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Now you’ve selected the right male, it’s time to collect its pollen. A pretty easy job considering the plant is eager to release its pollen to fertilize female plants. Simply shake a branch with open male flowers above a sheet of (black) paper or a plastic container. And the pollen will fall down from the flower onto the desired surface.

Maybe it’s not every growers ambition to start their own seed company – and nobody’s saying you should. Though it can be pretty cool to create your own cannabis strain. Just imagine you’d be the one creating the next Tangerine G13 or Amnesia Haze – or another legendary, award-winning weed variety.

Because although you can grow male cannabis plants in the same room as female cannabis plants. It’s important to separate the males before their flowers open, releasing their pollen into the room, to avoid uncontrolled fertilization.

How To Collect Cannabis Pollen

Male plants that are quick to flower are often dominant in passing on their genes – so it’s best to leave those be. Late-bloomers however, carry recessive genes.

Creating own cannabis varieties is pretty easy too and could potentially be a green goldmine. Even if you don’t create the next Super Silver Haze on your first try, it is still worth trying. Cross-breeding your own weed strains is very educative and results in a huge collection of cannabis genetics. Meaning you might hold seeds to strains that are no longer being produced – to cultivate or cross-breed with.

Be sure to keep an eye on them once they start flowering, as you’ve now produced ‘regular cannabis seeds’. This means your plants can turn both male or female when they enter the flowering stage. Providing you with what you need to further stabilize your creation into the perfect weed strain.

Crossing your female plant with late-blooming males will therefore retain the desired characteristics from your fem – instead of your cross turning into a copy of your male parent. If you’re serious about selecting the right male, make sure you have a separate room for them. As there you can leave them to flower longer, to discover more about their grow characteristics.

Before you purchase seeds online, you’ll need to figure out what strain you want to grow and what breeder you want to buy from.

You can also do some research and find an online grow journal that details the whole growing process of a specific strain from a particular breeder. Through these, you’ll be able to look over another grower’s specific notes and see pictures of the final results.

How to buy cannabis seeds online

The first couple months of the year is a great time to start planning your cannabis garden to get a head start on the outdoor growing season, which roughly runs from March to November, depending on where you live.

Make sure to always stay within your state’s legal limit of growing plants.

Cannabis seeds usually come in a pack of 10 or 12 seeds and start at around $40 a pack and go up from there. Some high-end genetics can run between $200 to $500 a pack.

Creating A New Strain Costs

When you buy new strains, you are confident that the seeds that you will be taking home to grow have been thoroughly tested. These seeds are viable, which means that they will be ready to sprout. Also, a strain that’s already in the market may have already been tested, cataloged, and rated for quality. Why be particular about all these? Because you wouldn’t want to waste your money on worthless seeds or non-viable seeds.

An economical way

Are you tired of the usual cannabis strains available from your local seed bank? Is there a lack of variety when it comes to cannabis strains that can grow in your area? Are you getting bored with the usual regular or feminized strain? If so, then why not buy a new strain, or how about creating a new one?

Indeed, purchasing a new strain is more cost-effective and easier to do rather than making a new strain. There are a lot of reliable seed banks like Crop King that you can trust. There’s no doubt that you will save time, effort, and money when you buy seeds rather than grow your own strain.

But don’t give up on creating your own strains just yet. Even if this is a costly endeavor, but the results are worth it. You will have a strain that you can truly call your own AND a strain that has the characteristics you want.