How to Create New Seeds
Regular seeds are created when a mature male cannabis plant pollens a female cannabis flower. Male pollen is normally released from ripe stigmas and blown by the wind or carried by a careful hand to the female flowers where it triggers a female flowering response. These seeds then become the new marijuana plants sexual seeds.
There are many different strains of cannabis, and each one contains a specific ‘type’ of ‘seed’. The most popular type of cannabis seed is Sativa. Sativa seeds are typically used for indoor gardening and produce small, dark green, fast growing plants. It’s popular as a garden plant but is also a very good crop for growing outdoors in the garden when the climate is warm. However it can also be successfully grown in many different climates, hot and cold alike. A good example of a cannabis grower who uses Sativa seeds is Jasmine, one of the most popular exotic flowers in the world.
The genetic makeup of every plant is important to the success of each individual plant. Every cannabis grower wants their plant to grow well, have a long growing period, be naturally resistant to insects and disease, and have strong leaves with a pleasant aroma. Every breed has a slight variation of its own genetic makeup that makes it distinct from other cannabis plants.
Some of the most popular strains for indoor gardening are Diesel, Hawaiian, Jamaican, Lemon, Russian, and Skunk. Diesel produces large, dark, buds that are densely packed together. Hawaiian produces large, dark, luscious buds that produce very little resin and are highly fragrant. Lemon produces small, fragrant buds that are light green in color and are extremely sour in taste.
Regular seed indoor plants are best started indoors during the spring or fall months. These plants will need some time to acclimatize to their new environment. Marijuana seeds, no matter which type they are, do not do well in temperatures below seventy degrees Fahrenheit. While seventy-degree temperature is often a common starting point for outdoor seeds, most growers prefer to start their plants indoors at around sixty degrees. The lower temperature helps marijuana seeds adjust to their new environment. Most growers, however, do not have a problem staying their plants at seventy degrees.
When marijuana seeds are exposed to different conditions, either male or female, they can either produce male or female plants. Male plants will grow towards the light creating more buds. Female plants will grow towards the dark creating more resin-like flowers. Both types of plants can smell similar to each other because they both contain a certain number of petals.
Male plants will only produce female plants when they are pollinated by females that are already in bloom. To complete the process of pollination, a pollen tube must be inserted into a bud. When this process is complete, the pollen releases pollen to produce a new female plant that contains the necessary pollen for reproduction. This process of self-sowing is the reason why feminized cannabis seeds can only be sown in the spring or fall months.
In order to complete the breeding of feminized cannabis seeds, careful tracking of the bud’s every move is necessary. The bud must be removed from its seed holder and the sexing process must be carefully tracked to create new seeds that are the opposite of each other. Creating new seeds that are opposite in sex will create new plants that have a female characteristic. A feminized cannabis seed that is sown in a regular seed bag will only produce female plants. A feminized cannabis seed that is sown in a pollen tube will create new seeds that are the opposite gender of the original.