Crossbreeding Can Increase Your Potency
Regular seeds used to be the staple food for marijuana plants, which produced a large yield for the regular grower. Today, however, many benefits have been discovered for the regular grower when it comes to using cannabis seeds. Seeds are available in bulk or in smaller amounts, depending on personal preference. These seeds can also be used for growing other plants, such as tomatoes, strawberries, and chives. They are even being used to develop new strains of medicinal and culinary herbs, as well as for new types of clothing and landscaping.
One of the major advantages of feminized seeds is that they are more likely to produce the best results from start to finish. Regular seeds are typically seeds which grow to be around half male and half female plants, creating an imbalance in the nature of the plant’s chromosomes. In most cases, plants with only male flowers will only be used for breeding and producing new hybrids. For a regular grower who doesn’t want to engage in cross breeding, but just wants to produce a strong yield of highly smokeable buds and less-hybridization risk, feminized cannabis seeds are of little interest and will usually be discarded.
However, there are a number of disadvantages to cross breeding with regular cannabis seeds, since it can introduce a number of variables into the plant. Crossbreeding introduces both the feminization of the genetics and also the autoflowering capabilities of the genetics. Autoflowering cannabis seeds are by definition self-sterile, so that any mistakes made when starting the process will result in consistent quality flowering.
This means that the feminized seeds have been created in a laboratory and then passed through the growing phase as normal seeds. There is no guarantee that all the necessary conditions for cannabis seeds to grow up to their potential will be met. Some autoflowering breeders will not take responsibility for any potential mistakes or failures. They will rely on the experience and reputation of the grower. But in general, it’s best to crossbreed regular seeds with feminized seeds rather than simply use regular seeds.
Another disadvantage is that the plant will only flower at one time. Crossbred cannabis seeds may be able to tolerate different light cycles, but it’s rare to find a plant that will flower twice – once during the day and once at night. So if you’re planning to crossbreed two plants of the same species, ensure that the second plant gets at least equal amount of daylight and dark hours. You can achieve this by growing them adjacent to each other. If one plant is getting the required light, simply clip part of its leaves. Just don’t forget to relocate them afterward, otherwise the plant may stop blooming altogether.
Crossbreeding allows you to create new traits in plants by choosing the right chromosomes to pass on to the next generation. When you do so, you end up with plants that produce two distinctly different types of flowers and plants, each with its own set of chromosomes. If you want to know whether the plants will develop differently according to sex, you can use a marker known as an indicator. This is used to show you which sex the plant belongs to, based on the color of the marking. For instance, red represents the female, blue represents the male.
Some people prefer to crossbreed marijuana seeds because they have an increased chance of creating specific types of marijuana varieties that are highly desired. The first step to crossbreeding your marijuana with feminised seeds is to choose the right kind of chromosomes for the job. The best kinds to choose are the ones that have mutations that are beneficial for crossing over with feminised seeds. Some of these include having two sets of chromosomes, one set that only causes flowering in females and a set that only cause flowering in males. There are also some varieties that will turn the plant into another variety, but the result is typically smaller, less potent plants.
You can crossbreed your marijuana with regular ones so that you end up with more potent varieties. These will require more frequent cultivation and more expensive seeds. However, the quality of the end product is likely to be worth the extra investment. Just make sure that you follow all local growing space requirements for the type of marijuana you plan to cultivate.