Pros & Cons of Growing Feminized Seeds
Feminized cannabis plants have been around for many years now and they have gained popularity due to the ease of growing and higher yield they produce. The most obvious pros of feminized plants are the guaranteed female plants and higher yield compared to regular marijuana plants. Here are some of the pros and cons of feminized cannabis plants to help you decide if they are right for your next cannabis cultivation project.
1. Guaranteed Female Plants – By purchasing feminized seeds you can pretty much guarantee that 100% of your plants will be female. If your goal is to cultivate buds, this is a major plus.
2. Higher Yield – Since all the plants are female, you have a bigger chance of getting larger buds with a much higher yield.
3. More Economical – As most cannabis growers know, you usually have to purchase many regular seeds just to guarantee a few females. This can cost a lot. With feminized seeds a lot of money can be saved since you have a high guarantee of female plants.
4. Easier to Grow – With regular plants, you have to wait and see what gender they eventually turn out to be and then be prepared to get rid of the males. This is a lot of extra work and hassle. However, with feminized plants, you don’t have to worry about this and can just focus on getting the best yield of female plants.
Cons: 1. Higher Chance of Hermies – One of the biggest cons of feminized plants is the fact that they can create hermaphrodite plants. Hermaphrodite plants are plants that have both the male and female parts, resulting in lower quality buds or even self-pollination of your crop which can lead to seeds.
2. Lower Crop Quality – Since feminized plants create buds with both male and female parts, the overall quality of the buds usually tends to be lower than traditional growers who have female only plants.
3. Could be Less Uniform – Since feminized plants are created in a lab, it is usually harder to get their growth patterns to be uniform. This can make it harder to even out the growth of your crop since all the plants are female and don’t react the same to their environment the same way regular plants would.
Overall, feminized cannabis plants have a lot of pros and cons that should be weighed when considering them for your next cannabis cultivation project. They can provide a guaranteed crop of female plants and higher yields, but they also come with a higher chance of hermies and lower quality buds.