Welcome to Seeds. Seedsbank.
We from Seedsbank try to find variable, strong genetics from
specifically selected countries and territories from around the world
in order to retrieve, create and maintain
favorable, strong genetic traits.
This allows us to have a comprehensive and unique selection of some of the finest landraces out there .
If you're talking quality, you're talking
Seeds Seedsbank Genetics.
We work with a strong arsenal of genetics of every kind
of our beloved Cannabis plant, as we try to to map all aspects of the Dutch
climate to create and maintain a specific set of properties.
Because we always keep it as natural as possible, most of our strains are bred in outside conditions, after intensive selecting
programs. This aids us in creating stable strains that will readily grow in wet, humid and windy environments!
Seeds Seedbank has a number of potential
crosses available, these species can be grown in every climate and are selected on
flowering time, terpene profiles, growth patterns, productivity, fungal resistance and potency.
Cannabis: A Journey Through the Ages
In 1997, a hemp rope dating back to 26,900 BC was found in Czechoslovakia, making it the oldest known object to be associated with cannabis. Since that time, hemp has played an important role in humanity’s development.
For thousands of years marijuana was not only legal, but an important crop among cultures throughout history, and held commercial, medicinal, and spiritual value.
The cultivation of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, can be traced back at least 12,000 years, which places the plant among humanity's oldest cultivated crops.
Cannabis plants are believed to have evolved in Central Asia in the regions of Mongolia and southern Siberia.
The earliest cultural evidence of Cannabis comes from the oldest known Neolithic culture in China, the Yangshao, who appeared along the Yellow River valley. From 5,000 to 3,000 B.C the economy of the Yangshao was cannabis-driven.
Archaeological evidence shows they wore hemp clothing, wove hemp, and produced hemp pottery.
Yangshao hemp cord-marked amphora, 4800 BC, Shaanxi
The first recorded use of marijuana as a medicinal drug occurred in 2737 BC by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung.
He documented the drug’s effectiveness in treating the pains of rheumatism and gout. Both hemp and psychoactive marijuana were widely used in ancient China.
The ancient Chinese used virtually every part of the Cannabis plant: the root for medicine; the stem for textiles, rope and paper making; the leaves and flowers for intoxication and medicine; and the seeds for food and oil.
Cannabis seeds were also one of the grains of early China and ancient tombs of China had sacrificial vessels filled with hemp for the afterlife.
The first medical journals in China were made of hemp and eventually it came to replace papyrus as the source of paper that eventually fostered the spread of written knowledge.
It was used to record the deeds of history, eventually replacing clay tablets and expensive silk to be read by everyone.
From China, coastal farmers took marijuana to Korea around 2000 B.C. or earlier.
It reached India between 2000 B.C. and 1000 B.C., when the region was invaded by the Aryans, a group that spoke an archaic Indo-European language.
They called cannabis “bhang.” In India, the Aryan religion grew through oral tradition and was recorded in the four vedas , or books of knowledge compiled between 1400 and 1000 B.C. They worshipped the spirits of plants and animals, and marijuana played an active role in their rituals. Like the Chinese, the people of India have a long history of using hemp in their clothing and medicine.
Cannabis use in ancient Egypt has been recorded as far back as 2,000 B.C., found on scrolls depicting medicinal plants. It was first documented in Kemet (ancient Egypt) to treat sore eyes and cataracts. According to Diodorus Siculus, a Sicilian Greek historian, Egyptian women used cannabis as a medication to relieve sorrow and bad humor. In 1213 B.C. Cannabis pollen was found on the mummy of Rameses II. Additional research has linked cannabis pollen to all known royal mummies.
Marijuana was introduced to the Middle East between 2000 B.C. and 1400 B.C., where it was probably used by the Scythians, a nomadic Indo-European group. The medical use of the plant in the middle east is recorded in 700 B.C. in the Venidad, an ancient Persian religious text purportedly written by Zoroaster.
The Greeks make mention of Cannabis as a remedy for earache, edema, and inflammation in 200 B.C.
From there marijuana went to Britain during the 5th century Anglo-Saxon invasions.
If u wanne keep following the yourney trough out time there are loads of documenatation about these beautys ,,so the next question >? How to recognize your genetics.
Indica vs Sativa: Whats the difference between these cannabis types?
You've probably heard that cannabis is devided into 3 main catagories:
Indica, Sativa and Hybrids, but what is the difference between these types?
and how can we distinguish one from another?
The words “indica” and “sativa” were introduced in the 18th century to describe different species of cannabis: Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica.
The term sativa, named by Carl Linneaus, described hemp plants found in Europe and western Eurasia, where it was cultivated for its fiber and seeds.
Cannabis indica, named by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, describes the psychoactive varieties discovered in India, where it was harvested for its seeds, fiber, and hashish production.
Although the cannabis varieties we consume largely stem from Cannabis indica, both terms are used–even if erroneously–to organize the thousands of strains circulating the market today.
Here’s how terms have shifted since their earliest botanical definitions:
- Today, “sativa” refers to tall, narrow-leaf varieties of cannabis, thought to induce energizing effects. However, these narrow-leaf drug (NLD) varieties were originally Cannabis indica ssp. indica.
- “Indica” has come to describe stout, broad-leaf plants, thought to deliver sedating effects. These broad-leaf drug (BLD) varieties are technically Cannabis indica ssp. afghanica.
- What we call “hemp” refers to the industrial, non-intoxicating varieties harvested primarily for fiber, seeds, and CBD. However, this was originally named Cannabis sativa.
Confused? Understandably so. As you can see, with the mass commercialization of cannabis, the taxonomical distinctions between cannabis species and subspecies got turned on its head and calcified. It seems the contemporary use of indica and sativa descriptors is here to stay, but as an informed consumer, it’s important to understand the practical value of these categories—which brings us to the research.