The first time you purchase marijuana seeds for planting at home, you cannot really be sure which ones will turn out to be female. Sure you would be fine to grow and take care of them all in order to have a good harvest but if you don’t want to keep purchasing seeds and are looking forward to planting more batches of marijuana for months or even years to come then it would matter if you know which ones are female. Usually, the male ones are taller and thinner than the female ones. And male ones grow bud-like growths while female ones have cactus-like growths. You could research more on how male and female plants differ. But for now, let us look at how to feminize marijuana seeds or in other words, how to make sure you have more female plants. The list below are some methods you could consider.
Pollination is a natural way for plants to reproduce where the male plants fertilize the female plants naturally and will result to a new generation of seeds that you could plant. Unfortunately, pollination will ultimately cause your harvest to be lower. This is because you need the female plants to stay planted in order to produce more seeds therefore reducing the number of plants you can get your harvest from.
Silver Thiosulfate Method
This method has been proven to be very effective by marijuana growers. Silver thiosulfate is an equal mixture of silver nitrate and sodium thiosulfate. Simply put, this mixture will trigger a change in the plants which affects their hormones causing them to turn into female. All you have to do is individually take the plants you want to feminize from the others then spray it with silver thiosulfate. After it has dried you can then return it back to its original place. If the plant looks sick afterwards you don’t have to worry as it is a natural reaction before becoming feminized.
Colloidal Silver Method
This method also involves silver but in its pure form. But you don’t have to worry as the amount of pure silver you will need is very small. You will have to mix this with distilled water. Then do the same method of spraying your female plants with this mixture as was instructed in the sodium thiosulfate method.