The Cannabis sativa, commonly known as marijuana, is a sexually reproducing plant by pollinating a male to female exemplary. The result of pollination is the formation of seeds that contain the genetic combination of both parents. To start your cultivation it is important to know the differences and advantages of each type of marijuana seeds.
Photo Dependent seeds and autoflowering seeds:
The marijuana plants need a good supply of light to grow and flourish properly in any case.
There are photos dependent and autoflowering varieties, both need light to carry out their biochemical processes, but the main difference lies in:
Photo Dependent marijuana seeds:
The cannabis seeds light dependent may be feminized or regular.
These begin to bloom when they are adults and notice a reduction in daylight hours. In indoor crops you can easily control them by timing the light, since they need 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness during their growth stage and 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness during the flowering stage.
That is why, of all the photos dependent varieties you can obtain mother plants and make your own cuttings.
The feminized cannabis seeds foto dependientes are obtained by pollination of flowers of a female plant with pollen formed on a reversed male (female male converted by STS or silver thiosulphate).
The reversed male can be crossed with a female of the same genetics or the reversed male can be crossed with a female of another genetics. If the same genetics are crossed, the resulting seeds will be more stable.
Advantages of planting photos dependent feminized seeds:
The regular marijuana seeds light dependent are obtained by pollination of flowers of female plants with pollen formed in male plants (not reversed).
The result of the seeds of this cross obtained are marijuana plants that can be male or female, so once your plants show their sex, you must separate them or get rid of the males in case you don’t want them to hybridize new genetics.
Approximately 50% of regular seeds are born male and the other 50% are born female, so if your intention is to produce marijuana, you will have to plant twice as many seeds to keep approximately half the face of the flowering stage.
Greater genetic diversity : Given the fact that regular seeds are never born from crossing two identical genetics, but similar or totally different, the genetic diversity you find will be broader ( number of phenotypes or plants with different characteristics broader) than growing feminized seeds. This makes it easier to find “rare” or “unique” varieties than selecting feminized ones.