A common question is why we at Sensi Seeds still carry regular seeds while other seedbanks have moved solely to feminized varieties. The answer is straightforward:
Regular seeds give rise to 50% male and 50% female plants – just as nature intended. This makes them popular among breeders looking to create new strains.
If you’re growing your weed on a budget, you might want to consider trying regular seeds. These non-feminized plants are cheaper to produce and can give you excellent yields. They also provide valuable male pollen for breeding.
The SSSC regular seed collection contains top-tier cultivars that are sure to please. These strains were bred before feminized seeds were invented and still deliver some of the most THC-rich genetics available today.
Regular seeds work as nature intended and have a 50% chance of producing either a flowering female plant or a pollen-producing male. This makes them a popular choice for breeders looking to create new cultivars. You can also use these seeds to grow clones of your favourite strains. Make sure to cull any male plants from your crop early in the flowering cycle to prevent them from pollinating your females and reducing your yield. You can do this by identifying the minuscule sprouts that look like hairs on your marijuana plants, which are called stigma.
They’re easier to breed
Regular seeds have a natural tendency to produce male plants, which growers do not want and end up throwing away. This is why feminized seed is more expensive, as the grower must spend time and resources on weeding out the males. This process can be difficult if you’re growing for a larger harvest, but it’s worth the extra effort.
With proper observation and knowledge, identifying and removing the males from your garden becomes easier over time. This allows you to use all of your growing space and focus on cultivating female plants that will yield a high-quality harvest.
Another benefit of using regular seeds is that they are easier to breed and create new strains from. This is a great option for experienced growers who are looking to develop unique phenotypes. This is because regular seeds have a higher rate of germination and are typically heartier than feminized varieties. Additionally, they can retain a greater amount of aromatic terpenes when crossed with other strains.
They’re more stable
Some growers prefer regular seeds because they offer more genetic variation. This can lead to the creation of new cultivars or phenotypes that aren’t available with feminized seeds. In addition, regular seeds can produce male plants, which are useful for creating breeding stock.
However, growing regular seeds also requires identifying and culling male plants to prevent pollination of the female plants. This is a labor-intensive process that requires experience and knowledge. However, a stable growing environment can help make it easier to differentiate boys from girls during the vegetation phase.
In addition, some growers choose to use regular seeds because they’re more stable than feminized seeds. This stability can help with cultivation techniques such as making cuttings and clones. This is especially important for growers who want to produce mother plants that can be used to create sexy hybrids or purebreds. SSSC offers a variety of high-quality, regular cannabis seeds including Karel’s Haze, Creamy Kees and Frosty Friday.
They’re easier to find
Regular seeds are the best choice for cultivators who want to breed their own marijuana strains. They’re often used by home growers because they produce reliable, resilient plants. These plants can withstand most environmental stresses, including temperature fluctuations and light cycles. They’re also easy to maintain for novice growers.
On the other hand, feminized seed has a much higher chance of producing hermaphrodite plants that produce male flowers. This is a problem for growers because it leads to unwanted pollination and reduces yield. Fortunately, this problem can be avoided by sexing the plants and isolating males early into flowering.
While sexing the plants can be difficult, it’s important to understand that this is a normal part of plant breeding. It’s a process that can take several generations, but it’s worth the effort in the long run. With a little patience, you can successfully breed your own marijuana strain. Just be sure to choose a reputable breeder or seed bank to ensure genetic stability and high-quality seeds.