Cannabis seeds are the genetic framework for building hemp, and planting is to fill this framework with flesh and blood to help these genetic data become complete hemp. Therefore, the most critical step in the process of planting cannabis is to choose the right seed, which determines the male and female of the cannabis, the variety, the taste, the suitable environment and the size of the strength and so on. We can’t see any clues from a white and black seed. Fortunately, regular cannabis seeds have their own parameters. We can analyze these parameters to choose the hemp seeds that suit us.
Cannabis seeds are sold in pieces. When I first came into contact with cannabis seeds, I was shocked at the price. Is a seed sold so expensive? After looking at the marijuana he successfully planted, the money was still worth it. Cannabis varieties determine the price of seeds, and the germination rate, production company, sales platform, safety factors, and transportation costs also have an impact on the price.
The second is the sales category, which can be roughly divided into three categories: pure feminine, conventional, and automatic flowering.
Pure Feminized Seed
When marijuana mature plants are bred, growers use special methods to make all the seeds produced by female plants are female seeds. The female seeds will only be female plants or hermaphrodite plants. During the pre-flowering period, the photoperiod needs to be adjusted to 12 hours of light and 12 hours of pure darkness to enter the flowering period, after which they will bloom, full of THC hemp flowers. If there are male or male cannabis plants nearby, they may be fertilized and breed seeds.
The advantage of pure feminization is that the marijuana grown contains high levels of THC, which can be used as flying fuel, and it is generally an excellent variety. The disadvantage is that it requires males to be used for breeding and requires a stable photoperiod.
The growers did not use any special methods when breeding adult cannabis plants, and the seeds produced by female plants were both female and male. There is no way to determine the sex of the seed. If it is a male, it can be used for breeding with a female, and if it is a female, it can be used as fuel. During the pre-flowering period, the photoperiod needs to be adjusted to allow the plants to bloom.
The advantage of conventional seeds is that they can be used as breeding and fuel, and the price is relatively low. The disadvantage is that conventional seeds do not have the best cannabis varieties. All seed companies have unspoken rules established by conventions. They will not sell top varieties of male seeds in order to monopolize the best cannabis.
Automatic flower seed
This is a special classification of pure feminine seeds, these seeds are pure feminine. But when planting them, they don’t need to care about the photoperiod. They can give light regularly or irregularly, as long as they don’t die from the sun. The seeds are all crossed between the Ruderalis variety and a specific variety of cannabis. Ruderalis is a marijuana species that lives in the northern region. They live in a cold and harsh environment with irregular light. Whether they bloom has nothing to do with the photoperiod, but depends on their own growth time, after a period of growth, they will automatically bloom. But this marijuana is relatively thin and has extremely low THC content. Dutch Passion has crossed this variety with other cannabis varieties, and developed a new variety that can bloom automatically, but also contains high THC and high yield.
The advantage of self-flowering seeds is that they are very suitable for novices or growers who do not have planting equipment. As long as they don’t die, they will be able to bloom and harvest. The disadvantage is that the yield and THC concentration are not as high as the original varieties. Good self-flowering male seeds cannot be found on the market, and they are also monopolized by seed companies.
For novices who have no planting experience and no supporting equipment, self-flowering varieties are undoubtedly the most suitable.
It can be seen from the production company that a good company is the quality assurance of hemp seeds. Even if it is the same variety of hemp, the quality of different companies is not the same. For details, please refer to the most popular cannabis seed companies in the world.
Height and output
Look at height and output. The height and density of different varieties of cannabis are different. These two data determine what kind of planting space you need to configure and how much output you can eventually harvest. The specific value is greatly affected by the environment and planting technology.
Flowering time, this data shows how many days later this variety of marijuana will enter the flowering period, rather than how many days can be harvested. The duration of the flowering period is about one-third of this time, and the harvest is most suitable in the middle and late stages of the flowering period.
The most critical THC concentration. This data is generally the highest value. Large companies with good reputation show the average value, but the difference is not big. The concentration of THC mainly depends on whether the marijuana entering the flowering period has sufficient light and nutrition.
CBD concentration, this data shows the CBD concentration in hemp flowers.
There are also some hidden attributes, such as environmental resistance (drought, humidity, severe temperature difference, strong light, PH fluctuations, etc.), resistance to diseases and insect pests, etc. These attributes need to be explored by the grower according to different planting environments.
Planting marijuana pays attention to a feeling, the same environment configuration, some people can succeed once, some people will fail again and again. This feeling requires the accumulation of experience and the framing of environmental indicators, but it pays more attention to personal spirituality and talent.