What Are Feminized Cannabis Seeds?
Regular cannabis seeds can be male or female. There is no way to tell if you have male or female seeds in a bag; you need to wait till these plants are flowering before you can tell which ones are male and which ones are female. By then, you’ve wasted time, money and resources to grow male plants that you don’t need.
When you use feminized cannabis seeds, you can confidently grow your plants till flowering time. There’s no need to deal with pesky male plants which can accidentally pollinate your female plants. You’ll save money on resources that your male plants consumed.
Feminized seeds will grow delicious buds. You can cultivate your plants to grow larger and more potent buds using supplements, and various techniques. Also, feminized seeds are one of the costliest seeds in most seed banks.
How To Make Feminized Cannabis Seeds?
And because it's very expensive to buy feminized cannabis seeds, you may venture into growing your batch of seeds. Growing your feminized seeds will make sure that you have a steady supply of seeds to use and who knows, you can even sell seeds to customers.
Making feminized seeds starts with using a healthy cannabis female plant that is ready to flower. Use silver solution to stimulate the development of male parts on the female plant. When the male parts have matured, these will open and feminized pollen will come out. When feminized pollen is applied to female flowers the flowers will produce feminized cannabis seeds. You may harvest seeds after a few days.
How To Germinate Feminized Cannabis Seeds?
Germinating feminized cannabis seeds is similar to sprouting regular seeds. There are several ways to germinate seeds. You can use the damp paper towel method where seeds are placed in between two damp paper towels. The seeds will germinate after five days, more or less.
Another way is to germinate inside peat cubes. The cubes are soaked in water overnight and each cube accommodates one seed. Cannabis seeds germinated this way will sprout in just three to five days. You’ll know that the seeds have sprouted when the roots are visible from the cube and small leaves have sprouted on top.
Most seed banks provide germination steps and techniques to customers to ensure that the seeds that they purchased will sprout.