A Soothing Seeds brings in only the best cannabis seeds to San Diego from the top California and European breeders including:
When you hear someone say that a bean is a regular seed or a standard seed, it simply means it’s not feminized. You will have an equal chance of getting a male or a female, but what you want is the female. Males create a little bit of THC, but not enough to make growing the plant worth it in the end.
Females create the large, fat buds we are looking for! Males will create pollen and pollinate the females, once that happens, your females will produce seeds. So, getting rid of all the males before they create pollen is a must for any grow room in order to grow seedless smoke – or sinsemilla as it was called in the old days.
To create feminized seeds, a breeder takes a bunch of female plants and treats one with a special chemical called Silver Thiosulphate Solution. This treatment puts enough stress on the plant to make it look like it’s about to die, but it actually triggers a survival instinct, turning it into a male. This transgendered plant will create female pollen.
The female pollen is then used to pollinate the other females to produce feminized seeds. Does this mean every seed will produce a female when its germinated? Unfortunately, NO, but your chances are certainly very high.
Just about anyone can go through this process and legitimately say they have 100% feminized seeds. This is why it’s critically important to only buy feminized seeds from a reputable breeder who goes the extra mile to test both their process and each batch of new beans to make sure virtually all of them do, in fact, turn out to be females.
When this process works perfectly, it’s like magic! Reliable feminized seeds are the fastest, cheapest way to create an amazing collection.
This is where things get really fun! Traditionally, if you wanted to do your thing inside, you had to buy red lights, blue lights and some timers to make sure you gave your babies just the right amount of light during each stage of their life.
Outdoors, things work according to nature, but that means most regions of the world only get one harvest late in the fall. With the introduction of Ruderalis genetics, all this changed. By mixing this stuff in, traditional strains went from needing changes in available light to blooming on schedule. It doesn’t mean there’s no work involved, but it sure took a lot of the thought out of this fun little hobby.
Transplanting Your Seedling
Seedlings should remain in their starter pots or rockwool cubes until you begin to see roots poking through the bottom. When you do, it’s time to transplant. For container gardens, fill the larger containers with your growing medium and moisten thoroughly. Dig a hole out of the center just big enough for the root ball to fit into. Carefully remove the plant by rolling the container in your hands or gently tapping it on the sides to break it away from the root ball. Place your hand over the top of the pot with the stem of the plant between your middle and ring fingers. Tip it up until the root ball slides out of the pot into your hand. Place it into the hole you’ve prepared and fill in around it. Try not to bury the stem. A thin layer of topsoil can be spread around, but not more than 1/4-inch. Tamp it down a little to secure the plant, but don’t pack it too tight or the roots will become root-bound and have difficulty growing out into the new soil.
Small rockwool cubes can be transplanted to larger slabs, a loose soilless mix, or right into soil. To transplant rockwool cubes into slabs, cut a square out of the slab with a razor or knife just big enough for the cube to sit in. Make it deep enough to set the cube about 3/4 of the way down into the slab. Some places sell precut slabs made to work with the cubes. Prepare the slab of rockwool for use as recommended and set the cubes into it, being careful not to damage the tender roots sticking out the bottom. To transplant into a container, prepare the loose growing medium, remove the plastic from the rockwool cube, and plant as you would a root ball. When transplanting rockwool cubes into soil, the smaller cubes work best.
Soil and rockwool have different water retention properties. As the soil dries, it will draw water away from the cubes. It’s important that some roots are growing out of the rockwool before you transplant, and that you keep the soil moist enough to hold water in the cubes until the roots can take hold.
At this point, you may want to add a little vitamin B1, Superthrive, Thrive Alive, or any of the other available vitamin and hormone additives to reduce the risk of shock and stress. Remove the plastic covering or humidity dome and/or the heating pad and start up the grow room.
Do you have a hard time germinating seeds? That’s OK, many people have difficulty germinating cannabis seeds properly as they really do require the right environment, so why not leave it up to us?
We at A Soothing Seed can germinate your seeds and hand you over a Brand-New plant ready to be transplanted into your garden and grown into a Healthy, Happy Young Lady that will produce the Quality Medication you deserve. After all, if you are going to spend the money necessary for grow tents, lights, fans, heaters, humidifiers and everything else needed to complete 3 months of growing, then they should be nothing but the best!
Our germination services can begin after you adopt your seeds from us. Germination donation cost is $10.00 per seed and usually takes from 2-4 days to break surface. At that time, we can hand over your new seedlings, or we can continue to take care of them until they have a few sets of leaves and a full growth of roots. Each week we care for your seedlings requires another $5.00 donation, and we can go as long as you need in order to feel comfortable taking over and performing your transplant. If your seedlings require us to transplant them into Solo cups, then that is what we will do without any additional donation fee’s. (plants that have outgrown their solo cups will need to be picked up and transplanted into your garden, we will not be responsible for transplanting into a larger grow container in order to keep your plants alive)
We offer a HALF BACK GUARANTEE on the seeds that we germinate under our Germination Service! If your seed does not sprout, we will refund HALF of your seed donation. Keep in mind that not every seed is a winner, and the only way to know is to attempt germination and unfortunately sometimes the inevitable happens, and we get a dud. We certainly don’t feel that you should be responsible for 100% of the cost when this happens, so we are willing to incur some of the costs right along with our members.