The Difference Between Regular and Feminized Seeds
Regular seed packets are the best way to grow your marijuana. Most regular marijuana seeds come only from one male and usually one female parent, which make them highly unpredictable. It’s almost impossible to tell whether or not a regular seed is going to be a girl or a boy later on without trying them. Plus, once you reach the flowering phase, it’s much easier to identify which gender they actually are. Here’s how to tell the difference between regular seeds and feminized seeds, as well as which type of marijuana to grow in which gender.
When growing cannabis with feminized seeds, you won’t see any significant variation between them and regular seeds when they’re harvested. The only real difference is that the plant will develop buds that will produce flowers. If you want to grow feminized cannabis, all you have to do is harvest buds that are closer to the same size as your main crop. This makes them easier for you to trim, because they’ll grow in a smaller space than your main crop.
Even though they look just like regular seeds, feminized seeds aren’t produced by nature. They must be artificially introduced into a plant, through a pollen capsule or seeds. This process is accomplished through a process called “transfusion.” All the feminized seeds that go into your bundle of joy come from somewhere else, and the actual pollen that they contain is mixed in with the rest. To complete the task, a pollen grinder is used to isolate the pollen from the rest.
Just because a flower looks like a regular cannabis seed doesn’t mean that it’s going to grow well. Some male flowers are even harder to harvest than others. These include some types of crab, which produce male buds that resemble a regular seed. Some hybrid varieties can be difficult to grow at all, making it necessary for growers to introduce seeds from different sources. Some growers choose to cross breed with other sources, such as with wild roses.
Some feminized seeds can come from crops that aren’t native to Canada. Some varieties are actually imported from Vietnam. Growers often cross their plants with other native species, but there aren’t many options when it comes to the genetics of the flowers. Some companies have started sourcing local and organic marijuana, which can be grown with minimal pest and disease control. The lack of traditional breeding techniques often makes it difficult for modern breeders to create new varieties.
While most feminized autoflowering seeds are high-quality and highly resilient, they don’t always stay in top condition throughout the growing season. As a result, you may have to harvest a small number of buds each year. Harvesting should be limited to once per week to ensure the plant has time to bloom fully. It’s also good practice to water the plant well in the months before harvesting. If the weather is dry, the plant will not flower as well.
Cultivating feminized autoflowering seeds requires very little maintenance. As long as the plant is kept warm and fertilized regularly, the plant should do quite well. When growing regular seeds, you will need to keep the location consistent, so it’s important to pick a spot that gets six hours of sunlight a day. If you are growing feminized plants indoors, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t get as much sun because the female plant uses the energy from the sun to create its flowers.
Growing feminized seeds is a great way to save money and grow your own medicine. They are not only less expensive than regular seedlings, but they are healthier too. They grow at a faster rate, have a larger selection of flowering plants to choose from, and are easier to grow too. There is really no difference between the two except for the fact that they are both hydroponic. Just keep the regular seed growing schedule in mind, make sure to provide plenty of water, and you’ll be able to enjoy growing them both indoor and outdoors.