Once you decide to grow your own cannabis, the first step is to choose the most suitable seeds. At this point a problem may arise: the options are somewhat different.
However, nothing is impossible, and this problem can be solved by following a certain algorithm of small decisions. Once you understand what type of marijuana seeds there are, what their pros and cons are, it will be easier to find the ones that best suit your needs.
Three Types of Seeds
A new cannabis plant can be grown in two ways: from a clone and from a seed. The seeds, in turn, can be regular, feminized, auto flowering and, on some occasions, you can even find feminized and auto flowering seeds at the same time. Almost all cannabis strains have these types of seeds, and that’s where you should start making your first choice.
The reason why regular seeds cannot always satisfy growers is the different levels of cultivation difficulty and the fact that only female plants provide high yields.
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Regular seeds behave exactly how Mother Nature designed them to behave (well, maybe with a little more help from growers). These seeds germinate when conditions resemble spring. Plants grow when the light period is long and when the days get shorter (autumn arrives). It is at this stage where you can determine which plant is male or female.
If your goal is simply to increase yield, you don’t need male plants, as although they can help you get seeds, the sprouts will not be the best. In fact, many growers are not very enthusiastic about the idea of dealing for several months with plants that will eventually not yield the best rewards.
Feminized seeds appeared on the market as a real salvation for those who do not want to worry about getting rid of male plants and giving precious space to “useless plants”. Compared to regular seeds that give you roughly a 50/50 male / female plant ratio, feminized seeds will give you almost 100 percent female cannabis.
However, there are some downsides to choosing these types of seeds: First, they won’t allow you to get seeds. Second, feminized cannabis seeds tend to be significantly more expensive than regular ones. So if you want to grow another crop, you need to save some clones of the plants or spend another fortune on a new pack of feminized seeds.
Automatic flowering seeds are useful for beginners in growing cannabis, as well as for those who live in areas with short daylight, but still want to grow marijuana outdoors. These plants are “programmed” to switch to the flowering regime, regardless of the conditions you give them (at least in good light conditions, you need to water and fertilize).
The great disadvantage of this type of seeds is the quality and quantity of the yield, which are much poorer compared to regular seeds.
Choose a Good Seed Bank
The success of a crop is 50% in genetics and 50% in care. There are big differences between choosing a marijuana seed from a recognized bank and choosing the one you found in a bun you bought on the street. Recognized banks have worked for several years (some have been for more than 20 years) improving the genetics of their cannabis seeds so that they are stable, have certain desired characteristics and in many cases so that they are feminized seeds. These seed banks typically guarantee germination rates of over 95% and they actually deliver, as their reputation is at stake.
On the other hand, if you want to breed cannabis and want to have your own seed bank, male plants will come in handy. They will also serve you well if you want to create your own new variety with the properties that suit you best, and if, for some reason, you cannot find what you need on the market.