I want seeds from some of the plants I am starting but all the seeds are fem. So I’ll break the question out:
- To get seed of the strain(s) I want there will have to be a male plant right? So with all fem seed what’s easiest and best to turn a plant hermie or create several clones to see if one will be male or hermie a clone?
- Once you have a male plant you would have to grow it in isolation from from the fem plants in order for them produce the maximum usable growth from those plants right? Is it better to co-locate 1 female with the male plant or pollinate by hand? (I read somewhere about using a very small paint brush to collect pollen from the male plant and transfer it to bud(s) on the fem plant.) If you pollinate in this manner what effect if any will there be on the overall growth and other buds of the pollinated plant?
- Once you have a plant producing seed is anything special required during the continuing growth, harvest or drying processes to ensure greater viability and reliability of the seeds?
Of course there’ll be a heap of incidental questions throughout the process but these seem to be most of the big hurdles. Yes or no?