There are many different types of seeds available for growing marijuana, such as regular, feminized, auto-flowering and hybrid. It can be difficult to decide which type of seed to use because the results can vary from one variety to the next. Here are some factors to consider when choosing between the various types of seeds.
Feminized vs regular seeds
If you’re new to growing marijuana or just need a few seeds to get started, you’re probably wondering what the difference is between regular and feminized seeds. The truth is, both types are just as good as the other, and each has its own merits.
Regular cannabis seeds come from crossing male and female plants, and they produce both female and male plants. This means you can use the same seeds to make hybrids. However, they’re also more difficult to grow.
Feminized seeds, on the other hand, are genetically altered to only produce female plants. This makes them easier to control and can even help you save on substrate and products.
Some growers prefer to use regular seeds, for various reasons. One is because the bud is more likely to be a seedless bud, which often has a better terpene profile.
Another reason is because they’re less expensive. They aren’t as genetically complex as feminized seeds.
Germination rate and speed
Several factors affect the germination rate and speed of regular seeds. One of these is the seed lot. The higher the physiological quality of the seed lot, the faster it will grow in the field.
For this purpose, the germination process of five commercial corn and soybean hybrids was studied. Twenty seeds were used for each cultivar. These were germinated in 12 cm diameter Petri dishes. Counting of the germinated seeds was carried out at regular intervals. In addition, a means test was applied to evaluate the physiological potential of each cultivar.
The results were expressed as the percent of germinated seeds in each time interval. Among the cultivars, AL Bandeirante was the most uniform and the CD251 RR was the most vigorous.
To evaluate the effect of the seed lot on the germination rate, the average water content of the seeds was calculated. It is usually above 0.90.
Seeds were pretreated with different reagents and their effects on germination were compared. Primed seeds had higher germination percentage than untreated seeds.
The THC content of cannabis seeds directly affects their potency. For growers, it is essential to select seeds with the appropriate levels of the psychoactive compound.
The High THC seed collection is famous for its ability to produce consistently high THC levels. This is achieved through careful selection and breeding.
The amount of phytocannabinoids contained in seeds is dependent on the extraction process. Variations in extraction methods can result in a significant difference in the estimated concentrations.
It’s not surprising that the total amount of D9-THC varies significantly among seed brands. There is no guarantee that the amount of THC in hemp seeds will match the legal limit of 10 mg/g in Canada.
The highest THC content was measured in Auto Cinderella Jack. This strain has several independently verified examples of THC concentrations of 25%+.
It is interesting to note that while there were large standard deviations, the magnitude of the variations in the amount of phytocannabinoids was much smaller.
Autoflower vs regular seeds
Growing cannabis seeds is a big undertaking. There are plenty of factors to consider, including the size of your grow space, your growing needs, your experience level, and your personal preferences. In order to get the best seeds for your project, you should make sure to consider all of these aspects before making your final decision.
If you’re just starting out, you might not be too familiar with the differences between autoflowers and regular seeds. Although there is some overlap between the two, they are not completely interchangeable. This is due to their genetics.
Autoflowers are a type of marijuana strain that is bred for easy and fast harvesting. They start flowering automatically after 5-6 weeks of germination. The plants usually stay small and bushy. Depending on the variety, some are ready for harvest as early as eight weeks after germination.
However, there are some disadvantages to growing autoflowers. Among these are the short life span and lower yields. While it is possible to find high-quality autoflowers that produce several hundred grams per plant, many will only produce a few grams.