If you are looking for a more natural and organic experience, regular seed is the way to go. These seeds are not altered by human hands and produce a proportion of female and male plants. This is how cannabis has been grown for centuries.
This type of seed is also ideal for breeders who want a specific ratio of female to male plants. They are also more vigorous than feminized seeds and better tolerate stress.
They are 100% unaltered
Regular seeds are not genetically modified, and are a great choice for growers who want to preserve traditional cannabis strains. They can also be more resilient than feminized seeds and are better equipped to handle stress. However, they do have a higher chance of producing hermaphrodite plants (developing male and female flowers), which can lead to pollination and reduced yields. To avoid this, careful monitoring is required during the flowering stage.
Creating new strains and phenotypes with regular seed requires patience and cultivation experience. To achieve desirable traits, select the best male and female plants and crossbreed them. It is also important to provide the best possible growing conditions to encourage bud sites to develop. In addition, it is important to switch to a 12/12 light cycle at the beginning of the flowering phase. This will help your plants to develop dense, potent buds. Despite their challenges, regular seeds offer the potential for a wide variety of high-quality cultivars.
They are a great way to go back in time
When you purchase a regular seed, you are buying a direct link to the plant’s genetics. This is important for some growers, as they want to preserve the original phenotypes of their favourite strains. This type of seed is also ideal for breeders who want to create new genetics by crossing different varieties.
When it comes to germination, it’s best to use a fridge or some other storage place with a stable temperature. This is because seeds are wired to only sprout when their soil temperature reaches a certain range. So, if the environment changes too much, they will do the Goldilocks thing and just stay there, waiting for it to get warm enough to germinate.
While feminized seeds offer an easier way to get good harvests, regular seeds have their own special charm. With their breeding potential and phenotype variation, they open the door to endless possibilities for any grower. Just remember that they require sexing and can be susceptible to hermaphroditis, so it’s best to only grow them in the right conditions.
They are a great way to create your own strains
Regular seeds are a great way to create your own strains, as they can produce both male and female plants. They are the preferred seeds by breeders because they can be used to create a large variety of hybrids. The seeds are also cheaper, which makes them a popular choice for first-time growers. They are more tolerant to stress throughout the growing process than feminised cannabis seeds, making them easier for novices to work with.
In addition, a grower can cross a phenotype that they like with another specimen to create a new strain with their favourite traits, such as terpenes, flavour, yield, and flowering time. They can then use clones to reproduce this strain. Clones have the exact same genetics as their mother plant, which means they will have all of the desirable characteristics that you want in a strain. This is called selective breeding and is a vital part of creating your own cannabis varieties.
They are a great way to go organic
Go organic to treat your crops more responsibly and protect the planet. Commercial food crops are largely built on a chemical foundation, including chemical sprays for pest and disease issues and chemical fertilizers. Organic farmers can help to reduce the amount of chemicals used in production by growing their own seed.
Regular seeds will produce both male and female plants, so they are great for growers who want to experiment with crossing different varieties to create new genetics. However, they are not ideal for beginners as they can be more difficult to manage and may take longer to flower than feminized or autoflowering seeds.
When feminized seeds are produced, they are created by choosing a specific phenotype and using its “reversed” pollen to preserve it. When growing regular seeds, a variety of phenotypes will emerge and each plant will have its own unique traits in terms of growth pattern, development of the leaves and stems, scent, yield, insect resistance, terpene profile, THC/CBD ratio, and more. The grower can choose which phenotypes to keep in vegetative growth as mother plants and which ones to take clones from to retain the characteristics they like the most.