Do you know the old chant?: “No stems, no seeds you don’t need. Acapulco Gold is kickass weed!
“Well, that does not apply to the Cannabis plants cut down the other day due to bud mold here on Holmgrown Farm. You’d think when you chop plants down early that seeds are the one thing that is not going to be an issue. Not so for at least one Early Skunk Cannabis plant.
It appears that there is either a male somewhere in the area or, dare I type it? It was a hemorphidite. Now I am not so sure that I can contribute my seeds in the bud to a male plant growing in my area. I am going to say it’s most likely a hemorphidite, sadly. It happens and one could always look at the bright side and say, “free seeds” Yet who knows of the plants from these seeds are any good. I’m not saying I won’t plant them and see how it goes, just that I am not expecting too much from them.
That brings me to a recent event. I was contacted about a friends relative that was going to start growing Medical Cannabis. They were searching online cannabis seeds and then became overwhelmed and confused. Some of those online seed banks can throw 1000’s of seeds at ya with little to no real information about what the seeds will produce and what environment the plants from those seeds is ideal. I am not saying that there is no information when looking at the seeds description if you don’t know Indica from Sativa or Ruderalis you really kinda screwed. I guess to add hybrid would be even more confusing, no?
In case you do not know the differences between them, I’m going to tell you what I know about the different types of cannabis.
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This is the one I like to grow and smoke the most here on Holmgrown Farm. Cannabis Sativa tends to grow tall (10-15ft. is not unheard of) and looks like a Christmas tree if it’s not pruned or tied down. The leaves are normally long and skinny. Cannabis Sativa has a long flower time 12+ weeks is not unheard of. These plants are often from the equatorial (near the equator) areas of the world. Think Thailand, Columbia, Indonesia.
The effects of smoking, eating, etc. Cannabis Sativa is an invigorating, creative type of high. this is not the type of Marijuana that makes you get stuck to a couch and daydreaming at the TV. Cannabis Sativa is very high in THC cannabinoid. This is why you may feel you get energy using a Sativa. Sativas also mostly have a citrus smell. Some even describe it as fruit smell.
Cannabis Indica is not a tall plant like the Sativa. Most Indicas grow at best 6tf. tall but are very bushy. Its leaves are short and fat. Indicas also flower very fast 50 days for some to fully mature. Cannabis India also tends to be the ones to make the skunk smell associated with Marijuana.
When one thinks about being stoned, it is the effects of Cannabis Indica that comes to one’s mind. A person melted in a couch eating Cheetos and drinking a coke. The reason for this is that Indicas have a sedative effect on the body. And can relax some so much they fall asleep.
Nobody really says much about Cannabis Ruderalis. It mostly grows only about 3ft tall at its best. It can still be found growing wild in northern areas of the world. The Cannabis Ruderalis plant flowers very fast and is not psychotropic at the levels of Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica. This strain is used to make Hybrids that can handle colder weather better. See Hybrids for more information.
Hemp or Industrial Hemp is a verity of Cannabis Sativa, is used for making a myriad of products like rope, clothes, food supplements, etc. Industrial Hemp will not get you high it’s THC level is below 0.3%.
This is where you take the different strains of cannabis and breed them together to make a better plant for different conditions. Mixing an Indica and a Sativa might produce a tall bushy plant. Thereby taking all little of the characteristics of each strain.
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