If you’re new to growing, you might not be sure what a ‘feminized seed’ is or why it’s important. Here’s the deal. Marijuana plants come in both male and female sexes, but only one grows bud for smoking – the female plant.
This is why growers love feminized seeds. Using them takes the guesswork out of growing. In the old days, you dealt with this by planting double the plants you thought you needed. Why? Simple. When they grew you’d prune out the males and hope you had enough to hit your goal. You’d also have to work quickly to both identify the plant’s sex (which isn’t easy) and then prune it.
Because fertilized females produce disappointing harvests.
That’s the beauty of feminized seeds! Using them means you don’t have to worry about your next crop because everything you plant will produce! The only downside is that your current flowers won’t produce more seeds for your next grow.
If you do not want to manage your plant’s light-needs indoors or wait for Fall before your plants start to flower, autoflower seeds may be for you. These grow smaller plants but they flower automatically after a few weeks. Regardless of the number of hours they get. All our autoflower seeds are female as well.
We also sell feminized CBD Hemp seeds which are female and high in medicinal cannabinoids and marijuana seeds.
Feminized Seeds: Where Do They Come From?
Marijuana plants have evolved to survive in diverse conditions. To aid in this survival, marijuana plants have adapted to become male or female. More plainly put, the plant’s ability to produce flowers of both genders makes it possible for it to self-pollinate and keep producing new seeds.
So what are ‘feminized seeds’? Simple. They are the result of growers training female plants to produce pollen that is then used to fertilize other female plants. Why? Because once the female plant is fertilized with the female pollen you get seeds that grow plants that only produce all female flowers.
So why don’t more people know about this? The reason is the whole process took a lot of trial and error to get right making the whole process relatively new. If you used to grow years ago and decided to pick back up know that what used to pass as a feminized seed has evolved greatly!
Are Feminized Seeds Hermaphroditic?
Marijuana has the ability to grow flowers of either sex. This happens when outside influences from the environment put the plant under stress (temperature dropping for example). Traditionally, feminized seeds were created by putting female plants into stressful environments. There they would create male flowers that they’d use to fertilize female plants with. The problem was these seeds carried hermaphroditic traits which would result in low-quality yields. The reason for this was that these plants still had the chance to create male flowers.
Things have changed. Now there are methods for producing feminized seeds with pure females. The pure females are made to produce pollen to fertilize other plants allowing the growers to breed out hermaphroditic traits. Our seeds are produced using this exact method. That’s why we ensure you get the highest quality seeds possible.
Buying Feminized Seeds In The USA
Getting truly feminized seeds isn’t easy. Even if you have experience growing, you can’t tell if a seed is feminized just by looking at it. That’s why we always tell people to purchase seeds from growers with a track record of great reviews.
These reviews show why we’ve become the ‘go-to’ resource for high quality 100% feminized seeds in the USA, Australia, NZ, and Western Europe.
Other Benefits Of Feminized Seeds
The biggest benefit to using feminized seeds is knowing every seed you plant that sprouts will produce bud. That’s why, as I mentioned above, traditional growers plant double the number of plants they want. Without using controlled seeds, like we sell, they have to find and remove the males.
Most growers also find it easier to grow marijuana using feminized seeds. If you are interested in getting the best crop possible for your first grow we can’t suggest this enough.
Why? Because growing marijuana at home doesn’t need to be hard. We believe in making it as easy as possible. This way you get the best results you can with the least amount of work possible.
Look, if you want regular seeds, we have them. If you want to prune the males or produce and fertilize your own seeds-we can help. However, if you are just starting off or want the best results possible with the least work needed, feminized seeds are the option for you. With these, you’ll save time, energy, and money while getting the best bud possible.
Growing Feminized Seeds
Feminized seeds are grown the same way as regular marijuana. First you germinate, make sure they get the right water, light, and nutrition. After that, you harvest and prepare it in the way you like.
The big difference here lies in not having to figure out which plants are male and remove them. If you aren’t an expert, this is exhausting. What’s worse is if you miss only ONE male plant, you stand to ruin your entire crop.
You won’t have this problem with feminized seeds. If you are interested in getting started with growing, or getting back into it – we can help. Our site features dozens of grow guides along with access to a free learning forum. There you talk with industry experts and regular people in growing situations just like yours.
If you are planning on growing feminized seeds at home, the forums are a great place to get feedback on your situation, how to use your light, and everything else. By using the resources we have in place, you can get the best results possible without making the same mistakes we’ve made and get a great grow the first time.
Best Feminized marijuana seeds
If you’re looking for the most popular feminized seeds out there, look no further. These are our best selling strains:
– Bergman’s Gold Leaf
– Blue Dream
– Girl Scout Cookies Extreme
– Gorilla Glue by ILGM
– White Widow (10+10 FREE)
What Are Autoflowering Seeds?
If you’ve never grown marijuana before you are going to love autoflowering seeds! Their design means they flower automatically. There is no need to manage the amount of light these plants get! Neither do you have to spend energy removing males, as all our autoflowering seeds are feminized seeds as well.
If you are a beginner looking to break into growing who worries they can’t keep a plant alive – this is for you! Autoflowering seeds grow in the worst conditions from open ground to a window ledge.
So, why are these seeds so robust?
Simple. They evolved from northern Eurasia and mixed with the Cannabis Ruderalis plant type. Ruderalis type strains come from central Russia where waiting for light and warm weather wasn’t an option. Unlike Sativa and Indica, they flower on their own schedule – regardless of the light cycle.
Nowadays you will find all sorts of highly regarded Sativa and Indica strains that have been mixed with Ruderalis traits. This makes them a lot easier to grow and very appealing for a lot of growers.
Why Use Autoflowering Seeds?
If you want to get the most from your grow, these are for you. Autoflowering seeds can, on average, produce two crops in a typical summer – and sometimes more. If you want to grow indoors, you can go from germination to maturity in as few as ten weeks. This way you can enjoy more harvests in less time with minimal work from a plant that just loves growing.
The seeds are also very resistant to frost, mold, and pests. That’s why we refer to autoflowering seeds as the ‘go-to beginner option’!
What Yield Can You Expect With Your Autoflowering Seeds?
Good question! Be sure to give your seeds the best conditions you can to grow. Remember, a small pot on a window ledge has smaller space for the root system and less light. A bigger pot with better light would yield more. How you grow defines your yield. That’s the beauty to autoflowering seeds. With them, you can grow in any situation – even with zero previous grow experience!
While every grow is different, the main things that increase yield are light and nutrients. The more intense the light, the bigger and stronger the plant. Optimized nutrients will make your plants healthy and flourish.
Usually when grown right, autoflowers yield around 4 to 7oz.
How Much Light Autoflowering Seeds Need
One thing people love about autoflowering seeds is that they don’t have to bother with grow tents, keeping their plants in the dark, or other forms of light management. With traditional strains, you need to monitor your light situation closely. Autoflowering seeds don’t require light cycle management to go into flowering, because of this you don’t have to worry about alternating light on a schedule.
Being a plant, autoflowering plants still require as much light as possible to grow as big as they possibly can. But instead of having to worry about light pollution you can simply focus on the fun parts of growing. This is why they are a great option for growers just starting out!
How To Best Grow Autoflowering Seeds
Autoflowering seeds are resilient and are used to growing in challenging environments. With that said, the better conditions you can create, the bigger your yield. Here are a few things you can do to make your autoflower thrive.
First, consider the temperature. Autoflowering plants like the temperature to run between 75-86 degrees Fahrenheit. The closer you get to 86 degrees, the faster it grows – on average. Warm air kept dry will also reduce mold.
If you grow indoors, this won’t be an issue. You also get the added benefit of being able to drop the temperature at night without impacting the plant or harming the yield. All you have to do is give the plant light, water, and keep the temperature right and you’ll have a great grow cycle! Once you get bud you then process it in the way you like.
The Best Ways To Buy Autoflowering Seeds
We always tell people to make sure they buy seeds from a trusted supplier. That’s why we tell everyone to visit our review page. We have thousands of independent reviews. With us, you can be confident you are getting the best quality possible!
Need Help With Your Marijuana Seeds?
Worried that you’ll kill your autoflowering seeds? We get it. That first grow can be scary. Thankfully, we can help. That’s why we created a series of grow guides you can follow to get great yields even with zero experience.
We also know that sometimes our guides don’t cover questions you might have. That’s why we also built a robust support forum where you can post questions and get answers from expert growers who’ve been doing it for years!
So try it out! You’ll be amazed at how much better the quality of your bud will be, unlike what you are used to from the dispensary when you control every part of the process!
Buy Autoflowering Seeds
Want to grow autoflowering seeds but can’t decide which ones to pick? These seed variety packs contain all autoflowering strains and come with a huge discount:
– Autoflower Mix Pack
– Auto 2.0 Mix Pack
The following products are our most popular autoflowering marijuana seeds: