Although often overlooked, regular seeds are a valuable tool for any grower. They allow you to work through a large number of plants and sift out the best ones. This can save you money on wasted hydro system space, nutrients and growing medium.
They also give you more opportunities to experiment with phenotypes and cross-breeds. In this way, they are a great choice for experienced growers.
Regular seeds are a popular choice for growers who want to cultivate multiple harvests. They can produce heavy yields and are easy to clone. Cloning allows you to make an exact genetic copy of a specific specimen, which is useful if you want to replicate a particular terpene profile, flavour, or colour.
However, the cultivation process for regular seed can be more complicated than feminized seeds. Growers must identify and remove male plants, which can be a time-consuming task. In addition, regular plants may not be as stable as feminized strains.
In the end, choosing between feminized and regular seeds is a matter of personal preference and growing goals. The best option for you depends on your resources, growing conditions, and experience level. With proper care, either type of cannabis seed can produce high-quality buds. Happy growing! The weed of your dreams is just a seed away.
Regular seeds have the potential to produce male or female plants. This is the difference between them and feminized seeds which contain only female chromosomes. Feminized seeds are created by reversing the sex of a selected plant and then crossing it with itself, creating hermaphrodite offspring with the same genetics as the parent used. With feminized seed, it’s easier to get high yields as the plant can focus all its energy on producing buds and not making new seeds.
Regular seeds are also popular with growers who prefer to use landrace strains that have remained unaltered over millennia. These varieties offer consistent growth, potency and flowering times, but they may be less uniform than feminized varieties. SSSC’s collection of regular seeds contains original 1980’s classics that have never been feminised. They will produce roughly equal numbers of male and female plants. This makes them the ideal choice for growers who want to create their own hybrids or crosses.
Despite the recent hype surrounding feminized seeds, regular seed is still an option for growers. The choice between feminized and regular seeds should be based on the grower’s resources, goals, and growing conditions.
Male cannabis plants produce pollen, which is blown by the wind or carried by the careful hand of a breeder until it reaches the stigmas on female flowers. This pollination results in hundreds, if not thousands, of seeds that can produce either male or female plants.
You can collect pollen from a male plant when its pollen sacks begin to open, which usually happens around day 30 of flowering. Then, you can store it in a freezer. The pollen can be kept for months as long as you triple-bag it and keep it dry. The pollen will lose fertility quickly if it gets wet. It is also possible to agitate the buds of your female plant to pollinate them. This method is more precise than the wind.
Regular seeds are a great choice for growers who want to learn and practice growing their own strains. They are ideal for breeding and allow growers to experiment with genotypes and phenotypes to produce new strains of marijuana. They also offer more genetic diversity than feminized seeds, which can be beneficial for breeders who are trying to improve a strain or create a new one.
Feminized seeds are more predictable in terms of female-to-male ratios, and they can be easier to manage. However, there are some situations in which a regular crop may be more suitable.
Growers who choose to cultivate a mixture of regular and feminized seeds will find that their plants are stronger, more resilient, and less prone to stress throughout the growing process. This is especially important if they are using techniques such as topping, fimming, lollypopping, and defoliation. This type of stress can cause feminized plants to turn hermaphrodite, so it’s important to be aware that there is always a chance of producing hermaphrodite plants.