What are feminized seeds?
Growing cannabis plants is an adventure that starts with choosing your weed seeds. The main types are regular cannabis seeds, feminized weed seeds and autoflowering seeds, feminized or regular.
Regular seeds are generally preferred by old-school marijuana growers and breeders. Feminized marijuana seeds are by far the most popular and the modern industry standard. They are designed to produce only female plants with a typical success rate of 95 - 99%.
This is in stark contrast to naturally occurring marijuana seeds, referred to as regular in the industry. Regular marijuana seeds will generally produce a fifty-fifty split of male and female cannabis plants. This is not a concern if you choose to buy female weed seeds. Feminized weed seeds have been around for decades, growing into the global cannabis communities’ most popular type of marijauna seed. The feminization process works with photoperiod and autoflowering seeds so all cannabis growers can save time in the grow room.
Male marijuana plants are often discarded in the early phases of a grow to avoid cross pollination. This prevents accidental pollination that can ruin crops. With feminised seeds, beginner growers no longer risk overlooking the male plants in the crop. Cultivators can be confident their feminized marijuana seeds will produce only female plants and so cross pollination is highly unlikely to occur. A big win for the grower.
The best advice on this topic suggests that unless you are actively looking to breed strains then regular seeds are not going to be the best choice for most home growers.
Are feminized seeds better? They certainly have their advantages...
- Feminized weed seeds nearly always deliver female plants.
- Female plants produce all the delicious, consumable bud (sinsemilla) with far higher levels of cannabinoids than their male counterparts. This means maximum strength, potency and aroma.
- With feminized cannabis seeds, there’s no need to check the sex of the plants. This saves lots of time in the garden.
- With no males in the garden, you can focus more time on your healthy female plants.
- The best feminized seeds USA save money at the cannabis seed bank too. Growers no longer need to buy twice the amount of marijuana seeds that they need as with regular weed seeds.
- Feminized pot seeds are available as photoperiod strains (light cycle dependent), fast-flowering and autoflowering strains.
- Feminized parents are ideal mother plants. They produce stable offspring with uniform traits and better genetics.
We’ve committed to offering an amazing selection of female marijauna seeds at Homegrown. As far as we know, it’s the biggest and most diverse cannabis seed library in the world.
Are feminized marijuana seeds good for beginners? Who else can they benefit?
Feminised seeds are a fantastic choice for beginners, no question. But are they suitable for all cannabis growers?
Female plants are perfect for recreational growers looking for pronounced effects. Female buds deliver far more when it comes to relaxation, euphoria and laughter. All the things we associate with high-quality, recreational pot seeds and high THC weed.
The feminized marijuana seed is essential for medicinal cannabis growers. Female buds contain the terpenes and cannabinoids necessary for effective medicine while male plants do not.
How to avoid a hermaphrodite weed plant?
Hermies (hermaphrodites) are cannabis plants with both male and female reproductive parts. They can produce pollen and can self pollinate, resulting in seedy buds and low-quality weed. Bud growers avoid hermies at all costs!
We are often asked if female marijuana seeds increase the risk of hermaphrodite weed plants. Feminized seeds are produced by inducing a female parent to produce pollen. This means there will be hermaphroditism in the seed’s genetic history. Happily, it doesn’t mean female cannabis seeds are hermaphroditic by default. They only become susceptible to hermaphroditism when exposed to severe stress. Avoiding stress is vital when cultivating marijuana from feminized cannabis seeds.
Poor quality feminized pot seeds can hermie without stress. Substandard breeding practices and unstable genetics are the main contributing factors. It is vital that budding growers stick to trustworthy cannabis seed breeders and US seed banks like Homegrown Cannabis Co.
We create and sell pot seeds only from stabilized mothers with almost no hermaphrodite tendencies. This results in high quality seeds with a very slim chance of producing hermie plants.
It’s heartbreaking to grow a full crop of high CBD cannabis plants only to remove and destroy half the plants because they’re male.
What are the different types of feminized cannabis strains?
Growers wanting to buy cannabis seeds from an online retailer for female only weed plants have a far wider choice than those buying regs.
Most decent cannabis seed banks will offer a good range of indica marijuana strains, marijuana sativa strains, hybrid strains, fast flowering cultivars and autoflowering strains. There’s more about the differences between these types of weed strain below.
We offer a huge variety of medicinal strains as well as unique female strains not available from other seed banks. In addition to a vast catalogue of cannabis seeds we offer extensive educational resources free of charge.
We’ll be with you every step of your journey from novice marijuana grower to skilled cultivator. It’s exactly why marijuana legends Kyle Kushman, Steve DeAngelo, Nikki Lastreto and Swami Chaitanya joined our mission to inspire and empower people to grow their own cannabis.
What are the main types of cannabis?
The primary subspecies of cannabis are indica, sativa and ruderalis. Indica cultivars were traditionally known to produce a heavy stoned feeling, as opposed to the cerebral, energising effects associated with sativa cultivars.
This has been questioned by the latest research, which looks at the terpene profile of individual cultivars. The sheer numbers of hybrid strains has added to the diversity of cannabis traits. Hybrids cannabis plants can possess indica, sativa and / or ruderalis genes.
The real difference between these subspecies of marijuana lies in their growth pattern, preferred climate and structure.
- Indica cannabis plants are typically short and bushy with dense foliage and wide leaves. They are generally hardier plants than sativa having evolved in cool, mountainous regions such as the Hindu Kush in Pakistan. This is why any so-called ‘Kush’ plant will, in most cases, be indica or indica dominant.
- The ruderalis gene is responsible for autoflowers. 100% ruderalis plants are not typically sold in pot seed form. It’s generally breeders, rather than weed seed banks, that possess these genetics.
While these are the three main subspecies of weed, finding fully indica or fully sativa mj seeds can be difficult. Most female marijuana seeds are hybrids expressing beautifully diverse traits that didn’t exist twenty years ago.
You can buy female seeds that grow plants with azure-blue foliage. High THC Seeds, plants with 30% CBD and female plants with super heavy yields.
“Shopping at Homegrown is so much fun, it’s like being a kid in a candy store.” Nikki Lastreto.
Buying feminized cannabis seeds is a wondrous adventure, full of possibility and promise. There has never been a better time to start growing your own cannabis from seed.
What are fast-flowering marijuana seeds?
There’s another category of fem seed appearing in weed seed shops, the fast flowering marijuana seed. The fast-flower is a female weed seed famous for a fast flowering time. With an average maturation time of six to seven weeks, they’re ideal for shorter summers or rainy falls.
Fast-flowering cultivars have made outdoor growing accessible to thousands of growers. They’re a welcome addition to the range of 420 seeds we stock at Homegrown.
How do you grow feminized marijuana seeds?
Easy! Buy weed seeds from a company that knows how to feminize cannabis seeds properly. The actual grow is the same, whether you’ve had your pot seeds feminized or not. The indoor and outdoor process is similar when using fem seeds or regs.
Indoor and outdoor cannabis grows
Feminized weed seeds can be grown in either indoor or outdoor environments. You're essentially applying the same principles as growing cannabis from regular seeds. The significant difference is that with feminized strains, there’s no need to identify the plant’s gender. Feminised marijuana seeds are 95 - 99% guaranteed to be female. Separating male plants is therefore no longer a problem.
When cultivating feminized cannabis indoors, growers need to replace the sun with artificial lights. Adjusting the light cycle triggers the flowering phase, causing the plant to swell and produce big, aromatic nugs of weed.
When growing feminized cannabis outdoors, the sun takes care of all that. The main concerns for the grower are climate and season. Cannabis plants don’t like extended periods of high wind, cold or rain.
Season is vitally important when growing with weed seeds. For the marijuana farmer it’s very simple: plant in spring, harvest in fall.
What are the best tips and tricks to grow from a feminized weed seed?
- Germinate the seeds properly using the paper towel method.
- Once “popped”, take special care in transplanting the seedlings to 2-inch pots.
- Spray with adequate amounts of water to keep the soil moist but not dripping wet. Be careful not to over or underwater, this will lead to problems later on.
- Give the plants a good regimen of nutrients. Excess nutrients will not result in more vigorous growth but can cause nutrient burn.
- Light is vital. When growing cannabis indoors, HPS and LED are excellent choices. When growing marijuana outdoors, ensure the plants are exposed to plenty of sunlight.
- Use appropriate training techniques. Some marijuana strains do well with high-stress training while others perform best with low-stress techniques. Too much stress can trigger hermaphroditism.
What’s the best temperature and humidity for growing feminized marijuana?
One huge advantage of indoor weed grows is the control you have over the environment. When growing cannabis outdoors, you’re at the whim of the weather. When cultivating marijuana indoors, you can control the climate and give your feminized cannaseeds the best chance of success.
Optimum temperatures can vary slightly from strain to strain but most marijuana seed banks will have this information to hand. A good rule of thumb is to keep the temperature around 70°F.
If you want to know more about temperature and humidity, explore the incredible range of articles in our free educational section. A grow advice site dedicated to cannabis growing and cultivation.
You can also check out and join our own Homegrown Forum. Ask our resident grow experts, other community members, and even Kyle Kushman himself for help when you hit problems or have questions.
What kind of soil is best for feminized pot seeds?
When preparing soil for growing cannabis you need to consider the following three things.
- Nutrients: a nutrient-rich soil will give your cannabis plants the best chance of healthy growth and strong roots.
- Aeration: well-aerated soil will deliver water and nutes to the roots, allowing the root ball to expand more effectively.
- Drainage: without good drainage cannabis plants can stagnate and drown. Too much drainage and the nutrients will wash away before they’ve been absorbed. It is vital growers understand the basics when it comes to soil, as it profoundly affects the health of the plants.
Good growers need a good cannabis education and our article the best soil for growing marijuana outdoors is a great place to start on this topic.
What nutrients are good for feminized marijuana plants?
Cannabis plants will only thrive with the correct balance of macronutrients and micronutrients. In the macro category, you have nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). This is why you see ‘NPK’ in various ratios on your nutrient packaging. Micronutrients include calcium, copper, iron and magnesium, with other elements like boron, cobalt and zinc.
There is no “one size fits all” solution to feeding weed plants. They require different dosages for different stages of growth. There is variety across different female cannabis strains, too. Do your research before you buy marijuana seeds online.
Are weed seeds better than clones?
Grown from seed, female cannabis plants deliver healthier and higher quality yields than clones. The best cannabis seeds will produce stronger marijuana plants, whether growing White Widow, Northern Lights or a magical new cannabis strain.
When you grow feminized cannabis plants from seed, your cannabis seed will pop a taproot. This taproot anchors the plant, eventually becoming the full-grown root ball. The taproot gives seed-grown cannabis an enormous advantage over clones, improving nutrient uptake and water retention from day one. The taproot is especially important to outdoor cannabis growers, giving the plant a far better defense against the weather.
Clones will inherit any pests or diseases from the mother plant, problems often not visible on the physical clone. When introduced to a grow tent or garden, this can have devastating effects. Cannabis seeds, whether feminized or regular, do not have this problem.
Growing indoors or outdoors from seed can drive high yields and increase resistance to disease and pathogens. It also vastly improves the grower’s choice of cultivar. Our online cannabis seed bank stocks hundreds of different marijuana strains, far more on offer than your average clone-selling dispensary.
A brief history of how to feminize cannabis seeds
The majority of Homegrown customers enjoy growing from feminized seeds, with both autoflowering and photoperiod cultivars. But where did feminized seeds come from? The process of feminizing cannabis seeds began in the 1990s, when European seed bank, Dutch Passion, created the process. The cannabis seed industry never looked back.
Fem seeds changed the way millions of people grow their cannabis and made it accessible to millions more. No single event has had such a dramatic effect on the seed market. The creation of auto and fast flowering seeds pales in comparison. Female weed seeds have been the most popular pot seeds for many years now.
Learning how to make feminized seeds at home is rewarding, but it’s a complicated process. It involves forcing already female plants to produce pollen, which is subsequently used in the pollination of other female plants. The resultant seeds will produce female cannabis plants with resinous flowers, glistening trichomes, and strong cannabinoid profiles. 95 - 99% of the time.
How do you make feminized seeds using colloidal silver?
Colloidal silver is often used to feminize cannabis seeds, and fairly easy to source. It works by reducing ethylene levels in the plant’s tissue, causing the appearance of male, rather than female flowers. A breeder will choose their best female cannabis plant and spray it regularly with the solution until the plant produces pollen. This pollen is used to pollinate a second prized female plant, with the resulting seeds being close to 100% female.
The feminization process is complex, however. This simplistic overview should not be considered a complete guide to feminizing cannabis seeds.
We are obliged to share this caveat, too - if you do spray your flowers with colloidal silver you cannot smoke them. Do not rinse them and do not try to wash the solution off as it will not work. Be safe and put all sprayed female plants in the trash.
How do you make feminized seeds using rodelization?
An alternative to the colloidal silver feminization method is a process known as rodelization. This is what makes female weed seeds. It’s considered a more natural feminization technique as it relies on the evolutionary miracle of self-pollination.
When female plants remain unpollinated beyond the normal maturation stage they can produce male pollen sacs and self-pollinate. Just as when using colloidal silver for plants the resultant seeds will be almost wholly female. As this feminizing process doesn’t rely on genetic or stress-induced hermaphroditism it’s considered a more organic feminization approach.
Rodelization produces female seeds with a slightly higher chance of hermied plants. A hermaphrodite plant means seedy buds and increased risk of cross-pollination.
Feminized Weed Seeds: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re looking to grow with female cannabis seeds, you might have some questions before you start. Below are some FAQs about female weed seeds, followed by a list of the best feminized seeds 2022.
How do you germinate female cannabis seeds?
Germinating feminized weed seeds is exactly the same as germinating regular seeds. Homegrown offers guaranteed satisfaction if you follow our easy to use germination guide.
Why can’t I find online feminized seeds USA?
Customers can struggle finding information about seeds because they often misspell or mistype the key terms. The misspelling of the word cannabis is the most common, with good examples being canibus, cannabas, cannibis and cannabus.
Despite it seeming a more difficult word to spell, marijuana is less problematic. The word marihuana is perfectly acceptable, but we have known variants such as marahuana, marajana, marajuna and marawana (our favorite).
Customers also create compound words from cannabis seeds or marijuana seeds. Good examples include cannaseeds, marijuanaseeds, marijunaseeds, marihuanaseeds and mariseeds.
Most search engines will understand what you are looking for, even with incorrectly spelt keyword terms. But if you’re planning to write a blog about feminized cannabis seeds, it’s important to spell these terms correctly.
How do you plant cannabis seeds?
You can plant weed seeds directly into soil but you should germinate them first. Once you have a taproot, we recommend transplanting the seed into high quality, natural soil.
Check out Kyle Kushman’s video to learn how to plant your cannabis seeds.
How do you grow cannabis from seed?
Growing from seed is hugely enjoyable and far easier with Kyle Kushman on your side. The content we offer is (literally) priceless, and will help you with all stages of the grow.
Make use of Kyle Kushman’s Beginner’s Guide. It’s a free, comprehensive run-down of the entire process from A-Z ideal for the first time or beginner marijuana growers.
How do you buy cannabis seeds online safely?
Always buy online seeds from an established cannabis seed store. One with great reviews, an outstanding reputation and trusted partnerships with leading industry figures. The great news is, you’re already here!
What are the 5 top feminized cannabis seeds to grow in 2022?
It’s one thing to know all about feminized pot seeds, it’s another to be able to choose one! Homegrown has such a vast library of amazing feminized strains that picking one can be tricky. Here, we have created a list of our top five feminized strains 2022, cultivars brand new to our catalog and customers. We think there is a fem strain here for everyone.
If you’re growing for medicinal reasons, you’ll love CBD MedGom Auto. It boasts the golden CBD ratio of 1:1 and you can enjoy harvest after harvest, all year round.
Recreational cannabis growers can choose an amazing ind-dom strain in the Waltz, or a genuine, head-spinning sat-dom strain in Harpoon Rock. They’re both potent, both powerful, both must-try cannabis seeds for 2022.
Whichever 2022 cannabis strain you choose, make sure you choose one from Homegrown.
So, are feminized pot seeds for you?
Now you know (pretty much) all you need to know about feminized cannabis seeds - are you convinced? Would you swap your regular seeds for fems or your clones for female seeds? Are you ready to order weed seeds of the feminine variety?
Here are the key benefits reviewed. Using feminized seeds will:
- provide you with a greater choice of genetics
- save on precious time spent locating and removing male plants
- open up different types of cannabis plant such as autoflowering and fast flowering
- give you plants richer in cannibanoids across the spectrum
- remove some common growroom problems that can be challenging for beginners
What are you waiting for? Scroll to the top of the page and buy the best online feminized cannabis seeds USA!!!
Why choose Homegrown Cannabis Co. for feminized marijuana seeds?
Cannabis seeds can be bought through walk-in stores or via online shopping. The latter offers several advantages with convenience and accessibility being the most compelling reasons.
However, it also entails the risk of purchasing subpar seeds mainly because there is no sure way of telling apart feminized seeds from those that are not. That’s why choosing only the most reputable sources is crucial in obtaining high quality seeds.
Homegrown Cannabis Co. is a fantastic example of a trustworthy seedstore offering nothing but the highest quality cannabis seeds. Because these kernels are sourced from stable mothers with the best traits the offsprings are guaranteed to be healthy females donning superior genetics. Our professional breeders and breeding programs ensure that the feminization process is carried out correctly and scientifically.
We’re far more than just a weed seed shop online. We are a cannabis business with both educational resources and respected partnerships across the entire marijuana industry. We genuinely care about our customers.
We offer satisfaction as well as delivery guarantees. We offer 24/7 customer support. We have the largest online feminized seed catalogue in the world, and more educational content than any other American seed bank.
We provide customers with the widest choice possible because we know that there is a perfect strain out there for every cannabis consumer. If you’re looking to buy cannabis seeds today and get to planting we'll make that happen for you quicker than any other US seed bank.
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