Sexing marijuana plants can be a time-consuming process, and if you don’t catch males, there is a risk that even one males can pollinate your entire crop, causing all of your female weed plants to produce seeds.
Cannabis can be either male or female—also called “dioecious”—but only females produce the buds we all know and love. For reproduction, males have pollen sacs and pollinate females, causing female flowers to produce seeds.
Pros and cons of using cannabis clones
Finding a cannabis seed in your stash is not ideal, but we’ve all been there before. Although much less common than it once was, it still happens. Sometimes you’ll notice one when grinding down some flower, or you’ll see one pop, spark, and crackle from the heat of a lit bowl.
There are a few indicators that will give you a sense of whether the seed is worth germinating.
But if the seed you found looks decent, you might as well germinate it and see what sprouts.
Another popular method, super cropping, involves pinching the stems to slightly inhibit their ability to take in nutrients. The stem will repair itself, coming back stronger and more efficient than ever. Be careful with this advanced growing technique as you don’t want to damage it to the point where it won’t repair itself!
It may be Fall, but that shouldn’t stop you from growing cannabis outdoors . Our Complete Marijuana Grow Kit will help you be successful at any time of the year.
In addition to using an outdoor or indoor grow calendar , you should also consider keeping a cannabis grow journal . That way, you can track your plants’ growth closely and make a note of any issues that might pop up. This could be the difference between having a successful grow or a complete failure.
Using a Marijuana Grow Calendar
How Long Does The Seedling Stage Last When Growing Cannabis Outdoors?
You’ll notice your seedlings develop their signature jagged leaves, establishing leaf sets with more and more leaves. Look for your seedling to produce 5 or more leaves per set.
When your plants begin flowering, ramp-up their nutrient intake to ensure they will survive, keeping a close eye on pests and diseases that can destroy a crop overnight if the grower isn’t highly vigilant. This is why we recommend using a growing calendar and setting alarms on your phone to remind you to check for things like pests and humidity levels to get ahead of any crises before they ensue.
Ensure the success of your late season outdoor grow by growing auto-flowers . Unlike photoperiod plants, auto-flowers are not dependent on the amount of light they receive to start flowering, making them ideal for this type grow. You’ll still need to ensure they receive the right amount of humidity and that the temperature does not drop too low, but this is not hard. Plus, you can always bring them indoors if they do.