To get the buds found in medical and recreational stores, female cannabis plants are grown in an environment without males—or the males are removed from the area before they release pollen—so the females don’t create seeds. Females can then focus their energies on producing buds and not seeds—this high-potency marijuana is traditionally known as “sinsemilla,” meaning “seedless.”
Pros and cons of using cannabis seeds
As mentioned above, you can skip the processing of sexing weed plants by growing with feminized seeds or clones.
Transplanting germinated cannabis seeds
It’s important to keep the delicate seed sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as it begins to split.
Pros of Rapid Rooters
Germination Method 2: Plant marijuana seeds directly in growing medium
Rockwool is not a natural material – it’s made by heating rock and chalk to 3,000°F and air is blown through the mixture to create thin fibers of rocky material
Germination Method 3: Germination Station
Rockwool cubes have a high pH until they’re treated
Whether you are growing pot for personal use or for income, it is crucial to give your plants the best start in life possible. Just as with animals and children, healthy beginnings will encourage rapid, strong growth. You have two basic options for growing your own cannabis: start with seeds or use clones.
Select the Right Seeds
This is an even more natural method than water soaking. Just plant your seeds 1/2 inch to one inch deep in soil or another medium that has been moistened. A key benefit of this technique is that your seedlings won’t be subject to transplant shock. Because they have grown up in their surroundings, they will have acclimated to them.
When you are ready to plant, just add water. They will expand into little individual soil pots you can use as a growing medium.