Regular Seed Vs Feminized Seed
Although most indoor growers prefer feminized (seed) marijuana plants, regular seed plays an essential role in marijuana genetics preservation and propagation. This is because females only produce pollen when they are in their reproductive phase. As such, females are the sole source of pollen for marijuana crops. As such indoor growing enthusiasts are encouraged to sow only female marijuana plants. In addition to being easier to care for, this method also provides better marijuana quality. In contrast, the procedure for cross-pollination from male marijuana plants can be quite successful.
Male marijuana seeds do not germinate seeds quickly or easily. It takes them longer than females to sprout. Therefore, indoor growers must wait for several days or even weeks for seeds to germinate. They can also be more expensive, particularly if marijuana seeds are stored in moist conditions.
Some growers prefer to start out with feminized (seed) marijuana plants. When the grower has successfully produced sterile (non-transformed) buds, she transfers the plant to a warm location. The grower keeps the plant warm by keeping the lights on for several hours. Then, she covers the buds with either aluminum foil or cheesecloth, allowing her plant to dry out between treatments.
Both indoor and outdoor plants can be successfully started with regular marijuana seeds. However, it is usually easier to cultivate feminized plants because they will produce more pollen. Growers can then cultivate these plants through cross-pollination by planting male plants next to females. It may take quite some time before the plants begin producing pollen.
Many breeders buy marijuana seeds online or from garden shops at affordable prices. To ensure consistent quality, it is recommended that breeders purchase their seeds from trusted sources. Breeders should also check the germination rate of the marijuana seeds they purchase. This is particularly important for indoor plants, as high germination rates help make sure that the seeds will produce flowers that are healthy and strong. Breeders should also test their seeds frequently to see whether the seeds are producing buds with complete coloration.
There are various methods to cultivate feminized cannabis seeds. Some growers prefer to collect small amounts of regular cannabis seeds at different times of the year and grow them according to a particular schedule. They may choose to start seeds indoors when the plant starts producing leaves and then take them outdoors when the plant starts to flower. Other farmers like to collect buds and plant them outdoors, but place them in baskets so that they can be divided and replanted each spring.
Other breeders make use of autoflowering cannabis seeds to control their greenhouse growth conditions and to optimize the germination rate of their regular seeds. Autoflowers force air into the marijuana growing medium, increasing the temperature and moisture levels inside the greenhouse. This allows the seeds to germinate faster, allowing them to be harvested at a younger age and to grow more quickly than regular seeds.
Hybrid marijuana strains are created when two parent cannabis strains are crossed to create new characteristics. There are many examples of such hybrid strains. For example, there are indica-hybrid cannabis strains that are more compact and lighter than standard indicas, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabis strains that have been bred to grow quickly and increase the production of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabis. In general, the most popular hybrid strains are indicated on the seed packets as “hybrid”, “illumination” or “control”.
The more popular types of weed seed are also used for indoor growing marijuana plants. Indoor-only and greenhouse-grown seed are sold in most stores. Indoor-only varieties must be seeded directly into the garden soil. Greenhouse-grown strains must be treated as an item and then placed into a plastic bag before they are released into the garden. These bags are then returned to the seed store.
Many feminized cannabis seeds are also available for cultivation in the greenhouse. Some varieties are not frost resistant, so they must be replanted each year after they have been produced. Frost resistant females are more difficult to obtain, and the process of planting them is more complicated. All females, however, can be reproduced either by crossing each other with other females or by producing a new plant from one male and a single female plant.
Regular seeds are purchased by many gardeners as well as those who are growing marijuana for profit. Seed prices vary greatly among different stores and websites. Those who are growing marijuana for profit will usually get their seeds from well-known seed companies, such as St. George Organics. Seeds bought wholesale can be purchased for a lower price than those found in a garden center or a seed store. Many banks also sell marijuana seeds at a reasonable wholesale price; however, their selection is limited and some seed companies do not provide plant insurance.