While urban farming is on-trend now, it's important to remember that "herban farming" never went out of style. We just couldn't really talk about it until recently. Hell, weed seeds could only legally be sold as "novelty collector's items." (Also, you weren't supposed to grow them, just admire the little pods.) But those dark days are over and we at Willamette Week, along with amateur horticulturists and marijuana enthusiasts throughout Oregon and Washington, couldn't be happier. It's time to start (legally) living the farm-to- bowl lifestyle.

Crop King Seeds is an industry leader in many ways. They're the first company to run a pot commercial. They're the first to set up a 24-hour support network for aspiring horticulturists. They've also managed to thrive despite being unable to label their product as novelties. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., their seeds are sold in over 400 stores spread across Canada, and can ship seeds anywhere in the world.

For silly, hopefully soon-to- be fixed legal reasons, they cannot offer you direct growing information or advice, but they can point you in the direction of folks who can answer your growing questions. Crop King Seeds also guarantees free replacement if four out of five seeds don't germinate. The seeds come from breeders in British Columbia and Spain.

Germination is the first step towards a hydroponic urban farm of your own. All you need is a glass, a paper towel, some water and the ability to choose between the over 25 seed varieties at Crop King, which include feminized, autoflowering and medicinal strains. The forum at 420 Magazine or maybe that crunchy old dude down the street can help you the rest of the way.

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