It’s important to keep the delicate seed sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as it begins to split.
Most experienced or commercial growers will not use feminized seeds because they only contain one set of genes, and these should never be used for breeding purposes. However, a lot of beginning growers start with feminized seeds because they eliminate the worry of having to deal with male plants.
Even if your seed sprouts fast and grows vigorously, it still has roughly a 50/50 chance of being female and producing buds, instead of turning out to be a male.
Seeds found in finished cannabis buds can develop for a number of reasons. For example, a male plant may have accidentally pollinated a flowering female during the growing process. But more commonly, they’re a sign of stress and can be attributed to high temperatures during the final stages of flowering or an exaggerated spike in climate or environment.
After completing these steps, it’s time to wait. Check the paper towels once a day to make sure they’re still saturated, and if they are losing moisture, apply more water to keep the seeds happy.
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Autoflowers can be started in early spring and will flower during the longest days of summer, taking advantage of high quality light to get bigger yields. Or, if you get a late start in the growing season, you can start autoflowers in May or June and harvest in the fall.
Lovers of weed with a high THC content, choose Jack Widow. Jack Widow is known for its fantastic taste, smell and effect. But also for the enormous harvest you get with it. When grown indoors, the plant yields up to 650 grams per m2 (in a SOG set-up), but especially outdoors, this plant comes into its own, because then the yield can be as high as 1,000 grams per m2. Tip for outdoor growers: take into account a reduced fungal resistance. A little growing experience is useful.
The Amnesia Haze x White Widow is a great choice if you like powerful weed, but growing experience is a plus. If you decide to take up the challenge, you will be richly rewarded with a huge harvest (indoors approx. 600 grams per m2 and outdoors approx. 700 grams per m2). In addition, the Amnesia Haze x White Widow is known for its high fungal resistance, which makes it very suitable for outdoor cultivation.
Of course, the choice of your seeds determines the size of the yield. But you also have an influence on the amount of weed you end up with. Do you decide to grow weed indoors or outdoors? After all, we know that growing weed outdoors yields more than growing it indoors. There are also methods to increase your yield, such as SCROG and the Sea of Green (SOG) method.
4. Jack Widow
Are you going to grow outside? Then read our blog ‘step-by-step plan for growing weed outdoors‘ to maximize your harvest. For indoor growing we have the ‘step-by-step plan indoor weed growing‘.
Does the name sound familiar? That’s not surprising, because it’s a very popular weed plant and the weed can be found in almost every coffeeshop. As a predominantly Sativa strain with extremely high yields, Super Silver Haze deserves this second place. Indoors, this variety produces a yield of 600 grams per m2 without any problems and even 800 grams per m2 under ideal conditions.
That home growers think it’s important that the cannabis seeds deliver the highest yield, we notice from the weekly emails with questions we receive. To help you as a reader choose your cannabis seeds, we have compiled a top 5 with the best cannabis seeds for big yields.
Choosing high yielding cannabis seeds is not always easy because there is a huge supply of cannabis seeds. Nowadays, there are over 5,000 different cannabis strains. All of these strains have unique characteristics that also play a role in making your choice. Just think of taste, smell and the effect.