Hermies of Cannabis Plants
What causes Hermies?
Most of the time lighting causes it, as well as other types of major stress can cause a healthy plant to hermie, though some plants/strains are more susceptible than others
Sometimes it just happens at no cause of your own. The truth is you always run the risk of running into a Hermie when growing feminized seeds… Very rare but it happens. It is true for non-feminized cannabis seeds, too! Regular seeds produce Hermies. Even Clones will Hermie in poor growing conditions.
How to produce more females from seed and Prevent Hermies
You should always use organic soil as your medium.
How to get more females to grow from that pack of seeds you purchased. What you need to know about cannabis is that the experience of the grower has so much to do with their female:male ratios when growing from seeds. You can give 5 people the same 10 seeds, and they will all have different results. Some growers will have 30% females, 70% females, 50% females and others 100% females. The sex is not exactly predetermined before the grower gets the seeds. It’s all about a few tips and tricks and most important of all, reducing stress on the plants, specifically right before the calyx’s begin to form.
Think about growing and controlling marijuana’s stress levels like that of a person with Diabetes. The less his or her blood sugar levels fluctuate, the less stress the diabetic will suffer.
If you over water or over dry your plants soil, it will cause stress, just like if your diabetics friends eats the wrong foods with too much sugar, or injects too much insulin, his body will not be stress free with all the fluctuations. They now have something called an insulin pump, that injects the proper amount of insulin 24 hours a day to keep sugar levels more stabilized throughout the day, instead of three injections per day which would have more fluctuations of the diabetics sugar levels and physical stress.
So the idea of good growing, to prevent hermies and produce more fems, making sure your plants: