Male or Female

The vast majority of growers are looking for unpollinated female marijuana plants as these produce the most potent smokable buds. Marijuana sexing early and correctly helps you to remove any male plants that have the potential to pollinate and destroy your marijuana crop.

In this section you will learn everything you need to know about marijuana sexing, particularly when and how you establish the sex of your marijuana plant, as well as the little things you can do to increase your chances of growing a plant that is the sex you want.

Marijuana Male or Female

It’s possible to start telling your plant’s sex as early as pre-flowering which occurs between the fourth and sixth week of vegetative growth. Pre-flowers develop where the leaf stems join the main stem (internodes). You quite often find they develop at the fourth or fifth join (internode) down from the top of the main stem. If you’re unsure of your plants sex during this period, you will be able to tell for certain by the second week of flowering .

Grow tip: Many people struggle to tell the difference between male and female marijuana during pre flowering. This is quite common so don’t panic, wait until the 2nd week of flowering when the the sex organs will be more pronounced.

Why is this marijuana sexing important?

Marijuana sexing enables you to establish whether your plant is going to produce the smokable buds of a female marijuana plant, the pollen sacks of a male for breeding, or whether you have a hermaphrodite. If you’re trying to produce the unpollinated female marijuana (sensimilla) buds for smoking, having a male or hermaphrodite in your grow room will pollinate your female plant which will then start producing seeds instead of THC. If you have no interest in breeding your plants destroy both male and hermaphrodite plants immediately as males produce no buds and very little THC and although hermaphrodites do produce buds, they will be full of seeds and lack potency. You can carefully remove your male or hermaphrodite plant (if the plant is only partly hermaphrodite you may wish to keep the plant) from the grow room without endangering females by covering them with a plastic bag. If you want to breed and make seeds , separate your plants with male sex organs until maturity and introduce to a female marijuana plant when ready.

Grow tip: marijuana sexing simply means determining the sex of the plants in your grow area. Generally but not in all cases males are removed as female weed plants are what you smoke.

Difference between Male and Female or Hermaphrodite?

Female Marijuana

Female flowersYou can identify a female marijuana plant by looking for a pear shaped ball that grows where leaf stems join the main stem. Here the pear shaped ball (calyx) will develop two white hairs (pistils) that will grow out in a “V” shape. It may take a plant until it has been in the full flowering light schedule of 12/12 two weeks before female flowers develop, so be patient. If not you may end up throwing out a plant that was female because it hadn’t shown its white hairs early enough.The main benefit of establishing that you have a female marijuana plant is it produces female weed that gets you high. Keeping a female separate from any male or hermaphrodite plants will mean you grow unpollinated sensimilla, which are the most potent and desirable.

You can encourage the growth of female marijuana plants by using high levels of nitrogen and low levels of potassium, alongside using only blue light and lower temperatures for the first two weeks of vegetative growth. Although they may increase the chances, these techniques cannot guarantee the development of female marijuana as a stressed plant is more likely to grow as a male or hermaphrodite.


Male marijuana flowersYou can identify a male marijuana plant when marijuana sexing by using the pre-flowers that develop where the leaf stems join the main stem (internode). Here they will start to develop what look like little balls and are distinguishable from females by the absence of little white hairs (pistils). A key difference between male and female marijuana plants is that males tend to be taller than females, with more irregular branching and fewer leaves and internodes. It only needs one male to pollinate many females.

The main benefit to establishing a male flower early is that it can be removed from your grow room and destroyed before it has a chance to pollinate your female and ruin your weed. Males tend to be destroyed as they have low levels of THC and smoking them is more likely to give you a headache than get you stoned. You should only keep males if you intend to breed your own seeds.

Male marijuana plants are more likely to occur if you have low levels of nitrogen and high levels of potassium in the first two weeks of vegetative growth. High temperatures along with red light during vegetative growth also increase the chances of your plant growing as a male. Other causes include light leaks, over and under watering and excessive nutrient use early in a plants life.


Marijuana hermaphrodite plantIn most cases, hermaphrodite marijuana plants are females that go on to develop male sex organs. This means they will start to flower showing the pear shaped balls and white hairs of a female plant, but will go on to develop the pollen sacks of a male. This can happen any time during flowering when a plant is stressed.

There are no real benefits to keeping a hermaphrodite plant as they pollinate themselves and the female marijuana plants in your grow room. This, coupled with the fact that the marijuana they produce is weak and full of seeds means they are better off destroyed.
Hermaphrodites normally develop in stressful growing conditions. A common cause of hermaphrodite marijuana plants is interrupting the darkness period during flowering . Also, too little or too much heat or supplying an incorrect nutrient mixes also cause the plant stress. Keeping your females happy during flowering will help you to avoid growing a hermaphrodite.

Only keep hermaphrodite plants if only a small part of the plant has become hermaphrodited. It would also be recomeneded to move this plant away from other plants. If only one arm has hermaphrodited the plant can be kept. If the whole plant is hermie then the plant needs to be thrown away.

Can I guarantee that I get the sex that I want?

Many of the reputable seed banks now sell seeds in both “Regular” and “Feminized” types. This means you can buy seeds that have been genetically predisposed to grow as females and eliminated the need for marijuana sexing. Although these do not come with a 100% guarantee, if your plant is grown in the correct stress free conditions, there is a 95% chance you will grow a female weed plant. It should be noted that many feminized marijuana seeds can hermaphrodite.

The best way to guarantee the sex of your marijuana plant is through cloning . A clone will take on 100% of the characteristics of its mother plant, meaning a female mother will produce a female marijuana clone. You can clone just after a plant’s pre-flowers have shown in vegetative growth.

Using the above guide and pictures will help you determine the difference between male or female marijuana and make the marijuana sexing process a breeze.

74 comments on Male or Female
  1. mike

    I have a plant that has the both things male and female have can a plant be a male and female at just one plant

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  2. mike

    I have a few plants I know at leas 3 of them are females got rid of the males a few more not grown up to tell male or female . but have one that looks like a male and female can that happen

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  3. Kayne

    I grow outside mainly from seed I bred. I find in a decent size patch not destroying the first male but separating it somewhat and keeping pollen sacks in check I seriously lower the number of plants turning male. It only takes one male to create the next generation and knowing one is around keeps the females calm and any late bloomers on track to turning female. I should also mention I don’t believe I’m a marijuana grower any more than my plants think they are a human healer; We co exist in a symbiotic relationship with me doing what humans do providing shelter,water, and sustenance and my lovely ladies doing what they do best growing. love yas all peace out

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  4. Jon

    hermaphrodites are not useless as the seeds they produce will all be female plants. making them perfect for your mother plant. no cloning necessary.

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  5. Mark Barrett

    If you allow the female plants to become pollinated will that trigger moving into the final stage? I have outdoor plants and I was thinking that if I allowed them to be pollinated the process would speed up toward time for harvesting. I am willing to allow a decrease in the THC if I can get my crop to maturity sooner because I plan to travel and can’t take care of them. Also, I would like to have some seeds for next year (seeds or clones can be a bit expensive).

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  6. Amanda Marie

    HaHa I love Marijuana…it was put here before us…however I had NOOOOO Clue they can turn into Hermaphrodites, lmao. Thanks to this page, I now know I have two Hermaphrodites. I just took them out my grow room. The rest are all female. They are very loved, I even smoke with them and talk to them hehe.
    I have put birth control in the soil of a plant I had a long time ago. OMG…amazing. Changed my whole plant and buds deep violet!
    Thank You so much for this page!

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  7. Ozarksgrower

    To Greg…on sexing your plants. Once they have been in veg for 4-6 weeks, you need to look at the internodes of the plants. (where the branches meet the stem). You will see two stipoles growing on the stem. Usually behind these and at the junction of the stem and branch there will be a small (and I mean really small) calyx. You will need a 40x-60x microscope to see them at this point. A male is spade shaped and usually on a small stem. Females are pear shaped and long and not on a stem. White hairs will eventually emerge from these female calyxes. You can also wait till 10-14 days in flower to really be sure if you cant tell with the micro. It is best to trash the males as soon as you are sure. If this is your first grow, I would wait until 2 weeks into flower and you can see the pistils coming out of the female calyx. Males are Never white. Females Never have green pistils. Regular magnifying glass will not be powerful enough in pre-flower.

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  8. Ozarksgrower

    Becky Herring…..leaves are NOT an identifier of sex. Pre-flowers, force flowering of a cutting or using feminized seeds are the only way to tell before going to your 12/12 light schedule.

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  9. Becky Herring

    Is it possible to tell if a plant is male or female just by the number of leaves? I ordered some feminized auto seeds and now my plant is about 6 weeks old and my boyfriend is telling me it’s a male plant cause there are 5 leaves not 7!

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  10. Richard crnkovic

    Growing 2 plants one was grown under lites in a closet the other was a seed this plant gets naturaul sun lite seed was big when got. It. Came up. Big and quick. Leafs. Are. Big and has. A strong. Smell. Of. Bud. To. Me male. Or. Femele.

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  11. Jmfretz

    Been cultivating with the advice of a pro, and so far have 3 beautiful ladies showing pestels and 9 young sprouts showing an accelerated growth rate! I’m not doing anything special really. Im using a home Depot bought grow light that is not very big at all but seems to work wonders! 400 watt? Haha try 24 watt. No special soil and started from seed’s that were not feminized! After 3 weeks I have PLANTS not seedling. You want to grow something kick ass, my advice is music! Play Bob Marley and The Doors. Mellow tunes and no bass! You may as well strive to stress that plant as much as it can handle if you have too much bass. It’s like an earthquake. Also when it comes time to fertilize you can make rabbit poop soup! Steep your dung in the sun for a day to remove the urine! If you want to skip this step, skip this tip instead or you will kill all of your plants! After that you put about a cup of pooh in a nylon and use it as a tea bag in a 5 gal bucket of warm water. Leave it in the water for a few hours coming back every half hour to re-dunk the tea bag a few times. Use this soup to water your plants around 3 times a week at first. Once your plant is 4ft I would up it to 5. Enjoy, and let me know how it goes!
    Also, a hermes can be the most useful tool when you clip the male parts and separate them from your ladies as a hermes natural force feminizes the seeds it produces. Some see this as a defense mech to ensure its species goes on. So why trash you little he-she when you can just about make sure you have all ladies in your grow house?

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  12. Gabby

    Are feminized seeds suitable for outdoor growing of marijuna, what are the expected yields per an acre.

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  13. Teresa

    I am growing a plant that appears to be a “Hermes”… One post stated that you may just cut off the first nodes on a male plant to prevent pollination. I just think it is a shame to throw away plants. with that logic you could conceivably have all male plants and then have to throw away your whole crop??Also, how are you testing the potency of male and female plants.

    The first time I had sinsemilla was when I was in New Mexico and have never had the like since….it was delicious and pschoactively pschoactively wonderful. This was 40 years ago……did they get lucky????

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  14. greg

    I’ve worked my ass off trying to grow these plants so I’d like t know if it’s male or female? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated .

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  15. Angelina Torres

    I’m growing a couple of plants and so far they are all females I can see the pistils beautifully but I have one really tall plant that just isn’t showing anything I can’t tell of its a male or female it’s taller then all my other plants and I moved it slightly away from the other plants just in case. But uh I need help identifying its sex.

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  16. Rain Thomas

    First timer !!! Need words of wisdom !!! Dropped numerous different variety in glass of water. Starting to form tad pole looking tails. Been there 3 days. Ready to stick in soil. Please be kind. I am following a passion. Need leadership. What’s next. Got planters and soil. Want to grow outside after getting started. Natural light. Still watching u tube to determine the sex of seeds. Need a lot of advice. Regular toker and natural green thumb. Thanks

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  17. Pro

    In reality no matter how old the plant if it’s in the soil still get everything aligned in its nutrients for two more months and you will end up with a pretty good bearing plant literaly every little thing you put into the soil goes into the plant you can even weiner your plant to take in the nutrients it didn’t get so you end up getting the plant back and not killing it the first time I killed a plant as such it was super easy to bring it back to life and I had no trouble at all with it patience is what I found to help that and experimenting with different ways no one would tell you about like putting valerian root in the soil the powder not the actual root it will make a super indica valerian root is typically the same stuff that puts a normal human to sleep within thirty minutes grow with that in your soil and you will have some pretty good medical marijauna

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  18. Frank

    How big r the balls before they run yr crop.. I’ve let my balls grow I think I might have round it..

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  19. Merri

    is there anyway you can tell me the difference between male/female seeds. Also any information on “growbox”? thank you

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  20. Jacob garrett

    So all my plants are at least a couple months old but they have really tiny spikes on them that’s all are they male or females

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  21. Christine Coletta

    I didn’t have to go and spend a ton of money. I only bought the 2 big buckets and a few bags of dirt that I mixed with some REALLY REALLY nasty (which to plants is really good) and let nature take care of the rest. Of course I wasn’t growing to make money, like I said I didn’t even think that they’d ever grow. What I don’t get are some of the mean and nasty comments from some of the people who have read this article. I thought potheads were nice, what the hell?

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  22. Christine Coletta

    Two summers ago I just took about 6 seeds that I had happened to find in the really really great weed I had been smoking. The great weed I was smoking only ended up with 2 seeds that I NEVER thought would grow and then I had seeds from other types of weed that I’d gotten when the great weed guy was out. The 2 great weed seeds I had were the ONLY TWO that grew and if you’d have seen them you’d have NEVER thought that they’d grow either. Fortunately, they did. I put each plant in it’s own huge bucket on my back porch and just let them do what they’re going to do. I ended up with 2 females and the fact that I’ve NEVER been able to grow plants beyond the first 2 weeks before they keeled over and died, I was extremely happy. I didn’t know my ass from my elbow when I planted those seeds. I live in Maine, and the laws aren’t as bad as some states. Near the end of that summer my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer…..those 2 plants came in real handy!!

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  23. Larry Clumphocker

    I am an African American grower in south USA. I have been growing for 30 years. Once I get seeds to fully germinate. Before putting them in soil, I will take a cooked chicken leg and slice it open and insert the germinated seeds. For the first week I water with freshly squeezed watermelon juice. This insures a smokable flavor my whole family can enjoy. My 5 yr old son goes on and on about how daddy’s weed tastes like popeyes chicken.

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  24. Chuck fuck

    this is my first time growing,i got my seeds from hamsterdam i dont remember if they were feminzed or not. they are growing very good.i have a IGROW light fixture with 2 bulbs one for veg and one for flower and is working was a little expensive but hopefully it will pay problem is,about how long does it take from the time i switch to flower to the time i have to pull the males out so they dont blow there wad on the females,,, im still in question that i dont have the right male to through away.yet i dont want the male in there with the female to afrad by the time i pull the male he would have done his busness..i guess ill just have to wait..i will read any emails..

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  25. missygreenfingers

    hi guys
    when taking cuttings from the mother plant I tried an experiment! the spent leaves I cut in half horizontally across the main vein, dipped them in rooting power and popped them in to grow bag soil in my propagator (just a cheap plastic one). hey presto they rooted. 🙂 lot’s of cheap plants, however won’t know if this will cause them to be male or female? but should be an exact clone…I hope. nothing ventured..nothing gained.

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  26. zviking

    hey reggie,you dick head,there is some thing called hydro,so go play in your soil,and l’ll kick back and enjoy some real bud,asshole

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  27. lindi

    can tell some how can too selected male or female seeds because in plant i did how is butt in seeds

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  28. steven winship

    I don’t know about how to grow it, but I have seen it grown as corn is.In the 70’s I saw it grown in a giant field, it was weed not corn.
    It grew thick & rich.Cops was buying from growers back then,& people was tokin’ in parks, I thought it was legal ciz everyone smoked it.

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    Rob from Renton

    I have read everything that you have wrote and I’m not trying to be mean but you sound like a total idiot
    Obviously you have your Internet all you need to do is take 20 minutes out of your time and read a guide on growing
    This is not something that you can just do in a Gatorade bottle and use urine????
    And about the lights you need to actually invest in either a LED hps or mh light set up at least 400 watts
    And maybe you need to actually spend some money and buy some female seeds that are going to cost you around hundred dollars to 150$$.
    Or just and maybe you need to actually spend some money and buy some female seeds that are going to cost you around hundred dollars to 150$. For 10 female seeds of a high quality strain.

    OR JUST GET OUT WHILE YOUR AHEAD ( or behind) depending on how you look at it

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  30. smokinjo

    Marijuana has not been looked at very well for over 100 years. Before that its hard to tell what information is good or not. At this time we need to talk to the many growers that were growing illegally in other countries. Such as Columbia as that country has been a good supplier since I can remember.

    As for determining male or female plants, at this time there is no way to tell your plant is a male or female till it starts to get into its blooming stage. Males usually produce pollen sacks in a 6 week time or possibly the 60 day period. My experience in 40 years.

    Your best is to germinate when a male is in full bloom. This will help create a need for female plants. Male plants will spit a fluid that appears white on the plant. However, not scientifically knowing, but in my opinion, when that fluid touches a seed or is in the area of a male plant the chances of female plants are more evident. In the mean time…the male is creating lots of pollen for the need for a later time. Especially when there is a good plant growing.

    I look for plants with no defects. Such as twisted leaves, and certain effects that many think the plant is morphing into something else.

    Give it time and we will know when to pull and when to wait

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  31. Rick

    Any Suggestions for guaranteed good online sites for seeds purchase.thanks
    Much appreciated.

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  32. that guy

    The only reason to keep a herm is to make feminized seeds. Normally a grower makes them on purpose by spraying them with silver or a noob dicks up the lights. Herms are sort of rare if you do it right. My best advice is to buy a butt load of seeds and through trial and error you will figure it out. All the reading you can do will never be as good as hands on experience. Happy growing peeps…

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  33. Rhys

    Reggie is entirely correct too. It’s not hard. At the end of the day it’s a plant called weed that grows like any other plant. It just needs correct conditions. Water, nutrients, light and good soil. Anyone ever heard of super crop?????

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  34. Rhys

    What no? What are you talking about rob from Renton? Dude you have Internet. All you need to do is search and you will find full explanations of step by step grow guides. I was really young when I first grew and didn’t have a clue but taking a five minute look at a book or a guide made me the horticulturist I am today. It’s all about reading and trial and error you will get there in the end just trial and error boy. Trial and error

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  35. lakishabethea

    I have plant not sure of the sex pretty tall but won’t grow buds

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  36. trece

    I have a female plant and a early flowering male plant in the same pot the male it a tad bit taller than the female and I move the pot around from T2T and one day I seen pollen coming off of it should I try to remove this plant from the pot? Every since the were tiny babies they grew together on the same root so what do I do?

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  37. Benjamin Harvey

    Hey most of the way through flowering im thinking my plant is turning? Some heads are ready to chop. What should I do. N how to confirm it?

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  38. lin

    if you grow a male plant can you grow female plants out of its seeds

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  39. rich5

    I have a friend in ca who is growing he said the plants have a set of leaves, first being 3 then 5, then 7 and from what he said it looks like more comming from middle, his main concern was that on the two lowest leafs and the set of three leafswhere they meet the stalk if you will hes said there is tqo tiny leaves growing can you tell the sex yet also. Thank you.

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  40. Danny

    Do any of you read books ? Every answer for your questions are in the grow books..check out Marijuana Grow Basics by Jorge Cervantes or any book by him the grow bible is full of Amazon or probably any book store..

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  41. steven

    do i have to separate the sex’s when i germinate the seeds? every article says something different. im just looking for buds, used the paper towel plate method around 5:30 yesterday with 5 seeds inside. by today, one seed has cracked and i can see the stem inside, but it is not protruding out yet. did i screw up by not determining the sex when i put them together to germinate? or does it only matter when you actually plant the stems in soil?

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  42. StonedSteve

    I’ve got about 5 plants at the moment and 1 has grown beautifully. A Friend of mine and I took a rather large pot and filled it about 3/4 full of ordinary soil, for a 1 1/2 months we threw old vegetables and fruits as well as fruit skins and vegetables skins, mix water with the compost and transfer a small plant to the pot, all u have to do is give it tons of water and mix the soil around everyday with a garden spade, it’s worked so far for us.

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  43. Samuel & Amanda Hicks

    I am growing two plants in one big styro cup one looks like a male and the other female only time will tell but i hope they bud and what breed they cuold be any.

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  44. Garth Remmington

    Hi There , is the male plant suitable for juicing?

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  45. fitzy

    First effort. Growing au-naturale outdoors in the aussie sun. Seeds have only just sprouted a few days ago in their little seed pod thingy (clearly not dr. Greenthumb). Going to transplant in a nice spot in the garden. How long till i can tell the sex? I have about 8 lil baby plants with just the main stem n some leaves on top…Any tips will be helpful. Thanks.

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  46. Herbalist

    I just realized that from the 6 plants i planted (outdoor) they are all female, the crazy part is that they are all bagseed!

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  47. Reggie

    I see a lot of people trying too hard to get it right. There are a few rules I use with great success. Rule # 1 water with pure rain water captured in the most clean way, nothing impure. or creek or river water that is what I find better results with. City water has chlorine and flourides, don’t water with tap water this will upset the natural chemical compounds needed to help the plant absorb the nutrients from the soil provided. Use a good potting soil that provides the essential nutrients and water with pure natural water.
    #2 if you can poke your finger into the soil the plant is in to a half an inch and feel moisture, there is enough water there for the plant. do this often , once or twice a day given the temperature differential, hotter , dryer climates need checked more often. water only when the soil feels dry to an inch deep or so. and then only a little on a daily basis. If you want good weed you will visit your crop on a daily basis and pay attention to its every need. commonly a plant will need at least 1/4th deep soil as to it’s height.(a four foot plant needs a 12 inch deep pot, an 8 foot plant needs a two foot pot.)
    #3 watch your temperature. in a pot with a lighted indoor situation it is easy to overtemp the roots, keep the soil temp between 50 and 80 degrees F. the roots are sensitive and will not absorb nutrients when they are too hot or too cold.
    #4 germination, Don’t do anything complicated. get a good soil. a good clean water, Put the seeds about 1/4 inch deep in there and use the lighting schedule you expect for the spring ( I use 14 on 10 off to start) Put the seeds in the dirt , keep it moist and don’t over-do it . let nature take its course, no false germination in towels or bullshit. put it in the dirt and let it grow. watch your temperature, on germination a 20 degree differential makes them pop quick , lights out , nominal 60 or 70 deg.F lights on 80 to 100 deg.F.
    If anyone else disagrees with this feel free to comment. 🙂

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  48. michelle spitler

    Can you tell if a plant is male or female by the number of leaves, 5 or 7?

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  49. shantell

    just realised I have a male plant dammit!! if I grow it to harvest seeds will the seeds all be male or wil I get some females to?

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  50. molly

    If you happen to have a hermaphrodite, would it be usable if you groom it and trim off the male parts so it doesn’t self pollinate?

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  51. Stewart Smith

    My partner has MS
    They say the thc in weed helps I’m growing two plants for the first time, I think both r Hermes
    My question is this

    Is there THC in the Hermes

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  52. Sonny

    My plant has what I will say clover looking white flowers white like the clover pest plant is 5′ and very healthy what kind has this white clover like flowers HELP ME

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  53. Jack

    This is crap. A hermie will produce 100% female seeds. You need a pure male to provide the Y chromosome. If you don’t want a batch of guaranteed feminized seeds, cut the balls off your plant. Literally just clip the pods off before they crack and drop their “load”. It’s not only possible to breed using only females, but is a very common practice. Most seed shops produced feminized seeds this way.

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  54. reg

    Any idea when a male plant becomes a “danger” to the females? A friend has femine plants nearing harvest and also has unknown sex seeds planted much later in the same room. The thinking is that if the unknown seeds show that they are males the females will be almost ready to harvest so should not be pollinated.

    Is this a good approach? We are guessing that any male plant will only pollinate a female when it (the male) has reached the flowering stage. Is that true?

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  55. Rob from renton

    cutting the tops off of 20 oz gatorade.and cutting small holes in the bottoms and gonna try to do away with the small (2-3 shot size) little seedling pockets.. but gonna try to keep the heated mat it came with.. we’ll see.
    what am I doing wrong? what am I doing right?.. I get the seedlings to about 6″.. tthen they go limp … (this is almost an off and on 22 hour job.. maybe I need to leave it alone more?.. .. when the dirt pulls away from the side wall that means it needs more wah wah right? seems like Im watering often… but not alot.. rarely if it ever comes out the bottom

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  56. Rob from renton

    Im trying different lights… one of the flouresent that supposed take over the halogen and I have a halogen… I gotta go back and find out what color I need and when.. I have a 2000 and a 5000 color rating… right now Im cutting the tops off of

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  57. Rob from renton

    I got the cheapo 1 pound of seeds.. and Ive gone through about a 1/4 or so and I cant get anythig to grow,, it seems like Im constantly growing more and more seedlings to replace,, right now I have one thats about 3 1/2″ but is pretty bushy . one thats 6″ but about to die cause its its like broke and skinny.. can a crimped and dying seedling come back to live?.. so far Ive learned try not to touch it much … Ive even gone as far as trying urine to feed my plants (some have looked better).. ok after they grow their root, i transplant into a tray setup where theres a couple dozen pockets that are about 2-3 shots… then I try to replant in a bigger like a 3 gallon bucket that I cut holes i the bottom of…. I tried outside for a bout a week and that was alot of rain and down in the 40s overnight.. assuming too cold yet… the tray I got has a heater underneath… I think I read some where on this site or somewhere close said to light 24hrs a daY..I forget what the dark time is for… is it to let it rest and grow solid?…thats another big problem.. they grow.. then they fall over.. is whtat what the dark time is for.. sorry for the book… throw me some good hint my way greenie.. theres an indoor growing store right down the street.. I gotta check it out.. Im using a 60watt I think incandecent(?) its a grow light… I have foil everywhere

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  58. James

    Where is the best place to order high quality seeds? Been to many sites just can’t decide

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  59. Phil

    I’ve heard that you should never clone from a clone. It will loose it’s potency. Is this true ? Are there other reasons also?

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  60. Danny Vernon

    ;I live in rsbg. ore.I had a terrible growing experence.I grew some huge plants that became very disapointing.One started polinating the other ha noticable seed pods both turned out males Im getting dis.

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  61. Green Man

    Generally not. If it has white hairs it sounds like you’ve got a female.

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  62. Green Man

    How long is a while? Has the plant stopped growing or is it still putting on mass?

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  63. dawna casebier

    One of my plants has been showing female hairs for awhile but hasn’t flowered. It shows no signs of balls, however. Show I chuck it or keep waiting?

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  64. Madchiller

    Thank you for your comments for the record the girls went hermie (uhhgg) little over 2 oz yield and seeds….ouch.Does have a fair smell and flavor and great medication properties.All in all not so bad but my time could have much better spent.Sticking to high quality seeds and clones from now on 🙂

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  65. ranj

    Actually when professional seed banks “create” their guaranteed female seeds the process they use is a strange one….

    they actually use a quality hermaphrodite to pollinate their female crops..

    the seeds that come from the pure females (seeded by the hermaphrodite) are what they use as the guaranteed females..

    WHEREAS the seeds that come from the hermaphrodite itself will almost definitely become a hermaphrodite when grown as it has seeded itself… normally the hermaphrodites taste reaaaaaally bad but theres the odd one that ive found taste sweet.. i guess it depends how bisexual they are… some plants will only put out a few male flowers and normally this happens from plant stress….. but still ya never know… plants are amazing, one day one of your females might just figure out she wont get pregnant unless she does it herself……. and wala

    it is also good to remember that if you are cloning from a female mother plant, eventually after many a cycle the plants will take on mutations, this can include bad tastes, slack growing, weird leaves bad stalks and the odd male flower… this is where one would renew their genetics and start again…

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  66. Green Man

    Marijuana plants can hermie for a number of different reasons, just because your friends plant turned hermaphrodite doesn’t mean the seeds from that plant will do the same. If the marijuana plants are female and they are flowering then there’s a strong possibility they will remain female until harvest. You have to be careful not to stress the plants too much as this tends to cause plants problems and can make them hermie.

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  67. Madchiller

    A friend had his whole crop turn hermie the quality of the bud was still very high taste buzz every thing good.Im now growing from the seeds of his crop they are all female and flowering very well and showing no sign of male parts. My friend tells me to give it up but they look like they are doing so well I just cant. Am I wasting my time?

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  68. Dave Campbell

    I live in Portland Or. it is legal here to grow, if you get a card, I’m growing my first plant this site is helpful. thank you

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