Today seems like a good day to give an intro on the birds and bees of cannabis 🙂
A little anatomy/botany
Cannabis is a dioecious plant – meaning it produces either male or female reproductive organs.
Removing a male from the garden allows the female plants to grow large with seedless, resinous buds. What we consume as flower, comes from female plants.
Introducing both males and females will result in cross-pollination and seeds – which is important for genetics (this can also be achieved with cloning etc.) but can reduce the quality of the flower.
Determining the sex of a plant takes place during the pre-flower stage which develops around four weeks into growth.