Growing Regular Seeds
Regular seeds are created when a male marijuana plant pollens a female marijuana plant. Male pollen is typically released by ripe, unripe pollen capsules and blown by the breeze (or carried by a careful hand) until it reaches the floral stems where it eventually falls onto the developing seed. The timing is critical. The marijuana plant needs the right time to produce its seed. If the proper sequence is not met, then the marijuana plant will not grow robustly and may even fail to produce any flower at all.
Marijuana plants grow best when they receive the correct amount of light cycle during their flowering season. If a marijuana plant receives too much or too little light during its flowering season, then it will stunt its growth. Conversely, if it receives the proper amount of light, it will be able to develop and produce regular seed. In short, regular seeds and feminized seeds are very different.
Regular seeds have been developed with the help of modern technology and have had minimal alterations to their DNA structure. This means that they do not contain any genetic differences from regular seeds. These are not feminized seeds. In contrast, feminized seeds are created through genetic manipulation using techniques that involve cutting and splicing portions of the marijuana plant’s DNA.
The production of regular cannabis seeds and feminized seeds is highly dependent on the production rate of the natural marijuana plant as well as the environment that the plants grow up in. For example, in temperate climates where the plants grow most of their seeds in the winter months, feminized cannabis seeds and regular seeds are far more common than one would imagine. A large proportion of hybrid varieties of cannabis can be found in countries outside of Mexico, such as Canada and the United States. While some of the best known hybrids, like the Blackberry, have been bred in labs, many more have been produced by a simple change in the environment, as well as selective breeding techniques.
The reason why the feminized cannabis seeds created through artificial methods are so different from regular strains is because they have had little to no natural selection. When you plant a seed, it starts out as a single celled organism. As it develops in a certain environment for a period of time, random genetic changes occur within the cell that determine what the final product will be. However, with feminized seeds, those changes occur in an environment that mimics that of the marijuana plant’s development in nature.
Some of the most popular types of feminized seeds are the African Mango, Enchie, Hawaiian Papaya, Moroccan Indica, Red Plane Seed, Sweetie Ring, and White Kidney. All of these varieties are highly resilient and grow very well even under adverse conditions. The African Mango, for example, has even been used in place of marijuana in the United States. Since the Mango is highly resilient and can grow in most climates, it has become a popular choice in growing plants. Enchie is also another popular option and can be found in many places as Enigma. It is a cross between the Hawaiian Papaya and the African Mango and is highly nutritious.
Some hybrid varieties have even been crossbred to create new types of flowers and plants, including the highly popular bonsai. By crossing a mother plant with a blossom, the desired result is a fully developed bonsai, which is highly attractive to many collectors. In the case of bonsai, however, it is important to remember that even if the mother plant has lived a full life, it is not sterile. This is because any pollen that was not already present in the flowers or buds can be passed on to the offspring through the pollen. This can result in either an overload of pollen or, conversely, a lack of pollen.
Because growing regular seeds is such a specialized task, it is best to grow them in their own pots prior to planting outdoors. There are, of course, many excellent books that will detail the best growing conditions for each variety. The benefit of growing plants in pots is that you can remove excess dirt that may accumulate while you are waiting for the plants to grow. Many professional gardeners like to wait four to six weeks before harvesting plants unless they are going to harvest fruit, at which point they should be removed entirely. Pots also allow you to harvest plants that have already sprouted, saving you money by buying expensive starter plants in the process.