Sexing marijuana plants might be considered as one of the most delicate parts of growing your own marijuana. While the process might be very straightforward, it sure will be a lot easier as you learn from experience. Just remember that the key to sexing marijuana plants is to observe the flowering, in which you can determine depending on the growth pattern.
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If you are growing marijuana for medicinal purposes, you need to know how to identify female and male marijuana plants. Almost all growers prefer female marijuana plants because only females produce the coveted buds needed for medicinal purposes. Male plants have low potency and THC content compared to the female plants, and they are kept to mostly produce seeds.
Yes good job, after about three weeks you no longer have a delicate looking seedling. The stem has thickened up and is now able to support itself more easily and should have at least 3 sets of cannabis leaves showing. That plant has clearly entered the vegetative veg growth stage.
Friday August 17, W hen it comes to growing cannabis, sex is important. Not that kind of sex!
As with most plants, animals, and other life forms within the plant and animal kingdom, marijuana is capable of having distinct genders. They can have either male or female reproductive parts as opposed to monoecious plants which have bothand in some rare circumstances, can even become a hermaphrodite plant — that is, when female plants take on the sexual characteristics of a male marijuana plant. The sex of a crop does not always matter with many plants, but with cannabis grows, knowing the gender and the sex of your plant is immensely important to both growers and breeders, as the types of flowers will be crucial to the quality and value of the end product good, seedless buds are always going to be worth more than lower-quality cannabis.
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Not all genetics will display their sex in the vegetative stage. Environmental factors can play a significant role in how your plants develop and mature. If your environment is too hot or too cold or too humid or too dry, stress can start to cause your seedlings or young plants to undergo unhealthy and otherwise unlikely adverse changes.
In this contributor article, guest blogger Shanta Devourn provides useful information on determining the sex of your cannabis plants. The following is an article produced by a contributing author. Growers Network does not endorse nor evaluate the claims of our contributors, nor do they influence our editorial process. We thank our contributors for their time and effort so we can continue our exclusive Growers Spotlight service.