Some varieties of cannabis can produce male parts alongside female flowers on the same plant, especially if exposed to environmental stressors. These plants are known as hermaphrodites, and sometimes they can self-pollinate to create seeds.
If cannabis is legal in your state, you can buy seeds or clones from a local dispensary, or online through various seed banks.
How weed clones work
Seeds can also form in plants with genetic disorders or instability, like hermaphrodites—plants that develop both male and female reproductive parts. Generally, stress and genetic disorders are viewed as bad, so temper expectations with any plant you start from a bagseed.
As mentioned above, you can skip the processing of sexing weed plants by growing with feminized seeds or clones.
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.
• Water stress: Caused by poor water quality, excess or lack of water, incorrect pH, incorrect water temperature.
You forgot to take into account those few extra bullets in the barrel; well, now you got them, so you’d better make good use of them! Take this chance to experiment with a different growing setup than what you’re used to. For example, you could try a budget hydroponics setup, or a guerrilla grow, or something else. Go budget, but dare to try some different techniques! The seeds you’re using are “spare” anyways. This will give you a unique chance to learn by experimenting, without the fear of wasting precious and expensive seeds if something goes wrong. It’s a nothing-to-lose seed, so why not use it to learn a new grow technique? The additional benefit: If it goes well, you just grew an extra plant—get ready to harvest!
EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT GROWING SETUPS
You can use leftover cannabis seeds for a variety of purposes. Do not throw them in the bin! Instead, read this post, and find out what you can do with them.
Dear cannabis grower, if you find yourself with leftover seeds, whatever the reason, please do not throw them away! Instead, read this article on how to make the most out of spare or accidental cannabis seeds. We’ve collated 5 interesting things you can do with them that are definitely worth checking out.
• Environmental stress: Caused by adverse temperature and humidity levels in your growing environment, or by pests or fungi targeting your babies.
The same phenomenon can occur if you let male plants fertilize female plants. That’s why a grow with regular cannabis seeds should be closely observed and watched for signs of sexual characteristics as they grow into flowering plants – before the males are able to pollinate the females and ruin all of your hard work.
There are many reasons why you could end up with extra marijuana seeds, either because you started growing with seeds found in the bottom of a bag and have a few left or because you developed some during your growing crops.
5 Tips to help you decide on what to do with weed seeds
When you have plenty of extra seeds for no additional cost, you have the perfect opportunity to experiment with growing conditions. Why not try a stealth guerilla grow in the wild by planting some seeds in the middle of the woods? Or you could try a low-cost hydroponics setup. You have nothing to lose with these seeds, so why not use them to learn a new cultivation technique? After all, if it all goes well, you will have grown some extra plants – ready to harvest!
No matter why you have extra seeds left after harvest, here are five alternative ways to make the most out of them, rather than just throwing them away.
Hermaphroditism occurs because a single cannabis plant can produce both male and female flowers. Unless you choose female seeds (which guarantee good success for growing only female plants), you could have several hermaphrodite plants if they are exposed to light stress, water stress, environmental stress or nutritional stress.