Regular seedlings should yield an on-time percentage of female plants and male plants, respectively. This can change depending on the environment and luck. Usually, most times, the ratio will be 4-5 female plants for each 10 germinating seeds. The best time to grow marijuana is spring, although indoor growing is not that common in Florida.
The best way to grow marijuana is by starting out with a good system, whether you start out with an established site or a simple greenhouse. It is also best to avoid hydroponic growing initially since it does not lend itself well to the airless environment required by most marijuana buds. There are hybrid strains seeds available that will assist in ensuring proper timing for each plant. A good gardening system also reduces many of the problems involved with hydroponics.
Seed starting systems are available from seed companies or from specialized breeders who are experienced in growing marijuana. Seed starting systems usually include regular seeds of high quality such as African Mango. Often African Mango seeds are expensive. Some seed companies and breeders have started offering regular seeds from other countries. These seed stocks have been developed through crossbreeding and research and should provide almost identical results to those from an established greenhouse.
You can buy auto-flowering cannabis seeds online. Many stores sell auto-flowering seeds. However, the quality of the plants from these stores may not be worth the money. Quality seeds are tested for their vigor, health and suitability for outdoor growing. Some suppliers even guarantee the quality of the cannabis plant, so be sure to ask about this before buying. Some auto-flowering companies have hybrid strains and it may be possible to find an ideal blend for growing indoors.
Hybridization allows for greater control of the characteristics of the plant. When you grow cannabis with regular seeds and feminized ones, many of the desirable characteristics of each type of seed are lost during the growing process. For example, you will find that feminized seeds don’t grow tall because the air cannot reach the top of the plant to provide support. The result is buds that are small and poorly developed. The hybrid varieties on the other hand can tolerate some of these problems and can still produce a fine, strong buds. The hybrid ones also are resistant to common diseases and pests so the plants do not become susceptible to the same conditions later on.
Growers sometimes choose to grow with two different types of marijuana seeds, one for regular growing and one for feminization. Some growers prefer to grow with regular seeds because they are familiar with them and can control the growing process more easily. For instance, with feminized ones, there is a higher chance for success when the moisture level in the soil is low. When the moisture level is high, the normal seed germination process doesn’t occur as the plant has no need to have extra moisture in the soil in order to sprout.
Another benefit to growing marijuana with different types of seeds is the ability to create new varieties of strains and hybrids when one type of plant becomes too established. For example, African Violet is considered to be one of the most effective marijuana strains to grow indoors. However, when this variety of seed is used for outdoor growing, many gardeners soon discover that their plants are stunted or even die after just a few years of intense, continuous growing. When this happens, it’s often necessary to start over with a completely different seed selection and start the whole process over again.
For this reason, many growers choose to simply use different marijuana seeds for different parts of their growing process. One example of this is starting with feminized or regular seeds for trimming and then transitioning to regular seedlings for flower production. This allows the grower to keep up with the flowering season and doesn’t require a large investment in order to achieve results. Because growing cannabis plants have such a significant reward for both the gardener and the customer, it’s important to do everything possible to ensure success. By choosing the right type of marijuana seeds and following a few other simple steps, anyone can get started growing cannabis crops of their own.