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The best way to store cannabis pollen is in a new resealable bag. You can store pollen this way in the fridge for a few days. Alternatively, you can store it in the freezer for up to 1 year.
Remember, only the bud sites that come into contact with pollen will develop cannabis seeds. You can choose to apply pollen to parts or all of your female plant. You’ll also want to make sure you directly touch the pistils/hairs on a bud site to ensure the area is well pollinated.
HOW TO COLLECT CANNABIS POLLEN FROM MALE PLANTS?
There are a few simple ways to collect the pollen from your male plants:
Pollinated buds look quite different to regular sinsemilla. They usually don’t have as many rich trichomes and don’t form into large colas. Instead, they’re usually smaller and a lot more bulbous.
In order to pollinate your plant you’ll want to apply your harvested pollen onto the bud sites (usually located where leaves meet the stem of a plant) using a brush. This will cause the buds to develop seeds which can be collected and grown in the future.
Good air permeable soil is important for the development of the roots of your cannabis plant and will allow your plant to become stronger and healthier. You can add perlite (tiny white stones) to the soil to make it lighter, but why make things more complicated? I prefer to buy soil in a specialized grow shop and these can be found all over the world. There you can buy good soil specifically intended for growing cannabis. These high-quality mixtures are light, generally thanks to the addition of perlite, and contain enough of the required nutrients. Admittedly, it’s a bit more expensive. But you have to be prepared to pay more for quality. The biggest advantage of good soil is that your plants need minimal extra care.
Before you buy equipment, seeds and start growing, you have to decide whether you will grow cannabis indoors or outdoors. I would like to advise novice growers to first try to grow a plant outside. This way you can find out if it works and you won’t have to buy all kinds of expensive equipment.
What do you have to pay attention to when buying cannabis seeds?
Just like any other plant, cannabis needs light to be able to grow. If you want to grow cannabis indoors, you will therefore have to purchase a lamp. The length of the night is very important for cannabis plants so always use a timer switch to ensure a regular cycle. You can choose lamps of various wattages for growing cannabis – 400 watt, 600 watt and 1000 watt. The more light, the better the yield will be. Ideal for indoor growing are high pressure sodium (vapour) lamps. I replace my lamps every year for an optimal light intensity.
It is important to start by gaining some theoretical knowledge. You can do this by reading books and magazines about cannabis. Watching video clips about cannabis has also helped me greatly. You will learn a lot from them and discover new things. Should you still have questions after having read books and magazines and watched videos, you can share them with other growers on forums. On the many cannabis forums on the Internet, you’ll find growers of various levels who are prepared to share their experience with you and answer your questions. My experience is that in most cases you a get quick response on your questions. There are of course many different ways to gather information. It’s up to you to take your pick. After this, you will know everything about cannabis, growing cannabis, and the various strains, but you’ll probably see that in practice not everything goes as you would have expected. Keep in mind that learning takes some time and that you have to start somewhere.
If you want to cultivate cannabis seeds it’s very important that you cultivate female plants. The male plant only produces pollen and ultimately seed, so these aren’t any good. A female plant produces the flower, your buds. So if you want to cultivate for personal use, you only need to grow female plants.