So I pulled a small bud off of my Skunk #1 Auto as a tester, I am about 5 days away from harvest and wanted to get a gauge of where I was at. Anyways, I did a quick dry on the bud last night and it ended up weighing like 1 gram. So I was picking it apart and noticed these tiny little dark black dots in the bud. And when I say tiny, I mean very small, probably the size of a pin head, and they were deep within the calyxes. I got about 6 or so out of this one bud. They looks like very tiny seeds, but I am 99.9% sure that I had no males or hermies in my crop. I will have to check especially hard tomorrow, but I have spent such a large amount of time with them I am pretty sure I would have seen any male flowers appear. I have not checked any more bud or any of the other girls, so I am not sure if this is a widespread problem or if it is contained to a single plant.
Should I go ahead and harvest now to prevent these from maturing any further? If that is indeed what they are is seeds from somewhere, but in all seriousness, I am almost positive I have not seen a single male flower this time around.
What do you guys think? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!
Anyways, here are some pics of what I just found, they are not the best pictures because they are so damn small, but it should give you guys an idea of what I am looking at. They are not white or hard at all, they are actually pretty soft and break up, not really in a specific shape, looks like black little crumbs or something. Really hope I did not just discover a massive problem, because the Skunks will be coming down in the next few days, but the three NL’s in the room still have a good five weeks to go or so. These little black seed looking things seem to be hollow as well, there isn’t a whole lot to them to be honest, just don’t want to ruin my personal, which this grow is entirely. There is not much good bud in FL.
Anyone else have experience with this? How bad of shape am I really about to be in?
Imagine you’d be the one creating the next Tangerine G13!
Rest assured, there is no need for a separate grow room for the male plants to develop from there. As a flowering male can be held under a simple lightbulb or simply in the windowsill. Furthermore, you can even cut off a few branches and put them in a vase to collect the pollen a week later. Regular Cannabis seeds create male and/or female plants.
Crossing Weed Strains
Male plants that are quick to flower are often dominant in passing on their genes – so it’s best to leave those be. Late-bloomers however, carry recessive genes.
Because although you can grow male cannabis plants in the same room as female cannabis plants. It’s important to separate the males before their flowers open, releasing their pollen into the room, to avoid uncontrolled fertilization.
Pollinating your female cannabis plants is as easy as collecting male pollen. Preferably wait until the plant(s) you want to fertilize are three to five weeks into their flowering period. Then take the selected female out of the grow room, again, to avoid uncontrolled pollination of the rest of the plants. Label one or more branches to fertilize, to know which plant was crossed with which and when. And use a clean (paint) brush to apply the pollen on one or more branches for seed production – leaving the rest of the flowers to produce seedless weed: sinsemilla.