Just a quick post to tell you guys how I generally handle giving out freebie cannabis seeds.
I am going to give most orders some free seeds….even the very small orders…so free seeds in nearly every order! The only two exceptions would be a free seed order of $20.00 (which I have had to curtail temporarily, I am growing more!) and, the various seed packs I offer….they are already a great deal.
Also, if you order seeds I have purchased wholesale you will usually get at least one extra seed of any strains ordered. However if you order seeds I have grown out myself, and especially if I have many of them I can be even more generous.
If your order is under $50.00 you will get an 2 extra vials of free seeds (everyone gets some free seeds!) One vial of the old free seeds, and one of the new free seeds. For every additional $50 for an order I will include another vial of free seeds. Basically the more you spend the more generous I will be with the free seeds.
I tend to spoil my customers a bit….I do this because I want JustCannabisSeed.com to be your go to for cannabis seeds. I want everyone to become a repeat customer….
If you still have any questions about free cannabis seeds be sure to ask me in a comment below.
With all the to-do on social media and elsewhere I have decided to share my opinion here on the subject of honey bees and flowering cannabis.
So, do honey bees, or other pollinators frequent cannabis plants in search of food?
Well the answer is yes, and no…
Let me explain…
I have raised honey bees myself for many years, I have also grown our favorite plant for even longer….50 years plus…
Do honey bees and other pollinators derive nectar from cannabis?
The answer is no they do not. Cannabis flowers produces no nectar at all.
So do they get anything from a cannabis plant?
Previously I would have also answered no, but I was wrong. I have seen honey bees (their hive is likely close) working my outdoor seed grow this summer.
So they can, and do, harvest pollen from male cannabis plants. Pollen is a bees source of protein. Although I have not seen it, I would imagine Bumble bees, and solitary bees may well visit cannabis as a source of pollen as well.
I would believe the only other reason for butterflies or moths to visit cannabis is to lay their eggs which hatch into the much despised caterpillars you can hear so much about.
When I grew cannabis for all those years I was producing sensimilla (seedless flowers) and never purposely grew males out to maturity. So never saw any bees working the plants at all.
And, I realize the Internet is lit up with images of honey bees crowding each other on female cannabis flowers. My take on this is the female cannabis flowers have been sprayed with sugar water. That is the only reason the bees are there.
So can bees make cannabis honey?
Well sort of…..you could spray your female cannabis flowers with sugar water, and the bees will likely pick up some trichomes while sucking up the sugar water. These trichomes could conceivably make their way into the honey, infusing it with THCA. One must be aware however this THCA has not been decarboxylated….so the THC is inactive and therefore the honey will not make you high, unless of course you heat it somehow.
Now that I am producing seed for you guys I have males around, and have found bees working the males to procure their pollen. So now I am aware of bees working cannabis plants as a food source.
In conclusion…Cannabis is a wind pollinated plant, produces no nectar, so it’s pollination gets little if any help from insect pollinators. Pollinators can, however, harvest pollen (cannabis produces copious amount of pollen) from cannabis plants.
If you have any thoughts on this subject please share them in a comment.
This comparison guide was made just for you to shed light on several of the names for cannabis that are commonly heard and provide you with a reference.
So what is the difference between Indica and Sativa? And how do hybrids fit in? What about Ruderalis and hemp?
Many cannabis companies like dispensaries, websites, and many other companies in the cannabis industry are in the business of producing and selling medicinal or recreational marijuana.
These companies often only focus on Indica, Sativa, and a wide range of hybrid strains for recreational marijuana.
For health-conscious consumers, you will also find a lot of cannabidiol (CBD)-based products being sold.
All of this information and names for cannabis can be very confusing, even sometimes for veteran cannabis aficionados.
Most Indicas, Sativas, and hybrids are cannabis strains that give users a “high”.
They are designed as a product that provides recreational users with enjoyment, and patients with medical marijuana benefits. This type of cannabis is widely-produced because of its THC and CBD content levels.
These three types of cannabis provide thousands and thousands of products for recreational or medicinal use.
Like the song, it is all about the money, so these strain varieties bring in the most money and profits for businesses that capitalize from the high levels of THC produced from Indicas, Sativas, and hybrids.
By the same token, these plants also provide a massive supply of CBD oil and other related products for the medical cannabis industry, as does their cousin Hemp.
Understanding all the names, meanings, terminologies, and references to cannabis may be confusing for people who have been introduced to cannabis for the first time.
At some point in time, unless you are in complete isolation, you will probably run into marijuana consumers, a cannabis store, a dispensary, a smoke shop, or just hanging out with friends, and the topic of marijuana pops up.
Thanks to this guide, you will be able to join in on the discussion.
If marijuana discussion is not your thing, at the least, you will be able to understand what is being spoken since you will be familiar with the different types of cannabis. This guide is designed to finally give you a clear understanding of the most commonly-heard cannabis terminologies: Indica, Sativa, hybrids, and Ruderalis, and hemp.
If you are a cannabis grower, you may have come across Ruderalis and hemp before.
Otherwise, you will probably hear people refer to these cannabis plants as “the ones that do not get you high”. You may also hear someone refer to them as the plants used to extract CBD oil or used in construction.
While that may be true to some extent, many marijuana consumers know about some types of cannabis and not others because some of these terms are used more on the agricultural side of the cannabis world.
When it comes to Ruderalis and hemp, you will rarely hear these terms used around smokers, dealers, or in cannabis dispensaries unless you run across a cannabis store selling autoflower seeds or clones and someone is taking the time to educate growers. (Ruderalis is instrumental in producing stable auto-flowering genetics) Usually, this free information is not given out, you have to look for it.
Since Indicas, Sativas, and hybrids are the most popularly consumed varieties of cannabis for recreational use, people usually know more about these plants. Most people that only use marijuana for recreational use will only be familiar with these three terms. They may not have much knowledge of Ruderalis or hemp.
On the other hand, if you meet a cannabis grower, this person will probably be armed with a lot more knowledge and information on Ruderalis and hemp. This person may be the complete opposite of a consumer or smokes what he or she grows and never visits a dispensary.
This guide makes you a winner on both sides, whether you are a consumer or a grower, and you will know what the many terms for cannabis means from now on.
Indica vs Sativa vs Ruderalis vs Hemp
We should not forget the lowly hemp plant, nor the Ruderellis strain in our comparison, so here is an in-depth comparison of Indica, Sativa, hybrids, Ruderalis, and hemp.
Cannabis Indica is cultivated for many purposes and was first identified, recorded, and published in 1785 by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, a French biologist.
The plant originates in the harsh mountainous regions of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Through his studies, he recognized the plant as a separate species from sativa, which is still argued today.
The Indica strain is well-known for its therapeutic effects, such as providing chronic pain relief and other medicinal remedies.
Popular strains of Indica include Northern Lights, Purple Kush, and Granddaddy Purple, among others.
It is also common for Indicas to provide a relaxing effect when smoked or consumed, and most strains typically include high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The THC compound puts Indicas, Sativas, and hybrids on the recreational side of the house because these plants come packed with higher and higher levels of THC.
They also come with various terpene combinations, making these plants exciting, thrilling, and very enjoyable for recreational cannabis lovers.
The effect and high from Indicas are commonly used to treat a wide range of psychological and physical symptoms like:
Treatment for Insomnia
Loss of appetite
The high THC levels in many Indica plants can provide strong euphoric effects. Some users tend to feel more stoned and relaxed when consuming Indica strains…..resulting in a term for the Indica type of high….couchlock!
Since people are often seeking ways to relax and relieve stress, Indicas are a popular alternative.
Indicas are famous because, like when some people drink alcohol or other substances to alleviate their stress and worries, Indica strains provide the same, if not better, effects and/or relief.
Users can relieve stress, pain, and worries without adverse effects such as a hangover from consuming too much alcohol. Indicas are popularly used for recreational and medicinal purposes as well as clinical research.
The Indica plant is a broad-leaved plant, usually short in stature, which you can identify from other marijuana strains.
Traditionally, these plants were cultivated for centuries to produce different varieties of hashish which is still prevalent in West and Central Asia. In this part of the world, hashish has served for centuries to treat many illnesses in traditional Eastern medicine.
Since hashish is also high in THC, it is also famous for recreational use.
Indica plants are bushy plants with round, healthy leaves.
They tend to grow from nine up to thirteen leaves.
Indica leaves are also much broader, thicker, and darker green when compared to other cannabis varieties.
Buds are dense and have intense, spicy, or dank aromas.
Many of the purple varieties of cannabis are Indica strains.
Indica nugs, or buds, tend to be large, tight, and very dense.
They also tent to contain copious amounts of trichomes. Indica buds tent to be darker as well, the plants themselves tend to darken with age, and temperature.
Cooler fall temperatures tend to bring on those dark purple colors all cannabis growers seem to crave.
Indica buds tend to smell earthy, and pundgent. as opposed to Sativa strains that can smell fruity, flowery, and even sweet.
Indica Plant Type
Indica plants tend to be shorter than either Sativa or Hybrid plants, but generally taller then Ruderalis and Hemp plants.
Indica plants were initially cultivated in Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush region, which is why you hear of famous strains like OG Kush, Tangie Kush, Pineapple Kush, among others.
Indicas have also been traditionally cultivated in areas around Tibet.
The average height of most Indica plants ranges from three to six feet tall.
Benefits of Indica
Indica plants can provide different and even more medicinal properties than sativa strains because they have higher levels of CBD oils. Studies have shown that Indicas can serve as a muscle relaxer and provide excellent pain relief. Other medicinal properties include analgesic effects due to the high levels of CBD oils in most plants.
People rate the effects of Indica plants as providing a body high rather than a cerebral one, which is why this plant is most popularly used for muscle relaxation and sedation.
After consuming Indica, you can expect a body high and that couchlock feeling.
Sometimes Indica users feel physically heavy and highly relaxed to the point where they do not even want to move.
Indica plants also stimulate the appetite and give you the “munchies,” so you may feel hungry and want to snack on food.
Consumers who enjoy Indica often buy lots of snacks and relax in front of their favorite TV show or movie.
Others use Indicas to wind down and relax, and some people also use them as a sleep aid.
Recommended Growing Methods for Indica Plants
Indoor growers prefer Indica strains because they grow shorter and thicker than other types of cannabis plants. If you are a newbie grower and you have a grow box and lights, you will probably want to start your first grow with an Indica plant….although autoflowering plants are right there too.
Another reason Indicas are preferred by some growers is that plants of this variety can be planted more closely together. They do not require as much space to grow when compared to Sativas and sativa-dominant hybrids.
Growers interested in producing more buds take advantage of this factor with Indicas. The additional space allows a grower to yield an additional one-and-a-half to two more ounces per plant.
For someone making a profit, those extra two ounces can make a huge difference.
In addition, the potency level of Indica plants, which typically has a much higher THC level than their sativa counterparts.
People love the effects of THC and the euphoric sensation it has when consumed. The higher levels of THC in Indicas is another reason some growers favor Indicas over Sativas.
The average flowering time for Indicas is usually 45 to 60 days.
Indica is also the go-to plant for growers who are interested in making hashish.
Some say pure Indicas are more difficult to grow, I would have to disagree with this assumption. I believe all cannabis plants are relatively easy to grow out, although hybrids that show good hybrid vigor can make growing an Indica dominate hybrid a slam dunk!
Choose the right strain for you
Control your plant size during the vegetation stage
Grow small and fast, so pack your grow space
Train your plants for higher yields using Sea of Green (SCOG), low-stress training, super cropping, among other growing techniques
Ensure proper ventilation, humidity, and watering schedule
Trim broad, heavy fan leaves during late flowering just before harvest time
Do a proper job of drying the buds and curing them
The Sativa marijuana strain is known for growing in hot, dry climates and some of the hottest places, including Africa, Western Asia, Southeast Asia, Central America, and many other locations.
Sativa plants have been cultivated since recorded history began and has been a source of not only recreational use and medicine, but a wide range of other uses to include:
Many other uses
Like Indicas, the entire plant is valuable and can be harvested for some benefit or utility purpose. In 1753, Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist, first classified sativa as “things that are cultivated”.
Popular strains of sativa include Sour Diesel, Green Crack, Amnesia Haze, among many others.
Sativas in low THC varieties are commonly used to make hemp-related products, especially hemp seed oil. For centuries, this oil has been used for various purposes, including cooking, painting, making lacquers, lamps, and even animal feed.
These plants are easily recognized and distinguished by their thin, narrow leaves. Sativas usually have more fingers than Indica leaves, I have seen as many as 13.
In contrast to Indica plants, sativa plants fare better outdoors due to their exceptional height (up to 12 feet). The slender sativa leaf also has more fingers than the Indica leaf, sometimes as many as thirteen.
Sativa leaves also tend to be a lighter shade of green then their Indica cousins
Buds are lighter in weight when compared to Indicas and sometimes have touches of orange or red color. Some have described Sativa buds as being airy, or even wispy.
Sativas can make up for their lighter buds by the number of buds a large plant can produce.
Stativa Plants can also get big, and produce a copious amount of flowers.
The aromas from Sativas are usually subtle, fruity, or even sweet.
Sativa Plant Type
This plant originates in equatorial climates such as Mexico, South America, Thailand, and southern Africa.
This plant is known to grow quite large, making it the best cannabis plant to produce outdoors.
You can expect them to grow on an average of six feet in height, but they can grow as high as 20 feet or more. I have grown 20 foot tall Sativas myself.
There really is no limit to how tall or how big a sativa plant can grow.
An online search of many of the popular cannabis themed video sites or blogs, and you will find images and videos of enormous, super-tall sativa plants.
Sativa plants always get the best growth and achieve maximum height when grown outdoors in full sunlight.
Benefits of Sativa
You can expect stimulating and uplifting effects when using sativa strains. When you consume this plant, you get a “head” high where the effects are mainly felt in the brain. These effects are unlike Sativas that produce a body effect.
Some people prefer this strain because it has the opposite effects of Indica. Sativas make you want to get up and dance and do something active like:
Many other activities
Many people will recommend the effects of Sativas for daytime use for those who want to feel focused and energized.
However, some Sativas are so potent that they can cause hallucinogenic effects, and just like caffeine, if you consume too much, it may cause you to be hyperactive or have problems sleeping.
If you are prone to anxiety or feeling anxious and worried all the time, it may not be a good idea to consume potent Sativas.
For medicinal use, Sativas are helpful for specific medical problems:
Lack of appetite
Individuals with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) can reap the medicinal benefits of this strain of cannabis daily. The main reason that people living with ADHD is they often require the intense concentration that the effects of Sativas provide.
Many people with ADHD need this intense level of concentration to complete tasks. Also, sativa strains provide people with ADHD with increased energy and focus.
People who suffer from depression also benefit from Sativas by increased mood elevation and desire to be active.
Sativas naturally come with an abundant amount of cannabinol (CBD) which studies have shown and proven to be one of the best antidepressants.
Sativa strains often come with high concentrations of CBD, which allows some strains to balance out the stimulating effects of Sativas.
CBD is non-psychoactive, and high concentrations in sativa strains help counteract the sometimes adverse effects of THC, such as paranoia, anxiety, or other psychoactive effects.
Many people underestimate the power of CBD, but it even helps recreational users without them even knowing it.
Recommended Growing Methods For Sativa Plants
Sativas typically take a longer time to flower when compared to Indicas. When growing outdoors in warm climates, it usually takes 60 to 90 days to flower.
For indoor grows, you can manipulate the light cycle and bring these plants to maturity much faster.
The best time for growing Sativas is during the summertime because these plants love the sun. Here are a few growing tips to help you grow Sativas more successfully.
Sativas need a lot more vertical space than Indicas. Consider the grow area size if you want to grow Sativas indoors. You should not have a problem growing outside as long as the plant can get full sun daily.
Top plants in the third and fifth weeks during the growing phase.
Limit your veg phase to no more than five weeks.
Ensure your water quality, nutrients, and root zone pH are consistent because Sativa plants can become very sensitive to environmental factors.
Use reverse-osmosis water, organic soils, quality nutrients, and an adequately controlled environment.
Marijuana strains termed hybrids are genuinely a blessing to the world of cannabis plants because hybrids allow growers and consumers to have a diverse range of marijuana strains, and combinations of those strains.
It is a good idea to understand both the characteristics and benefits of these plants. As a grower or consumer, you can tailor hybrid plants to meet your specific medicinal or recreational use needs.
These plants can be any combination of Sativa, Indica, Ruderellis, and even hemp strains.
Most hybrids grown today are either sativa crossed with an Indica, or a Sativa or Indica crossed with a Ruderellis plant…which results in an autoflower cannabis strain.
Hybrids are usually easily identifiable by their names because they will include the terms of the combined strains to make the hybrid plant.
Some hybrids are Sativa-dominant, while others are categorized as Indica-dominant.
Many hybrid strains will have an equal mix of both types of cannabis, and you will find that most marijuana strains found today are hybrids.
Since there are very few pure Indicas or Sativas, and there are many people producing the seeds that are available, hybridization will likely assure the pure stains will become harder to find.
The leaves of hybrids can differ based on the phenotype. If the plant is a Sativa-dominant strain, it may exhibit the thin, narrow leaves commonly found on pure Sativa plants.
Likewise, if it is an Indica dominant plant, you can expect broader and darker-colored leaves to be present.
Cannabis Hybrid leaves tend to be somewhere in the middle, and are very common these days. And one benefit of hybrid cannabis is that it can exhibit hybrid vigor, which is growing very strong and fast!
Hybrid Plant Type
Hybrids are usually a combination of Sativa, Indica, and sometimes Ruderalis cannabis strains. Typically, either the Sativa or Indica genetics will dominate, creating “sativa-dominant” or “Indica-dominant” phenotype.
Hybrid plants vary in size depending on if it is sativa or Indica-dominant. You can expect Sativa-dominant plants to grow tall while Indicas will grow much shorter in height.
And of course the inclusion of the Ruderalis plants genetics will create an auto-flowering cannabis strain.
Benefits of Hybrids
Plant genetics play a significant role in the effects of hybrids because each experience is different depending on the hybrid strain.
Sativa-dominant hybrids will have the same effect as a pure sativa, giving you uplifting effects and more focus.
Indica-dominant strains will have the same effects as a pure Indica and incorporate more couchlock, sedative, and relaxation effects.
It is also essential to pay attention to the CBD-to-THC ratio and the terpene content in hybrids to fully understand how each strain works.
Recommended Growing Methods For Hybrid Plants
Hybrid strains are prevalent among growers and consumers because Indica-dominant strains often have a shorter flowering time and higher yields.
This feature of hybrid cannabis is fantastic for commercial growers who need to meet consumer demand which is constantly changing.
Sativa hybrids provide considerable benefits to growers even though they have lower yields and longer flowering times.
The reason is that hybrids are often more heat- and mold-resistant because of their hybrid genetics. This factor makes sativa hybrids a more viable crop and more preferred by growers than pure Sativas.
One factor that makes hybrids so fantastic is that you can customize the variety of strains to your specific needs if you have a medical condition. You can customize:
Type of marijuana you want to grow based on hybrid genetics
Type of growing medium
There are also many other factors, methods, and techniques you can incorporate to give you better control of your marijuana grow and consumption.
In addition, a new hybrid strain is introduced every day, so you can only expect hybrids to continue to improve in quality.
Other effects to consider besides the THC-to-CBD ratio are the lesser-known cannabinoids such as CBC (cannabichromene), CBG(cannabigerol), and THCV(delta 9 tetrahydrocannabivarin), among others.
There is still much to learn about cannabis because it has remained illegal for so long, so more research and study are still required.
For example, there is still so much more to learn and understand about the effects of individual terpenes in hybrid strains.
These elements play a role in how the plant affects people when consumed. Focusing only on THC or CBD levels does not give a clear understanding of the full effects and potential of hybrid cannabis plants.
Knowing which strain you are using is essential when growing hybrid strains, which is usually very easily identifiable by its name.
For example, when you know the strain’s name, you can easily understand its Sativa-Indica genetic inheritance.
This information is critical to know as a grower because you want to learn as much about the plant as possible before you start growing.
By following this valuable advice, you can plan accordingly and calculate the expected outcome during harvest.
When growing from unknown seeds or unidentified plants, you do not know what kind of marijuana plant you are growing, and you might not get the outcome you were looking for.
There is no specific method to grow hybrids effectively because each hybrid plant is different.
However, they are helpful to growers in many ways.
As a grower, the methods you choose to grow will depend on what you want to achieve and the amount of space used for the growing area.
Hybrid cannabis plants are beneficial for indoor growing areas because they many of them (Indica dominate) can grow in tight, small spaces.
Some are also heat resistant which makes them preferable for use with indoor grow lights.
On the other hand, hybrids allow indoor growers to grow strains that are more heat-resistant so you can have more successful harvests. Make sure to choose the right strain that can handle the heat environment for your growing area.
Heat is just one of the factors growers can use when deciding which type of hybrid plant to grow.
If you are trying to do an outdoor grow in a Northern climate with a short growing season, you may want to consider an Indica-dominant strain better suited for colder climates and shorter growing seasons.
If you live in an area with a desert climate with little water or not much fertile soil, you can choose to grow a hybrid strain that is better suited to thrive in extreme conditions.
Do not just try to grow hybrids without first taking the time to know which strains are best suited for your growing area and specific needs.
Auto Flower Cannabis Hybrids
I cannot leave the hybrid category of cannabis strains without touching on the auto flowering cannabis plant in more detail.
Auto flowers have been around for a while now and only continue to grow in popularity.
They are created by introducing Ruderalis genetics into about any photo type of cannabis plant.
They mature quickly, and one can easily harvest several times in one growing season!
Lets take a moment and look at the pros, and the cons of autoflowers.
Autoflowers flower because of age, rather the the light cycle.
Autos are fast, making several harvests in one season possible.
Autos are smaller in stature then either Indicas, or Sativas. Easier to conceal, and less space needed to grow.
Because of the Ruderalis genes autoflowers contain they are tough, and easy to grow, even for beginners.
Autoflowering marijuana plants are well suited for growing either indoors, or outdoors.
Autoflowering cannabis plants are cheaper to grow then their full season cousins.
Autos are not bothered much by light leaks, or any stray light they may be subject to.
Auto-flowers don’t need to be transplanted, and generally shouldn’t be manipulated that way.
Auto flowers as a whole are only likely to improve
Lower yields, since the plants are smaller, so are the yields.
Lower THC content, although this is improving as time goes on.
Less time to correct growing errors, the speed of autoflowers may not give them time to recover for mistakes.
They can be more expensive, many people grow them under an 18/6, or even a 24/0 lighting regime, which cause more electric consumption.
Cloning, although they can indeed be cloned, again they have little time to recover from it.
Loss of control of the flowering period. Photo cannabis plants allow for manipulation of the flowering cycle.
I enjoy growing autos because of their many advantages, and they can be a sight to behold when flowered and finished in the dog days of summer.
I get many new cannabis growers here on my site, and I would recommend they all cut their growing teeth with autoflowers. For a new grower they simply offer the best avenue to expertise.
Cannabis Ruderalis is a cannabis plant that you commonly do not hear about too often.
You will listen to many people usually talking about Indicas and Sativas, and even hemp, but why does no one speak about Ruderalis?
Although Ruderalis is a primary variety of cannabis, it is a lesser-known type because it is not popular among smokers or recreational users of cannabis.
Even many medical marijuana users may not be familiar with cannabis Ruderalis.
The key feature that makes this type of marijuana plant such a winner and so important, especially to growers, is that it can grow in extremely harsh climates and conditions, and it’s ability to flower by age, rather then the hours of darkness it is exposed to.
Ruderalis cannabis plants are similar to Indicas because they also have very thick foliage. It’s leaves can be Indica like, or Sativa like likely depending on the region of it’s origin.
Ruderalis buds are chunky, sturdy, and generally smaller than other types of cannabis plants.
Ruderalis buds contain little if any THC, so are not grown for recreational use. They do however contain copious amounts of some of the other cannabinoids….such as CBD.
Although Ruderalis is not generally grown for it’s bud, it could well become popular in the future for it’s medicinal properties.
Ruderalis Plant Type
The Ruderalis plant originates and grows in the northernmost regions of the world in Central and Eastern Europe and various areas in Asia.
These plants flourish in climates that are incredibly harsh where no other cannabis species could survive.
They also survive very short growing seasons, which means they flower the fastest compared to different cannabis plants.
Another unique feature about this plant is that when compared to Indicas and Sativas, the seeds from the Ruderalis plant are extremely tough.
You can crack, freeze, step on, or burn Ruderalis seeds, and somehow, they can still grow.
The ability of this plant to survive nearly any kind of condition is impressive and provides clues and links to keys and discoveries on how to grow cannabis in outer space.
This cannabis plant will still survive even after a world catastrophe like a nuclear holocaust or an Ice Age.
It is extremely powerful!
To understand Ruderalis a bit more, you may not believe that this plant grew wild on the side of the road or was found growing on unattended farmland just a few years ago.
All of that changed with the introduction of autoflowering strains.
Another feature that separates Ruderalis apart from Indicas and Sativas is its ability to flower regardless of the light cycle.
If a cannabis plant is not an autoflowering plant with Ruderalis characteristics, the lighting (either natural sunlight or indoor grow lights) must be manipulated naturally through seasonal change if it is an outdoor grow, or by the grower using a grow light cycle to induce flowering.
The benefit of the autoflowering characteristics in the Ruderalis plant is that you can count on your plants to automatically begin flowering in a short time after planting them regardless of the light cycle.
This feature really changed the game for growers because they no longer have to monitor the light cycle and risk ruining a harvest. It also makes growing cannabis easier.
These plants often grow between 20 to 25 inches in height. Ruderalis has the shortest stature when compared to Indica, Sativas or hemp.
Benefits of Ruderalis
There is no significant high from pure Ruderalis cannabis, and it usually has deficient levels of THC.
Ruderalis does not cause any psychotropic effects, and you should not consume any of it and expect to get the THC high.
The lack of THC content is also one of the reasons that growers typically never grow Ruderalis as a pure species.
Most likely, you will not find it sold when shopping for marijuana seeds online.
These reasons also explain why Ruderalis is often unknown to recreational users because they never come in contact with pure Ruderalis plants.
On the other hand, Ruderalis is high in CBD, making it quite useful for medicinal purposes.
Just as with the use of different types of cannabis plants, there are medical marijuana patients who take advantage of the benefits of CBD without the high and other effects associated with other types of cannabis plants that are high in THC.
Since Ruderalis has minimal THC, it benefits medical marijuana patients, especially for treating insomnia or anxiety.
The high CBD content in the Ruderalis plant is often preferred by many medical patients for providing calming and relaxing effects.
Recommended Growing Methods For Ruderalis
The great thing about Ruderalis is that it is a must-have among breeders.
As mentioned before, most growers do not focus on Ruderalis as a standalone crop.
Instead, it is crossed with other marijuana species to create autoflowering hybrids that automatically begin to flower between 21 and 30 days regardless of how the lighting is manipulated.
As a result, growers can create thousands of different strains and Indica/Sativa/Ruderalis hybrids; hence the term “autoflowers”. By doing so, strains are created that are more potent in THC and become autoflower plants.
Others are crossbred to provide a high CBD content and other CBD-to-THC ratios depending on the desired outcome.
This ability to crossbreed Ruderalis to create autoflowering cannabis plants is how breeders can introduce new strains and never-before-seen varieties of cannabis.
Hemp is a subspecies of the marijuana plant and one of the oldest domesticated crops in the world.
Also known as industrial hemp, it is listed in a class of cannabis sativa cultivars.
Hemp is considered one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth next to bamboo. According to recorded history, it was first cultivated in East Asia in 10000 BC and was first spun into fiber 50,000 years ago.
Since then, varieties of hemp have made their way around the world.
The fibers from the hemp plant can be woven into a variety of materials. This durable material has been used to make rope and canvas for centuries.
Hemp is an excellent resource, and there is still much more growth for the hemp industry.
Hemp has long been a competitor to cotton as an agricultural cash crop, but historically, politics has played a considerable role in promoting hemp agriculture until recently. Many people prefer the quality and price of hemp over cotton.
However, when the cotton gin was introduced, it made cotton more feasible to sell.
The DuPont company also lobbied for laws against hemp and set the standard to produce cotton products until 2014.
Unfortunately money has always been a driving force in the anti-legalization efforts of this wonderful plant.
In 2014, President Obama passed a farm bill that clarified the differences between hemp and marijuana.
This legislation legally allowed farmers to restart hemp production.
President Trump also passed legislation to ensure the continued legalization, farming, and production of hemp.
Here are some of the products made with hemp:
Hemp comes with two kinds of leaves…..sugar leaves and fan leaves.
Sugar leaves can be found easily because they are primarily located at the head. You will also see that they are covered in trichomes which give them a frosty appearance. These leaves are the extensions that look like tiny fingers you will see extending from the bud.
Fan leaves are much bigger than the sugar leaves and increase in size as they extend farther from the head. They do not have as many trichomes on them as the sugar leaves but have the highest benefits the plant offers.
Both leaves provide countless benefits and use for people who consume them.
Dried hemp leaves are used in a variety of ways, particularly as a drinking tea. When consumed as tea, it is an herbal treatment that provides a soothing, relaxing effect.
Resin that is naturally derived from hemp is fat-soluble. It is pretty potent when heated with coconut oil or milk.
Hemp buds look alot like the buds of it’s THC producing cousins sativa, and indica cannabis. They are nearly devoid of THC however, but can be rich in some of the other cannabinoids. Hemp buds are becoming more mainstream as times goes on. And are readily available at many rec shops.
Hemp Plant Type
Hemp is a variation of the cannabis sativa species and is often confused with its marijuana look alike. It is easy to mistake hemp for a cannabis sativa plant.
Since both plants share the cannabis sativa name, this super plant was outlawed for many years.
Plants generally grow from three to eight feet tall. Some hemp plants can reach heights as tall as 15 feet high. Hemp plants like all cannabis plants are annual plants and complete their life cycle within one, single growing season.
Benefits Of Hemp
All parts of the hemp plant are used in many ways, and here are some of the most common uses.
Countless other products
Hemp leaves….Pressed to make juices and also consumed in fresh green salads. Known to be nutrient-rich and often brewed to create a relaxing CBD tea.
Hemp fibers…..Plant fibers are an excellent material commonly used to make paper products and manufacture clothing. It is now common to find hemp rolling papers sold in many stores and smoke shops.
Fibers are also used to make canvas, rope, and plastic composites. Other uses for hemp fibers include the production of ethanol fuel and other bio fuels that can power engines.
Cannabis consumers who prefer to smoke joints often choose rolling papers made out of hemp rather than other types of rolling papers. These health-conscious cannabis consumers prefer hemp papers because they do not contain any chemicals used in making the papers, and they are produced naturally.
Hemp stalks….The plant’s stem contains many fibers used to make a wide range of items.
Hemp Hurd….The inner part of the stalk that is woody. It is used to make hempcrete which is a mixture of hemp chips and lime. This material is growing in demand in the construction industry as an incredibly popular, carbon-negative building material. Hemp hurd is also used to make animal bedding, mulch, fiberboard, and more.
Hemp contains deficient levels of THC. To qualify as hemp, plants must have a THC level of less than 0.3%.
In the US, hemp is legal to sell as well as all products made from the plant. In simple words, if you try to smoke or consume hemp, you will not get h
Recommended Growing methods For Hemp
For centuries, farmers have always known hemp to be an excellent cash crop.
Hemp is easy to grow, and is finally coming to it’s own here in the USA.
Two main reasons are that it requires very little fertilizer and grows to maturity quickly, ranging from 8 to 12 weeks.
Since it grows to maturity so quickly, farmers can harvest three or four times in one season, and this fast turnaround is essential for income and livelihood.
Congratulations! You should now have arrived at a more complete and thorough understanding of the five different marijuana terminologies often used today.
This in-depth comparison barely scratches the surface, and there is always more to learn about cannabis.
However, you can take your marijuana learning and growing skills to a whole new level with this knowledge.
Best of all, you can now converse about our favorite plant with a better understanding, and you can even give recommendations to others when it comes to consuming or growing.
The help of cannabis I was diagnosed with ADHD in early 90s and was put on ritalin @ 50 mg a day. I took it from the time I was 7 years old to till I was 14.
My mama made me take it went to my father’s every other weekend and he would not give it to me because he said I was like a zombie!
I found cannabis and stopped taking the ritalin and I started smoking cannabis.
Never looked back! I have been smoking cannabis from the time I was 14 till I was 19 then I got in trouble and got put on probation. Could not smoke cannabis and started drinking because I had drug test and stayed in trouble because I was drinking. Went to jail, came home still drinking, and got in more trouble.
Then I got a 5-year sentence to prison went to prison done my 5 years came home no drug test.
Been home since 2005 with no trouble and no alcohol.
So what I am trying to say marijuana is not the drug alcohol is.
Marijuana is a medicine the days I do not have my medicine it’s like my mind runs all day that’s the ADHD.
Cannot focus on just one thing without the medical marijuana I have tried..
The days I cannot get up and smoke because I have something important to do, but cannot focus on one thing will try to start doing something and my mind on something else, again the ADHD.
The mornings I get up and take my medicinal cannabis smoke I have no problem, I can function, I can focus on what I’m supposed to be doing that day!
And people say it’s not a medicine it’s a drug!
As an example….I was in a store the other day and woman says something about marijuana being a drug. So I straight asked her to please name someone that has smoked cannabis and got behind the wheel of a vehicle and went down the road and hurt or killed someone….the woman thought I was crazy .
lol I asked her then how many people do you know that have drank alcohol and got behind the wheel and killed someone or themselves? I told her I could name at least seven people standing here now!
So I started explaining to her about how cannabis helps me everyday all day by the time I got done with her she looked at it in a different way, like they all should . I explained to her the power of the flower gave her my FB information and she has contacted me to let me know she has went and got CBD cream for her neck pain now she’s a true believer!
I explained to her that God put this plant here, all you have to do is put it in the dirt or whatever you prefer to use.
Unlike alcohol you have to manufacture it before you can consume it was not put here by the good Lord for drinking . Yes he did put the oaks , barley or whatever else you’re going to use to make the alcohol.
He did not put it here in silent form like he did the marijuana.
So what I guess I am trying to say is I have been home since 2005 have not got any trouble! I have been working and focusing on raising my four-year-old son, life is going great…..because of the power of the flower!
I have decided to do some ongoing posts of some of my cannabis seed grows. I will touch on things that might help you guys out with your grows. I will also share images as my grows progress. I have been needing to add content to my site, and this will be an easier way to do it, this will be my first installment.
I have sadly been out of Santa Marta Colombian Gold seeds for some time. This old school strain (was the first plant I even grew back in 1968) is still very popular, and I am asked often when I will have them back in stock.
Well, just as soon as these plants finish, I should have copious quantities of these seeds for you guys! I too am looking forward to that day.
I am also growing 3 Backberry Zittlez plants as well, so will have F1 hybrids of those. I am very impressed with this strain, very vigorous, and impressive genetics for sure!
7/24/22 Update….Just pruning up the underbrush of these plants.
As the plant matures, and especially if the plant has suffered some stress (over-watering, under-watering, lack of nitrogen (food), too much heat, etc.) lower leaves can die, wilt and ultimately dry up.
This is also common simply because of age, and the fact this underbrush receives less light.
Some strains are more prone to this then others as well.
It is always best to remove this kinda stuff, mainly to improve air flow…..especially if you live where it can get humid and mold problems are common.
I go so far as removing the smaller branches as well…especially if it looks like they will never get big enough to grow out into the light more.
Here is an image of the 15 plants all prune up. I can legally grow 15 plants here where I live, and I always obey the law regarding this……
You might notice I also put all the leaves and plant material I pruned on top of the soil in the pots, and added some compost on top…..the plants will love this!
7/26/22 Update….Well the heat of summer has arrived. With temperatures hovering around 105 Fahrenheit for the next week or so. How will my cannabis plants fare? They will do great, cannabis actually does not mind high temperatures…..if you keep one thing in mind.
And that is water!
So lets discuss watering your cannabis plants a bit.
I always see posts on FaceBook of people asking how often and how much they should water their plants. They want someone to give them a formula, tell them exactly how much water, and how often. This is simply impossible.
And, here is why…..Cannabis, and plants in general will need varying amounts of water through out their lives. There is no formula, there is no rule for watering. The amount of water you give your plants, and how often changes dramatically through out their lives.
I suggest growers should develop the ability to simply look at a plant and tell if it is thirsty. There are tell tell signs…such as, they will get a dull slightly wilty look when they are just beginning to suffer water stress (time to water.) This will progress till they are obviously wilting ( you don’t want to let it get to this stage as damage is beginning to occur.)
When a plant first sprouts it needs very little water. It’s root zone is small, and water that is not in it’s root zone means little. I usually water almost daily, but only enough to saturate it’s small root zone. As a plant gets bigger, it needs more water. Basically the bigger the plant, and the smaller the container it is grown in the more water it will require, and it will need this drink more often.
Heat is also a consideration. Basically the hotter it is the more water it will need, and again more often. Even wind can cause a plant to need water more often. Plants kinda like people transpire water to cool themselves, and plants need water to maintain photosynthesis.
One other thing to keep in mind is if you are growing plants outdoors in containers, in the hot sun…..not only will the plant you see be that hot, but also its roots will be just as hot. The fix is to water often, or like I do sometimes bury the pot in the earth where the plants roots will get a break from the heat. I have been asked why I don’t just plant them in the ground, and it is because Santa Marta Colombian Gold is a tropical plant and can take longer then my growing season to finish maturing it’s seeds. This way I can actually move them indoors if need be to finish.
One of the easiest ways to judge a plants water needs is to simply heft the pot. When you first pot a plant , and before you water it in heft the pot to judge it’s weight. Then when you need to judge it’s water needs you can tell by the weight of it’s pot….the heavier it is the more water it contains.
Cannabis can take the heat, as long as it has adequate water.
I once grew a big Sativa in my greenhouse with the glazing installed in the height of summer. It got about 110 that summer, and I saw 140 in the greenhouse. This plant was in the ground, and on daily drip irrigation. I wondered how it would do….well it flourished, and produced over 50,000 premium seeds!
Now back to the present grow, here is a pic from a few minutes ago….
They are getting over 6 feet tall now, and pretty much loving life. These are fairly big plants in 5 gallon buckets, and not all the buckets are buried. So how do I water these, every day, and they would actually like to be watered twice a day. The temperatures around here have been hitting the triple digits recently. So how much water do I give them, as much as the bucket will hold, I put drain holes about 2 inches up from the bottom so they would have a bit of a reservoir.
I have begun looking for pre-flowering, and have seen only female flowers so far. I do hope, and expect (there are 15 plants after all) to have a male or two. I will be letting you know how that goes. Till next time, if you have any questions or comments I would love to hear them….
8/1/22….Time for an update on my outdoor cannabis seed grow. Here is an image of those plants today…
They are reaching for the sky as cannabis plants do. They will however, be somewhat limited, because of only being in 5 gal pots.
The plants inter-nodes are getting closer at the tops….a sure sign of them preparing to flower. Their stems will also harden up, gaining the strength to support the heavy flowers they will soon have.
I have been watching for signs of preflowers of course, as I want a male and will be producing seed. And, I have been rewarded with my first male, a Panama Red!
Here is an image of him…worst case senerio I have F1’s with him as the father.
I am still hoping, and expecting, a male Santa Marta Colombian Gold. With about 8 of those plants I doubt I will be disappointed. The Panama Red is a bit faster then the Golds which are not showing yet.
Regardless of what happens I will have seeds! So that is good!
There is one thing I do not like about tropical Sativa’s like Santa Marta Colombian Gold…..and that is how long winded they are! How long it takes them to flower, and to finish. This is the reason I am growing these plants in the buckets, so I have the ability to actually move the plants indoors to finish ripening their seed if need be.
When plants get this big in pots that small it is important to keep them hydrated and fed. I am beginning to feed they at every watering, and I have to water them every day. They would actually like a second drink on those days it is hovering around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes I just give them a drink via their foliage. I like to do this on occasion not only for hydration, but also to simply wash their leaves of. Think of the leaves as small solar panels, to take full advantage of the sun they need to be clean of dust.
8/11/22…..I am basically growing these plants to produce some pure Santa Marta Colombian Gold seeds. That of course hinges on my getting a male of that strain.
And thankfully I have, he is one of my ‘Real Santa Marta Colombian Gold’ plants which is awesome! He is a big robust male, and will have his way with all the ladies.
I debated what to do with the Panama Red male, and finally decided to cull him, I don’t have the time right now to deal with him.
I have been selectively breeding the Colombian Gold strain for some time now, and the ‘Real’ is the end result. So those genetics will be involved with all the seeds made in this grow.
I have plants from other lines of Colombian Gold as well in this grow.
I have one other female of the Real, so will keep her seeds separate from the rest.
8/14/22….time for an update on my Santa Marta Colombian Gold seed grow.
I decided to put some room between my plants to let them fill out a bit……bad timing!
Here is a pic of the plants when I spread them out…..
Everything would have been fine if they had been in larger pots like a 15 gal or so.
But in their small 5 gal pot the plant ends up weighing more then the pot.
We can have very hard winds blow through at times and that night we certainly did.
I came out the next morning to find every plant except those I got buried in the ground…on their sides, flat on the ground! Fortunately cannabis plants are tough, and at this age so are their stems so not much damage thankfully.
So, I put them all back closely together to help support each other, as well as put some string around them for added support, as you can see here….
Since I don’t really care about the amount of flower they produce (I just need some seed) they can grow this way, without the worry of the wind knocking them around.
It is surprising just how much water (and food) they want being this big in those little pots.
They are completely root bound at this point!
I am watering them twice a day, and feeding them at one of those waterings every day. They are losing quite a few of their lower leaves as they send their energy to their upper most growth…..the growth that will be producing their lifelong desire……seeds…proliferation!
I do think I will stagger them a bit more so they can all enjoy the lowering of the fall sun.
Will be gone for a few days as I go to my remote forested property to begin planting my food forest. I will be practicing permaculture principles to grow food for both myself, and all the woodland animals. You can see many of these animals on my YouTube channel…..https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEkh3b6or8iKjDZDmByo0qg
8/28/22…..Time for another update on the Santa Marta Colombian Gold Seed Grow.
The long season Sativas continue to grow, and can suck the water out of their small pots very quickly. I suppose they would want water 4 times a day in the 100 degree heat we have been experiencing. Anyways, here is a few pics…..
The plants are now over 8 feet tall, even though they are in only 5 gal pots! Just after I took this picture I decided to super crop them, in an effort to keep them out of sight from neighbors. That tends to be a lost cause if the plants are still determined to put on new vertical growth.
Here are some images of the 3 male Santa Marta Gold plants I decided to keep. One has flowered early, and I decided to keep that trait, so he will be the father of some of these seeds….I also kept him because the 3 Blackberry Zittlez plants are going into full bloom.
The other 2 males are much slower to flower, and will be the fathers of most of the Santa Marta seeds I harvest. Here are a few images of the males….
As slow as these plants are maturing I think I will be glad to have the ability to move them indoors under LED’s when it becomes too cold.
I am also excited about the Santa Marta Colombian Gold X Blackberry Zittlez F1 cross! This is going to be a special plant…likely very vigorous, very potent, and will take just a bit more time (but should finish outdoors in most locals) to stack on even more flowers.
I think I will keep the two distinct pheno-types of the Blackberry Zittlez separate for you guys. One will be a quicker to flower plant that should create huge colas. The other will be a very vigorous big plant, that should produce alot of bud weight at harvest. Both are very impressive plants. Here is an image of just the 3 Blackberry’s I am growing….
Update….9/15/22…They have stopped growing up, which is a good thing. I did super-crop them all to keep them down a bit, and age certainly can help in that regard. Here are a few images of the plants, crystallization, and maturing seed, and how the garden looks today…..
Update…9/20/22….It is chop day for my male plants. There are three of them, all Santa Marta Colombian Gold. They have had their way with the ladies for a few months now, and I want the mothers to put their energy in maturing their seed, not in the hopes of making more.
These plants have exceeded my expectations being grown in small five gallon pots! Just shows what good water and nutrition can achieve. I have one Santa Marta female that is very slow, she has made very few seeds even this late in the fall, she will be my choice as the closest to the original strain just because of that trait.
So without father ado, here are some images from today…..
6/28/22…So how many beans in that little jar? 328……And I have the winners, and they are:
First Place Billy with the guess 325
Second Place Dano with the guess of 325
Third Place Dennis with the guess of 321
I will be contacting you winners in order to send out your prizes, if you see this first please contact me….
Update 6/28/22….ok time to bring this contest to a close. Thanks for all your guesses, and I will be posting the winners here soon.
Well, I think it is time for another contest.
This one will be a straight up seed counting/guessing contest, and here are the rules:
You must be 18 in order to place a guess.
Only one guess per person. In the case of multiple guesses only your first guess will be considered, any other guesses will be deleted.
Give me your best guess in a comment on this blog post.
No purchase necessary in order to play.
This contest will go on till I have 100 guesses, or so. I want everyone to have a chance to guess.
Winners will receive their prizes with no cost to them.
The persons guessing closest to the number of free cannabis seed orders without going over wins.
Void where prohibited by law!
Only guesses in a comment on this blog post will be considered.
I will announce the winners here in this post by first name only.
In case of duplicate guesses, the first one to guess correctly wins.
Only guesses in a comment on this blog post will be counted.
I will choose 3 winners, the 3 people closest to the correct number of seeds without going over.
Be sure to either subscribe to my blog, sign up for my email list, or check back often so you will know if you won. I will make every effort to contact the winners, but I do need a way to do this, as I don’t want any winners to miss out!
And, here is what you can win:
First Place…A small vial (about 5 seeds) of 3 strains I carry.
Second Place…A small vial of 2 strains.
Third Place…A vial of one of my strains.
OK, here is the image of the seeds……how many are there?
The plant above is the Girl Scout Cookies Auto Mother of some of these free seeds!
Just a quick post to share the genetic make-up of the free seeds I am offering with every paid order right now.
I was going to fire up my 20 buck free seed offer, but decided I simply do not have enough of these seeds to go very long with those.
So what to do….give every paid order….no matter how small a vial full (about 10 seeds) of these very fresh seeds I just harvested.
So without farther ado, these seeds should all be autos, and will be F1 crosses (or a pure strain) of these popular strains….Sour Lowryder 2 Auto, MI5 Auto, Girl Scout Cookies Auto, and The Forge Autos.
These plants will likely exhibit some great hybrid vigor, and should be potent, and robust! You will likely get some awesome plants from these seeds for sure!
Everybody loves a deal, and to get the most bang for their buck, so here is your chance! Place an order, and enjoy these great seeds!
Sorry for taking so long on this everyone. But I have chosen the winners!
There were 1305 seeds in the images. Both images were the exact same seeds, sorry about the confusion.
That fills 65 free seed orders. Sorry also about the math…..wasn’t a good idea I guess. Although if you liked the contest, tell me in a comment….I will turn comments back on. But, no more guesses will be accepted.
So here are the winners, and again I am going to have 6 winners, not just 3.
The winners choosing the number of seed orders:
1st place: Paul Pierce….65
2nd place: Terry….65…the second guess of 65 so 2nd place.
3rd place: Joshua….64
And the winners whom guessed the actual number of seeds:
1st place: Ronald Hipps….1297
2nd place: Ron Lee….1287
3rd place: Mark….1250
I will try to contact all the winners via their email if they have one with their comment/guess. Otherwise I will wait to here from all the winners on my contact email.
Thanks for all your participation! It was awesome!
Well this contest is over. 1/10/22….I will be figuring out the winners in the next few days, and posting their first names here. Good Luck!
Hi all, time for a new seed counting contest.
I am changing things up a bit, so be sure to read all the rules.
Be sure to either subscribe to my blog, sign up for my email list, or check back often so you will know if you won. I will make every effort to contact the winners, but I do need a way to do this, as I don’t want the winners to miss out!
Rather then simply guessing the number of seeds, tell me how many free seed orders I can fill at 20 seeds per order.
The first to guess the exact number wins.
I am going to include two images of these seeds. Same cannabis seeds in each image.
I will be sending these prizes to the winners….
First Place…A small vial (about 5 seeds) of two strains I carry plus one free seed order.
Second Place…A small vial of one strain and a free seed order.
Third Place…One free seed order.
Rules are pretty simple…
You must be 18 in order to place a guess.
Only one guess per person. In the case of multiple guesses only your first guess will be considered, any other guesses will be deleted.
Give me your best guess in a comment on this blog post.
No purchase necessary in order to play.
This contest will go on till I have 75 guesses, or 1/31/22, which ever comes first. I want everyone to have a chance to guess.
Winners will receive their prizes with no cost to them.
The persons guessing closest to the number of free cannabis seed orders without going over wins.
Void where prohibited by law!
Only guesses in a comment on this blog post will be considered.
I will announce the winners here in this post by first name only.
Without farther ado…..here are the contest images…..GOOD LUCK!
1/3/22….well an update is in order.
Note to self….Never make a contest in which there is any room for confusion …..at all!!
Both images are the exact same number of seeds, as I said above. I thought I would show two images for clarity….but in reality nothing could be farther from the truth.
Many people simply do not read what I wrote, or do not understand what I wrote. So here is what I am going to do.
I am going to have 6 winners….3 that have guessed the number of free seed orders, and 3 that have guessed the actual number of seeds.
And, I guess my promotion was effective as I already have over 60 guesses in only one day! And it is still blowing up, so thanks for that guys, I am going to let it go well past the 75 comment mark I said earlier. I want to give lots of free seeds away!
Have fun with it!
1/5/2022…Ok, I am going to let it go to around 200 guesses….WOW! Then I will turn off commenting and choose the winners. It wont be long at this rate. Thanks to all for your participation!
Hi all, I am growing out some more seeds for the very popular Free Cannabis Seed Offer here on JCS. These will all be autoflower cannabis seeds.
Be sure to get on my email list to assure you receive notification when these seeds are ready. I also give out email list exclusive discounts, and deals, so don’t miss out on those.
I have decided to offer two types of free cannabis seed offers….one will be only autoflowering seeds, and the other will be photo cannabis seeds. I am growing the autos as we speak. The other plants in this image are MI5, Sour 60, and Blue Haze auto-flowers that I am growing out for seed for you guys.
I am having some fun with it….growing all the plants I will let produce seed in just one 10 gallon pot. I will be updating this post throughout the grow, so you can see the plants that will produce the seeds for those free seed orders.
Here are a list of the genetics that are involved….Sour 60 Autos, MI5 autos, Blue Haze Autos, Sour Lowryder Autos, Blueberry Autos, and even a few Afghani Autos thrown in for good measure.
So here is what I have done, I planted several of each strain, then just let them grow, the resulting seeds will be a mix of all these genetics…but basically they will all be either a pure auto strain, or an F1 hybrid of two different autos. There will end up being about 11 plants in that one pot…..2 males, and 9 females.
They will produce some awesome plants that I am sure you guys will enjoy.
Update….11/17/21….it is amazing how fast cannabis can grow if it is simply fed properly. These are only 4 days older then the last pics…. I feed my plants regularly, and I added a layer of compost to the top of the soil with these.
I am having fun with this grow and growing them in this one pot all together. Makes it easy to grow them out under only one light. I would get alot more seed if I had transplanted them, but we shall see….
As you can see they are loving life, should put on some good size, even crowded together in the same pot. The ‘trick’ to growing plants with limited space for their roots is to feed them all the nutrients they can use. I should have one of those grow contests in the Dixie cups…
Too, you will notice I covered the compost with a layer of perlite. This not only helps to control fungus gnats that I have had some issues with, but also reflects the light back up to the leaves.
I also like to water from the bottom, which can also prevent many of the problems you can encounter in an inside grow. I plan on updating this post about once a week, with new pics of their progress….so check back often to see how they are doing.
11/23/21…They are maturing very quickly it seems. Here is some pics of them now, and these will be the ones I let flower out, They are beginning to show sex, although some will be slower then others of course. I will allow 2 different males to have their way with the girls.
Does anyone else wash your cannabis plants periodically?
The area I live in is very dry, so I like to wash the leaves of my plants to maximize photosynthesis.
You might be surprised at how much light can be blocked by a film of dust on the leaves.
The washing pretty much ends once I have pollen moving around the room, until the males are done, then I give them a one lash bath till their seeds are mature.
I have these under a 20/4 light regime, for rapid growth. They certainly are not disappointing…
Here are those images…
11/25/21…Well, I guess I am really keeping up on these updates!
Anyways these auto plants are maturing quickly, and looking pretty good.
I am getting some leaf curl, which many times indicates your growing environment is too hot. But not in this case, and I have seen this before, truthfully not sure what causes it. If you have a good idea tell me your thoughts in a comment.
I feed these plants about every watering, plants like all living things need food.
I find the simplest, and easiest way to provide the food they need is while I water, I can look at the plants and see if they are hungry each time I water them a bit.
Plants, like people, animals, and most living things are individuals, some may require a lot of food, while others not so much. I like to push my plants a bit with fertilizer so they can reach their full potential.
If I am growing plants in their own pots I like to push them till that one plant that is the first to show signs of burn….does. This plant then can become the one that shows me I am using the right amounts of fertilizer. If that plant shows burn, you know you need to back off a bit with the ferts.
When growing seed I also feed a full spectrum fertilizer throughout their lives as they need the nutrients to produce the best seed.
I could go on and on….but here are some images of them after only a few days I see…..
Another image as they grow on….11/27/21
I have always been curious about leaves that curl a bit like that. I know that heat can be the culprit, although that is certainly not the case here.
Some plants seem to do this, and then come out of it without any intervention on my part.
It falls under my category of….’Don’t sweat the small stuff.’
Anyways, as I said before they seem to be maturing rapidly, seeing how they are only about 3 weeks old.
Check out my short YouTube videos of this grow if you like. I would share the vids here, but YouTube blocks them as being age sensitive. Anyways here is the link to my YouTube channel.
12/2/21 update….Well they are maturing, and getting to know one another.
The plants are basically loving life, and growing rather large for being crowded together as they are. I will get a good number of seeds from this grow for those free seed orders you guys love.
Maybe I should have kept track of who was who in this grow, their are a couple of females that have been impressive. I think they may be the Blue Haze auto-flowering strain, but again not too sure.
Her are a few new images of these plants as they continue to grow out….
And the whole group….
12/8/21….The free seed grow goes on…
The speed at which these plants are maturing is surprising me. I am not one to count the days of a grow, nor to keep much in the way for records at all. I simply respond to what the plants tell me they need when caring for them.
These seeds will likely be ready in about one more month or so. One thing I love about autos. 60 days to mature seed is fast!
One thing to keep in mind when looking at seeded cannabis, and perhaps the reason you do not see many images of these plants on seed banks…..is the buds will not attain the size of unseeded, or cannabis grown as sinsemilla.
Seeded plants put their energy towards maturing their seed, rather then stacking on more flowers.
When judging a seeded plant, look more at the plant structure, rather then it’s size. Flowers that are exposed to pollen when their very first hairs appear will simply not get as big as flowers grown as sinsemilla.
Here are some updated images of the grow I took today….
And the whole group….
12/14/21…Time to say goodbye to the males. They have fulfilled their life’s desire….pollinated the females to make seed and have enjoyed the satisfaction of procreation.
They have been very viral, and have done their jobs like a boss. All the females, although small (seeded plants just do not attain the size of unseeded plants, as they put their effort and resources into maturing their seed) are fully seeded.
You may notice a bit of leaf discoloration, not to worry though. I believe it is simply a PH issue, and will not hurt the seeds produced at all, nor affect the genetics of these plants at all.
At this point in their lives they will give their seed everything they have….literally! Plants, like all mothers will give their very lives for their offspring….the truest love this world has to offer in my opinion.
So here they are one last time….
Well the males are now gone and these are some of the buds that are maturing their seeds for free cannabis seed orders. I expect the seeds to be ready in just a couple of weeks.
The plants themselves can become hard to look at as they are basically dying of old age while maturing their seed.
As they age they will begin to yellow, and finally begin to wither….all the while leaving behind beautiful seeds to carry on their genetics.
It won’t be long now, and if you want a heads up when these are done and I put them on site, be sure you are signed up for my email list.
Here are some of those buds….be aware seeded buds do not attain the size of unseeded buds, as the plant puts it’s resources into maturing it’s seed rather then stacking on more flowers.
You can however get a good estimation of how well the flowers will be crystalized…..