If it’s brown and whole however, you’ve got yourself a healthy marijuana seed.
Now what? Do you just plant it and watch it grow?
The rest can be filled with high-quality soil and, once given adequate fertilizers, the marijuana seeds will start to grow!
Next Steps: Germinating Your Marijuana Seeds
A final note: Make sure you check the laws of your local area – certain municipal governments have different laws about growing marijuana when compared to just imbibing it. Make sure you’re not breaking any laws with your hand-grown marijuana – you wouldn’t want it taken away from you after all your hard work!
You might be tempted to jump right in and start growing your new seeds. Not so fast though, you’ve got to pick the right seeds.
If you’re planning to grow cannabis indoors , away from prying eyes, and then make sure you have an adequate UV light setup to make sure it gets enough sunlight. Don’t forget to make sure the room where it’s kept is hot and humid enough!
Once you see the taproot, it’s time to transfer your germinated seed into its growing medium, such as soil.
This is sometimes referred to as “cloning by seed” and will not produce any male plants. This is achieved through several methods:
It’s important to keep the delicate seed sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as it begins to split.
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.
Additionally, every long-time grower will tell you that clones degrade over time.
One drawback of clones is they need to be taken during the vegetative stage of a plant—flower is too late—so if you have a small setup with only one light, it can be hard to keep clones alive while flowering other plants, because the two need different amounts of light.
Take four sheets of paper towels and soak them with distilled water. The towels should be soaked but shouldn’t have excess water running off.
Male cannabis plants grow pollen sacs instead of buds. Male plants are usually discarded because you don’t want them to pollinate the females, which will produce seeds—no one wants to smoke buds with seeds in it.
The rare hermaphroditic plant contains both female and male sex organs. These plants can sometimes self-pollinate, but this is typically bad as it will create buds with seeds and also pass on hermaphroditic genes.
Mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungus, can be added to soil to improve root systems.
Male vs. female marijuana plants
When determining the sex of a cannabis plant, pre-flowers, or the beginnings of male and female sex organs, will appear at the nodes.
Despite their minute size, it’s hard to miss the blanket of crystal resin on a cannabis bud. This resin is secreted through translucent, mushroom-shaped glands on the leaves, stems, and calyxes.
The main stem, or stalk, of a cannabis plant grows straight up from the root system and supports all lateral branches. The stem gives a plant structure and stability.
Males and females are usually only pollinated when crossbreeding plants or creating new strains.