Regular seeds offer several advantages over feminized ones. They allow growers to practice their growing skills and become more experienced, and they are also a great choice for those who want to breed their own strains.
They are also easier to identify the sex of a plant and can save money by avoiding unnecessary purchases of nutrients and substrate. However, it is still essential to understand the differences between male and female plants.
They are cheaper
Regular seeds are less expensive than feminized seeds, making them a good option for growers who want to save money. They also offer a higher yield than feminized seeds. Regular cannabis plants produce both male and female flowers, so they can be bred to create new strains. Theoretically, each seed should give a 50% chance of producing a male plant or a female one.
Feminized seeds are more expensive because of the extra work that goes into their production. However, many growers feel that the increased consistency is worth the price.
Feminized seeds may be better for beginners because they do not require sexing, but regular seeds are better for experienced breeders. They are more cost-effective and provide a greater genetic diversity. Moreover, they allow growers to select and breed the best plants for their growing environment. This gives them the opportunity to develop unique, high-quality strains that are not available in feminized form. They also provide access to old-school strains that have not been feminized.
They are easier to grow
The SSSC regular seeds collection contains a wide range of authentic, original genetics including Karel’s Haze, Creamy Kees, Prima Holandica, Frosty Friday and Kosher Haze. These strains are ideal for growers who are looking to save money on growing medium and nutrients. Unlike feminized seeds, regular cannabis plants do not need to be sexed once they reach the vegetative stage. This can be a huge saving on time and effort, not to mention the amount of space that can be wasted by throwing away male plants.
In nature, normal seeds have a 50% chance of being either female or male. This can result in a mixture of male and female plants that produce smokable buds. This can be a problem for some growers who want to create their own cultivars and need pollen from male plants. This is why feminized seeds are preferred by many growers. They are easier to manage and give a higher quality crop.
They are more stable
While feminized seeds have become more popular in recent years, many growers still prefer regular seeds. They are seen as the “real thing” in terms of plant genetics, and can be grown without fear of producing male plants. They also offer a higher yield and potency than feminized seeds. Growing regular seeds is also a great option for those who want to begin breeding their own strains.
Regular seeds are the preferred choice of experienced breeders because they allow them to select specific phenotypes to preserve or create unique, high-quality strains. They can also use clones to grow and maintain certain traits, such as yield, terpene profile, pest resistance, or THC/CBD ratio. This makes them ideal for growers who are looking to create a strain that fits their growing environment and preferences. This flexibility is also why a lot of reputable seed companies offer both feminized and regular seeds. Their selection is designed to meet the needs of every grower.
They are easier to breed
Regular seeds are preferred by breeders because they allow them to create strains that can be adapted to specific growing conditions. They are also cheaper than feminized seeds, making them more affordable for new growers to try their hand at cultivating.
Feminized seeds can be used for breeding purposes, but it is not as easy as with regular ones. To create feminized plants, breeders first select a desired phenotype and use its ‘reversed’ pollen to produce more female plants. Then, they will cross the plants with each other to create a new strain with the desired traits.
Choosing the best strains to grow with regular seeds will depend on your experience and preferences. It is important to select a strain that fits your growing environment and personal taste, and one that has a good reputation in terms of yield, resistance to pests and terpene profile. Then, choose a sample size of around 10 seeds to ensure a good ratio of male to female plants.