Cannabis is a dioecious plant, which means male and female reproductive organs appear on different plants. These organs are pollinated by specialized insects and bats, and the seeds are born.
Seeds can be male or female, but most growers prefer to only grow feminized seeds. These seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing females, cutting out the step of sexing out plants and discarding males.
Feminised Marihuana Seeds
Feminised marijuana seeds are an absolute essential for all growers who want to achieve impressive yields without having to worry about unwanted male plants affecting their crop. They also offer an enormous saving on space and fertilizer – a huge benefit for beginners who need to stick to a limited growing area or growers with strict restrictions on number of plants.
A popular strain amongst growers, Sensi Seeds’ Skunk #1 Feminized has a strong Indica influence and a slightly higher height than its regular counterpart. It grows quite stoutly and is capable of achieving yields of up to 800 g/m2 indoors or a full kilo outdoors, thanks to its sativa influence.
Feminised seeds are created through selective breeding, removing all the male genes from the resulting plants and thereby creating female offspring that will produce flower-bearing buds. The resulting seeds are almost always of identical quality, in terms of aroma, flavour, resin production, THC level and so on, to their’regular’ counterparts.
Autoflowering Marihuana Seeds
Autoflowering seeds are a great option for beginners who are new to grow cannabis. These seeds do not need a specific light cycle to trigger flowering, which makes them easier to grow indoors than photoperiod varieties.
These seeds are also ideal for outdoor cultivation, as they can be harvested much earlier than photoperiod plants. They can also be grown in colder climates because they are resilient to harsh conditions.
To get the best results, you should keep a close eye on the temperature and humidity levels during different stages of your plant’s growth. These factors are crucial for maximizing your harvest.
You can easily find high-quality autoflowering cannabis strains on the market. These seeds are often recommended for commercial growers, as they produce a large yield of resin-heavy buds.
Regular Marihuana Seeds
With the recent development of feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds, you may be wondering whether regular seed strains are still relevant. The answer is yes, in some cases.
One reason that regular seeds remain popular is that they allow breeders to create new phenotypes by crossing their favourite male and female strains. This can be done for extreme potency, specific colours and flavours or any combination of traits that they desire.
The second reason why regular seeds are so popular is because they provide strong and healthy clones for the breeder to use. These clones are tiny replicas of the original plant, with all the robust characteristics that go with it.
While some growers choose to germinate regular seeds, it doesn’t have any impact on the germination rate. It is just a matter of keeping your seeds moist and making sure they are in the right environment to germinate. Lastly, remember to transplant the seeds into the soil as soon as they have a strong taproot.
Medical Marihuana Seeds
Medical marijuana seeds are a great way to get your hands on some high-quality cannabis without paying exorbitant prices from dispensaries. They allow you to have total control over your supply, and produce buds that are ideally suited for your condition.
These seeds are specifically bred to have higher levels of cannabidiol (CBD) and lower THC levels, reducing the psychoactive effects and providing greater therapeutic benefits. Buds from these seeds are known to offer relief from a variety of ailments, including depression and anxiety, muscle spasms, nausea, insomnia and even pain.
They are also available in both feminized and autoflowering versions. Feminized medical marijuana seeds are 99% guaranteed to produce only female plants, while autoflowering cannabis seeds take a shorter time to flower.