Male or Female? A Beginners Guide To The Sex Of Your Cannabis Plants
If you’re new to growing weed, you might not know that there are female and male cannabis plants. In fact, the only way to grow plants that will produce usable bud is to figure out if you’ve got female plants or male plants. This guide will give you all the info you need to master this cannabis growing fundamental.
Why You Need To Know
There’s one super important reason why you need to know if your cannabis plants are male or female. Male plants mostly produce pollen instead of the luscious buds people use for smoking. Female plants are the ones that produce the big, fat, sticky icky buds you’re looking for.
When you’re growing weed, you need to be sure that you’re growing only feminized plants. If you’ve got male plants mixed in with your other plants, not only will those ones not produce any bud, but they could also ruin your females plants as well.
That’s because if there are mature female and male plants growing next to each other, the male plant will pollinate the female plant. And when that happens, she starts producing tons of seeds.
So if you want to maximize your usable bud, and coax your plants into producing fat, seed-free flowers, then you’ve got to carefully identify what sex your plants are. Once that’s done, you need to remove all male plants before they start pollinating the female ones.