While all seeds are sold for souvenir purposes, should you wish to germinate in a legal manner, we will be unable to guarantee the successful germination or growth of seeds.

While bad seeds do exist in nature and will occasionally be found in packs, there are a number of potential causes for seeds not germinating or not growing as expected. In the vast majority of cases, this is due to variables in the germination process or the growing environment. As well the genetic variance of vigor – in nature some seeds are weaker and some are stronger. The vast majority will germinate, but the slightly weaker seeds may be more influenced by small environmental issues such as cold temperatures, overwatering, etc.

The process of germination can be tricky, and even experienced growers can fall victim to failed germination due to human error or environmental pathogens. Everything from temperature and humidity through to the pH of the water can influence the success of germination.

In addition to that, the medium used in the early stages of growth, along with watering habits, container drainage etc all play a part in the viability of achieving a healthy plant. These are elements that differ between growers and in many cases are done incorrectly.

It is impossible for us to make guarantees on seeds when all these variables are at play, as we cannot cover the potential human error involved in both germination and growth.

The variables involved in the shipping and handling process may also affect viability, and while we will do our best to ensure your product is treated with the utmost care, we are unable to take responsibility for viability lost during transit.

If we encounter a case where multiple customers experience the same issue with a particular genetic, which points towards a bad batch of seeds – we will then take the necessary steps regarding both the stock being available and resolving with those who had issues.

If you do encounter a problem with germination, you may reach out at info@biltongandbudz.co.za and let us know. But by making your purchase, you are confirming that we cannot be held liable for any loss of seeds that occur through germination and are germinating at your own risk.