Regular seeds have endless possibilities for aspiring growers to explore. Early on in the history of Sensi Seeds and the European cannabis crop, a regular seed was simply a regular seed. Now, due to modern hybridization techniques and later popularization by the cannabis cultivation industry, the term regular cannabis seed is used to distinguish the original ones from feminized or autoflower cannabis seeds. These common seeds are used to cultivate many different types of cannabis plants.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are those that contain only one cell that produces every plant’s pollen. This makes them much like regular seeds but more robust and unlikely to wilt. They are frequently used for indoor gardens and are among the most expensive of all marijuana crops. Many times autoflowers are planted in flower gardens as well. These are the best choice for growing marijuana indoors under moderate temperatures and humidity.
Flowering cannabis plants, or epiphytes, are the first generation of cannabis plants that have not yet begun flowering. The majority of these plants grow very well under natural light. There are however some epiphytes that are better grown under artificial light such as under fluorescent lighting. It should be noted that some of these plants will actually stop flowering if exposed to any form of extra light at all.
Feminized cannabis seeds are created by cross-pollination between male and female plants. Since the pollen from cross-pollinated plants does not contain the females’ pollen, it will not result in a normal reproduction cycle between the female plants. Instead, the pollen of one of the female plants will grow on the male plant, resulting in new pollen for the second female plant. This causes the third and forth female plants to grow producing the desired end product. Growers who are interested in using feminized cannabis Seeds should purchase one of each variety to allow them to create a new generation of plants each time they grow their plants.
The final consideration when it comes to growing requirements is the time of year that the plant will be able to produce the highest quality buds. Marijuana buds do not have an extensive amount of time to develop. However, they do have an extended window during which they are able to fully open and begin producing resin-infused buds. This is why it is important to begin growing your marijuana plant in the late winter or early spring. If you attempt to harvest a plant during its flowering stage, it is very likely that the plant will be damaged by frost.
Growers who are interested in utilizing feminized seeds should do so during their off-season. In many cases, seed banks offer special “off seasons” when it is more convenient for growers to purchase their products without paying the high costs that are associated with purchasing during the normal growing season. These grower savings can then be used towards other aspects of the cannabis grower’s operation. Typically, seed banks sell their products at reduced prices during their “off seasons”. While it may take some time to find a reputable seed bank, it is possible to find one by searching the internet.
Many new hybrid varieties are introduced into the market each year. Many of these new creations never make it past the initial hybridization process, and therefore do not become available for cultivation. In most cases, these cultivars are crossed with regular cannabis seeds in order to create something completely new and different from what any regular cannabis grower has ever grown. Many hybrid varieties that become available after crossing regular seeds with feminized ones are extremely rare and hard to find; therefore, it is usually necessary for the grower to invest in breeding his or her own feminized seeds in order to harvest the rare and exotic varieties that become available in different states throughout the United States.
Cultivated feminized cannabis plants produce and harvest much more vigorously than regular seeds. These plants have the potential to grow to full height in only a few short weeks, as opposed to the several months it takes for regular seedlings to reach that same level of maturity. Cultivated plants also have the potential to outgrow their mother plants. If a grower has the patience and willpower to allow his or her plants to go through the entire flowering season without being harvested, then feminized cannabis can be a great option.