Does it matter if seeds are reg or fem if you’re only keeping ladies?
Earlier this week, I made a post about sex testing.
Among the responses, one piece of advice stuck out:
If you grow feminized seeds, you don’t worry about sex testing.
But there’s a lot of growers who say the exact opposite:
Never grow feminized seeds; regs only!
So who is right?
And does it matter?
When I first started growing,
I thought “reg” packs were “breeder packs”
(For finding a stud TO BREED WITH)
If you weren’t looking for a male, feminized was the route.
This is highly reductive.
But it shows the assumptions we all make.
›› Fast forward ›› through the “bag seed” cycles
When I started popping seeds from actual packs
I noticed this bias continue:
I was leaning into Fems
I didn’t want to risk a male, and pollen, and contamination, and all the (slightly irrational) fears I had about a surprise dude in the mix from a reg seed.
So, I popped a lot of feminized gear.
As time went on, that balance shifted slightly
90/10 in favor of fems
But 1–2 regs in the mix occasionally
Fast forward to today.
I was in the grow today enjoying my morning cup of coffee
Looked over at the packs I’ve selected for my next hunts
(Shhhh, they’re a surprise )
Not a single fem pack in the bunch.
All 4 have been selected based on the genetics
Zero regard for what type of seed