Frequently Asked Questions About Cannabis Seeds
Are you thinking of growing your own cannabis but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re a first-time grower and have some questions about cannabis seeds. Or maybe you’ve grown cannabis before but want to know more about different strains and how to grow them. whatever your level of experience, we’ve got you covered with this section on frequently asked questions about cannabis seeds.
What are Feminized Seeds?
Feminized seeds are cannabis seeds that have been specifically bred to produce only female plants. This is achieved by treating the female parent plants with a hormone that causes them to produce male flowers. The pollen from these flowers is then used to fertilize other female plants, resulting in seedlings that are guaranteed to be female.
Female plants are prized by growers because they are the ones that produce the flowers or buds that contain the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids that are used for their medicinal and recreational effects.
With feminized seeds, growers can be confident that all of their plants will be female and therefore bud-bearing. They are also useful for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of sexing their plants.
What are Regular Seeds?
If you’re a newbie to the world of cannabis seeds, you may be wondering what regular seeds are. Regular seeds are those that have not been feminized in any way. They’re simply the result of male and female plants breeding, and they can grow into either male or female offspring.
While some growers prefer to know exactly what they’re going to get from their crop, others enjoy the element of surprise that comes with regular seeds. With regular seeds, you will end up with a mix of male and female plants. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the males can be used for breeding.
If you’re considering growing cannabis from seed, you may want to give regular seeds a try. Just remember that you could end up with either male or female plants, so be prepared to sex them as they begin to show pre-flowers.
What are Autoflowering Seeds?
Autoflowering seeds are a type of cannabis seed that will automatically flower regardless of the light cycle. This means that they do not need a specific light schedule in order to flower and can bloom under any day length, including 24 hours of light per day.
Autoflowering seeds are ideal for beginners as they are very easy to grow and often finish quicker than standard photoperiod cannabis seeds. They also tend to be more resilient than conventional seeds and can withstand some environmental stressors better, thanks to their ruderalis hemp lineage. However, due to their set life cycle, these varieties cannot be maintained as mother plants for cloning.
Overall, autoflowering seeds are a great option for those looking for an easy-to-grow and fast-producing cannabis plant.
What are Photoperiod Seeds?
Photoperiod seeds are cannabis seeds that require a change in the light cycle (photoperiod) in order to flower. They are the standard seed type produced by psychoactive cannabis varieties.
Photoperiod cannabis plants will not flower when given enough light. This threshold is typically 16 hours of day length, but can vary depending on the strain. The photoperiod trait allows for cloning, as these plants can stay in the vegetative growth cycle virtually indefinitely.
As the days get shorter, photoperiod plants begin to flower. Indoor growers typically set up specific light cycles for vegetative growth (18 light hours per day) and blooming (12 light hours per day).
Some growers choose to grow photoperiod strains because they can be easier to control than autoflowering strains. Both types have their own unique set of challenges and benefits.
What are Indica Seeds?
Indica seeds are the seeds of the Cannabis indica plant, which grows in the mountainous regions of Central Asia.
Indica seeds produce plants that are short and stocky with broad leaves. Their flowers are typically denser tha sativa varieties and mature faster.
Generally considered to be the most resinous, indica buds are often used to make hashish and other concentrated forms of cannabis.
What are Sativa Seeds?
Sativa is a type of cannabis plant that is characterized by its narrow leaves and, sprawling stature, and long bud colas.
The sativa plant grows best in warm climates and can be found in countries like Colombia, Mexico, and Thailand.
If you’re looking for an energizing and uplifting high, sativa seeds are definitely worth considering. Just keep in mind that they can take longer to grow, so make sure you do your research before you get started.
What are Hybrid Seeds?
As the name suggests, hybrid cannabis seeds are the result of cross-breeding two different types of cannabis plants. This can be done to create a new plant with desired characteristics, or to produce a plant that is more resistant to pests and diseases.
The most common type of hybrid seed is created by crossing a sativa plant with an indica plant. This results in a plant that has the best qualities of both parent plants – it is usually taller and thinner like a sativa, but with the shorter flowering period and denser buds of an indica.
Hybrid seeds can also be created by crossing two different strains of the same species (e.g. two different indica strains). This can result in a plant that is more homogenous, with less variation in the size and shape of its buds.
Most cannabis varieties on the market today are hybrids.