Male plant question


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

One of my plants looks male. Growing six plants outside in containers.
Can I just move him elsewhere so females are fine? Would like to keep
him for seeds…?


#2

The males don’t make the seeds themselves. But you could separate it from the females and harvest the pollen to carefully and selectively pollinate a female bud. However the trick is collecting it outdoors and making sure wind or pollinating insects don’t transfer some to your female buds unintentionally.

There are a few different ways to collect pollen, but the most ways I’ve seen always are indoors and usually have the male plant put in a breeze free room to drop its pollen naturally on wax paper placed at the bottom of the plant when the male flowers open.

Outdoors I’ve seen various pouches put over a branch of the male plant, these pouches let light in and can let moisture out without letting the pollen out. They are made of cellulose, I believe, as this is clear and can let moisture through, unlike most plastics, and the pores are small enough they don’t let pollen out…