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Identify Mould in Harvested Cannabis

The harvest is done! Curing should be taking that dried cannabis and turning it into quality, full rounded cannabis that you can be proud of. The stress of perfecting your grow is largely done. However, before you get too excited and start smoking the new harvest,...

Dry and Cure Cannabis

Hopefully this year’s harvest was plentiful and you have been left with loads of quality home-grown cannabis. Now comes another very important step of processing your cannabis; drying and curing. This process is critical to the health of your cannabis crop so that the...

Harvest Season

The nights have become cool, and the morning dew is heavy. We have watered, fed, nurtured, and protected the plants as much as we could have, and the diligence continues. Rain and morning dew is the challenge now. Searching out mold on the swollen, sticky buds needs...

Clone Cannabis Plants

Really like that cultivar you’re growing? Have you considered cloning your plants for the next grow? Cloning is a great method to duplicate your favourite grow as it ensures a consistent and reliable way to maintain quality you like, as the clones will share the same...

How Are Your Plants Looking?

Here we are, moving into the dog days of summer. The sun is high, rains are scarce, and the storms tend to pick up wind speed. Mother Nature will weed out the weak to reward the strong. Let’s look at what we can do, to provide some assurance that your plants can take...

Pest Management

Your plants are thriving, and you’ve been monitoring constantly to make sure nutrient and water levels are dialed in. Another very important item you need to watch out for; pests. Outdoor grows are very susceptible to environmental conditions, and one of those...

Determine Sex of Cannabis Plants

Now that your plant has started growing, it’s time to determine the sex of your plant. For those looking to grow THC flower, a female plant is needed. If making feminized seeds, or developing cultivars, then the male will be important. Typically cannabis consumers are...

How to Transplant Cannabis Seedling

The transplanting season will soon be among us. You’ve worked hard getting your seed ready for a successful grow, and now you have a sprout. What next? Assuming you have not planted your seed directly into soil, you will need to transplant your seedling from it’s...

Germinate Cannabis Seeds

If you’re planning on starting your grow, now is the time to start! Once your plan is in place, the next step, and arguably one of the most important steps: germination. You spent good money on your seeds, so you want to maximize your success rate to get full yields....

Indoor or Outdoor?

Growing cannabis can seem like an intimidating experience for those who have never done it before. We believe that anyone can grow quality cannabis with the right equipment and a little bit of know-how. Follow along our monthly segments as we discuss how to grow...

Not All Seeds Are The Same

by | Jan 10, 2022 | Growers Corner

In this segment, we will have a look at the 3 types of cannabis seeds and the benefits of each. CHECK OUT OUR SEED SELECTION.

REGULAR SEEDS

Regular seeds are produced by crossing a male plant with a female plant and can come in either male or female.
With regular seeds, the ratio of male-to-female plants is unknown until flowering starts and the plants present their sex. While female plants produce the desired flower, regular seeds offer growers the opportunity to experience the full expression of that strain’s genetic lineage.

FEMINIZED SEEDS

Feminized seeds grow into female plants that produce the desired flower or bud.
Feminized seeds are produced when a female plant produces male flowers. This is caused by introducing light at set times during the dark hours of flowering, or by spraying the flower sites of a female plant with Colloidal Silver to produce a chemical change in the plant that produces male flowers with pollen.

Pollen from “male” flowers are used to pollinate other female flowers, and because the pollen from the “male” flowers is originally from a plant that is technically female, all of the offspring produced should be female.

AUTO-FLOWER SEEDS

If you are new to growing cannabis, auto-flower seeds may be right for you. Plants will flower when they reach a certain maturity, usually ten weeks from seed, as opposed to flowering in accordance with the daily light schedules.
Auto-flower strains are crosses of modern day strains with Cannabis Ruderalis strains. Cannabis Ruderalis is the 3rd subtype of cannabis, the other two being Indica and Sativa. Cannabis Ruderalis is typically found closer to the North and South Pole, and have a very different lifespan compared to strains originating closer to the Equator.
Due to the lack of sunlight for extended periods of time at both the North and South Pole, Cannabis Ruderalis strains have developed to the point where no matter how much light is present, they will finish out their life cycle.

Happy Growing in 2022, from the ‘gather & grow’ team!


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