The alternative to this is to risk buying seeds from a hobbyist. This isn’t to say that hobby growers cannot produce fantastic genetics, but if you don’t know them or their skills, there’s no way to know whether your seeds will grow.
Unlike other agricultural crops (like vegetables, fruit, or grain), cannabis hasn’t undergone the vigorous breeding techniques that ensure a stable crop. This means that you’ll sometimes sow a pack of seeds technically labeled as the same “strain,” but may end up with very different looking plants. It also means that the individual seeds you buy from a seed bank can vary in appearance.
However, slight patience is required when conducting the float test, as results are not immediately apparent. You’ll have to wait for approximately 1–2 hours before confirming the results. Some good-quality seeds will need adequate time to absorb enough water for them to sink. Use this time to go water the garden and get some much needed pruning done. Upon your return, any seeds that remain on the surface are most likely not viable and won’t be worth further time and effort.
Source Your Seeds Well
This is absolutely not true. As we explained earlier, cannabis seeds naturally look different, and no single physical trait of a seed can tell you whether that seed contains the genetics for a male or female plant. The only way to tell a female cannabis plant from a male is by looking at its flowers when it begins to sex. Don’t be fooled into throwing out perfectly healthy seeds just because a popular internet chart told you so.
Mature cannabis seeds usually have a hard outer shell that can vary in color from very dark (or almost black) to very light grey and may have tiger-like stripes. You should be able to firmly press these seeds between your fingers without damaging them.
The one true method to test the genetic potential of a seed is to simply put it in the soil. It won’t take too long to see the results. This option is best for the hobby home grower who has time and space to spare for a risky project. Growers cultivating cannabis for commercial use likely don’t have the excess time to invest.
This simple and cost-effective method is a great way to tell the good genetics from the bad; they will sink or swim, literally. Seeds that remain buoyant on the surface are more than likely of poor quality and are to be discarded. Seeds that sink to the bottom like a botanical cannonball are probably healthy and should be germinated.
they did germ. so like my man says, if you don’t think it’ll work try the bitch.
a friend of mine gave me some of his auto flowering ak47 x blueberry. i think the female must have either a) went too long and made seed, or was pollinated by one of his males.
Hey guys, so I grew a seed that I found which was some gelato cake 33
either way, are the seeds good for use? they are green in color, not brown
all of my lowlife auto ak seeds looks gash,cracked pale and everything,but all grew and are fine.
your absolutely right.. i thought the same thing after i made the post (that’s why i just came back to it)
100% of them did NOT germinate.
The beautiful indica-sativa equilibrium also gives it a range of medicinal uses. Green Spirit’s potent analgesic properties are commonly used to treat migraines and chronic pain. It’s also effective at alleviating the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
With a THC content of approximately 15-18%, Green Spirit is quite potent. But this strain is about more than pure strength. Its indica and sativa genetics work together in perfect harmony to produce buzz that relaxes both mind and body. A clear-headed high is slow to kick in but long-lasting. Green Spirit is a real mood booster, with an initial burst of euphoria eventually making way for a state of total serenity. Physically, it’s a superb muscle relaxant, capable of calming your limbs without inducing couchlock or lethargy. Consequently, this strain is great for brightening up day-to-day activities or as an accompaniment to socializing.
Green Spirit produces plants with a high bud to leaf ratio. And this makes for attractive plants. Dark, pine-colored fan leaves provide contrast, framing a profusion of spade-shaped nuggets. Buds are tight and dense, growing with a fern-colored tint that’s made lighter by a thick layer of trichomes. Vibrant orange pistils protrude from resin-coated calyxes to add a splash of color to buds with real visual appeal.
Green Spirit was developed by breeding the revered strains Big Bud and Skunk #1. Both are High Times Cannabis Cup winners, and that award-winning pedigree is evident in this strain. Crossing Big Bud with Skunk #1 has taken the former’s revered characteristics and made them more consistent — giving growers access to an outstanding buzz and generous yields with an even easier grow.
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