With my latest fetish focused on Feminized marijuana Seeds, and several questions sent in on how to make a feminized marijuana seed. I thought it sounded like a good idea to post some information that I have found on the subject. I combined info from all your favorite places like High Times (March’s special collector’s edition) and various seed banks from across the world.
How It’s Done
The first thing to understand in the whole process of making a feminized marijuana seedis that it involves no male plants to pollinate. (weird right)
What breeders are doing to get these seeds involves a little work. They take a female plant and stress the girl out to the point she turns hermaphrodite. This is done with rough conditioning and a few chemicals. The most common chemical is silver nitrate witch has to be diluted with water (very carefully) then sprayed onto a female plant early into it’s flowering cycle. This helps force the female to produce small male flowers within the premature buds.
Now this is when that male flower will pollinate the female bud (it’s inside of) to start forming the seeds. The problem is these are not the best feminized seeds to grow with because they are from an abused parent.
So how they fix that problem is most breeders will take the pollen from the male flowers (on those plants) and use it to pollinate some other healthy mother plant, which has not been around any chemicals or harsh conditions.( Tip: week two of flowering is an optimal point to receive pollen for a feminized seed crop) Once they pollinate a room or flowering mothers a beautiful feminized seed crop will begin to grow. These seeds from the female plants will produce 99% feminized seeds. (when germinated)
There are also other ways to get feminized marijuana seeds. According to Dutch Passion Seed company they state that the growth of a male or female plant from seed, except for the predisposition in the gender chromosomes, also depends on various environmental factors that influence gender are:
- a higher nitrogen concentration will give more females.
- a higher potassium concentration will give more males.
- a higher humidity will give more females.
- a lower temperature will give more females.
- more blue light will give more females.
- Fewer hours of light will give more females.
They also say it’s important to start these changes at the three-pairs-of-leaves stage and continue for two or three weeks, before reverting to standard conditions.
I hope this info can help you out with your medical marijuana growing. And as always any questions or comments keep sending them in. While your at my site please sign up for my Free Marijuana Newsletter, you will get access to some valuable pot information.
Medical Marijuana Advisor