If you’re looking to grow a garden, you should know that there are two types of seeds that you can choose from: feminized and regular seeds. Although both of these varieties offer different advantages, there are a few things you need to consider before purchasing any of them.
Feminized vs regular
If you’re a marijuana fan, you’ve probably heard of feminized and regular seeds. Each type has its benefits and disadvantages. You need to consider your own personal preference to make a decision.
Feminized cannabis seeds are bred specifically to produce only female plants. They are a great way to control the growth and flowering of your plant.
Regular seeds are a cross between male and female genes, meaning you’ll get both. These seeds can be used for breeding and cloning. There are some growers who prefer to go with regular seeds because they are easier to work with.
Some of the best feminized seeds are Gorilla Glue (GG4), Jack Herer, and Purple Kush. They’re easy to germinate and can produce some pretty impressive yields.
Aside from the obvious, feminized seeds are also more reliable. Female plants can be induced to produce pollen, but only if you use colloidal silver. This can stop the production of ethylene in the tissue.
When growing, you have to account for both the number of plants you’ll be able to produce and how much space you have. With feminised seeds, you can be certain you’ll get the right amount of plants, saving money and substrate.
Autoflowering vs regular
There are many different varieties of cannabis seeds available. Each grower has his or her own opinion about which are the best. It’s important to know the differences between the types of seeds to ensure you get the highest quality crop.
In a nutshell, autoflowers are shorter and smaller plants than feminized photoperiod cannabis. They also produce less resin and cannabinoid concentrations. Their harvests are smaller, too.
Feminized seeds have the ability to control the gender of the plants. This makes them ideal for smaller indoor or outdoor growing operations.
Autoflowering plants will generally be ready for harvest in about 100 days. A good autoflower seed will yield several hundred grams of dry buds.
However, the short life cycle of autoflowers can have a negative impact on yields. For example, an autoflower plant can only flower for 18-20 hours, while a feminized photoperiod plant requires twelve and a half hours.
If you are planning on growing outdoors, you’ll want to consider your lighting needs. Some varieties will require more lighting than others. You’ll also need to take into account your personal preferences for bud colour, aroma, and flavour profiles.
When growing feminized photoperiod cannabis, you’ll need to buy seedlings for breeding. Using feminized seeds will help reduce the risk of accidental fertilization, which can happen when male plants are left in the grow room.
Sexing is important for regular-plant growing
Sexing is a critical aspect of any home grow, especially if you want to sell your wares. For starters, you need to provide the proper environment for your plants. This includes a decent lighting scheme, an abundance of air and water, and a healthy dose of patience. In addition, you will also need a generous budget. Although many marijuana growers make the mistake of going for the cheap and fast, there are plenty of ways to save money, if you know where to look. You may even find that you can earn a living in the process!
One of the best ways to achieve this feat is to find a good grower. There are a number of reasons, including the fact that a knowledgeable grower can tell you which cannabis strains are more likely to yield high quality seeds, and which are more prone to disease or pests. Then, you can concentrate your efforts on the good stuff, without worrying about the rest of your crop.
To make the task easier, you can choose to grow a seed that is genetically identical to the parents. This is not only cheaper and faster, it also avoids the risk of genetic variation. If you opt for this approach, make sure to keep an eye on the females.