If you’re new to cannabis or just a little unsure on some of the terminology – you’ve found the right place.
We’ve put this page together to explain some of the terms that you may find when surfing this website.
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Autoflowering varieties contain genetic traits derived from the cannabis ruderalis family and, unlike photoperiod plants, are not reliant on the light and dark periods of the day to commence the flowering cycle.
Most Auto strains finish very quickly (around 60 days from seed). Its short life cycle and small size make it very discreet and an excellent choice for beginners. Autos can be as short as 30-40cm tall, but recent developments have seen plants reach heights of well over a metre.
Along with THC and CBN, CBD is one of the main cannibinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD (cannabidiol) increases some of the effects of THC and decreases other effects of THC. High levels of CBD and low levels of THC contribute to a strong, clear headed, more energetic high.
For more details on this read our CBD In Cannabis – Medical Help Or Marketing Hype? blog post.
Feminised seeds will only produce female plants. Feminised cannabis seeds were first developed by Dutch Passion back in 1998. Having discovered that pollen from male flowers on female plants could be used to produce female-only plants they set about developing strains that would give home cultivators much greater ease of growing.
There are distinct growth cycles in the life of a cannabis plant. Germination and seedling phases are followed by the vegetative growth period. However, once the plant starts to produce flowers it has moved into its flowering cycle.
The genes inherited from parent plants. Genetic makeup is the most important factor dictating vigour and potency. Seedbanks and breeders try to combine the best genetic traits of various plants by crossing different strains together.