A Guide to Feminized Marijuana Seeds and Their Care
Regular seed is often referred to as cannabis sativa, which grows well in many locations around the world. Sativa is a plant that produces the most amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) among all strains of cannabis. This means that regular seeds often have a high amount of THC in them, but not necessarily all of it. Many people prefer to go with sativa over indica simply because of this. It is often grown outdoors in more open, sunny environments such as near a garden or near trees.
Regular cannabis seeds are typically seeds that grow to be about half male and half female plants. In most cases, regular cannabis seeds will grow into female plants of the same sex, or half male and half female plants. However, some species will grow male and female plants of the same sex, or even a completely female plant. Typically, regular cannabis seeds will grow into female plants of the same sex once they have fully developed flowering time.
Regular cannabis seeds genetics contain a gene which causes the plants to produce only the male part of the cannabis plant. The other half, called the female side, does not have a functioning copy of the male gene. As a result, the plant produces female flowers and has only male sex organs. This is called “hetroidal disorder” and can cause many different problems in growing, harvesting, and selling the cannabis flowerheads. It can be caused by genetic defects in the cannabis seed itself, or even a deficiency of the correct nutrients and amounts of those nutrients in the soil where the plants are grown.
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Regular seed flowering time is one way farmers determine if they’re planting their crop at the right season. They do this by watching the plant grow. Growers will note if the plants’ leaf tips appear to expand early. This is known as “spring onset” leaf tip saturation. This occurs when the plants start to produce new leaves, but they don’t all expand at once.
Hybrid seeds, on the other hand, can be grouped into two types – wet and dry. Wet hybrid seeds are those which have undergone cross pollination from parent plants of the same species. Dry hybrid seeds are the opposite and were created by crossing parents that have been crossbred to create dense, successful plants.
The process of crossbreeding eliminates the possibility that natural elements might have an adverse effect on the outcome. Hybrid marijuana seeds may also undergo “spot” breeding – in which one parent is used to reproduce a specific trait desired by breeders. For instance, feminized cannabis seeds may be crossed with regular seeds to create feminized marijuana plants, or to create more compact plants with higher yields. Whatever hybrid characteristics the breeder wants to achieve can be accomplished with some careful and dedicated work.
Hybrid marijuana plant care also requires that the flowers develop in a certain way. Flowering buds that bend in different directions can mean that pollinating is not accomplished correctly. If the grower is unsure of how to position the plants, it may help to have a bud expert inspect the whole flower. Alternatively, if the grower has pollinated the plant already, then the grower can direct the type of growth that’s desired. The choices include an upright bloom or a more compact structure.