I am in Seattle, USA. I like to grow outside during the summer and then take the late fall, winter and early spring off. I don’t want to do a perpetual grow anymore. I have two rooms and a closet for growing plus all the gear. $1000+. After growing successfully for the past eight years I want to relax some. I guess this is where feminized seeds really come into their own. The problem is all the West coast seed suppliers that I trust only have regular seed and not feminized. I am not interested in running up a two hundred dollar power bill and using a three month period to do so. I am definitely getting some gold leaf fems but I like to support local efforts also. Are there any tricks to speeding up the process?
My technique is this.
Label, germinate, grow to about twenty inches for maturity and cloning stock, take double the amount of clones needed (at least), then flower the mature plants to sex and throw out the male plants and male clones. My outdoor growing starts in Early June.
Any comments will be greatly appreciated