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Wed Jun 24, 2015, 05:39 PM

Question: Why can I only buy the female

plant? I would like to get my own seeds, but that is impossible
if you only get the female. Is this a rule for proprietory reasons
or is this a law?

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Reply Question: Why can I only buy the female (Original post)
sadoldgirl Jun 2015 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 2015 #1
tridim Jun 2015 #6
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 2015 #7
tridim Jun 2015 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2015 #2
immoderate Jun 2015 #3
Elmer S. E. Dump Jul 2015 #15
ruffburr Jun 2015 #4
tridim Jun 2015 #5
Blue_In_AK Jun 2015 #9
waddirum Jun 2015 #10
Blue_In_AK Jun 2015 #13
RussBLib Jun 2015 #11
sadoldgirl Jun 2015 #12
Blue_In_AK Jun 2015 #14

Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 05:45 PM

1. Is it one of those plants where reproduction from seed does not 'breed true', and you want to

reproduce through cuttings?

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 05:59 PM

6. Do you have a link for cannabis not "breeding true"?

I've read a lot on the subject and Cannabis breeding for desired traits is no different than any other plant. Crosses, back-crosses, etc.

Seeds from a mother will all display traits of both the mother and father, usually within 4 or 5 phenotypes.

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Response to tridim (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 06:02 PM

7. No I don't have such a link, which is why I asked a question, rather than made a statement.

I've never grown it.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 06:19 PM

8. Sorry, I read your post title as "It is" instead of "Is it".

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 05:47 PM

2. I didn't know pot was dioecious.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 05:47 PM

3. You want the female, but fertilized.

 

I'm not expert (except for smoking it) but most good grows eliminate male plants when it's observable. There are seeds available on the internet, and they can be cultivated, and cloned. That's how growers I've observed do it.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 7, 2015, 07:17 PM

15. Right, most pot is grown "sin semilla" which requires chastity

 

by the female. To help her along, male plants should be removed as soon as identified. I guess if you want the seeds you need to buy them somewhere. Do they sell killer seeds in the dispensaries in Colorado?

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 05:50 PM

4. No law -

That I ever heard of just what people want is good bud as far as males go it is hard not to get some between morphing and just the odds being selective about what gets polinated and what doesn't is a bit more tricky thusly why most people don't buy male plants generally. Hope that helps

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 05:55 PM

5. Plant unfeminized Cannabis seeds and you'll get about 50% males.

Not really sure what you're talking about.

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Response to tridim (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 01:53 PM

9. That was my experience.

I bought 10 seeds from Marc Emory several years ago. I think I got 6 females and 4 males. I let them flower out, saved the seeds, and I've never had to buy seeds again. Every once in a while, I'll cultivate seeds, but I have hundreds saved.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 02:48 PM

10. Marc Emery is a hero

and his seeds have been a godsend.

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Response to waddirum (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:45 PM

13. I totally agree.

It's terrible the way the DEA tried to ruin his life.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 03:22 PM

11. don't know if that's true or not

if you want seeds, you can always purchase them from various online outlets

but I'm sure there must be some growers who allow males and seeds

or take a clone from a plant you really like and plant that

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:44 PM

12. Thanks to everyone here.

I will see whether I can get seeds through the web.
Here they are as expensive as the seedlings. In that
case I bought the seedlings. I don't know whether it
is legal to go through the web, but I will try.

By the way I planted my 2 seedlings and they are doing okay
in the yard now; well, at least until the next hail storm. I am
doing this just as an experiment. The first and last time
I smoked it did not do anything good or bad for me.
Still, it may be fun.

Again a lot of thanks!

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Response to sadoldgirl (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 04:48 PM

14. In order for them to flower,

you will need to reduce the light to 12 hours on and 12 hours off. That may not be a problem in Colorado, assuming you don't get an early frost. I've got some plants growing outside, but I kept them in pots because I'll have to bring them inside under timed lights when I want them to bloom. By the time we get equal amounts of light and dark here, it's starting to get too cold at night.

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