When the traditional fertilization methods are used to grow your marijuana plants, you have less control over the gender of future marijuana plants. That is why, there are a lot of marijuana growers take extra steps to make it likely that you will receive female marijuana plants at the time of harvesting. To determine the likelihood of the desired outcome is to feminize your marijuana seedsprior to your harvest.
Male and Female Plants
Generally speaking, there is no way that you can determine the difference between male and female marijuana seeds in the initial stages of planting. In addition, you are also not able to change the gender of your marijuana deeds. The concept of having feminized marijuana seeds is to maximize the female seeds that will be part of your marijuana crop. Why would you want female marijuana plants? Well, these are known to have a higher level of THC content. Male plants have reduced THC content and for that reason, female plants take precedence over male plants. With cannabis seed feminization, there are several pollination techniques that the marijuana grower can use for a favorable outcome.
Female marijuana seeds are sold by various companies. So, you don’t have to wait to get your own. You can use the ones available to you and by doing so, you will be sure that your outcome is a female marijuana plant with more THC content. Be careful when buying marijuana seeds from companies online. Make sure this is a reputable company known for selling and delivering the right female marijuana seeds.
If you are going to do the feminization of marijuana seeds yourself, then there are methods that you can use namely:
- Colloidal Silver
- Silver Thiosulfate Solution
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.
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