Germinating cannabis seeds doesn’t always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. But some will pop quickly and grow rapidly.
A lot of classic weed strains that have been around for a while come in feminized form. Some popular fem seeds are:
Females will have a round structure with long hairs—these hairs will develop into pistils, which will catch pollen in the air.
Germination is the process in which a seed sprouts and begins to grow into a new plant. Also referred to as “popping,” germination is the very first step in starting your weed grow.
In some cases, even if a seed isn’t completely mature, there’s still a chance it could be viable. But often these are extremely weak, take long to develop, and express other unfavorable characteristics. Growers usually discard weak plants to free up space.
Pros and cons of growing autoflower
Even if your seed sprouts fast and grows vigorously, it still has roughly a 50/50 chance of being female and producing buds, instead of turning out to be a male.
Finding a cannabis seed in your stash is not ideal, but we’ve all been there before. Although much less common than it once was, it still happens. Sometimes you’ll notice one when grinding down some flower, or you’ll see one pop, spark, and crackle from the heat of a lit bowl.
What does it mean to find seeds in your marijuana buds? Is it something to be worried about?
What causes seeds in buds?
There’s a seed in my cannabis bud! What does this mean? Is it good or bad?
Does it mean the weed is bad?
The best way to tell if a seed is viable is simply to try germinating it