How are feminized seeds made?
Usually, a cannabis seed offers a 50/50 chance of producing either a male or female. This is something biologically programmed into the DNA of the plant to ensure the highest odds of reproducing and of course, overall survival. Much like with humans, the gender is determined by the X and Y chromosomes. A plant with one of each chromosome will 99% of the time produces a male. A cannabis plant with two X chromosomes with hasa 99% chance of being female. To create feminized seeds, a treatment of colloidal silver is sprayed on the plants during the flowering stage. This process is used to transform female plants into hermaphrodites (a plant that is both male and female). It forces them to grow seed sacs full of female pollen instead of bud. Those sacs can then be collected and used to pollinate other female plants. Since this process makes two females the mothers, the plant will produce seeds that will only carry X chromosomes. This ensures a 99% success rate of female only plants. While in nature this process does on occasion happen it is incredibly rare, and when it does those plants will also almost always produce more seed that will create hermaphrodites, than seed that is strictly female.
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What to look for when buying feminized seeds?
When ultimately deciding where you want to purchase your seeds it is important to look for a few things. Well established trusted seed companies will generally offer a warranty for their seeds. With the high cost that is often associated with feminized seeds it is important to view your purchase as an investment, and when able it is best to go with the highest quality possible to ensure the best results. You will usually get the best deal when purchasing in bulk. There are other things to consider, like the offered variety of strains, the THC and CBD content available, and of course the cost. Sometimes it is best to go local, so the shipping doesn’t kill you. Other times, you will find the most variety over the border in which case it might be worth a little extra.
Every cannabis strain has its own quality, ranging between high THC, high CBD, high yielding and some can be grown outdoors while all marijuana can grow indoors. High CBD cannabis seeds are often sought after by medical growers growing their own cannabis. The genetics of these strains are focused on gaining as much CBD as we can. However, we do not like to call it medical marijuana, because we are no certified doctors. But, we do recognize the effects and benefits of high quality home growing marijuana. That’s why Nirvana often has cannabis seeds for sale with high CBD values in a special deal. Luckily, Nirvana doesn’t just offer strains with high CBD for marijuana growers with medical needs. We also offer high quality weed seed deals for all of our marijuana strain and sometimes we offer free seeds to help our growers in need. These sales are specifically made for you to tailor your own home growing cannabis needs.
Nirvana’s history can be traced way back to the end of the 1980s. At the time, Nirvana’s founder Mau was working at Positronics, the legendary Amsterdam grow shop. It was here that he attained the knowledge and inspiration to start his own cannabis seed business.
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After applying and expanding his knowledge in a number of Amsterdam’s well-known grow shops, the time had come to offer the world the expertise he had gained and the excellent products he had developed.
He spent years travelling, seeking and collecting marijuana seeds from the finest strains available. More years went into experimenting, growing, cross-breeding and developing new cannabis strains, from which the very best were selected for his range of first-rate hybrids.
In 1995 Nirvana was officially founded by Mau. From its origins as a cannabis seed specialist, Nirvana has grown into an innovative business concept. Its unique and original range of carefully crafted hemp products serves to expand the usage of this extraordinary plant further than ever before. While continually improving and extending its range of first-rate cannabis seeds.
2. The water method
While this one may not be the most popular, it does offer an overall success rate higher than the paper towel method, and some find it easier to separate the sprouts since there is no paper towel to worry about damaging the roots. All that’s required for this one is a glass or jar of lukewarm water and the seeds you are germinating.
Step 1 – Line 1 side of the Ziploc baggie with one sheet of paper towel. Use room temperature or lukewarm water to dampen the paper towel
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3. Carbonated water – soil starting method
Another soil germinating option that works great with aged cannabis seeds is carbonated water.