So Im at my local grow show and where talking about feminized seeds...I asked him what his take was on them he told me not to wast my money...He told me to take a banana and to put ot it at the base of my plants to help increase female/male ratio...So i came home and started to research it...I couldnt find anything on here )sorry if it is but i did a search and found nothing)...Any ways a lot of ppl on other threads have tried this and has great success im going to give it a go on these i got going now when there ready but heres some info....If any one has experience with this please share
http://www.ethylenegas.com/ethylene.htmTreatment of hempseed with ethylene gas will increase the resulting number of female plants by about 50%. Ethylene is produced by certain plants (i.e., bananas, cucumbers and melons), and these can be used to treat hempseed in a simple manner. About two weeks before you plan to sprout the seeds, place them in a paper bag or envelope and put that in a plastic bag with the peels of a ripening banana or cucumber. Replace the peels after a couple of days, and change the bags to prevent mould.
Here is a thread I saved from OG. I don't know if it works but my seeds are currently in a banana-filled bag. You can't loose much to try. I'll post my female male ratio once I sex my plants.
O.K Ive read alot of posts with regards to male plants from people obviously not intent on breeding & worried about having them.
The best way to avoid males in the first place is obviously to feminise your seeds before you start which you can do by using a commercial feminiser like sensa soak which contains 'Ethylene' or birth control pills that contain oestrogen etc.
But here is a cheap, very effective method I use which ime sure some will be familiar with but alot of you wont.
O.K Before you germinate your seeds, place your seeds in a sealed plastic bag containing banana peels for 14 days. Wrap the banana skins in tissue to absorb any moisture they give off. Keep the bag in a warm place & air the seeds regularly, replacing the skins as they ripen. Ethylene, a naturally occuring gas given off by the ripening bananas causes feminisation.
I have been using this method for two years now & has produced a 100% success rate on apx:30 unfeminised seeds from three different strains.
Anyway, the seasons well under way now but I hope this might be of some use to anyone that wasnt aware next year.