RQS Fabric Pots are ideal for the entire growing cycle. These environmentally friendly pots retain moisture while allowing roots to breathe properly. The pots are available in 11, 15, 19, and 25l sizes. Up-pot your plants to the next size as they continue to grow. RQS Fabric Pots are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Select the females you want to fertilise. Dab the pollen with the end of a paintbrush and gently stroke the flowers you want to fertilise.
Whether you’re after extreme potency, a certain flavour profile, or specific colours, you need regular seeds to make your vision come alive.
You’ll know it’s time to water again when the pots are closer to their original weight.
The main limitation of growing indoors is space. You can get away with growing medium-sized indica strains, but towering sativas will be out of the question for most people.
The trouble with naturally pollinated marijuana plants is that they tend to produce male and female seeds at around the same rate. As a result, there is only a 50% chance that you’ll yield a female plant from a regular cannabis seed. Ultimately, this means an extremely inefficient grow. You have to account for the likelihood that half your plants are likely male.
Do you enjoy a smoke, inhale cannabis vapor, or consume an edible? If so, you owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the female cannabis plant. Only females provide the bud that is rich in cannabinoids such as THC that we can all enjoy. As a result, most growers look for feminized seeds that only carry female genetics. You can rely upon such seeds to produce nothing but female plants.
It is a response to adverse growing conditions; the plant is aware that it has a lower chance of reproduction. Poor growing conditions significantly reduce the plant’s chances of completing a growing season. It becomes less likely that a plant of the opposite gender will grow close enough to fertilize. When this happens, female plants may grow male ‘staminate’ flowers to produce pollen. They can also pollinate their own female ‘pistil’ flowers and produce seeds for next year.
How Early Feminized Seeds Were Created
Unless you are a breeder, a male plant is effectively useless. Too many of them will ruin your efforts to cultivate weed. You can circumnavigate the problem by planting twice as many seeds as usual. After all, you know that you’ll have to cull 50% of the crop. If you go down this route, you still need to identify male cannabis plants as soon as possible.
Furthermore, as it happens, this unusual situation is a survival mechanism. It allows weed to reproduce while being both an annual growth plant and one that produces flowers of different sexes on different plants.
There is a host of misinformation relating to feminized seeds and hermaphrodites (plants that show intersexuality). While more complex organisms typically have a specific gender, marijuana doesn’t necessarily follow this pattern. Cannabis is an odd plant because it grows annually and produces male and female flowers on different plants. However, it is also capable of producing flowers of the opposite gender under specific circumstances.
The hermaphrodite was deliberately stressed via pruning or exposure to a reduced light cycle. The goal was to encourage it to produce male cannabis flowers. The pollen from these flowers was applied to the other female plant. The main issue with the technique was that the pollen-donating female plants would often turn intersexual. This is a trait inherited by any feminized seeds created using this method.
In the current cannabis seed market, it is possible to buy both regular and feminized seeds. But, what’s the difference? Beginners could purchase seeds without understanding the real difference. Further, we explain the main characteristics of each of them and how they can influence cultivation. This is done in order to evaluate which are the most suitable cannabis plants for your needs. Regular seeds are completely pure and natural and produce both female and male cannabis plants. Feminized seeds are seeds obtained from Cannabis plants treated with special agronomic techniques. In this case, the plants produced from these seeds will express only the female sex. The first seed company to introduce feminized seeds to the market was “Dutch Passion” in 1998.
Both of these seeds have their own qualities that make them unique.
Feminized seeds and the methods
Thus a real revolution in the cultivation of cannabis seeds began. Today, we find several seed companies on the market that offer a wide range of feminized seeds in their catalogs. And, in some cases, there are companies that sell exclusively this type of product. The reason for this commercial strategy is quite obvious: most cannabis growers are not interested in hybridization and their only goal is to produce large quantities of top quality marijuana. This means that the ultimate goal is to grow only female cannabis plants. Buying feminized cannabis seeds avoids wasting time and being overwhelmed by frustration (there is nothing worse than growing numerous cannabis plants for several weeks and then discovering that half of them are male when the target initial was to get only female plants). When introduced to the market, the feminized seeds initially showed a rather poor quality, receiving heavy criticism from the public (given the high percentage of hermaphrodite Cannabis plants that developed from these seeds).
This is what feminized seeds look like
However, over the years, the seeds and the methods used for their production have reached very high levels, becoming a real art. The quality of the feminized marijuana seeds that you find on the market today is extremely high and the chances of a hermaphrodite plant developing are almost zero. When feminized seeds were introduced to the European market in 1998, a real revolution began which inevitably led to a lack of interest in regular seeds. Today, over 95% of the European cannabis seed market is occupied by feminized seeds. In the United States, however, regular seeds continue to have an important market, still managing to cover a large part of the sector.