Traditionally, the solution to this has been an inelegant one, with many cultivators planting at least twice as many seeds as they hope to harvest with the assumption that about half of them will be useless. However big a harvest you’re looking for, using regular seeds means you’ll have to plant twice that many seeds.
Anyone who’s ever savored a joint owes their enjoyment to the fruits of the cannabis plant, but moreover, to the female of the species. That’s because only female cannabis plants produce the cannabinoid-rich flowers that deliver the flavors and effects consumers look for.
Male vs. Female Cannabis Plants
Treating cannabis seeds with a silver thiosulphate solution can ensure the resulting plants are females. (Courtesy of Kannabia)
Cultivators depend on feminized seeds for efficient growing cycles. (Courtesy of Mr. Sticky Farm)
Growing cannabis in your home is legal in an increasing number of states and provinces throughout the United States and Canada. To make starting a home garden easy, growers can start with feminized seeds for many popular strains from providers like Kannabia.
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The creation of feminized cannabis seeds meant that the inconvenience of male plants, particularly their size, was no longer a concern.
Today. Feminized seeds are bred in a way that enables them to develop and flower as female plants only. Their breeding process eliminates virtually all male chromosomes; the probability of female plants growing is 99.9%.
Because male plants can fertilise many females, the popularity of feminized seeds continues to significantly aid the future preservation of cannabis strains for generations to come.
Before feminized seeds were introduced to the market, regular seeds were the norm. These were typically made up of 50% male and 50% female seeds. This was often a source of frustration for growers who were forced to double the number of seedlings in order to ensure a satisfactory number of female plants for future cultivation.
The creation and evolution of Feminized cannabis seeds have been one of the defining moments in the expansion of the cannabis market over the last few decades.
Wild cannabis plants are typically hermaphrodites, meaning they carry the physical traits of both sexes. This is done as an emergency response to the lack of either sex in a certain crop and also allows for self-pollination. This dioecious trait has been bred-out of most contemporary, commercialized plants, in order to manipulate the cultivation process and save time by removing the need to sex plants. Good quality feminized strains on the commercial market are all but resistant to becoming hermaphrodites, particularly if grown in proper conditions.
What we love about this strain: Despite staying short and brushy, she grows a great open structure that allows light to penetrate all the way down. This means that despite a short size she has long buds that are super dense. This also makes her autoflowering version perfect, since autos don’t like really handle their leaves being removed well.
Critical has taken numerous awards in Spain and it’s easy to see why. Critical is fantastically low maintenance, grows quick and remains perfectly short, but produces rich and tight buds loaded with frosty trichomes.
Critical’s flavors are glorious, and you can taste a bouquet of sweet fruits, both citrusy and flowery that lingers on your tongue well after smoking. Critical is a classic indica mix between Skunk and Afghan and her high reflects this. After toking you feel a major sense of ease, and relaxation falls over you. A strain that is perfect for chilling back, so take a puff, throw on your favorite television show, and forget about your worries with Critical.
Our tip for this strain: Check out our autoflowering version for an even easier and quicker grow. She’s a fantastic strain for getting your feet wet and introducing yourself to the cannabis growing world.
Critical is easily one of the best marijuana strains around for first-time growers with her hands off approach and incredible seed germination rate.
Quote from a customer: “100% germination rate in less than 48 hours using Jiffy Pellets and tray.” – Terry G.