A Seed is Not Just a Seed
Not every seed is the same when it comes to cannabis seeds. In fact, there are a few different types of seeds, and they all have some very different characteristics, but they all result in that one thing you are looking for when cultivating cannabis, beautiful buds! Of course, there are regular ole cannabis seeds that you can get from some round town brown or mids. Not all of these seeds will produce female plants which are what you need to get some good buds. There are two other types of seeds though that are very popular amongst experienced and beginner growers. These are autoflowering and Feminized Seeds. Each of these types of seeds has different characteristics and require different things to bud properly. Let’s look at the details of both of these types of seeds and what you can expect from each.
Facts about Autoflowering Seeds
Autoflowering seeds are perfect for individuals who have limited space or do not have much of a green thumb. They offer many different benefits including being able to harvest multiple times each year. An autoflowering seed will automatically flower within a predefined number of days, typically between 60 and 80 days. This means that from the time of germination to harvest is less than three months. In the right climate and environment, this could allow you to harvest 3-4 times a year. Autoflowering seeds can be grown indoors or outdoors as they do not require a change in the light cycle during the vegetation phase. This is perfect. Especially for those who don't have a green thumb. The lighting is very simple with autoflowering seeds. 12 hours on and 12 hours off from the time of germination to harvest. The typical yield from a single autoflowering plant is between 50 and 100 grams, though there has been a report of 1 person who received a return of 205 grams from one plant of Dutch’s autofem. Autoflowering seeds have their capabilities thanks to the deliberately injected genetics of the Ruderalis cannabis family. Before cultivate autoflowering seeds should be stored inside of a refrigerator at between 41 and 46 degrees. When cultivating marijuana from autoflowering seeds the temperature must be above 58 degrees. If temps fall below 45 degrees, it will affect the yield received from the plant. Another great benefit of autoflowering cannabis is that they are very resistant to mold and other plant irritants. Autoflowering plants typically grow to a max height of 2.5 feet tall. They are often called dwarf plants because of this.
Facts about Feminized Seeds
When it comes to cultivating cannabis, it is female plants that will produce the buds that you are after. A male plant will not give you what you are looking for. Being able to look at a seed and know if it will produce a male, or female plant is nearly impossible. So it is a guess, which means you should always plant a multitude of seeds in case some of your plants turn out to be male plants. This is true unless of course you are using feminized seeds which are genetically modified and injected with specified DNA so that you are guaranteed a female seed which will produce a female plant. Thanks to decades of genetics and technological advancements you can purchase feminized seeds of just about every strain of cannabis on the planet today. Feminized seeds are an excellent option for anyone looking to cultivate their own marijuana. It takes the guess work out of what sex your plants are. It also guarantees you that when you plant the seed, if you nurture it, it will produce the healthy and THC or CBD packed buds that you are looking for.
Changing Cannabis Cultivation Countrywide
Autoflowering and Feminized seeds come in hundreds of different cannabis strains and are changing the game when it comes to who can successfully cultivate cannabis. There are now many states that allow for person cannabis cultivation for recreational and medicinal purposes. In the four states where recreational marijuana has become legal for adults over the age of 21, individuals are able to cultivate their own cannabis in their residence under certain regulations and limits of course. In many of the states with medicinal marijuana programs, patients are also able to cultivate their own medicine at home. This has led to an increase in consumers looking to purchase cannabis seeds and cultivate their own. Thanks to autoflowering and feminized seeds the process is simpler than ever and the results are incredible.