Allow the pollen to work its magic for three hours. The fertilised flowers will now begin the process of forming seeds. Gently spray down the fertilised buds with water to remove excess pollen.
Feminized seeds are ideal for growers looking exclusively for buds, but regular seeds have their own list of benefits. Chiefly, they’re paramount in the creation of novel strains. Regular seeds also tend to produce more vigorous plants. These specimens are hardier, can tolerate stress well, and produce cuttings that exhibit explosive growth and awesome yields.
Cannabis is a dioecious species, meaning it produces separate male and female plants. Because female cannabis plants grow the best bud, this led to the creation and popularisation of feminized seeds—strains engineered to produce females 99.99% of the time.
STEP 2: FERTILISE YOUR FEMALES
The first signs of flowers or pollen sacs emerge at the nodes—the points at which the branches meet the main stem. Female flowers will emerge as tiny buds with small white hairs, while pollen sacs are round, hairless pods.
There are several ways to germinate your seeds. You can plant them directly in the soil, or wrap them in damp kitchen towel for a couple of days. Alternatively, use the Easy Start Kit to boost germination rates. The kit contains a tray with individual compartments for each seed and beneficial bacteria to encourage germination.
Fertilise the flowers on one or two branches on each plant. Label these branches, and leave the other flowers to develop into smokable bud.
Feminized seeds are only fit for a single harvest, and their genetics have the tendency to become unstable when cloned.
Light that is in the blue spectrum during vegetation promotes female development. Fluorescent lights should be white or blue spectrum for infant plants. Refrain from using the purple/red-tinted fluorescents, which are better for flowering.
In the rush to get buds in the jar sooner, it is always tempting to expose plants to 24hrs of light during the vegetation cycle. The plants may grow larger sooner, but this increases the risks of males developing.
Flowering: Decrease humidity slowly to 40–50% during the flowering phase. Refrain from dropping to this level in one go. Gradual humidity reduction will prevent stress. Too high humidity can cause numerous problems for cannabis flowers. By now, the sex of the plant has been established from the specialized treatment during the vegetation phase.
USE COOL, BLUE LIGHT
There are techniques and tricks of the trade that can be used for increasing the likelihood of getting more females from regular seeds. The key words here are a “stable growing environment.” Stress tends to produce more males, and undue stress during flowering can turn plants intersex.
Statistically, cannabis produces more male plants than females. Using these techniques can increase the number of female plants grown from regular seeds. Make the most of your time, space, and precious dollars by boosting the number of females every grow.
Following these easy-to-maintain tips can maximize female plant development. Stress of any kind is the enemy of marijuana. It is thought that male development increases the likelihood of pollination during times of stress. A single, well-pollinated female can produce hundreds of seeds, perpetuating the species into the next season.
Unless you are planning on doing some breeding of your own and you’re looking for a perfect male, female cannabis plants are what growing marijuana is all about. However, unless you purchase feminized seeds from a reputable source, females aren’t always guaranteed. In fact, statistically, regular cannabis seeds will produce 75% or more males per crop.
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Don’t piss on your plant. That dude is a retard. Like it’s me said good weed starts with the grower,good medium nutes lights and curing will make that bud 100 times better.
Most marijuana that’s sold commercially has , at least, fairly good genes; that is to say it has the potential to be fairly potent. The important word here is Potential! Every business stays alive by making tradeoffs and cutting corners (just like every airplane that flies is a compromise!). Every little bit of "proper" care that the plant doesn’t get is reflected by a coresponding drop in potential – that means the worse it’s treated the less potent it will be! This includes everything in all stages of growth – plus harvesting, drying and curing – plus handling, transporting and storing!
All you have to do to get "Good Weed" is do eveything right and allow the plant to live up to it’s potential!