They are also cheaper and easier to breed. This means that they are ideal for home growers who want to learn more about cannabis breeding.
It is cheaper
Regular seed is cheaper than feminized seed and is a good option for growers on a budget. However, you should always be aware that you may end up with a lot of male cannabis plants in your crop, so it is important to remove them from the growing environment as soon as possible.
Breeders also prefer regular seeds because they provide a wider range of genetic variation. Unlike feminized seeds, which are created by selecting a preferred female plant phenotype and then chemically altering it, regular seeds allow you to explore the genetics of your strain in a much more hands-on way.
Many breeders also like to use regular seeds when back-crossing or producing new cultivars. This allows you to preserve the original genetics of a strain while giving you the opportunity to discover new phenotypes that you wouldn’t have been able to find with feminized seeds.
It is easier to breed
There are many reasons why regular seed is easier to breed than feminized. These include being cheaper, less likely to produce pests or diseases, and offering more opportunities for genetics to develop.
Regular seeds are also much easier to clone, as they can be taken from a mother plant that is at least two months into the vegetative cycle. However, it is important to choose a quality mother plant that is healthy and sturdy.
Feminized seeds are often considered to be the best choice for beginners, as they remove the complexities of breeding. This allows new growers to focus on learning the basics of growing marijuana without the need for sexing their plants.
However, this can be difficult to do if you have not yet mastered the art of growing cannabis. Nevertheless, it is still possible to learn the fundamentals of cultivation and develop your skills. Ultimately, you will need to make a decision that best suits your goals and experience level.
It is more stable
Regular seed is a good option for beginners and those who want to experiment with different strains. It is a safe way to start breeding your own plants and it gives you the opportunity to create your own unique genetics.
Regular seeds are also a great choice for breeders who are looking to produce strong and consistent genetics that have the terpenes, effects and flowers they desire. They are also more stable than feminized seeds, which can be unstable due to the genetic tampering that is required for them to become feminized in the first place.
Regular seed can also be paired with other strains to produce new strains that have the same potency as their original parents. They can be bred to produce more and stronger plants with better yields. They can also be cloned to produce new strains. However, they do require a bit more work and attention from the grower as well as some expertise in breeding.
It is easier to germinate
Unlike feminized seeds, which have been genetically engineered to only produce female plants, regular seed produces both male and female specimens in an ideal 50/50 ratio. The exact number is not 100% guaranteed, however, and can vary greatly depending on several factors.
The key to germinating cannabis seeds is providing them with the proper temperature and moisture. This can be done by using the Easy Start Kit or simply wrapping your seeds in a damp paper towel for a few days until they are properly moistened and well-hydrated.
When the seed is soaked, it will absorb water and start the growth process by splitting open, allowing the embryonic root (or radicle root) to grow through it. Once the radicle root has emerged, it is time to transplant it into your grow medium.
Germinating your seeds is an important step for any grower, and it is essential to do it correctly. Mistakes can lead to damaged or dead seeds, so make sure you follow the right steps to ensure your success!