Regular seed is a popular option for old-school growers, offering pure genetics bred through breeding both male and female parents. Ideally producing approx 50/50 male and female offspring, these seeds are a firm favourite for both beginners and experienced growers alike.
Often used in cloning, these seeds allow you to make a precise genetic copy of a strain you love. This can be a great way to preserve its specific traits, including flavour, morphology, and colour.
They are not feminized
Regular seed are cannabis seeds that are non-feminized. They produce a mix of male and female plants when they are grown.
Feminized seed, on the other hand, produce only female cannabis plants. This makes them easier to grow and also reduces the risk of hermaphrodite (dual-sex) plants in your crop.
This makes them a good option for first-time and novice growers. They can also be used to back-cross strains and create new varieties.
They are also cheaper and easy to grow. They have fewer pests and diseases, and they are not as prone to stress.
In addition, they are also easy to harvest and come with high yields. They can also be grown outdoors or indoors, depending on your needs and climatology.
They are cheaper
Feminized seed is cheaper than regular seeds, but it also comes with a disadvantage. It’s almost impossible to breed or create hybrids with feminized plants.
The only way to achieve this is by culling out the male plants in order to get the female ones that you need for breeding purposes. This can be a pain, but it’s definitely worth it in the long run.
This makes them much more able to handle stress and provide a better chance of survival in the long run. Additionally, they are easier to keep for taking cuttings or clones as well. This is especially helpful if you’re looking for new strains to add to your collection. This is why many cannabis growers choose to buy regular seeds over feminized ones.
They are easy to grow
Regular seeds are a great choice for growers who want to practice growing marijuana plants and develop their own strains. They are cheaper than feminized seeds, and they can be found in a variety of strains.
They also produce a larger yield than feminized seeds. They are easy to germinate and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Another important benefit of these seeds is that they are genetically stable and can be cloned without losing their original characteristics. This makes them ideal for taking cuttings and clones that can be used to preserve their unique traits.
These strains are often overlooked by weed seed companies, but they could be the basis for new strains. Some of these strains are incredibly heavy, with thick buds and a lot of resin production.
They are also very resilient, which makes them a good choice for novice growers. They are forgiving, and they will easily adapt to changes in temperature, light, and water.
They are easy to harvest
A few seeds, such as beans, peas, basil, broccoli, lettuce, onions, corn, okra, and turnips, are harvested while still in the pod or husk to prevent birds, insects, and rodents from damaging them. Others, such as sunflowers and acorns, are harvested before the entire seed has dried and turned brown to avoid damage by wind or rain.
Most vegetables and herbs can be harvested as microgreens or sprouts, which are very easy to grow. They take 7-21 days to grow and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Another way to harvest seeds is by picking fruit with seeds inside. This is common with tomatoes, eggplants, and members of the Solanaceae (tomatoes, capsicums, chilies) and Cucurbitaceae families (melons, squashes, cucumbers).
For this purpose, you can collect the seeds or flower heads from the ripe fruit when they are fully mature but not rotten. After you’ve collected the seeds, you can dry them on wax paper or on a plate until they are thoroughly dry and ready for processing.