Growing inside gives you a bit more flexibility as you can control and fine-tune the growing culture for your plants. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
For the last 50 years of cannabis cultivation, crossbreeding has been the name of the game. As a result, there’s virtually no such thing as a pure indica or sativa anymore. Every seed you’ll consider purchasing is probably a hybrid. Classifying a particular cultivar or strain as indica or sativa usually means that its genetic makeup tends more toward one side or the other of the indica-sativa spectrum.
If you live in a state where it is legal to grow weed at home and there are not many restrictions on home cultivation, then you’ll likely be able to buy cannabis seeds directly from your favorite licensed dispensary. In some cases, you may also have the option of buying from a brick-and-mortar or online retailer.
Finally, autoflowering seeds have more to do with the growth cycle of the marijuana plant than the sex of plants. Many growers consider autoflowers to be the best seed choice because they require less work and flower more quickly. When growing regular, or photoperiod, seeds indoors, you will have to manipulate the light your plant receives in order to trigger the flowering process. But autoflowering seeds have been genetically designed to produce plants that automatically flower based on their age rather than changes in the light, meaning less work for you.
Remember, seeds must be germinated before planting and there is no such thing as an iron-clad germination guarantee. Always plan on a certain percentage of seeds failing to germinate or growing into weak, unviable plants. So plan on purchasing more seeds than you think you will need. As a general guideline, assume that at least 25% of the seeds you plant will, for one reason or another, not make it to harvest. For best results, buy and plant 25% more seeds than the number of mature plants you want to produce.
On the other hand, feminized seeds have been bred to produce only female cannabis plants. For many growers, these are the best cannabis seeds to use. One reason is that using feminized seeds means you won’t need to buy quite as many because a higher percentage will grow into female plants. However, feminized seeds are not fool-proof, and there is no fully reliable germination guarantee, so you should still pay attention to the sex of your plants as they mature so you can spot and eliminate any males that might pop up. In general, feminized seeds are easier and more straightforward to grow.
The difference between male and female seeds is important for growers. To get big harvests of smokable buds, you want only female plants. Male plants, on the other hand, can cause a lot of problems as they will pollinate the female flowers, which makes the buds produce seeds. While some people argue for the usefulness of male cannabis plants, most growers are primarily interested in big, seed-free flowers from female plants.
(1) Where do your strains originate?
(2) When were you established?
(3) How are your clones cultivated?
The most common types of marijuana are hybrids. Hybrids are typically dominant to either Indica or Sativa depending on the parent strains. In general, hybrid strains provide the most medicinal value, largest yields & highest potency.
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Select the right strains to cultivate by considering which medical effects would best treat your ailments or condition.
We do not rush or shorten this process for anyone; therefore, cuttings are not available under any circumstances. On average cannabis seeds take 3 – 4 weeks to reach the height of the marijuana clones we provide. Not only do you save time, but marijuana plants are guaranteed female while plants grown from regular cannabis seeds are not.
What makes The Strainbank better than other cannabis nurseries offering clones, marijuana plants & cannabis seeds for sale online?
Some growers that have a unique passion for the underlying genetics of cannabis cultivation may have a use for developing their own weed seeds for growing in future generations. However, most American weed growers will agree that the primary reason for growing cannabis plants is for smoking, or other form of ingestion or THC extraction. As the prevalence of CBD in the market has grown, i49 has started to carry more feminized CBD strain seeds than ever before. Options like Critical Mass CBD Fem and CBD Super Lemon Fem will help get you medicated without the psychedelic effects that our high THC seeds (like White Widow Fem or Auto Bruce Banner Fem) provide. There are many different cannabis users with different end-uses in mind. So, we try to carry the widest assortment of feminized seeds in our online store that we can ship anywhere in America at a very reasonable flat shipping charge. Simply check out the selection of fem seeds on our website, add the desired quantity to your cart, and complete your purchase using one of our many convenient payment options. All of our seeds are from certified breeders and come with our in-house germination guarantee.
Keep in mind that these changes are very small adjustments and only have a real influence on gender during the first 2 weeks of the vegetative stage. This is when the plant has 3 complete pairs of leaves and is about 6 to 8 inches tall. Any drastic changes, up or down, will cause stress and therefore push your plants toward male-hood.
At I49 USA, we carry strains of feminized 420 seeds that are ideal for both indoor growing and outdoor growing. Based on different lineages and different countries of origin, certain strains will do better in warm tropical conditions while others will do better in the more moderate mountainous climate of the mid-west United States. You may notice that several of our pot seed varieties appear under both categories and this is for the simple reason that some strains are so robust and reliable that they will grow well no matter where you grow them – given that you meet the needs as far as water, nutrients, and proper lighting.
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Cloning – Feminized weed seeds are the perfect beginning point if you are interested in learning how to clone marijuana plants. For cloning, you need a healthy mother plant with good genes that is kept continuously in vegetative stage, while small cuttings can be made ever few weeks and transplanted into soil. All clones will be exact genetic replicas of the mother plant, so this can be a great way to propagate a strain that you already know and love. Eventually a mother plant will wear out and you will need to start a new one with some feminized seeds that you order online from i49.net.
The yield from different cannabis seeds that you buy online are really dependent on the characteristic of that seed’s strain of Cannabis. The two main streams or cannabis families are Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. Feminized Sativa seeds will typically yield slightly more than Feminized Indica Plants, only because of their potential to have a bigger overall size (more bud sites). Many Indica plants are designed to be high-yielding though, such as Gorilla Glue #4 Fem and Moby Dick These can yield well over 20 ounces per plant when grown in ideal outdoor pot conditions. Check the listing of your particular strain before you add it to the cart. Remember, more isn’t always better, as some low or average yield strains are designed to be grown closer together and pack an epic punch of THC with incredible flavor!
DO – Try Growing Outdoors. Even if you have a successful indoor grow room that is pumping out a regular crop of epic buds, there is a unique enjoyment that can be had growing outside. Whether it is a small single potted plant on your back porch, or a feminized blue dream plant to decorate your rose garden, the cannabis plant is a beautiful sight to behold and can add a fragrant twist to any small home garden.
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