Although male weed seeds are not that popular among marijuana companies, you might decide one day to grow a few of them. In fact, if you’re serious about your business, you should grow all cannabis products by yourself.
It is really sad that most people discard male cannabis. In fact, we are getting to a point where it is getting harder and harder to procure male marijuana seeds. Most seed companies are focusing on feminized cannabis as something that brings them profit.
Male marijuana seeds are often seen as undesirable, and it is even jeopardizing their existence. If no one continues making these seeds, there is a good chance that we will lose male cannabis plants in the near future. This is one of the reasons why you should try growing them yourself.
Growing male weed seeds can be a bit tricky; there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind, which can be especially hard on inexperienced marijuana growers. But, with this guide, it should be much easier.
Here is a step-by-step guide teaching you how to grow these goodies.
Growing your own male marijuana
Before you can start growing male weed, it is very important to have a good grasp of the basics.
Needless to say, the skills that you acquire while growing male plants can also be used for female ones. On top of that, some of the tricks can also be used for other agricultural species. So, this knowledge will not go to waste one way or another.
Here is the step-by-step process that will help you grow male weed seeds. Enjoy!
1) Start by growing your plants
In order to get male weed seeds, you will need to have a proper cannabis harvest. Don’t buy feminized seeds as you will need both sexes. Although you should strive for optimal conditions in order to increase your yield, people can grow cannabis almost anywhere. As long as you have a big field and enough sunlight, you will have to basic prerequisites.
As previously mentioned, you can grow both male and female plants at the same time. However, you will need to pay close attention to your cannabis in the first week or two. If the pollen sacks start forming, you will need to remove them as soon as possible. Otherwise, they will start pollinating females, which is something you don’t want.
A cannabis grower can cut its branches and put them in water with a CFL bulb. You should also collect the pollen. You can get it from branches during the first week. There is also a possibility of cloning male plants. We always recommend that you flower males in a separate space. That way, you can easily prevent any mishaps, the spread of pollen being the big one. If you decide to prolong the marijuana flowering stage, you will start noticing more flowering traits.
2) You need to collect the pollen
The second step of the process is the pollen collection. It is really easy to do it; you just have to tap a budding branch, and it will start falling off. Make sure you have a piece of paper beneath it so you can collect as much as possible. While you do this, make it a practice to first visit female plants. If you first visit males then females, there is a chance you will inadvertently spread the pollen around. It gets stuck to hair and clothes, so you won’t even notice the mistake until it’s too late.
3) Bud pollination
Next, you will have to pollinate a female plant (or plants). Make sure to create a controlled environment beforehand. Like with everything else, you need to be careful as to how you’re going about things. You will have to label a branch that you will pollinate. Keep in mind that you have the option of pollinating a whole plant, a single branch, or a single bud. If you decide to be selective, you will have to pay close attention to labeling. You can use tags that will include information such as data, strain, etc. Spread the pollen over white flowering hairs; it is best if you do it somewhere between 3rd and 5th week.
4) Deactivate stray pollen
If you make a mistake and pollen start spreading around, there is a way to contain the situation. You can use water to wash your clothes before making additional rounds. The same goes for your hair. A marijuana grower can also spray down the plants after 3 hours. That way, you can eliminate any excess pollen that hasn’t been used for pollination. If you did everything the right way, your male marijuana seeds should be ready in 2 to 6 weeks. Make sure they are properly dried in the bud before you take them.
What are the recommended marijuana strains?
If you’ve decided to grow male cannabis seeds, you can use any strain you want. It is always better to go with the common strains or homogenous lines. At the same time, you should avoid strains that often give hermaphrodites. Of course, it all depends on your original intentions with this project.
Your selection of strains will play a crucial role in the end product. Although you can make various combinations and potentially discover new, exciting strains, we suggest that you go with plain solutions if this is your first time growing male cannabis seeds.
Not every combination will work, so it is much better if you’re conservative. It also depends on the scale of the project. If you decide to pollinate numerous plants, you are able to experiment a bit. Still, this increases the odds that you’ll make a mess.
Where to get the initial cannabis strains?
There are numerous stores where you can purchase the initial cannabis seeds that will allow you to start the project.
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