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If you don’t want to take the risk, then sexing your cannabis early is pretty easy, and stress-free. It basically involves placing a black bag over a small section of the plant during the vegetative stage to force pre-flowering, before allowing it to revert back. This gives you a clear idea of what sex your plants are, without undue worry, wasted time, or effort.

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Can You Tell The Sex Of Cannabis Seeds?

For those who don’t use feminized seeds, being able to tell the sex of a cannabis seed by looking at it would be a pretty handy skill. But is it possible?

If you are a veteran of the cannabis community, or spent a lot of your time reading up on cannabis, you may have heard that it is possible to tell the sex of cannabis seed simply from its appearance. There is even a chart floating about out there that describes the physical differences between male and female seeds.

Well, let us tell you now, it is all a load of bollocks. There is no way to tell the difference between male and female cannabis seeds by looking at them. In fact, it is widely accepted that the sex of a cannabis plant is not determined until a few weeks before flowering.

Even feminized seed, which have been bred to have 99.9% chance of growing female, can turn into male or hermaphrodite plants if put under a ton of stress while growing. This is very rarely a worry for feminized growers, as they don’t tend to stress out their plants to this extreme extent – but it is possible.

Think about it. Why would breeders across the globe go to all the effort required to produce feminized cannabis seeds if they could simply look at regular cannabis seeds and categorize them? It isn’t some conspiracy or well-kept trade secret.

DETERMINING THE SEX OF YOUR CANNABIS BEFORE IT COMES A PROBLEM

While being able to determine the sex of a cannabis seed by looking at it is a myth, being able to sex your cannabis early isn’t.

Normally, you would wait until your cannabis plants are done with vegetative growth, and switch them over to flowering. You then watch like a hawk for any signs of sex, and move the males as soon as possible. This is risky, though, because if you leave it too long, you risk the chance of pollination – turning your bud into seeds. Unless you are getting into breeding yourself, this is something you probably want to avoid.

If you don’t want to take the risk, then sexing your cannabis early is pretty easy, and stress-free. It basically involves placing a black bag over a small section of the plant during the vegetative stage to force pre-flowering, before allowing it to revert back. This gives you a clear idea of what sex your plants are, without undue worry, wasted time, or effort.

If you are growing your own cannabis, you are doing it to produce some prime bud. For this reason, it is extremely important to identify.

It is a sad truth that you cannot determine the sex of a seed by looking at it. If you think you can, you have been lucky. Nothing more. However, hopefully, our explanation of the measures you can take to determine the sex of your cannabis plants will help you keep your grow room male free for years to come!

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But what if you do not have access to feminized seeds? Or what if you just happen to have an assortment of male and female marijuana seeds? What should you do? Here are some tips:

Can You Tell if a Marijuana Seed is Female or Male?

Can we really tell if a marijuana seed is female or male? The short answer to this question is NO. However, asking this question is very important. Why? It is because only female seeds produce buds and therefore only female seeds can give you yields at the end of its life cycle. One good way to go around this problem is to purchase feminized seeds online or in your local growing store. What are feminized seeds you ask? Let’s delve more into that below.

Feminized Marijuana Seeds

Feminized marijuana seeds come from marijuana plants that have been genetically modified so that only female seeds will be produced. Like humans and animals, the seeds that are produced from a single marijuana plant could also grow into either male or female. This is because of the seed’s processing of X chromosomes and Y chromosomes, much like human beings do. However, conditioning your marijuana plant is possible in order to produce only XX chromosome seeds or in other words, only female seeds. This process is called feminization and is where feminized seeds come forth.

Determining The Sex of Your Plant

But what if you do not have access to feminized seeds? Or what if you just happen to have an assortment of male and female marijuana seeds? What should you do? Here are some tips:

  • The obvious thing to be done here is to wait until your marijuana plants are done with the vegetative stage and have already gone into the flowering stage. At this point you do not peel your eyes away from your plants in order to determine if any of them have flowered or not.
  • But this is such a risky move as leaving male and female marijuana plants together for too long could cause pollination and therefore will not give you a good weed harvest but instead even more marijuana seeds.
  • If you are not into the business of breeding marijuana plants then you should avo >

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