Feminized cannabis seeds are seeds that only produce female marijuana plants.
There are a few techniques that can produce reliably feminized seeds. One classic method is stressing out a healthy female plant by interrupting its light cycle during flowering. While that works to an extent, the more common and controlled method is to spray down female plants with a colloidal silver or silver thiosulphate solution. This method makes it possible to control the sex of a plant without any genetic tinkering or modification.
If you are looking to purchase seeds that are already feminized then it is best to do your research and find a reliable seed bank.
- Silver Thiosulfate Solution
- Colloidal Silver
Each of these methods should be successful if used in the right way to produce female marijuana plants. Let’s quickly look at each method briefly.
The Silver Thiosulfate Method
The Silver Thiosulfate Solution, also known as STS is one of the most common methods of generating female marijuana seeds. It is very effective in allowing female marijuana seeds to be available to marijuana growers. Using this method will feminize the seeds in the best way possible, making more available on the market for growers. The solution is made of a combined silver nitrate and sodium thiosulfate. The solution result is a hormonal response to stress found in the marijuana plant. Because of this, a gender change is triggered. You can do all of this yourself, but the marijuana plants have to be wisely chosen. You should only take female plants from a single cannabis strain that is almost mature. Then you would separate the plant from the bunch and spray the plant with STS. Allow it to dry and then replace it, making sure it sits alongside the other plants in the bunch.
The Colloidal Silver Method
With the colloidal or pure silver method, you also need distilled water. Use a spray bottle to apply this mixture to your female marijuana plants, but you have to do it when the plants are flowering. Pollen sacs will be formed. The pollen has female genetics, allowing the marijuana seeds to produce female plants.
The Rodelization Method
The rodelization method calls for reaction of the female plants when they are stressed. Pollen sacs will grow when plants are stressed and not fertilized. Due to the fact that resulting marijuana seeds are exclusively derived from female genetics, it is likely that these to be female seeds and not male seeds. If you want to learn more about these and other methods of how to feminize marijuana seeds, visit the Cannabis Training University now.
Why Grower Use Them
Firstly, cannabis plants can be male or female, just like us humans. But in the world of cannabis plants, female plants are the only ones that produce smokable buds. This meant that back in the day, growers were having to grow twice the number of plants to reach the desired amount of true female plants (and therefore, bud).
Enter feminized seeds. These are seeds (almost) guaranteed to grow into beautiful female plants. And you know what that means, right? Yeap, that as long as they are not fertilized, they will not create any seeds and can put all of their energy into flowering, which will get you bigger buds (and a higher THC content). Feminized seeds essentially save you the hassle of having to spend time detecting male plants and removing them as soon as possible before fertilization can occur. You can rest assured knowing that all the seeds you plant will grow up to be females.