Feminized Marijuana Seeds


When Will a Feminized Strain Flower?

When growing new feminized marijuana seeds, there will be some obstacles to overcome as you learn how to grow the cannabis plant successfully. However, depending on the grow set-up, and your familiarity with growing cannabis, the timeline of knowing when a feminized cannabis strain will flower is easily defined.

Seasoned marijuana growers are familiar with the general life cycles displayed as a cannabis plant develops. From planting feminized seeds to watching for developmental growth changes as the plant evolves through its life stages, experienced growers have a pretty good timeline already envisioned in their own mind.

For those new to growing cannabis, though, it may seem a bit daunting, at times, learning to understand the marijuana plants morphology. Fortunately, knowing what to look for as the cannabis plant progresses through its life cycles provides important indicators that will help you learn how to grow marijuana that will be the envy of all your friends.

Here are three of the most important factors in determining when a feminized strain will flower.

Know your Seed!

Planting feminized cannabis seeds, in contrast to a regular seed, eliminates the worry of whether the plant will develop into a male or female. The advantages of choosing feminized seeds purchased from reputable seed banks ensures you won’t have to search for male plants with pollen sacs as your cannabis plant enters the reproductive stage.

Depending on which type of feminized seed you choose to grow, the exact timing of when a particular strain will flower varies considerably. For example, a dense-leafed indica-dominant plant such as Northern Light will typically reach maturity faster than a sativa strain. Many indica plants will mature within just seven to nine weeks, whereas sativa dominant strains such as Amnesia Haze, can achieve maturation anywhere from nine to fourteen weeks.

Feminized hybrid strains, on the other hand, are a mix of both indica and sativa genetics bred to produce specific characteristics in both growth factors and effects. Pinpointing a hybrid’s flowering stage such as White Widow can be a bit more challenging, depending upon whether the strain is sativa or indica-dominant.

Autoflowering cannabis seeds are another type of feminized seed which are easy to grow as growth development occurs quite rapidly. The lifespan of autoflowering strains is usually complete within 70 – 100 days from germination, depending on the feminized seeds strain. With their short life cycle, many autoflowering feminized cultivars begin transforming into the flowering stage within 3 -4 weeks after planting the seed.

Determining when a particular cannabis strain will flower can be narrowed down substantially by knowing what type of feminized cannabis seed you will grow. Whether it is indica or sativa, hybrid vs autoflowering, having an general idea of how the marijuana plant will grow will help narrow down the growth timeline. Visit marijuanagrow.shop to buy seeds online with detailed information on hundreds of different easy to grow cannabis cultivars.

Once you have determined which feminized seed to grow, there are a couple of other factors involved during growth development to stimulate a female cannabis plants flowering stage.

Change the Light Cycle

In an outdoor marijuana environment, plants naturally begin flowering in late summer as the days become shorter and the hours of light decrease. By mimicking Mother Nature in an indoor growing atmosphere, the reduction of light signals the plant to change growth focus. Manipulating grow light cycles when planting marijuana indoors provides a clear timeline for knowing when a feminized strain will flower.

Photoperiod cannabis strains rely on light, or the lack of, to evolve through their life stages. In an indoor growing set-up, the vegetative stage requires eighteen hours of grow light to enable the plant to develop a strong structure. As the marijuana plant soaks up light rays, photosynthesis provides energy to the plant.

The energy utilized by the plant during the vegetative stage focuses on building a supportive root system, branches, and leaves. A grow light cycle change to a twelve/twelve rotation signals the plant to redirect that energy. With the reduction of light, the plant can use the dark time to store sugars needed for flower production. The energy then transforms to focus on reproduction, bud site growth, and eventual flowering time.

As the marijuana plant begins reproduction with the change in the light cycle, you should have a clear vision of when the feminized strain will begin to flower.

Feminized marijuana plants flowering due to controlled light cycle in indoor cannabis farm
Manipulating grow light cycles when planting marijuana indoors provides a clear timeline for knowing when a feminized strain will flower.

Change the Nutrient Recipe

Female cannabis plants require particular macro and microelements for optimal growth. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are essential nutrients for your plant to thrive during all marijuana growing stages. However, nutrient ratios applied to the plant vary with different growing cycles.

Nitrogen is the big one for vegetative growth. It is responsible for leaf and stems production as it produces chlorophyll through photosynthesis. Cannabis plants in the vegetative stage require abundant nitrogen to build the plant structure. Too much nitrogen during the flowering stage, however, can harm flower development.

Phosphorus and potassium also contribute to plant development throughout the life cycle of the plant but come into serious play in the flowering time. Phosphorus is involved with the formation of sugars during photosynthesis while encouraging vigorous flower development in the bloom stage.Potassium is an essential element for activating enzymes that help the plant absorb water, other nutrients, and carbohydrates.

Increasing phosphorus and potassium dosages in your nutrient recipe while reducing nitrogen encourages the marijuana plant to begin the flower cycle. As changes occur in your marijuana plant with light and nutrient deviations, determining when your feminized seed will flower should be readily conclusive.

While female cannabis plants can be hardy to grow, sudden changes can often cause them to undergo stress. Too many stresses at once can lead to hermaphrodite plants which must be culled. Transitioning nutrient dose changes, incrementally over time, will reduce additional anxiety as the plant adjusts to the new conditions.

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Charle Thibodeau
Charle’ Thibodeau is a freelance writer with almost a decade´s experience, specializing in cannabis content for the past two years. A strong motivation to educate, inform, and promote the culture surrounding this miraculous plant is her earnest mission.
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