I would basically like to know the best way to remove seeds from bud that was seeded at different times?
What I mean is that there are some fully developed seeds that are brown, firm and drop out somewhat easily, the rest are green/white/yellow in colour and are much harder to remove from the bud I plan to smoke.
I’m looking for something more than just pulling the seeds out by hand, as I would like to save as much of the resin as possible without disturbing it and causing it to break off. I tried removing the bigger seeds and grinding it up and then removing the seed flakes i could see, but this is very tedious and a lot of the seed is mixed in with the bud that is indistinguishable at least to my eye. I couldn’t think of anything else that would do the trick. Any suggestions?
What does it mean to find seeds in your marijuana buds? Is it something to be worried about?
There’s a seed in my bud!
What causes seeds?
Seeds are the result of pollination. That means the seedy cannabis buds (which come from a female plant) may have come into contact with pollen from a male plant. Therefore, it’s possible the grower didn’t identify and remove all the male plants before the released pollen. It’s also possible that the plant self-pollinated (sometimes called herming) which is often the result of plant stress during the budding phase but can also be caused by genetics.
If it’s very seedy the buds may not feel as potent, though a few seeds here and there won’t make much difference in potency. The main problem with seedy weed is that you are getting less smokeable bud for the amount of total mass there. If it is seedless, you will get a lot more bang for your buck. Seedless bud (sinsemilla) is considered to be the highest quality and most potent type of weed.
I’ve seen some growers get impressive results with bagseed, but overall results seem to be hit or miss. Plants can grow in odd ways and often either the yields or quality isn’t as expected. The problem is that seeds often don’t “breed true” to the buds that they came from. That is why many growers either stick to clones (which are exactly the same as the “mother” plant) or purchase seeds of a stabilized strain from a trustworthy breeder, where each of the plants will grow the way you expect, and buds more consistently have the smell, yield and potency they’re supposed to.