Whats up Growers?! Today we’re going to talk about how to make your own cannabis seeds at home. Making your own seeds is a fun and interesting process, and you never know what kind of exciting new stuff you’ll discover!
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Lets make some seeds!
Here is a few things I found while making my own seeds. What will YOU find?
LEFT: Male Go Time plant, selected mostly for his smell. He was a stinky resinous fella. RIGHT: Jazz bud. I grew this awesome Jazz plant for several runs, so I had a feeling she would make a good parent.
Plant structure is another important thing to consider when choosing parent plants. The plant on the left was great, but was also really stretchy and tall. The plant on the right stayed short and had really tight node spacing. Either of these could potentially make great parents, it just depends on your goals.
LEFT: Male plant in early flower. Not dropping pollen yet. RIGHT: Male plant a little further along. Flowers have opened and have begun dropping pollen.
LEFT: male plant around day 10-14, about to drop pollen. RIGHT: Same plant around day 25. Flowers are opening up and pollen is dropping. Now we can collect a sample.
I use a glass plate for collecting pollen. Its important to allow the pollen to air dry and remove all the male flowers and contaminates before storing.
LEFT: contaminates removed from pollen with a strainer. RIGHT: cleaned and dried pollen sample ready to be stored.
Storing pollen in small vials with tall sides can help limit pollen spread while you are working with it. Store samples in multiple small containers so you don’t have all your “eggs in one basket”. That way if one vial goes bad, you don’t lose your whole collection.
Female plants in early flower, ready to receive pollen. Each white hair is reaching out in the hopes of catching some pollen.
Turn off all your fans, then use a cotton swab or small paintbrush to carefully apply small amounts of pollen to each flower site that you want to produce seeds. Allow the pollen to settle for 24-48 hours, then clean your plants off with a gentle water spray and turn your fans back on.
Pregnant bud in late flower. That’s a seed falling out the side!
Label your seeds and keep things organized!
You can make a few seeds, or a lot of seeds. This jar contains an estimated 4,000+ seeds! I am well stocked for the coming apocalypse.
Expect to see a lot of variety in your seeds. Here’s 4 very different plants I found while hunting through some seeds I made. They were all great plants, but very different! It will take more breeding work to isolate the traits we are after and ensure they are passed on to future generations.
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