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Autoflowers don’t need lots of nutrients because they’re small and don’t spend much time in the vegetative cycle. They won’t need as much veg nutrients—such as nitrogen—but will need more bloom nutrients.

Once you see the taproot, it’s time to transfer your germinated seed into its growing medium, such as soil.

Training plants

Autoflowering strains require some preparation, as they will grow quickly and start to flower whether or not you’re ready for them.

Feminized cannabis seeds will produce only female plants for getting buds, so there is no need to remove males or worry about female plants getting pollinated. Feminized seeds are produced by causing the monoecious condition in a female cannabis plant—the resulting seeds are nearly identical to the self-pollinated female parent, as only one set of genes is present.

Also, buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank will give you a sense of what a particular strain will look and smell like, how it will grow, and how much it will yield at harvest.

Cannabis growing is a worldwide favorite pastime. A hobby, a job, a source of medicine and much more for always increasing number of people. Final results of your grow depend on a lot of different factors, as your cannabis plants go through different stages of development.

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Okay, now when you have good, healthy cannabis seeds, you are ready to start growing nice cannabis plants. First of all you have to germinate cannabis seeds and there are a few ways to do this. Let’s single out the best ways for proper germination and discuss every of these methods.

If stored correctly, cannabis seeds can ‘last’ for years, even decades but older seeds sometimes need a little help when it comes to germination. An old grower’s trick is to use a matchbox or something similar and line it with rough sandpaper. Once you’ve filled your box with sandpaper you place the seeds in the box and start to shake it for a minute or two. This will result in tiny cracks on the seed shell and will help the tap root to break the outer seed barrier.

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The histological and histochemical changes during seed development of C. macranthos were investigated in detail.

Cypripedium macranthos is a lady's slipper orchid with high horticultural value. We document a reproducible protocol for asymbiotic seed germination based on a defined time frame. The optimum germination percentage was obtained from immature seeds collected at 6 weeks after pollination (WAP). At this time, the embryo reached the early globular stage. As seeds matured, the germination percentage declined sharply. Histological observation revealed that two distinct layers of seed coats enveloped the embryos tightly at maturity. The histochemical staining by Nile red and TBO indicated the presence of hydrophobic substance and phenolic compounds (e.g. lignin and cuticular material) in the seed coats. These features reflected the strong hydrophobic nature of seed coat that may cause the seed dormancy. Among the surveyed media, the modified Harvais medium was the optimum for germination. Among the surveyed organic supplements, potato homogenate (50 g l −1 ) or banana homogenate (25 or 50 g l −1 ) was suitable for the growth of seedlings.


The optimum germination was obtained as the immature seeds were collected at 6 weeks after pollination and sow on modified Harvais medium.

Modified Harvais medium supplemented with potato or banana homogenates was suitable for the growth of seedlings.

The accumulated hydrophobic materials, such as phenolic compounds in seed coats, contribute to the water-repellent nature.