A good test to see whether the bracts have swollen is to take a pair of tweezers, grab one bract, and open it up. If there is a seed inside, you have a pollinated plant.
Obviously, no one wants to smoke seedy weed. When you grow cannabis and learn how to identify male plants and signs of pollination, you can remove these plants to save your remaining females. Likewise, recognising a pollinated female early allows you to start again before it’s too late, rather than finishing a grow that will only result in a poor-quality harvest.
HOW TO AVOID POLLINATION OF YOUR FEMALE PLANTS
Pollination requires the presence of males or intersex (hermaphrodite) plants, which are females that will also produce pollen. The first thing you want to do to keep the risk of pollination low is to remove as many males or “hermies” as as you can. Especially during the first three weeks of flowering, it’s important to frequently check for possible male specimens in your garden.
Spotting male cannabis plants and pollinated females early can save you from investing further time and effort into an entire growing season that will be for naught. Most of the time, the best course of action is to get rid of the males along with your pollinated ladies and just start a new grow.
The typical cannabis grower normally doesn’t have a reason to keep males, and will want to get rid of them as soon as they are spotted. Cannabis breeders, on the other hand, may want to keep males along with their crop of female plants. In such cases, the breeder will normally separate the sexes to avoid any accidental pollination. They may grow females in one tent and males in another. When grown outdoors, such as in a garden, the males are often kept in the most remote corner of their growing area, as far from the females as possible. Even then, because of the wind carrying around the pollen, there is always some risk of accidental pollination.
Thanks for the help guys
The thread title said seed pods everywhere. Every female plant has seed pods. A little known cannabis fact is that each individual seed pod is a cannabis flower. Entire buds are not actually flowers, as in individual flowers, but instead clusters of many tiny flowers, the individual seed pods/flowers that grow together and create buds. Each seed pod/flower will ‘plump up’ and appear to have seeds in them when they near maturity. They will give an appearance of having seeds inside, but not have seeds in them.
I live in Cal. so I have the clinics. Is it not good to get plants from them?
They are mostly red hairs now.
If you have fully mature seeds in your buds then you can pull them out or leave them it’s up to you. A few seeds won’t hurt anything as long as you don’t smoke them
I checked light and there were no cracks, but I am aving issues with heat. Sometimes I come ome and its like 90+degrees and 30 or less on humid. Is that the issue?
There are no immaculate conceptions in herb growing.
In regards the the seeds, I haven’t ever seen seeds forming. Will there be more bud around the seeds or is what I see what I get?
1, you have seeds developing.
1. How soon should I see seed formation? I have multiple seed pods forming that I though were male flowers showing up late. I picked one off (carefully) and squeezed it and a little round green ball came out. I know that even an unpollenated plant makes preparations for seeds early, but I am worried that one of my other plants pollenated it when they went hermie. The cola’s that are forming seed pods are also the ones that have stretched the most ( to the glass) and I worry THAT is a sign of hermaphroditism.
2, If you have a stretched plant the buds will be far apart.
you will notice when the seeds are getting ready because the seeds heads will be trying to open up the pod in order to be able to fall out onto the ground below to re-germinate for next year (if outside)..You should always wait until the seeds are perfectly formed and busting out of there pods..at that point take out a seed or two in your hand and look at it . there will be absolutly no green on the end and it will look nice and tiger striped or solid colors.
Same goes for harvesting bud, most folks can’t wait to chop it and smoke it but they are loosing out if they dont wait until some of leaves start to turn a bit brown or the glands are not full and milky white ( I like a bit of amber myself) you get that by waiting just a bit more..The essential oil of the plant is far better the full body of the stone is complete yummy , try waiting a bit longer! Good things come to those who wait!
2. Should the buds form in one spot and then grow outward from there or will I only get buds the size and location that they are now? I worry that I have bad genetics or something because of how localized the bud growth is. It seems like there are a bunch of little buds and no big ones running the length of the cola.