Originally Posted by ~star~crash~
thats the issue ...i need feminized 8 week strains to be safe i can not go past oct 15 ... males wreak havoc for me last year ...i can't bring out males
another thought was to force sex the seedlings by 12/12 from germination, then proceed to 24/7 after they indicate ...that's an old technique but i've never tried it...what i really want is feminized seeds
If you hauled ass, you could pop regular seed, grow them to about 8" tall and take the top half for clones, sex the clones with 12/12 light then compost them when you find the males. Then you'd have topped, female seedlings (seed vigor) that you could either bush out or take clones of to run the clones outdoor.. Depending on how many ladies you had, how many you need, and whether you want globular bushes (seedlings) or more manageable sizes (clones) or both
If you go with regular seed, the farther they are IBLed, the more uniform they should come out.. so finding something past F5 or so, would remove a lot of the worry about bunk phenotypes.