General Marijuana Growing
Fem Seeds or reg seed or auto seed which is better in the
The Grow Room forums; from the vew point of i have a lot of time to grow and want good genetics the order goes ...
from the vew point of i have a lot of time to grow and want good genetics the order goes like this'(legal grower, home owner, average renter with very stable living conditions)
1 reg seeds
2 fem seeds
from the view point of someone who doesnt want to invest too much and grow too many plants(average renter with stable living conditions and discretion)
2 reg seeds
3 auto seed
from the view point who doesn't have much time and can grow very few plants discretely(broke renter, with unstable living conditions)
1 auto seeds
2 fem seeds
3 reg seeds
it is totally up to you, but if you are going to get autoflowers then get a pack of reg seeds, that way you can seed a plant every so often and never run out of seeds, but with the photos I can go either way. All my fem seeds from different companies have all done me well...
My first 2 years of growing it was all clones and plants that started with my very first fem seed...awful strain for a beginner...I am just now getting passable at growing her and I still mess her up from time to time...lol. Anyway I have gained strains since then, and most of them were from few seeds...when I get tired of a strain and want to take it out of rotation I just make some fem seeds from one of those plants...and then I can shelf the seeds and still be able to have that strain again later if I so wish..I was running into an issue there for a bit just because I was running out of room...
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Perfect breakdown.... I rent, stable conditions and legal and I'm in that 30 - 35 range but been in it for 12 years. I refuse to go FEM, however if Paradise doesn't put out some regs of Sensi Star soon I may have to go fem for that strain only!!!
Originally Posted by polyarcturus
I prefer regular for the range of phenotype, and potential males for breeding or BX'ing
Fems do make it onto my keeper list, but they have to earn it. Will stress them a bit to check for stability.
Generally come from freebies that prove themselves after 1 run.
Did recently order a Fem 10 Pack because I liked what I saw, lost it, and wanted to give it a real run through.
Not really a fan of auto's but im currently running 2 as they were free. No harm in running through a free auto once.
well said man, I would definatly grow the Auto Hobbit again, im actually trying to stress a cutting off my auto to herm and give me some seeds.
Originally Posted by vilify
I started my auto with my photo plants, gave them 18/6 for as long as i could (around 7-8 weeks) and then flipped to 12/12 and finished the auto under a "not ideal" lighting schedule. I think the shorter daylight hours prevented my auto from flourishing to its max potential but it still was a hell of a plant to grow and great smoke afterwards,
if i had a choice between a 5 pack of auto(fem), Auto(reg), photo(fem), photo(reg) i would choose photo(fem) just because you can grow all 5 seeds out and pick a good mother and continue the strain forever. you can do the same with photo(reg) seeds but the chances of getting a keeper female are slim, so you will have to breed and repeat the process untill you find that perfect woman. auto seeds if you plan on growing alot of them you should go auto(reg) so you can breed your best male/female and end up with lots and lots of good seeds. auto(fems) come in great as freebies when your just going to grow it because you can and photo plants are your main priority.
there are just too many scenarios out there to tell someone which is best for him. but to say that one is "better" than the other is all a matter of peoples personal opinions and grow styles.