The microwave method
Male plants will adversely affect the four female plants you have carefully grown. The male plant pollinates the female plant and thus results in the abundance of seeds, which turns your plant into a hermaphrodite. Your wild bird food is perhaps not a good thing for the cannabis farmer.
Remove the seed from the oven, and then let them cool before you store in a dry airtight glass jar.
Growing Marijuana- Tips and tricks to maintain a healthy plant
So, although everything in nature deserves to grow just like the weed plant, perhaps providing food for the birds needs to be done with sterilized bird food.
Sprouting is not the only means that male cannabis plants can be in your neighbourhood. Bird planters throughout the neighbourhood feed the birds, and the birds will do as they wish as they dispel the seeds. These plants germinate, and soon you could be contributing to the abundance of male plants that are now doing the same thing, by sprouting and affecting your female plants.
What seeds are you feeding the birds?
Have you ever considered what seeds you are feeding the birds in your beautiful bird feeder that hangs at the end of your garden? Some of those seeds could be compromising the four plants that you can grow legally for yourself, and here we’re going to help you out by explaining why.
After discovering it was an illegal cannabis plant the police were involved.
Sgt Ryan Canning, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "If you come into possession of an illegal drug such as cannabis, you must either destroy it or take it to a police officer.
Cannabis is illegal to grow without a licence so Mrs Hewitson and her husband John were advised by Devon and Cornwall Police about what to do with the specimen.
Mrs Hewitson said: "I sent a picture in via email and I got a couple of interesting emails back, including one from the police.
Officers said Mrs Hewitson was growing the plant illegally but in good faith.