High Country Caregiver has always said that to start a healthy marijuana garden you must start from seed. All great marijuana gardens start from seed, however it’s of the utmost importance to choose your seeds wisely from highly reputable companies. Most good seed companies are from Europe where marijuana seed production is much more widespread than in the US for legal reasons. Colorado with its medical marijuana laws does host some new seed companies trying to emerge, like Centennial Seeds.
Centennial seeds so far has been disappointing. Their Further and Django strains are horrible hermaphrodite producers, not just a banana or two, but full on hermaphrodite plants. Seeing hermaphrodite flowers next to female flowers is every caregivers’ worst nightmare, especially when the male flowers dumped pollen all over which will surely produce seeds. The problem is minimized by having heavy duty activated carbon filters which neutralize the pollination problems, but the work and effort lost getting to this stage with the Django and Further is devastating. Full of promise the Django and Further from Centennial were started with the utmost love, but seeds from weak seed banks and breeders will never produce healthy reproducing clones and flowers.
Why do marijuana plants turn hermaphrodite? When the seeds are produced under stress. An example is when the females are forced to produce hermaphrodite flowers through stressing them by adjusting light cycles or spraying the plants with silver nitrite. Stressing the female buds does produce hermaphrodites which produce pollen, which self-pollinate the female plant and produce seeds. Though this can have good results, combine these techniques with limited indoor cultivation, and the results are hermaphrodites from hell that will destroy your entire garden. Sorry Centennial Seeds Boulder, but this is a big thumbs down on Further and Django.
If you are growing indoor cannabis as a medical marijuana patient or caregiver and you encounter this problem, do not attempt to move the plant. Obtain a large ‘Hefty Cinch Sack’ and work it over the entire hermie cannabis plant. With the bag over the plant and pollen hopefully somewhat contained, you can move the plant safely out of the room with out blasting pollen all over your healthy female plants. Django and Further are now ready for the garbage.blog comments powered by i420 & Disqus