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Finding Seeds in Good Weed… What?

What does it mean to find seeds in your marijuana buds? Is it something to be worried about?

There’s a seed in my bud!

Seedy buds with calyxes popping open everywhere

What causes seeds?

Seeds are the result of pollination. That means the seedy cannabis buds (which come from a female plant) may have come into contact with pollen from a male plant. Therefore, it’s possible the grower didn’t identify and remove all the male plants before the released pollen. It’s also possible that the plant self-pollinated (sometimes called herming) which is often the result of plant stress during the budding phase but can also be caused by genetics.

Does it mean the weed is bad?

If it’s very seedy the buds may not feel as potent, though a few seeds here and there won’t make much difference in potency. The main problem with seedy weed is that you are getting less smokeable bud for the amount of total mass there. If it is seedless, you will get a lot more bang for your buck. Seedless bud (sinsemilla) is considered to be the highest quality and most potent type of weed.

Are seeds good to grow?

Example of healthy cannabis seeds

I’ve seen some growers get impressive results with bagseed, but overall results seem to be hit or miss. Plants can grow in odd ways and often either the yields or quality isn’t as expected. The problem is that seeds often don’t “breed true” to the buds that they came from. That is why many growers either stick to clones (which are exactly the same as the “mother” plant) or purchase seeds of a stabilized strain from a trustworthy breeder, where each of the plants will grow the way you expect, and buds more consistently have the smell, yield and potency they’re supposed to.

How can I tell if it’s a viable seed?

It should be dark and relatively hard. Very pale or white seeds, that can be easily crushed between the fingers, usually won’t sprout. However, I have been surprised to find some very flimsy seeds sprout and produce amazing plants (we aren’t breeding them for hard seeds after all) so when in doubt, I highly recommend doing the true test to see if the seed is viable – try to germinate the seed and see if it sprouts!

These are all viable seeds. Every one grew into a healthy plant!

Finding Seeds in Good Weed… What? What does it mean to find seeds in your marijuana buds? Is it something to be worried about? There’s a seed in my bud! What causes seeds? Seeds are

Just found out my bud is seeded 7weeks in. What should I do?

pablohoney

Well the good news is I have a VERY sucessful grow! I thought I ordered female seeds but 8/14 were male. I wasnt looking for males so I was a little late on plucking them (Maybe one week after 12/12 MAX!) So I thought I was fine and was going to get seedless bud then I trim one today and find out there are seeds in them, upon further inspection some of my main colas have seeds too. I guess the best thing to do is ride it out and collect viable seeds (Northern Lights 5) but most of the seeds i plucked were green and not brown. Do I just keep the plant flowering longer until the seeds emerge themselves? Will that make the bud less potent. The bud is still smokable so I am still happy but I would like it as potent as possible.

What to do what to do.

DrGreenLean

Before I say anything, I must admit that I’m no expert.

However, I know for a fact that when pollination in a male has taken place and the female has been “infected” and has started to produce seed within the bud flowers then it produces a significantly less potent bud and reduces yield too.

On the flip side though, you say it’s smokeable and enjoyable so it’s all good. You know for next time though man! :passingjoint:

Well the good news is I have a VERY sucessful grow! I thought I ordered female seeds but 8/14 were male. I wasnt looking for males so I was a little late on…