Without regular cannabis seeds, there is no breeding! It’s as simple as that. Pick your favourite male and female specimens, and cross them to create offspring that display the best traits of each.
It’s a good idea to weigh your pots before you water them. If possible, place them on a scale. Every time you water them, the soil will retain water, and each pot will become significantly heavier.
However, space isn’t usually an issue outdoors. Growers can cultivate tall and productive plants that provide bigger yields.
You can also tell when it’s time to water again by feeling the soil. A general rule of thumb is to wait for the top inch of soil to dry out before watering your plants again.
Whether you’re after extreme potency, a certain flavour profile, or specific colours, you need regular seeds to make your vision come alive.
For breeding for the rare Cannabinoids you really need to use selfing like is used for feminized seed production. I speak from experience being the very first to commercialize using STS, I did not make and sell feminized seeds I bred varieties that had a single Cannabinoid, for each of the less common Cannabinoids, like CBC, CBG, THCV, CBDV, CBCV, CBGV each in very high amounts and with close to zero other Cannabinoids. This can not be done with regular seed breeding. And male genes as found in regular seeds do not produce better plants for growing or breeding, I think maybe you do not understand plant genetics for Cannabis which is a Dioecious obligate outcrosser.
Unfortunately, legal restrictions mean we can’t answer grow related questions or give grow advice on this blog. However, we do have the Sensi Seeds Forum where you can ask questions and share your experiences with a thriving community of cannabis and gardening enthusiasts, so please don’t hesitate to join the community!
The Difference Between Craft and Commercial Cannabis, And Why You Need to Know
This is also why feminized seeds must always be referred to by that name – they aren’t truly female, and therefore cannot be sold as such. Watch out for seeds described as ‘100% female’, as this is nothing more than a marketing ploy!
We have quite often been asked if it’s possible to do all the things that can be done with regular cannabis seeds using feminized seeds.
From a crop grown from regular cannabis seeds, the best female plants are selected to become ‘mothers’ – so called because with loving care, they can produce potentially hundreds of ‘children’ over the space of several years. The clones that are taken from these mother plants are tiny replicas down to the last scrap of genetic material – including their female sex.
Regular Seeds is the term applied to non-feminised plants, this means the seeds could be either male or female. When these seeds are grown they produce both male and female cannabis plants, by removing the male plant from this growing process early on the female plant is stronger and less prone to stress throughout the growing process. This resilience from the female plant means there would not be the worries present in other strains which may be a combination or even a hybrid. There is pretty much no chance of a dual-sex (hermaphrodite) plant being produced in the growing process. Thus making regular seeds an excellent choice for first-time or novice botanists.
Regular seeds as a singular strain can also be ‘fused’ with other strains to create new strains. Combining two strong strains produced from regular seeds can lead to stronger yields whilst maintaining the potency from the original strains, making this a popular choice for ‘experienced growers’.
Grow multiple harvests | Regular Cannabis Seeds
The plants grown from the regular seed tend to produce not only a heavy yield for the first harvest, but the seeds created can also be used to cultivate and grow the next crop. For those of you who wish to grow more than one crop or multiple harvests, regular seeds are vital to this process due to their durability and the potency of their yield on a consistent basis.
Buying your ‘regular seeds’ from the Amsterdam Seed Center gives you the best opportunity to make a success of your ‘growth plans’, with the best support. The Amsterdam Seed Center has a number of experts available who are able to advise and help not just novice but experienced growers before, during and after their buying process in order to grow the strongest and most successful yield. Providing advice and guidance on the optimum ‘growth conditions’ and best methods to take with regards to having a consistent and healthy crop.