savings: While breeding requires an initial investment in time and resources, it can ultimately save money in the long run by eliminating the need to purchase seeds repeatedly
  • Experimentation: Breeding allows for experimentation with different genetic combinations and techniques, which can lead to exciting discoveries and improvements in cannabis cultivation. Moreover, breeding is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop your skills in growing
  • Community and Sharing: Finally, it’s all about the idea of motivating, and expanding the cannabis culture. Doctor’s Choice root idea was to spread the ultimate genetics all over the world – that is how Lowryder has appeared.

As we’ve explored the myriad of reasons behind the decision to start breeding cannabis seeds, one thing becomes abundantly clear: the motivations are as diverse as the strains themselves.

Whether you’re driven by the desire to create unique flavors and aromas, preserve rare genetics, or reduce your environmental footprint through sustainability, breeding offers a pathway to realizing these aspirations. It’s a realm where skill and knowledge intersect with creativity and curiosity, offering endless possibilities for innovation.

But beyond the personal gains, cannabis breeding fosters a sense of community. It’s a space where growers share their knowledge, exchange seeds, and collectively push the boundaries of what this remarkable plant can offer. By joining the ranks of cannabis breeders, you become part of a passionate network dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Be a Breeder – you can create your own autoflowers with our regular seeds and personal support!