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how to plant feminized weed seeds

Wouldn’t it be sweet if it was possible to grow all females from seed, every plant, every time?

Sinsemilla is an unnatural state for cannabis. Without human intervention, it would be rare to find an unpollinated female in the wild—unless it was sterile. When sinsemilla plants are left to go beyond their desirable maturation stage by a number of weeks, the plant, through whatever amazing processes evolution has bestowed, knows it has not been pollinated. As a last ditch effort at propagation, it will produce male pollen sacs in an effort to self-pollinate.

WHY FEMINIZE?

  • Cover the top of the pot with plastic or card to catch pollen as it falls, or modify a plastic drink cup to shroud the plant and catch falling pollen.
  • Fix a clear plastic bag, perforated at the top for air exchange, around the whole plant.
  • An experienced eye will remove each flower pod prior to it bursting completely open to be sure of catching every spore.
  • Pollinating a female is the easy bit. Depending on how many seeds you want to make, there are a couple of methods that can be used.
  • Using a watercolour or other fine, soft brush or even a cotton bud, dip into your pollen collection and gently apply to the chosen flower. Although thousands of viable spores will be on the end of the brush, enough to pollinate a whole plant, the trichomes on the surface of the pistils will greedily glue everything you offer them. So dip into your pollen stash a few times as you dust.
  • For lots of seeds, put pollen in a bag and put over a whole branch or a whole plant, shake well, and leave for twenty four hours.
  • It is possible to pollinate different branches with different pollens and have a breeder plant that has 1, 2, or 15 different crosses on it.
  • It is also possible to self-pollinate the plant from which the male parts were created. This won’t produce as many seeds as pollinating a separate plant because less female flowers are produced and many are nonviable because of the feminization process.

Just as with standard male to female crossings (which is a heterozygous process), a number of plants will need to be grown and the best selected for mother plants and future breeding. With enough room, hundreds if not thousands of new plants can be grown in order to select the best of the best phenotypes.

Once the plants have been sprayed with colloidal silver and the pollen is collected, they are write-offs—86 them and don’t smoke them. Giving them a thorough rinse will not work. The colloidal silver is a systemic treatment absorbed into the plant through the foliage and not a topical application. Be safe and bin them.

If you want to make the most of our best feminised seeds this season, here are six Golden rules to help you get the perfect crop. Ready? Let’s get down to it.

4. Space planning: cannabis plants grow vigorously, so even if they are smaller at first, keep in mind that you will have to arrange them according to the size they will be once the vegetative stage is over. Otherwise, the plants will be too close to one another and the crop density will be too high, which might lead to lack of aeration and contribute to the development of fungus.

3. Overwatering: avoid flooding the plants with excessive, too frequent watering and allow time for the plant to “breath” between waterings. Overwatering and overfeeding the crop is not a good idea; more marijuana plants are lost to overprotection and excessive attention than to a bit of procrastination.

5. Nitrogen: nitrogen is essential for the growth and natural development of plants, so make sure it is always available.

2. Underwatering: try to keep humidity under control but without the plant showing obvious symptoms of thirst. If your cannabis plants get too dry during the early growth stages, they will develop further problems later on, particularly at the roots.