Ten Interesting Facts About Feminized Cannabis Seeds

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  1. Feminized cannabis seeds were first developed in the early 1980s by a Dutch cannabis seed company.
  2. Creating feminized versions of plant seeds did not originate with cannabis, but was a technique used in agriculture for many years before being successfully adapted for marijuana.
  3. There are several different methods of creating feminized cannabis seeds but they all rely on stressing a female plant until it becomes hermaphroditic and produces pollen, which is used to fertilize another female plant.
  4. When feminized cannabis seeds were first released, there were concerns from some growers that the plants they produced would be unstable hermaphrodites. These fears proved mostly groundless, and as feminization techniques continue to improve, this problem now rarely occurs.
  5. Feminized cannabis seeds produce feminized, not female, plants, according to the proper scientific definitions. However they are still sometimes referred to as ‘female seeds’. As all the plants they produce should grow and flower like females, it is easy to see how the two names are used interchangeably.
  6. When feminized cannabis seeds were first introduced for sale, they were more expensive – sometimes much more so – than regular cannabis seeds. Fortunately nowadays there are many different varieties of good quality cheap feminized cannabis seeds available, giving growers a wide range of choice for their money.
  7. Feminized cannabis seeds grow under the same conditions as regular cannabis seeds and require no special additional nutrients, techniques or equipment.
  8. The storage conditions required for feminized cannabis seeds are exactly the same as those for regular seeds. They should be kept perfectly dry, at a temperature of between 5 and 7 degrees centigrade, and in the dark. The door of a refrigerator is usually an ideal place.
  9. Feminized cannabis seeds have advantages for pretty much all growers, but especially for people growing their own medicinal cannabis as they may have less time and energy to spend checking for and weeding out male plants when they begin to appear, as is necessary with regular cannabis seeds.
  10. There is a misconception about feminized cannabis seeds, namely that they are genetically engineered. Genetic modification describes selective breeding processes that could also occur naturally – Skunk #1 and all other cannabis hybrids could be correctly called ‘genetically modified’. Genetic engineering, on the other hand, is when the dna of one species is directly infused with the dna of another – tomatoes with fish genes, for example. Luckily, this has yet to occur with cannabis; feminized cannabis seeds, though a fantastic breakthrough in breeding, are not genetically engineered.

Source: Weed Seed Shop

What is difference between indoor and outdoor weed?

Jorge Cervantes knows good weed when he sees it

Jorge Cervantes knows good weed when he sees it

A lot is the answer – a hell of a lot.

Having spent quite a few years now living in Spain, I can tell you that actually, outdoor weed is a lot better than indoor weed.

During my time here my head has been blown off a couple of times by some outstanding weed. Both outdoor grows. And, I have managed to smoke the indoor equivalent of some strains for instance Big Buddha Blue Cheese.  Grow this plant outdoors and you will understand the power of the sun on your high.  I have tried the indoor version of the same strain and while nice, it doesn’t even get close.

Nowhere near. The outdoor version was almost like taking some kind of class a drug. This outdoor cheese high was like nothing I had experienced before. A much more deep and full high than I have ever found with indoor.

The other outstanding one was some Mazar (I think) grown in a friend’s garden. Blew me away for hours, in a good way – still able to function OK but was very very stoned indeed in a way I hadn’t been before in 20 years of smoking.

These experiences have convinced me that cannabis grown outdoors is far superior to its indoor cousins.

Science also agrees.

Indoor cannot produce all the terpenes that outdoor can – and outdoor grows generally produce more CBD.