Also, buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank will give you a sense of what a particular strain will look and smell like, how it will grow, and how much it will yield at harvest.
Many marijuana growers start autoflowers early in the season, and at a different time than a regular crop, so keep the season and climate in mind when growing and harvesting—your plants still need warmth to grow, and rain can give them bud rot. Consider growing in a greenhouse to protect them.
Pros and cons of using cannabis clones
This is sometimes referred to as “cloning by seed” and will not produce any male plants. This is achieved through several methods:
As we’ve mentioned, cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning male and female reproductive organs appear on different plants.
letting buds over-mature – this is also known as “rodelization;” basically when the plant’s buds have gone past maturity without being pollinated (if the grower waits way too long to harvest), a female plant may make male pollen within its buds as a last ditch effort to pollinate itself and make seeds for the next generation
Cannabis growers are trying to grow sinsemilla (seedless buds). A few seeds won’t hurt anything. But if you have very seedy buds, it significantly lowers your yields because plants are putting all their energy into making seeds. The buds also tend to be less potent if they are full of seeds. Seeds are not the end of the world, but it’s good to avoid if possible.
Hermies can be caused by many things, including…
What’s the matter with a few seeds?
Yet there are good and bad breeders out there, and with good breeders, you have a very low chance of running into cannabis sex problems.
chemical stimulation – by exposing a female plant to certain substances like colloidal silver or gibberellic acid during the early parts of the flowering stage, you can force any female plant to create pollen. This is how seedbanks get female pollen to produce feminized seeds.
So only some feminized seeds come from parents with bad genetics, and that’s what’s the grower cares about most.