One of the first questions that arise when growing cannabis is what type of seed to grow. Each seed has a series of particular characteristics, advantages and disadvantages that we need to know beforehand so as not to get unexpected surprises. In today’s post we are going to show you what they are and how to grow feminized seeds in the best way. Open the notes on your mobile and get ready to write down its most outstanding cultivation characteristics. Let’s get started!
What are feminized seeds?
The marijuana seeds They are divided into three large groups. Depending on the variety of seed that is grown, a plant with characteristics different from the other species will be obtained. These three groups into which the seeds are divided are: regular seeds, autoflowering and feminized.
Well, the feminized cannabis seeds are those that produce 99% female plants. This high percentage of female plants allows the grower to make the crop more profitable.
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At MatillaPlant we have an extensive catalog of cannabis seeds where you will always find the most recognized brands in the sector, brands such as Dinafem, Royal Queen or Sensi Seeds, among many others. We have indoor seeds and outdoor seeds, all of them are seeds of quality genetic composition. Many of the varieties of seeds that we have are in their feminized form.
Generally, hardly anyone wants a male plant (except for some very experienced growers who continue to grow as they used to) and you may be wondering why this preference is due. Cannabis plants have a predisposition to become male or female depending on its X chromosomes and Y chromosomes. As with humans, if the plant contains two XX chromosomes it will become a female plant, while if it has both the X and Y chromosomes it will become a female plant. male plant.
The presence of a male plant in a crop will cause it to end up pollinating all the others and can miss everything. Fortunately, at the beginning of the 90s, so-called feminized seeds began to be commercialized, which made self-cultivation of cannabis much easier.
One of its drawbacks is that these types of seeds can become hermaphrodites if they are exposed to stressful situations.
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How are feminized seeds grown?
As we have discussed previously, growing feminized cannabis seeds is easier than growing regular seeds. As for their germination, you do not have to worry, feminized seeds germinate in the same way as the others.
Feminized cannabis seeds are characterized by having a vegetative cycle of between two or 3 months. These seeds depend on the photoperiod to start flowering, so they need both a number of hours of light and darkness to grow correctly.
If you are going to grow them indoors, you will need to adjust the number of hours of light and darkness manually.
When the seeds begin their flowering period, which usually ranges from 5 to 16 weeks, you will need to adjust the lights so that they have 12 hours of light and 12 dark. This period of darkness is what allows the plants to begin to flower.
If, on the contrary, you decide to grow these seeds indoors, it is essential that you do so in spring, coinciding with the time when the frosts are no longer present, to be able to harvest in autumn.
What type of soil should I use to grow these types of seeds?
Growing cannabis seeds in soil is one of the best options, but there are endless mixes and it is difficult to know which peat to use. The best option to not complicate your life too much is to cultivate with special soil for growing cannabis. A land with some proper pH levels and Ec so you only have to worry about planting the seeds.
How long does it take to grow feminized seeds?
The time it takes for your seeds to grow will always depend on the variety you grow. Some strains have a longer or shorter flowering period.
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If you are concerned about the time it takes to harvest, we advise you to choose to sow autoflowering seeds feminized like Blue Amnesia XXL Autoflowering Feminized, the Spees + Autoflowering feminized wave Blue Cheese Autoflowering Feminized; three seeds with which to obtain high quality crops discreetly and quickly.
What is the ideal temperature and humidity to grow feminized seeds?
If you want your plants to grow in a healthy way you will need maintain constant humidity and temperature values. A drop or rise in temperature can make your plants grow slower than normal, while if the humidity values get out of control your plants could be infected by fungi and overlook all the work done.
Crop Climate and Temperature Control
We have a wide range of humidity and temperature controllers, and other essential accessories and tools to make sure your crops are always at the perfect temperature.
The optimal relative humidity level for growing cannabis is usually 40-50%. To get it to stay at these values, it is advisable to buy a temperature and humidity meter, In this way, you will always know in which humidity and temperature values your growing area is. If the humidity values are very high, you can choose to place a dehumidifier such as the PURE FACTORY DH-202B.
What type of water do feminized seeds need?
For water your plants the right way You will need the water and fertilizer mixture to maintain a pH level around 6-7. In case the pH is not correct you can adjust it with pH meters. By maintaining the correct pH level, we will ensure that the plants absorb all the necessary nutrients to grow in a healthy way.