Sometimes a grower needs to move to a new type of strain because having to grow similar strain might not produce more income. However, you may have other reasons like you need a new set of strains to produce and there is not enough space to cultivate them. Just keep a clone or the mother plant, however, you still have to care and put some effort on it.
Cloning or removing marijuana seeds out of the buds is a good way to maintain the genetics of your seeds for years to come. It can bring you in more money, saves you time, and you get more space. By making use of the pollen and seed conservation, you are able to keep your marijuana seeds and store them for a period of time until you need it in the future. There are some marijuana growers who ask how to properly remove seeds from the marijuana buds fast and easy.
Tips on How to Remove Seeds from Marijuana Buds
Just to give you more information regarding the marijuana seeds, they usually get activated from outside vendors like the seed banks, dispensaries, and nurseries. To the private growers, the seed preservation and pollen can take away its reliability from these seed vendors. This is quite helpful because there are only limited vendors that offer pollen to the masses.
Marijuana seeds are a good starting point for those investing to start their marijuana business. Saving ample space can be a big help when considering a long-drawn storage for the seeds and pollen. Aside from that, mother plants during the vegetative stage can take up a lot of land space. Trying to keep up with this can be a time-waster and takes a lot of effort. Even the preservation of outdated strains can take up a lot of resources and space.
Collecting Marijuana Seeds
Marijuana has a male and female reproductive organs and it is classified as dioecious. Both of these organs are present in two various crops. There is also a possibility that it can be a hermaphrodite. This is also the type of plant that is pollinated by the wind, and has male stamens that transport pollen to the female pistil via the air in order to pollinate and produce seeds.
The female marijuana plant can generate a number of seeds during its period of ripening; as soon as it gets matured and ready to harvest, the grower can obtain the seed from the plant and gather it.
When collecting seeds, this is where the saying, “patience is a virtue”, applies because you can only collect the seeds until the female plant gets matured and is ready to harvest. Marijuana that produces seeds usually takes longer to mature than those that only produces flowers.
How to determine when the seed is ripe for harvest? You can examine the color and the shape of the seed. Seeds that are premature are lighter beige in color and are compact. For the ripe seeds, they are rounder and packed. The ripe seeds are also darker in color – darker shade of brown.
Marijuana can be collected manually or through a machine. Typically, this is done when the plant starts to dry up for two weeks after it was harvested. During that same instance, the seeds should have reached its maximum maturity and the seed coat becomes flaky enough to crack even on a slight pressure.
However, if collecting the seeds manually, you can make use of a screen to catch the falling trichomes during the process. This is really important.
Without taking too long, here are some tips on how to remove the seeds from marijuana buds.
1. The less light coming in, the more buds it produces.
This is a technique if you want to leverage your plants’ production with its active chemical components, you will have to dim the lights. Though light is a necessity for every plant to increase their growth, do not put too much light in a growing room when they are in their flowering stage.
2. Lessen your fertilizer.
You might wonder knowing that fertilizer is needed in all plants and yet why did we suggest the opposite? You can minimize the fertilizer during their flowering stage only in order to benefit the seeds.
3. The soil plays a role.
The growing season has a crucial effect on the growth of the plants. Marijuana with premium quality or breed needs to grow on the right type of soil in order to produce more yields. The ideal soil is the type of soil that absorbs less water after the irrigation is done. This promotes better growth on the plants and it increases harvesting.
4. A little water shortage is needed for a resilient marijuana.
Most of us believe that when we reduce the amount of water we put on the plants, it will hinder its growth. This may hold true, but for a marijuana plant, this does not really affect its flower production especially during the flowering stage. In fact, a little water scarcity can help increase the level of cannabinoids. However, do not go too far that the plant dries up so that you can just say goodbye to a good yield.
5. Propage for future use.
Many professional growers cultivate new plants through cutting and not through the seeds. Ideally, the cutting should have 2-3 leaves on the stem. The leaves, however, do not affect the rooting stage of the plant, but the root quality can make up the difference. It is highly recommended to use a synthetic root hormone – that should be based on a plant hormone known by most growers as IBA (Indole-3-butyric acid). As soon as the roots start growing, young plants can be transplanted into the pots.
And there you go, some simple tips that could help you in getting as much seeds produced per plant and be able to remove seeds from marijuana buds.