The debate on which type of Cannabis seeds to work with is never ending, with many saying regular and many arguing femenised. Granted that both serve a different purpose depending on who the end grower is, so below is better explained all of the advantages of growing with femenised seeds incomparron to using regulars.
By Stoney Tark
Maximum Efficiency With Grow Space
The best thing about feminized seeds and what revolutionized indoor growing ever since, is the fact that grow space could be used to 100% spacing efficiency. Regular seeds require a sexing period where the grower will decide if they want to use the male or female plants.
Generally speaking, most people will grow to produce flower over seeds, meaning that a room could be filled with nothing but guaranteed female plants. Not only will the femenised plants grow with uniform with consistent stability, they will ensure that your hydro system or organic pots are full to the maximum with plant count and spacing.
Plant Training Early On
When working with regular seeds, growers can often be reluctant to train plants up as they normally would, in case the plant is male and not what they are looking for. With femenised seeds it is possible to apply all types of plant training to enhance the overall canopy and total harvest. There are also no feelings of wasted time, nutrients and labour when using feminised seeds, meaning there will be no point once flowering has begun, where a percentage of your garden needs to be removed due to male plants.
Using a Sea of Green formation with femenised seeds can produce excellent results both quality and quantity wise. Some varieties of Cannabis work better than others for Sea of Green, so make sure you research which strains are better suited for your requirements. A Genetic Copy Femenised seeds are created by self pollination of a reversed female plant. As a result, the chromosomes of the S1 lineage (femenised form) will produce an exact genetic match of the parental line.
The overall quality of femenised seeds is exceptionally high, with almost no instability when concerning the more commercial popular strains.
Pheno hunting is still possible with femenised seeds, for those who are looking for the best characteristics and mostly desired traits of that cultivar. Regular seeds will throw out more mixed traits that can be worked on as a breeder, however for preserving a genetic match of a regular sexed predecessor, femenised seeds work incredibly well.
No Need To Sex Plants
Beginner growers can often become filled with panic and anxiety, at the idea of a male plant being in the grow room. The thought of a pollinated crop is enough to stop their dream grow in its tracks, and the idea of patiently waiting to identify preflowers during the transition stage window sounds like an arduous task. Sexing plants is simple enough, yet femenised seeds eliminate that concern and allow a grower to relax and be away from their garden with little maintenance, without the threat of an unseen male.
The World Of Choice
The marketplace for femenised cannabis seeds is insanely high, and with that comes an unbelievable choice of femenised seeds to choose from. Many of the old school seed banks jumped on the femenised train and never really focused on making regular seeds, as the demand was almost non existent. Now it is possible to have femenised seeds sent to your house, with a choice of autoflowering, CBD dominant or standard photoperiod varieties.
Although regular seeds are becoming more popular amongst growers who are heavy into pheno hunting and breeding, 9 out of 10 growers will choose to happily work with femenised seeds.
Clones May Not Be Reliable
One way to look at the benefit of femenised seeds is, how they can fill the space of clones. It may be that your clones have become contaminated, or infested with spider mites. Perhaps it is not as logistically easy to source reliable clones where you live, as opposed to having seeds discreetly arrive in the mail. If your objection is to find a keeper that can be cloned, then femenised seeds will again make this job simple and straightforward. Inside Europe, growing Cannabis is still very much underground despite the popularity of Dutch coffee shops and Barcelona's social clubs. The opportunity to walk into a dispensary or nursery and legally walk away with the latest hyped clones does not exist. It can be challenging to find the latest and greatest flavours unless you are part of those circles to begin with.
Medicinal CBD Varieties Are Also Feminized
Growing Cannabis indoors for personal use or for commercial use is one side of the culture, however growing for medicine is another. The research and studies done into CBD have opened the doors for what is possible, and in pursuit.
CBD autoflowering varieties have also allowed patients to benefit from indoor and outdoor crops all year around, meaning they can take care of themselves independently with medicine.
A Short List Of All The Benefits
- There is no need to sex the plants and separate male from female.
- Every plant will be female allowing space to be fully utilised.
- The variety of femenised seeds outweigh that of regular cultivars.
- Femenised seeds are as effective as clones for an all female plant count
- CBD varieties are also available in femenised form
- Autoflowering, CBD and photoperiod strains come femenised
- Plants from female seeds will grow uniform and with complete stability
- Plant training can be performed without the concern of a male