Q & A

Whether new to growing cannabis or a seasoned grower,  we get asked a lot of questions about a variety of things. These are questioned we’re most frequently asked about growing cannabis and cannabis strains. 

How can you tell the difference between male and female plants?

It is critical to identify the sex of your cannabis plants as early as possible as only females produce bud with a high THC content. Males have one main purpose, to pollinate the females and if they succeed, they’ll ruin the entire crop. Pollinated females start to make seeds instead of potent bud, which is why it is critical to identify and remove male plants.

Cannabis plants will begin to show their sex around week 6, with males growing small tear shaped sacs in the nodes (where each branch comes out from the stem). Females will start to show these sacs also, but a thin hair called a pistil will be protruding from the sac. Males will also have a thicker, sturdier stalk as they grow taller and heavier, although will have less leaves. Female plants of the same strain will be shorter and bushier than male counterparts.

Hermaphroditic plants are possible, check for all signs of a male even if you see the pistils coming from the sacs. Hermies should be treated like a male and also discarded. For more information, check out this article How to Identify Male vs. Female Cannabis and Why It’s Critical.

What is the best way to germinate seeds?

Many people want to know the best way to germinate cannabis seeds. There are few methods that are fairly simple, and all have high successful germination rates. The method you choose is subjective to your preference. You can germinate seeds either with the:

  • Paper towel method
  • Soak in water method
  • Plant in soil method

Learn more in this full guide on How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds, and you’ll soon find that starting your plants from seedlings is quite rewarding. Learn more about the benefits of using seeds over clones, how to prepare for germination and tips from the experts for success with each popular method.

Is it ok to cut my cannabis plants back?

Cutting back your cannabis plants, or pruning, can help your plants to produce larger buds to maximize your yield and to produce buds with more potency. There are a few different reasons why growers would cut their cannabis plants such as to make a parent plant or make a clone, but the most common reason to prune cannabis is to have more distributed production or to have a more discreet plant.

Learn More About Trimming Your Cannabis Plants

What are the best LED grow lights?

LED grow lights are a smart investment into your indoor grow room, they provide vibrant lighting that are healthy for your plants and cost-efficient for your budget. With the many options out there it is easy to wonder what the best LED grow lights are for your indoor garden. Mosca Seeds uses only NextLight LED lights for Optimum growth.

Learn More About LED Grow Lights

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