Whether you are starting your own garden or you are a professional grower, you need to know the difference between regular and feminized seeds. You should also know what seeds are good for growing microgreens.
Feminized seeds are better for some growers than regular seeds
Choosing between feminized seeds and regular seeds is a question many growers have. The decision is based on personal preference and is not always a straight forward one. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to both.
Feminized seeds are specially bred to produce female marijuana plants. This allows growers to focus on producing a high yield without having to worry about separating male and female plants. They can also be turned into regular seeds if a grower wants to try their hand at hybridizing cannabis.
A number of seed companies now offer a range of feminized seeds. The quality of these feminized seeds is not guaranteed. Some companies may be more trustworthy than others. But, it is best to buy from a company that has a proven track record.
The feminized seeds are likely to produce the same if not better quality, but the process involved is far less time consuming. A number of seed companies still allow regular growers to experiment with hybridizing through regular seeds.
Although the feminized seeds have a lot of merit, they can be a little frustrating. Some growers believe that feminized seeds produce higher levels of THC, but this is not always the case. The feminized seeds are also not as stable as the regular ones.
Getting microgreens from regular seeds
Getting microgreens from regular seeds can be a simple process. They require just a little bit of care and they’re quick to grow. Adding them to your salads and dips is a fun and easy way to add a little crunch and flavour. You can also use them as garnishes.
Microgreens can be harvested after three to four days, or when the cotyledons start to develop. The cotyledons are embryonic leaves inside the seed. The microgreens will then be about a half-inch to two inches tall. You can harvest them by snipping the greens above the soil line.
Microgreens can be grown outdoors, or indoors in a small container. They’re perfect for urban gardens. You’ll need to find a place that is sunny and warm. They’ll also need adequate moisture and protection from harsh weather conditions. If you want to grow them indoors, you’ll need to place them in a warm window. You may also want to use a hand sprinkler.
Once you have your microgreens, you can enjoy them all year. They’re also very affordable. If you’re planning on eating them, you’ll need to be sure that they’re not treated with GMOs or pesticides.
When you’re getting microgreens from regular seeds, you’ll need to find a safe and reliable way to harvest them. You don’t want to be plucking out the greens from the root, so you’ll want to use a technique that will leave them intact.