Through cloning, you can create a new harvest with exact replicas of your favorite plant. Because genetics are identical, a clone will give you a plant with the same characteristics as the mother, such as flavor, cannabinoid profile, yield, grow time, etc. So if you come across a specific strain or phenotype you really like, you might want to clone it to reproduce more buds that have the same effects and characteristics.
Another drawback to clones is they can take on negative traits from the mother plant as well. If the mother has a disease, attracts pests, or grows weak branches, its clones will probably have the same issues.
What are feminized cannabis seeds?
Cannabis is grown from one of two sources: a seed or a clone. Seeds carry genetic information from two parent plants and can express many different combinations of traits: some from the mother, some from the father, and some traits from both.
So don’t discount bud because it has a seed or two in it. While not ideal, it could be the origins of the next great weed strain.
Feminized cannabis seeds will produce only female plants for getting buds, so there is no need to remove males or worry about female plants getting pollinated. Feminized seeds are produced by causing the monoecious condition in a female cannabis plant—the resulting seeds are nearly identical to the self-pollinated female parent, as only one set of genes is present.
Did you know that cannabis seeds are extremely nutritious, just like hemp, which has long been sold in health food stores? In fact, they are packed full of protein, fiber, healthy unsaturated seeds rich in omega oils and many vitamins. Plus, they contain an impressive range of minerals, such as iron, sodium, potassium, and magnesium.
You can try and return the seeds to the original purveyor, and explain what happened. A reputable seller, though, will always be interested to hear about your experience and to find out the cause.
If you find seeds in your crop, your plants experience some degree of stress during the vegetative or growth phase and/or the flowering period. In that case you might have hermaphroditism issues. This can then lead to accidental pollination of the female flowers, which causes them to produce seeds rather than buds.
2. Eat them
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.
First, discard any immature seeds. Mature seeds have a different appearance compared to those who are immature.
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!
Another option – perhaps less risky – is to give your excess seeds to friends, without involving any financial transactions. If you are completely transparent about where the seeds come from, this can be an excellent way to encourage someone to get into growing cannabis, and you could have a new weed growing buddy to swap clones or buds in the future.
Marijuana seeds are one of the best sources of natural, plant-based protein that you can find. This is why farmers all over the world used cannabis seed “mash” to nourish their livestock before it became illegal. It’s also why bodybuilding hemp seed protein powder is becoming more popular.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the top five reasons why you should eat marijuana seeds.
3) Crucial Omega Fatty Acid Content
Finally, the gamma-linoleic acid that’s abundant in marijuana can reduce the production of specific proteins that result in inflammation. This is particularly the case with inflammation of the heart and surrounding cardiovascular tissue.
Cannabis seed-based diets could help people gain or lose weight. Marijuana seeds are full of vitamins (particularly Vitamin E) and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc). They also contain protein and can keep you fuller for longer.
There is a big difference in potential medicinal properties between the seeds of the cannabis/hemp plant, and the plant material.