Feminized seeds are bred to contain no male chromosomes, which ensures that every plant grown from a feminized seed will flower as a female and be able to produce the crop of resinous buds sought by most growers.
For gardeners who require a quick and easy cultivation process, feminized seeds are the ideal choice. Some medicinal cannabis users may be deterred from growing their own supply because of the perceived difficulty of growing or of identifying the different genders and removing males early in the blooming period. Feminized seed-strains offer a simple solution to these issues, as there is no need to spend time in the first weeks of flowering checking for male plants.
Growers usually germinate more seeds than they intend to grow (sometimes twice as many) to allow for the removal of males. With feminized seeds, growers decide how many plants they want, germinate that number of seeds, then simply grow, flower and harvest the results. Cannabis cultivation has never been easier!
Regular Cannabis Seeds
Regular cannabis seeds are bred from a male and a female parent, and can produce male or female plants. There is no way to tell whether a regular cannabis seed will produce a male or female plant apart from growing and flowering it. However, once a plant has been in the flowering phase for about two weeks, it is quite easy to tell the difference between males, with their oval pods, and females, which produce a a teardrop-shaped calyx from which a pair of white hairs emerge.
When growing regular cannabis seeds, the natural ratio of females to males is around one-to-one (66% female). When planning a grow, it is best to assume that half of the seeds started will turn out female and germinate extra seeds to account for the males that will be discarded early in flowering.
Various factors influence whether feminised or regular cannabis seeds are the most suitable choice for an individual grower. Growing conditions, available space and time, level of experience and personal preference all play a part. If the intention is to breed cannabis and create seeds, both male and female plants are needed, so regular cannabis seeds are required.
Cloning involves taking cuttings from female plants and encouraging them to root, so that they become identical copies of the 'mother plant'. While plants from regular and feminised seeds can both be made into mother plants, it is likely that a regular female will give healthy clones for a longer period (several years, in most cases) than a mother plant grown from feminised seed.
Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds
Autoflowering seeds provide an easy and rewarding harvest of high quality cannabis without the need for a change in light cycles or the removal of male plants. Grown outdoors, these autoflowering cannabis varieties can produce two or more harvests in the course of a normal summer. Under lights, plants grown from autoflowering seeds are capable of going from seedling to full maturity in as little as ten weeks.
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