Pros and Cons of Regular vs Feminized Seeds
There are many advantages and disadvantages to growing cannabis from regular seeds. Regular seeds can be used for a variety of different types of cannabis. Some of these types of seeds are better for producing certain strengths of cannabis. Here is a look at each type and some of their advantages or disadvantages.
Regular seeds can be used for a cross between two varieties of cannabis plants. This means, a cross between an English Ivy and a Hyacinth. This makes for stronger, more potent cannabis seeds and the potential for greater yields.
However, another advantage to regular seeds is that they contain a high proportion of hydroponic nutrients. This makes them ideal for hydroponic enthusiasts. One of their disadvantages, however, is that they can be difficult to germinate and get feminized. This is often due to poorly chosen conditions during the raising process. This means that it can take patience and careful planning to achieve a quality crop.
Feminized marijuana seeds do exist but they are more difficult to find than regular cannabis seeds. There is a good chance that all female marijuana plants will be regular in nature. There are breeders that can artificially create feminized cannabis plants through chemical means. However, this is often illegal and is not recommended.
Cultivators commonly use autoflowering seeds to create feminized plants. It is more difficult to create feminized seeds, and often takes more care during the raising process. Unlike regular seeds, autoflowering seeds must be started on plant trays. This process, however, does work, and some of these have been successful at producing feminized plants. However, most female plants are successfully used without the need for artificial help.
One advantage to regular seeds is that they are easier to handle. They are small and compact, making them easier to move from one location to another. They are also less likely to wilt or be eaten by insects or pests. These advantages are especially appealing to smaller growing areas. Some advantages that they do have, however, include:
Because regular seeds are easy to make and more compact, they make an excellent choice for starting marijuana plants when space is limited. Some benefits that they do not have, however, include: they cannot easily be used as starters for other marijuana plants, they are more likely to be eaten by insects, and they are not as resilient as females. This last disadvantage is particularly important if you plan to grow large numbers of marijuana plants in a shared outdoor space. If you have a large number of plants, it is especially important that you provide some sort of protection between the different groups of plants, such as with netting. The lack of resilience might make it difficult to get plants to reproduce. The use of a male plant is also useful if you are planning to start a limited number of marijuana plants at one time.
While some of these disadvantages may make seeds harder to work with when compared to regular seeds, these pros and cons outweigh them in most cases. If you are considering growing a crop of marijuana, you might consider trying out marijuana plants with regular seeds. However, you should also consider the pros and cons. With a little research, you will find that these disadvantages can be balanced out with the advantages.
The main advantage of regular seeds is that they are easier to get. If you live in a small apartment, it may be hard to grow your own marijuana plants. When you choose to grow marijuana plants with regular seeds, you will be able to grow your first crop relatively affordably. You will also know exactly what type of plant you are getting. Since most seed packets come with instructions on how to plant them, you will be able to choose which type of cannabis plant you want to grow.
The biggest disadvantage of using feminized seeds is the cost. Regular seeds are cheaper and therefore cheaper to buy than feminized seeds. This means that you have to make up the difference between the two by growing more plants. If you are growing a limited number of plants, or if you are planning to sell the plants later on, you may decide that the initial investment is worth it.
In the end, you will have to choose between regular seeds and feminized seeds based on personal preference. No one has to agree with you. It is really a matter of personal preference. Just remember that you will be choosing between two different types of plants based on their physical characteristics as well as their purposes for growing better quality buds.