Feminized seeds are only sown to produce female plants, compared to regular seeds which have a 50% chance of producing male plants.
More about female cannabis seeds
Female cannabis seeds are important for cannabis cultivation as only female plants produce wildflowers.
In addition to the fact that male cannabis plants produce pollen bags instead of flowers, a male plant around a female plant can damage the entire plant. This is because male plants pollinate shoots of young female plants. When this happens, the flower becomes full of seeds, which reduces its quality and value.
Growers and breeders are developing female cannabis seeds to address this challenge. By increasing the chances of all your seeds producing female plants, you eliminate the chances that male plants will not produce flowers and male plants will not accidentally pollinate flowering plants.
How to get feminized seeds
feminized cannabis seeds are very common. You can buy feminized seeds online from seed banks all over the world. And if you live in a place where it is legal to farm at home, you should be able to buy female seed in most pharmacies. You can also make your own feminine seeds, but for the best feminine seeds, buy them from a reputable breeder or seed bank.
How are marijuana seeds feminized?
feminized cannabis seeds are created by genetic therapy. Basically, the idea is to encourage female plants to produce pollen. Usually, only male plants produce pollen, but if you can somehow produce female pollen, then it is you who have pollen that contains only female chromosomes. There are several ways to do this:
- Spray a female plant with colloidal silver as it grows and blooms. This substance promotes the growth of pollen and since this pollen comes from a female plant, it carries female chromosomes. When the plant begins to produce seeds, use it to pollinate the flowers of a normal female cannabis plant. These pollinated flowers will produce female seeds. There are some reports online that say you should not smoke or eat any part of a plant that is sprayed with colloidal silver. And there is also news that says this is nonsense. You have to decide for yourself.
- In a process very similar to the pulp silver method, a young female cannabis plant was sprayed with silver thiosulfate. This substance suppresses the production of ethylene, which is essential for the flowering process. By feeding your female plants with silver thiosulfate, you encourage the plant to produce seeds, which can be used to pollinate other female plants and to produce female cannabis seeds.
- The third main method is called “rodelization”. This is a completely natural technique, although it does not produce the desired results as consistently as the silica or silver thiosulfate methods. Rodents use a natural process where an unpolluted female plant sometimes organically produces its own pollen sac. Think of it as an attempt to leave the plant permanently for reproduction. With this method, the female plant is forced to be in the flowering stage until the plant’s self-fertilization system begins to enter. When this happens, you can use the pollen produced by the female plant to pollinate the flowers of a normal female. plant, which in turn produces female seeds.
Difference between feminized seeds and auto-flowering?
Although there are many different types of seeds available, these two are the most popular seeds.
Self-flowering seeds are planted to enter the flowering stage without changing the light to activate flower production. Cannabis seeds have nothing to do with flowering. Female cannabis seeds are grown only to grow female plants.
Are feminized seeds guaranteed to be female?
While female seed usually only grows female plants, there is no 100% guarantee that you buy female seed or make your own. Sometimes, female seeds will still grow and become male plants. For this reason, it is good to keep an eye on your plants as they mature. If you ever see pollen pockets starting to form, remove the plant before it accidentally pollinates and destroys your female plant.