Regular seed might be your regular marijuana plant seed; but they also give growers a lot of options for experimenting. The reason they’re called regular seeds isn’t so that you can grow them any way you want; it’s because they’re exactly as nature intended. But these particular types of cannabis seeds are easier to use for growing a hybrid than you might imagine. And that’s because many marijuana breeders have found ways to manipulate the genetics of the plants and make them more regular in order to create a rare crop of cannabis that’s highly sought after.
One way that breeders have helped create the easier to use cannabis seeds is by helping make them feminized. When you take ordinary cannabis seeds and transform them into feminized plants, you create a new type of cannabis with a characteristic scent and taste. Although some people may not be comfortable with this development, it’s actually necessary because otherwise all of the desired characteristics of cannabis could be lost in the transformation process. For instance, feminized cannabis seeds are nearly impossible to smoke. But even if it’s not smoked, feminized plants will still grow to produce large numbers of buds that are strong and powerful.
Many people mistakenly think that marijuana that’s been feminized has shorter flowering periods than seeds that are traditional. While marijuana plants do spend some of their time in a feminized state, they actually spend the bulk of their time flowering as a regular plant. The key to making feminized cannabis is to make sure that the female plants come from a nursery that’s high in the prime cannabis species that you’re working with, such as sativa or indica. You want to make sure that you don’t plant your buds into low quality seed. Just like with hybrid plants, the quality of the plant can make a huge difference in how strong and fragrant with the flowers will be.
Different strains of cannabis seeds strain are created for different purposes. Some are used to produce higher potency flowers. These are usually much stronger than feminized plants, but because they contain a lot more moisture the flowers can be more fragrant and flavorful. Other strains are bred to be less compact, which allows them to grow in smaller areas and also produces smaller buds.
When using regular seeds, feminization occurs at the root. The plant goes through a process where the male flowers turn into pollen capsules that the female plants lay on and collect. The female plants then feed the pollen to the male plants where they form new buds. This is the normal way of how cannabis seeds are naturally feminized but when growing feminized plants it’s important to make sure that you use high quality seeds.
There are different methods that can be used to get feminized cannabis seeds. Some growers will use a pollen collector to collect the female flowers. Then these flowers are put into small plastic cups where they sit and grow inside the greenhouse. All that has to be done is expose the buds to light and once they start to change color then you can start your cultivation process.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds will grow big strong plants that are full of resin and will make a beautiful show. This type of marijuana seeds is best suited to indoor growers. You’ll find that this particular seed produces very heavy buds. Some of the better indoor growers that specialize in this type of cannabis seeds have been breeding their plants for over thirty years and they’re still producing very heavy buds.
All autoflowering seeds are high in resin so they have to be taken care of like any other regular seeds. Make sure that you don’t get them dirty and don’t let them get too wet. You’ll want to use a special pollen extractor to collect the pollen as well. Once you’re through collecting the pollen then you’ll be able to harvest the female plants or seeds and use those for feminised seeds.