A feminized marijuana seed came from two female marijuana plants who were bred together. Cultivators, growers and even seed banks do this to make sure that the offspring will all be females, thus assuring another offspring.
This article will show you how you can make your own feminized marijuana seeds but first, you will have to know how to identify a male plant from a female one.
Identifying a Male Marijuana Plant from a Female One
When comparing plants, keep in mind that it’s best to have plants of the same strain to not complicate the identification.
- Male plants will have a thicker and sturdier stalk. The reason behind is that once they grow taller, the stalk will be there to keep the balance of the plant.
- Look at the joints of each plant, you will see little balls growing. A male plant will have a plain old simple looking ball shape between the joints. For the female plant, a white, translucent hair is sticking out.
- Female marijuana plants have fuller bodies of leaves especially at the top of the plant. While for the male plant will have shorter leaves.
- Hermaphrodites exist in marijuana plants, by the way, these are plants that have a combination of plain balls and those with white, translucent hair sticking out. Best to just get rid of this plant as this will surely ruin the breeding process of other plants.
Looking for the Best Feminized Marijuana Seed Bank
Since growing marijuana plants is no easy feat if you are a beginner, you can just opt to buy your own seeds. Purchasing seeds from a feminized marijuana seed bank will also seem like a better option.
Just like the concept employed by cultivators, using feminized marijuana seeds will ensure a female option which will mean another chance of having marijuana buds. The possibilities of these buds are endless.
Make sure that you do your research before purchasing, most seed banks offer feminized seeds. But not all of them will give you a legit feminized one. You might get a male seed and we won’t have any use of that after breeding.
Making your own marijuana feminized seed
In essence, what we are going to do is breed two female plants together. We will force the first female plant to develop a pollen sac, harvest the pollen once ready and pollinate the second female.
Here are the step-by-step procedures on how to make feminized marijuana seed.
- Use a Colloidal Silver
If this is too technical for you, don’t worry. This is just the generic name of silver solution suspended in water. You can make or buy this one, this is cheap by the way. It is available online or in health stores sold as a dietary supplement.
- Spray the bud sites for the first 3-4 weeks of the flowering stage
Your light schedule should be at a 12:12 ratio by now. Go ahead and choose your bud sites and spray the colloidal silver. You need to spray them until the pollen sacs form and split open.
- Harvesting the Pollen
You’ll see a balloon-like figure that’s starting to open up. A good indication that it’s harvest time if the leaves protecting the pollen are cracking up if it’s not like this yet continue spraying with colloidal silver daily. Never harvest early, this will affect the whole breeding process. Collect the pollen sac directly and leave it to dry for about a week. Then put it inside the bag, shake it and collect the pollen.
- Pollinating the other Female Plant
Make sure your second female plant has been flowering for 2-3 weeks already. Go ahead and pollinate using the pollen from the first plant.
- Wait for 6 weeks
After 6 weeks following the pollination, the calyxes on the bud of the plant will look swollen or fat. The best time to harvest is when you see them bursting up. Congratulations you now have feminized seeds.
- Repeat the process given the same timeframe
When we said that with using feminized seeds the possibilities are endless, we were not joking. You can utilize these seeds with different strains. A possible new hybrid with a different taste, effects and smell will also arise.
Maintaining the gender of feminized seeds
Now that you have successfully created your own feminized seeds you might be wondering how to maintain them. As we all know, feminized seeds have a greater advantage when it comes to cultivators as it assures them of getting marijuana offspring that can produce another offspring and the cycle continues.
The easiest way to maintain the gender of your feminized plant is to keep it away from the male plants. Male plants have pollen sacs that keep the pollen used for fertilizing. And pollens can be easily transferred.
When you give a male plant a chance to fertilize a female plant, the genetic makeup of the offspring changes. Since male chromosomes are XY and females have XX, the Y chromosome will have a 50% chance of getting acquired by the offspring.
Once the offspring gets the Y chromosome, that will automatically make the plant a male one. Unlike if we only use the female plant, the chromosomes will just remain in XX, remaining a female gender.
This article will help you once you have decided to make your own feminized seed. It may seem like rocket science for some, but it’s actually relatively easy especially when given practice. The starting to create feminized seed is kind of the difficult part but maintaining its gender will be a sure breeze for you.
You can now go ahead and make your own feminized marijuana seed that you can use for years to come. And if you’re lucky, you might just get to produce a new strain that will give unique results that customers will rave about.