Crossbreeding Regular Seeds With Feminized Seeds Is a Common Practice
Regular seeds used in the production of cannabis are feminized seeds. Regular seeds used for outdoor gardening are known as feminized or unisex seeds. The cannabis plant has a large collection of wild and domestic species. Some of these are better than others for growing outdoors, making it important for an outdoor gardener to know which seeds are best for this type of gardening.
Regular seeds used in indoor gardening are known as feminized or unisex seeds. These are specially bred for the sole purpose of making more compact flowering stalks and plants. The biggest disadvantage of these seeds is that they are not as compact or strong as regular ones. They have a lower percentage of male plants than regular ones. Also, they tend to produce a lower quantity of buds when compared to feminized varieties.
The pros and cons of planting cannabis seeds inside versus outside are very much dependent on the environment in which the plant grows. For instance, planting outdoors will provide a lot of natural light that is necessary for marijuana production. However, since cannabis plants cannot tolerate drastic changes in light and temperature, frequent light alterations are required. This makes it possible to control light levels in distinct rooms inside the house.
The biggest advantage of autoflowering seeds is the ability to introduce greater genetics into your crop. Regular seeds don’t have this advantage. When you introduce autoflowering or feminized seeds during the growing period of the cannabis plant, there are greater chances that certain desired traits will be introduced to the plant. This can, for example, make the plant stronger or produce a higher quality yield. However, some of these desirable traits may also be undesirable for the growing medium, such as shorter flowering stems or roots, reduced height or dwarfing flowers.
Some disadvantages of using autoflowering seeds is the difficulty in starting off with feminized plants if you’re not used to the process. In addition, autoflowering seeds can be difficult to germinate. Most experts recommend that you start off by making regular seeds and then divide them after two weeks to allow for consistent germination. The best germination point is about one to two days after planting. If you make regular seeds and then divide them, you run the risk of introducing hermaphrodites to your plants.
In cases where you want to create feminized plants, you can do so by starting off with seeds of a different sex than the one you intend to produce. For example, if you intend to make a crossbred cannabis strain that has high resins, you can do that with female cannabis strains. Females are a lot less fertile than males, so the crossbreeding process will be a lot easier. This process works best with female cannabis strains that have lower fertility than the male plants you want to use. This is why crossbreeding with animals is sometimes used instead of making feminized plants from scratch.
Autoflowering seeds work much better with regular seeds. With regular seeds, it’s easier for the plants to form buds since they can actually sprout from one tiny bud. With feminized seeds, it’s more difficult for the plant to form buds because the roots need to be shorter to facilitate the process. However, most experts agree that when you make regular ones and then crossbreed them with feminized cannabis buds, you increase the chances of success.
When it comes to growing cannabis with feminized seeds, there is some general knowledge to go along with the specific details of each type of seed used in each cross. For instance, when you’re growing high-end cannabis with regular seeds, you should try to use feminized plants grown from high-quality seed companies. If you’re just starting off and creating seedlings for testing purposes or for personal enjoyment, you should use regular seeds. For many people, this doesn’t matter at all because their personal enjoyment is not important.