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Presenting Cult Classics Seeds

Presenting Cult Classics Seeds

The origins of Cult Classics Seeds

Cult Classics Seeds is a cannabis seed bank created by Marcus Boarder, a North American grower who discovered cannabis more than 20 years ago. For the past 10 years, he has dedicated himself to the preservation of cannabis genetics and the creation and reproduction of cannabis varieties with very high concentrations of cannabinoids for effective therapeutic use. Cult Classics Seeds offers varieties in both feminised and regular seed formats.

Most of the strains in this bank's cannabis seed catalogue have high concentrations of THC, in addition to the other cannabinoids commonly found in cannabis resin. Therefore, in Cult Classics genetics, we can find other less common compounds such as CBD or CBGA - which offer anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic effects - and also THCV, which generally provides a feeling of euphoria and tends to suppress the appetite.

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New American strains for Spring 2021

New American strains for Spring 2021

New U.S. varieties for Spring 2021

The summer is here, and it's likely that many of you will have shut down your indoor rooms and grow tents, waiting until the weather gets cooler again in autumn and, there's no denying it, enjoying a welcome rest after the indoor growing season. It's also a perfect moment to check out the latest new strains that have recently landed from the USA and made their way into our seed catalogue. This way, you'll be able to plan everything ahead of time and be ready for the much-awaited return to indoor cultivation, and there's nothing better than starting the season off with some top-shelf genetics!

As you'll be able to see, over the last three months we've added quite a few new varieties from some of the U.S. seed banks that we already had in our catalogue, such as Purple City Genetics (Oakland), Elev8 Seeds (Seattle) or Cannarado Genetics, based in Colorado. A dazzling range of the highest quality cannabis genetics, available as regular or feminised seeds. Take a look for yourself!

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Mila: the life of the hash queen

Mila: the life of the hash queen

The cannabis community is full of charismatic people, personalities that define an era as they keep the cannabis world spinning in the right direction. Today, we'd like to present one of the people who has done the most to teach and help lovers of cannabis, and more specifically, those who appreciate resin extractions like hashish.

We're sure that many of you will have heard of Ice-O-Lator, a set of mesh bags for resin extraction using ice and water that, on many occasions, has lent its name to this kind of hash. So, we invite you to get to know more about its inventor, the queen of hash, one of the cannabis sector's most positive people: Mila Jansen.

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Elev8 Seeds, guaranteed authentic US genetics

Elev8 Seeds, guaranteed authentic US genetics

We recently added a very special seed bank to our catalogue, one that we're hugely proud to work with. We're talking about Elev8 Seeds who, thanks to their work philosophy and also their many contacts in the world of cannabis breeding, have achieved a genetic base from which to develop insane new hybrids of the highest standard, combining some of the most revered plants of recent times and always aiming for the highest standards of excellence in their results.

Today we'd like to invite you to learn a bit more about this fascinating seed bank which, as you will see, has very clear ideas regarding the creation of new varieties. Carefully worked, stabilised genetics, using only the best quality plants as parents and, on many occasions, rejecting crosses that would have been the dream of most other banks. We present Elev8 Seeds.

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Perfect Tree Seeds - Presentation and interview

Perfect Tree Seeds - Presentation and interview

A recent addition to our catalogue and one of the seed banks that best represents the current cannabis scene in Barcelona is Perfect Tree Seeds. With a collection of excellent varieties that are now available in Alchimia, this new seed bank deserves the respect given to it by the many cultivators who already know the quality of their flowers, so we decided to meet up with them and learn more about their creations.

Perfect Tree Seeds is made up of a group of cannabis lovers and growers with nearly a quarter of a century of experience cultivating. Always looking for the best phenotypes, they put great importance on the organoleptic properties and focus on the search for good characteristics in the glandular system of the plants, ideal for carrying out resin extractions.

So, what started out as a hobby to grow their own cannabis, with the passing of time and the twists of fate has become a reality and now at last their crosses are available to us in the form of seeds.

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Alchimia 2001 - 2021: 20 years growing happiness!

Alchimia 2001 - 2021: 20 years growing happiness!

Yes, friends, it's true: Alchimia has now been one of the leading grow shops in Europe for 20 years, and we're very happy about it! For this reason, and as some of you may have already seen, we have prepared many offers and promotions that you can enjoy throughout the whole year, as well as great gifts too. We want to share our happiness with all of you and, in some way, make this a special year for everyone!

To celebrate this exciting milestone anniversary, we didn't want to write the typical post telling our history. We've already done that before, for our 15th anniversary, back in 2016, so this time we wanted to do something different and take you on a journey back in time to see what the cannabis sector was like when our store first opened its doors, at the dawn of the new millennium. As you'll soon see, things have changed a lot over the years!

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New American strains, winter 2020-21

New American strains, winter 2020-21

New American strains, winter 2020-21

In the last few months, we have introduced new genetics from several American seed banks, some of which we already had in stock, such as Prolific Coast Seeds or Massive Creations. However, the biggest novelty without a doubt is Dark Horse Genetics, creators of strains as popular as Dosi Sherbet, and owners of growing facilities and dispensaries both in California and Colorado, with more than 10 years of experience as breeding professionals and producers of new and amazing hybrids.

As you'll soon see, their strains derive from really exclusive lineages, many of which are their own, so they are far removed from more commercial clones and genetics in order to provide flavours and effects that are very unusual and hard to find in other seed banks' catalogues. This, of course, does not mean they don't use any elite clones, but the richness and variety of their menu also stem from a lot of work behind the scenes selecting mother plants.

Let's see some of these novelties in relation to the American genetics we have added during the last three months.

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Tips for germinating vegetable seeds for your garden

Tips for germinating vegetable seeds for your garden

It's no secret; Growing your own vegetables and aromatic plants is a true joy, which allows you, in most cases, to consume food of the best possible quality whilst also caring for the environment. And, as you can see in our organic growing section, there's a multitide of techniques available to make your own organic fertilisers and growth stimulators for all types of plants, in a 100% organic way and working to promote life in the soil, rather than poisoning it!

However, today we're going to talk about the first steps to follow after buying seeds for the garden. Yes, we all know the theory: you plant them in the ground and that's it, right? While it can be that easy sometimes, if you know some of the tricks included in this article then you stand a better chance of achieving great results in your garden, from the germination of the seeds, to how and when to plant them. You've already taken the most important step, which is deciding to grow your own vegetables... now we're going to try to get the most out of your growing space!

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The most popular cannabis strains of 2020

The most popular cannabis strains of 2020
Purple Punch from Barney's Farm

2020 is about to come to an end and with it, a year of new grows, new genetics and new discoveries. For some time now, cannabis seed banks usually offer us new varieties for each season, considerably increasing the choice available on the market, which is already vast! Among so many novelties, it's no surprise that many growers get dazzled by the wide choice and don't know which of the new seeds to try, with so many possibilities to select from and, in some cases, very little information about their cultivation is available, due to how new and innovative some of them are.

For this reason, and to make things a bit easier for you when choosing seeds for your next grow, we invite you to take a look at what have been some of this year's most popular cannabis genetics at Alchimia Grow Shop. Among the best-selling seeds of 2020, we've chosen the ones that have stood out the most, not only for their high sales and for their great results, but also for having had an excellent launch in terms of their acceptance in our catalogue. Let's look at some of them below!

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The origins of blunts

The origins of blunts

Nowadays, it’s very usual to see someone rolling or smoking a cannabis cigarette wrapped in a tobacco leaf, as the popularity of this type of papers has skyrocketed over the last few years, thanks partly to the publicity - direct or indirect - given to it by many celebrities and figures from different backgrounds. In addition to this, as many of you might know, there are blunts with a wide range of aromas added to them, so apart from altering the smell of the content, they also make it considerably less of a giveaway.

However, this type of rolling leaf is a relatively novel product, since blunts go back decades to when people used to roll cannabis in tobacco leaves, or strip a cigar and use its outer cover as rolling paper. Today we are taking a closer look into the history of blunts, on a journey that will take us from the Caribbean in the 19th century to the cannabis dispensaries and clubs of the modern age.

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Top 5 portable vaporizers for 2020

Top 5 portable vaporizers for 2020

Ever since the first weed vaporizers got to Alchimia Grow shop, we developed a great interest in the vaporization world and its advantages for the cannabis user, both therapeutic and recreational, but also for any type of medicinal plant consumption.

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Smoke Report: Sorbet à l'Orange by Aficionado French Connection

Smoke Report: Sorbet à l'Orange by Aficionado French Connection

In this article, we'd like to invite you to join us as we smoke a joint of Sorbet à l'Orange by Aficionado French Connection, a highly aromatic and resinous variety with a truly astounding smell and flavour of oranges and tropical fruit, as well as an enjoyable, active and potent high.

This plant brings together three of the finest varieties from the Aficionado catalogue in one explosion of terpenes: Sangria (Vintner's Moonshine x Querkle); Cherry Noir (Cherry Lime x Chemdawg Special Reserve); and Sorbetto (Zkittlez x Sunset Sherbert x Magnum Opus) to create a vigorous hybrid in regular seed form, in which we can find green phenotypes as well as plants with spectacularly deep purple tones, contrasting beautifully with the abundant orange hairs and the coating of sticky white trichomes.

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Cannabis literature for lockdown

Cannabis literature for lockdown

In these times of confinement due to the spread of coronavirus, we have the opportunity to read a little bit more to broaden our cannabis knowledge, or just to relax. In this article, Alchimia Grow Shop brings you a reading list to help you escape from reality thinking about our favourite plant.

In this cannabis library you'll find biographies, documentaries, growing manuals... and even cookbooks, which are ideal to stay at home preparing delicious meals with marijuana. Are you bored at home? Why don't you cook something?

Mila. How I Became The Hash Queen

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10 cannabis ideas for the coronavirus lockdown

10 cannabis ideas for the coronavirus lockdown

Hello friends. We are living through some strange times, there's no denying it. The threat of a global pandemic due to Covid-19 or coronavirus has meant that we've already been confined to our homes for a few days now. And even though it's true that more than a few stoners (myself included) are already well used to living in a natural state of semi-reclusion, there's no getting away from it; it's difficult and annoying not to be able to leave the house for days on end, not seeing family, friends, workmates... so here we're going to tell you some of the things that myself and the rest of the Alchimia team are doing to entertain ourselves during this lockdown.

And no, we're not talking about going to the hairdressers to get our roots done either!

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Alchimia will not attend Spannabis 2020

Alchimia will not attend Spannabis 2020
Alchimiaweb y Philosopher Seeds, Stand 86 at the Spannabis event

Dear colleagues, customers, and Alchimia Grow Shop friends: we are sorry to announce that Alchimia Grow Shop and Philosopher Seeds will not be attending this year's Spannabis 2020. The reason is the concerning problems that the Coronavirus Covid-19 spread is causing. It has been a difficult decision but agreed by the members of our team that had to attend the event this weekend in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona - Spain).

The reasons for not attending Spannabis 2020, with this last-minute cancellation, is a sense of responsibility for this concerning situation with the spread of this virus, as is well-known every day is adding new cases of infected people throughout Europe. This responsibility leads us to follow the health authorities’ recommendations in this containment scenario, one of which is the cancellation of events with large numbers of people. Since neither the event organizers nor the competent authorities have decided in this case, we have been forced to take the decision not to attend this event.

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Smoke Report: Purple Punch x Do-Si-Dos by Philosopher Seeds

Smoke Report: Purple Punch x Do-Si-Dos by Philosopher Seeds

In this article, we invite you to join us as we smoke a joint of Purple Punch x Do-Si-Dos by Philosopher Seeds, a variety that stands out for its incredible resin production, intense flavour and potent effect. Created by crossing the famous Purple Punch (Alpha Cut) with the equally popular Do-Si-Dos (Norcal Cut), this feminised hybrid offers the best of both plants, with a luxurious abundance of trichomes that are simply spectacular to behold.

Of course, if you've got any doubts about the proper procedure for tasting, we recommend you take a look at our article on the introduction to cannabis tasting, where we give a step by step explanation of how to correctly carry out the entire process. You'll find the link below.

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