Ferry, the creator and head cultivator at Female Seeds, started making regular seeds during his studies in the early '90s, purely as a source of extra income. However, with the high demand for new strains from Amsterdam combined with the excellence of Ferry's products, his business truly exploded and became a significant player in the regular cannabis seed business by the end of the 1990s.
Speaking of this unexpected expansion, Ferry said, "I never thought an extra student income would lead to such a serious business. Ultimately my dream was to save money for a small self-sufficient eco-farm."
At the end of the 21st century, the first feminised seeds were introduced to the market. They were very popular but also very unreliable. Ferry's experience in massive regular seed production combined with his engineering background motivated him to investigate how to produce 100% reliable female seeds.
Because of this, Ferry switched his focus from regular to feminised seeds, and by 2003, he introduced Female Seeds to the market. It became a huge success immediately because he decided to price his seeds below the market average while still maintaining the quality of his products. In fact, Female Seeds became so popular in such a short space of time; the company had difficulties meeting the demand.
Around this time, many new feminised seedbanks started to enter the market. However, a good reputation, reliable and unique products, value for money, and friendly customer service helped Female Seeds to differentiate ourselves from the mass.
Ferry spoke about the current success of his company, saying, "Female Seeds has now entered a state of transition, from a company to a movement to invest in sustainable independent growing systems, like aquaponics and LED systems. Furthermore, all profits will be invested in cooperative systems, ecological projects, and agriculture. Helping people to have a happy, sustainable lifestyle is our overriding goal."