Frequently Asked Questions
Please have a read through our frequently asked questions, we’ve probably answered yours.
We are unable to offer growing advise here. We have published many articles about growing cannabis in South Africa. They can be found in Overgrow's article archives
How many seeds are in a 5 pack?
5 seeds! There are 5 individual cannabis seeds of the same strain in a pack of 5.
How do I germinate my seeds?
Please refer to our blogs
for germination techniques. An easy tried and trusted method for beginners would be the paper towel method using store bought water.
If you have a problem with germination please contact us.
What are feminised cannabis seeds?
Feminised cannabis seeds are specially bred to contain no male chromosomes. These seeds are guaranteed to produce only strong, healthy and high-yielding female plants. They are convenient, well suited to smaller spaces and deliver top quality buds, consistent growth and abundant harvests.
Will all plants grown from feminised cannabis seeds be female?
Yes, all plants grown from the feminised strains sold on this website will be genetically female. It’s very rare to get hermaphrodites these days which are caused by stressed, mainly overheating.
What are autoflowering cannabis seeds?
Relatively new in the seed technology industry, autoflowering cannabis plants are fast growing – expect buds in less than 10 weeks if grown under lights. Suitable for indoor, greenhouse and outdoor growing, plants can be harvested a few times per year. With autoflowering plants there is no need for a change in light cycles or removal of male plants. Ideal for gardeners with limited time and space. Autoflowering plants grow best when exposed to light for 18 hours.
How long do cannabis seeds last?
If you store your seeds correctly, they should live up to one year. After that, their germination rate will slow down.
What is the best way to store seeds?
Seeds should always be kept in a dark, cool (around 2ºC to 7ºC) place. A refrigerator is a good idea but be sure to put your seeds in a moisture-proof container like a glass jar with a rubber seal, you can add silica gel packets to prevent moisture. The key is cold temperatures constant and no moisture.
What strain should I buy?
Everyone is different, what appeals to us may not you. Select a strain that appeals to you. All relevant strain information is listed on the site.
Indicas are compact and stocky, with dense, heavy, fragrant buds. Indica plants tend to flower faster and are a darker shade of green than their sativa counterpart. The Indica effect is noted mostly for being physical and relaxing, often inducing couch-lock.
Sativa plants tend to be uplifting and cerebral, enhancing creativity and productivity. Sativa plants tend to have longer, thinner leaves that are light green, they tend to grow taller and take longer to flower than their Indica counterpart.
Hybrids have been bred from two different strains in order to create a strain that has the benefits of both of its parents. Hybrids can be either Indica or Sativa dominant in their genetic makeup and effects. Most strains these days are hybrids.
What are the differences between indoor/greenhouse and outdoor strains?
Cannabis strains, as well as being categorized by their Indica and Sativa content, can also be classed as indoor, greenhouse/indoor and outdoor cannabis strains:
Indoor cannabis strains
Growing cannabis indoors allows the grower to maintain a controlled environment that has been optimized for cannabis plant growth. When growing cannabis indoors, growers can focus their attention on a smaller number of plants, monitoring growth patterns, nutrient needs and so on with ease. Cannabis that has been grown indoors tends to create dense flowers covered in crystals as they not exposed to the outdoor elements.
Greenhouse cannabis strains
Greenhouse grows utilize sunlight whenever possible, while keeping the plants enclosed and protected from the elements at all times. Provided the greenhouse grow is well maintained with ample airflow the quality of the flower can be comparable to that of plants grown indoors.
Outdoor cannabis strains
Cannabis plants grown outdoors will stretch as they grow, because of the abundant light and ample space which often results in looser flowers. Outdoor plants may not look as pretty as plants grown indoors, but the effects, scent and flavour should still be there.
How to place an order
1. Add the strain/s you would like to purchase to MY CART,
2. Proceed to CHECKOUT (On My CART),
3. Login (Or Signup),
4. Accept Overgrows T&C's,
5. Place Order,
6. Check your email mailbox for payment instructions. (Use your order# as a payment reference.),
7. Send us the pop,
8. Your order will be processed and couriered asap. (Please refer to our Shipping Policy.)
• Upon placing your order, you will receive a confirmation email with a summary of your order and our payment details.
• Once we have received your proof of payment, we will send a confirmation email confirming your order is being processed.
• On couriering you will receive an email confirming that your order is complete.
My order wasn’t processed?
If we haven’t received a payment notification you order will not be processed. Please ensure you’ve sent us one. If you have sent through your proof of payment and your order hasn’t been processed please send us an email. (Please remember to incl. your order number.)
How long does it usually take for an order to arrive?
You can expect delivery within 72 hours after your payment has cleared. We courier overnight, door to door. It may take a day or two longer. Smaller towns may take a couple of days to reach. Couriers don’t deliver on weekends or public holidays. Please take a look at Ordering & Shipping for more info. We only courier Mondays to Thursdays.
Do you send a tracking number?
Please note we do not send tracking number and or track parcel until it is necessary. Everything gets to where it needs to be. Please be patient. We do understand first time orders can be stressful. Relax you’re in good hands.
How will my order be sent?
Seeds are securely sealed in their original breeders packaging, then bubble wrapped and sealed into a courier envelope. We are all about privacy so this method of shipping is perfectly secure and unobtrusive. No company logos, advertising or any mention of cannabis will be visible on the outside of the packaging.
To which countries can cannabis seeds be sent?
We only ship within South African borders.
What happens if an item I order is out of stock?
On the whole, we usually have all items advertised for sale in stock. Should we run out of a product, which does happen from time to time and we can’t complete your order, we will contact you straight away by e-mail.
Order Not Received
Didn’t receive your order within 3 working days, please let us know asap.
Why did I get an email saying my order expired?
If you received an email saying your order expired, it means that 48 hours have lapsed since you placed your order and we have not received proof of payment. You will need to place a new order.
What are your payment details?
Ordering details incl. payment instructions are emailed to you on completing your order, CHECKOUT. Please check your email mailbox after placing an order. Note: Emails may land up in your spam folder.
Seeds are sold in packs of 5 for R900. We charge an additional R200 processing and couriering fee per order. Please refer to our Shipping Policy
Do I get a discount if I order in bulk?
Contact us directly for orders over 50 seeds.