Growing weed from seeds is one of the easiest ways to begin growing marijuana. You simply have a packet of seeds delivered to your home, and then you germinate them, plant them, and maintain them until your plant is fully grown. This can be a much easier way than sourcing marijuana directly or ordering whole plants or cuttings from plants online. But when you’re buying seeds, it’s important that you know the differences between the types of seed and what to look for when you’re inspecting them. We’ll cover both in this article.
- What To Look For
Not all seeds are equal, and one of the best ways to distinguish good ones from bad ones is the way they look and feel. If a seed is very green, then it’s probably too young, and won’t germinate. If a seed is weak and crumbly, then it is more than likely too old, or simply not good quality. This means that to find the happy medium between seeds that are too old and too young is to look for certain features. They should be grey and black in coloration, and they should feel hard when you roll them in your hands.
- Feminized Seeds
Seeds that are feminized are often in high demand. This refers to packets of seeds with any male elements removed from the genome. The reason that these are preferable to an ordinary bag of seeds mixed between male and female is that only the female cannabis plants flower. The flowers are what give cannabis the taste and benefits that it’s most known for. These seeds will reliably produce female plants 100% of the time. Thanks to modern technology, it’s now easy to find feminized seeds.
- Autoflowering Seeds
These seeds are a little more self-explanatory. Plants grown from autoflowering seeds will flower instantly when the plant reaches a certain point in its growth cycle. In most circumstances, normal seeds take several weeks of dark nights before the flowers emerge. With these seeds, the flowers will simply emerge, as if by magic, once the plant is large enough to accommodate them. This cuts out the difficult and time-consuming procedure of encouraging flowering with ordinary cannabis plants. This usually means that flowers will emerge within the first month, and the plants can be harvested within three months.
This article has served as an introduction to the world of cannabis seeds. There are a few major distinctions that you will now be aware of. You will also know how to tell whether a seed is good or not simply by looking at it and touching it. If you’re planning to be growing from a seed to get your marijuana, then these skills are essential knowledge. The good news is that you now have an awareness of what these skills involve, and you can put them to the test by buying some seeds for yourself and experimenting with them. Eventually, you will be rewarded with a great marijuana harvest.