Sex determination is impossible simply by looking at the seeds. Usually, it is revealed only in the when the plant is between the transition from vegetative to flowering states, when the pre-flowers start to form. These tiny undergrowths develop into the reproductive organs of the plant. By using a magnifying glass, you’d see the male pre-flowers look like balls while the females form calyxes that are pear-shaped.
This is the reason why outdoor growers choose a particular month to plant a particular marijuana type while this is never a problem with indoor growers who will simply turn the light on and off when needed.
Marijuana has been used by humans since prehistory as a medicine for different ailments. During those times, marijuana is naturally found in their surroundings but modern technology allowed us to breed marijuana and effectively affect its gender or its growth cycle for better yields and potency.
Judging from the above comparison, feminized seeds seem to have more advantages as changing the light cycle for marijuana plants to enter the flowering stage is a minor discomfort that growers could easily bear. Cloning of a mother plant is also a big advantage for the feminized seeds.
Not only do female plants produce the healing buds for recreation and medicinal use, but they also produce seeds of the generation of plants once pollinated. If you happen to have a cannabis strain that you really liked to grow and is very compatible with your cultivation facilities, these seeds will be very useful in the future.
Work-related stress is one of the banes of any endeavor including marijuana cultivation. Since it is impossible to tell whether a seed is male or female, feminized seeds simplify the process of ensuring an all-female crop. This simplifies the process by removing the guesswork in your cultivation.
Autoflowering marijuana plants are plants that automatically switch from the vegetative state to the flowering state automatically with age. This is different from the other species which are dependent on the photoperiod or the length of time that they are exposed to light. Photoperiodism is the physiological reaction of organisms including plants to the length of night and day.
Feminization is the method to ensure that marijuana seeds are guaranteed to be female which is the sex of the plant that produces bud which naturally contains more Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is only found in the female buds. THC is an active ingredient and was approved as a botanical drug in the United Kingdom in 2010 as a mouth spray for people with multiple sclerosis to alleviate neuropathic pain, spasticity, overactive bladder, and other symptoms. Nabiximols (as Sativex) another drug derived from marijuana is available as a prescription drug in Canada.
Knowing them will help you identify the male plants and you can remove the males immediately but it is surely most helpful when you don’t have to remove any plant at all by knowing that they are all females.
Marijuana has been used by humans since prehistory as a medicine for different ailments. During those times, marijuana is naturally found in their surroundings but modern technology allowed us to…