Crossbreeding Regular and Feminized Seeds for Gender Selection
Why Grow With Regular Seed? There are numerous reasons that a grower might choose to grow using regular seed, despite the obvious practical benefits in terms of limited space, less wastage of nutrients and limited space for cultivation. A good number of seedlings can underperform and be rejected, but with ten seedlings, a good potential can be achieved. When the plants have produced fruits, then you know that they will be suitable for transplant into the garden.
Autoflowering seeds, feminized or hybrid cannabis seeds are used frequently in indoor growing. Many people grow cannabis for the rewarding mind-set it offers; cannabis is often compared to gardening in another way, due to the rewarding physique it provides when grown in the right environment. Some people even grow cannabis for financial purposes. However there are several different varieties available, and some cannabis seeds are often suitable for both indoor and outdoor growing, so it is often difficult to make an informed choice!
Cultivating Feminized or Autoflowering Seeds One benefit of Cultivated Feminized Seeds is that they are easier to grow and produce than most other varieties, especially in the initial years. This is because they are produced naturally from buds that contain only the female plant’s pollen. In the final months of production, the buds begin to contain a high amount of pollen, which is released and makes it easier for the next set of buds to grow. The challenge for a first time grower is how to deal with a crop of feminized or hybrid cannabis plants that have been produced naturally and are now in bloom, with only the pollen of one plant producing pollen for the next set of plants.
Many different strains are hybrids of cannabis. Some are specifically produced for specific purposes and have their own distinct traits and characteristics. The most common of these strains are Sativa and Indica, which are used for the creation of Feminized Seedlings. Indica tends to be more compact and bushy, which has the effect of making it a popular strain to cultivate. These feminized ones have many of the desirable characteristics of Sativa and can often be mistaken for them. However they still have a strong aroma that is different from all other feminized ones and do not provide as much relief as Sativa.
Cultured cannabis seeds can also be feminized through a process known as inter-formation genetics. When a plant’s environment is manipulated through temperature and humidity levels, it can form new and different types of buds. Some of these buds are likely to be seedlings that have the potential to grow into fully developed cannabis plants. The inter-formation genetics used to create this eventuality is what separates this process from all others.
Seedling male cannabis seeds are carefully selected from the vegetation in the nursery by testing the ph level and moisture content. They are then crossed with regular male cannabis seeds to create a new hybrid. Sometimes only a single crossing is necessary to achieve success. The result can be a plant with very noticeable and attractive qualities, although some plants will be crossed with a regular male plant to avoid any chance of the new plant being rejected by the herbicide. When crossbreeding regular and hybrid cannabis seeds for their feminization, care must be taken to ensure that the plant has adequate nutrition before planting. It is especially important to check the soil and look for signs of disease or insect infestation.
While it is possible to get feminized plants by crossbreeding regular and hybrid varieties, the best way to create feminized plants is through introgression. This process takes place when a plant is placed into a greenhouse and given specific, temperature and humidity cycles. This environment mimics the one the plant would experience during the puberty stage of its life. The goal here is to introduce the correct chromosomes (including thc) into the plant, rather than introducing chromosomes from other sources. While this method can work well for some, there are strains of cannabis with large thc content that cannot be successfully crossed with feminized strains.
While it is possible to grow regular and feminized seeds, it is also possible to cultivate feminized seeds through introgression. If you plan to crossbreed regular and feminized seeds, then you must understand the process completely. Many people who have tried to grow feminized seeds have had disappointing results. Some even end up with plants that have large two levels and poor air circulation. For best results, crossbreed the male with female plants and give them lots of time to develop into a standard cannabis plant.