If you are planning to grow cannabis, it’s important to choose the right seed type. Depending on your level of experience and goals, you should consider either regular or feminized seeds.
They are easy to grow
Regular seed produces a 50/50 chance of male and female plants, making it easier for growers to manage a large harvest. Male plants produce pollen, which can be used to fertilize the female plant and create new strains. This process is called cross-pollination, and it helps increase the yield and potency of a crop. Regular seeds are also ideal for those who want to cultivate their own cannabis clones.
Feminized seeds offer advantages, but many experienced growers prefer the genetic diversity that regular seeds provide. Each plant produced by regular seeds has its own characteristics, such as resistance to pests, aroma, THC/CBD levels, flowering time and yield. The best part is that growers can take a single phenotype and breed it with other strains to create their own unique cannabis strains. This is a great way to experiment with different terpenes, highs and flavors.
They are more resistant to pests and diseases
SSSC regular cannabis seeds are a great choice for growers who want to preserve old school genetics that never had the opportunity to be feminized. They are also less expensive and more resilient in adverse growing conditions. They also tend to perform better when grown with certain fungicides and pesticides, but make sure that you read the label carefully and use them at the rate indicated for activity against the diseases and insects of your particular concern.
Another reason why growers prefer regular seed is because it can produce both male and female plants, whereas feminized seeds always guarantee a proportion of only females. This is a big advantage for breeders who want to create new strains with specific characteristics, such as higher THC or CBD levels or unique flavor profiles. This process can be time consuming and labor intensive, but it is essential to the development of the best strains possible. In addition, growers often use regular seeds to make mother plants for taking clones.
They are cheaper
With a huge commercial focus on feminized seeds it’s easy to forget that regular marijuana plants are still vital for the future of cannabis. For growers who are not interested in breeding and prefer a pure, untampered growing experience they are an excellent option. These seeds are cheaper and work just how nature intended – with an equal chance of producing male or female plants.
When compared to feminized marijuana seeds, which can be expensive to produce, regular seeds are one of the most affordable options for a home grower. They will save you money on nutrient costs, hydro system space and time wasted on culling male plants.
In addition, a pack of 10 regular weed seeds can produce twice as many bud-capable females as a pack of feminized marijuana seeds. This makes them a popular choice for newbies and experienced growers alike! SSSC offers a wide range of regular marijuana strains including old-school classics such as Creamy Kees, Karel’s Haze and Kosher Haze.
They are more stable
Regular seeds offer the chance to grow a variety of different plant phenotypes. It’s a great choice for breeders because it can be easier to work with them than feminized ones. The reason is that they contain equal numbers of male and female chromosomes. This means you can easily sex the plants and eliminate the males before they pollinate, saving on space, growing medium and nutrients.
Feminized seeds, on the other hand, produce hermaphrodites 99.9% of the time, so you need to eliminate all the males or breed them with other strains to get a clone or seedling with the desired characteristics. This can be quite a hassle for home growers, and it’s not something that most people have the time or resources to do on a large scale.
As such, if you want to create your own cannabis strains, regular seeds are the best option for you. With a range of classic genetics to choose from, including Karel’s Haze, Creamy Kees and Prima Holandica, the SSSC selection of regular seeds has something for everyone.