What To Do With Your Spare Weed Seeds
If you find seeds in your cannabis and were wondering what to do with them, you should know that you have quite a few options.
Ever find seeds in your cannabis and find yourself wondering what to do with weed seeds? When you buy a bag of weed from a competent grower, you should be getting sinsemilla, which is seedless clusters of cannabis flowers from female plants that have been protected from being pollinated. When female plants are not pollinated, they continue to grow more and more flowers, sticky with resin and potent in cannabinoids.
But if female plants are pollinated because there are male or hermaphrodite plants growing nearby, the flowers will contain seeds. You’ll want to separate the seeds from the herb before you smoke. The burning seeds have an unpleasant acrid taste, and won’t get you high anyway. So what can you do with marijuana seeds?
What Can You Do With Marijuana Seeds?
What to do with weed seeds depends somewhat on how many you have. If you only have a few seeds, you might consider planting them and trying your hand at growing pot. Cannabis cultivation can be a fun and rewarding hobby. Many a master grower got their start by wondering what to do with weed seeds they had laying around.
If you have a lot of heavily seeded pot or have been collecting cannabis seeds for a while, you might have a source of food for yourself, or perhaps even your furry or feathered friends. And if smoking pot gets your creative juices flowing, another answer to what to do with weed seeds is use them as a fun new artistic medium.
Weed Seeds Uses #1: New Plants
What can you do with marijuana seeds? Plant them, of course! All flora that produce seeds do so in order to create the next generation of plants, and cannabis is no exception. If you give your seeds the right environmental conditions including moisture and temperature, they will germinate, or sprout, and begin to grow. Nurturing young plants with the proper light, water, and nutrients will allow them to grow to a size suitable for flowering.
When the nighttime period of darkness gets long enough, either through the change of seasons outdoors or by adjusting the on/off light cycle in a grow room, the plants you started from seed will begin to flower. If you observe your plants closely, you’ll be able to determine which are female and which are male. Unless you want to produce seed, remove all male plants as you identify them. A couple more months of diligent care, and you will be ready to harvest your own free weed! All because you wondered what to do with weed seeds left in the bottom of a baggie.
Weed Seeds Uses #2: A Tasty Snack
Some research suggests that humans have cultivated cannabis as a food source for millennia. Cannabis seeds are rich in healthy fats and have protein, all nine essential amino acids, potassium, iron, Vitamin A, and dietary fiber. The seeds also have zinc and magnesium and are naturally low in carbohydrates.
Whole pot seeds can be made into hemp milk by adding water and mixing well in a blender before straining. Whole seeds can also be eaten whole roasted or raw, but some find the shells unappetizing or difficult to digest.
Marijuana seeds can also be shelled and used as hemp hearts. To shell seeds, place as many as possible in one layer between two cutting boards. Tap the top board with a hammer just lightly enough to crack the shells without flattening the seeds. Place in a bucket of water and stir vigorously. The shells will float. Skim them off before straining and drying the hemp hearts.
Sprinkle hemp seeds over yogurt, salads, or oatmeal to add a mild nutty crunch that is packed with healthy nutrients.
Weed Seeds Uses #3: Animal Food
What can you do with marijuana seeds if you’re an animal lover? Share them with your bird and rodent friends! The nutrition found in weed seeds is good for more than just humans, so add some to the feed for pet birds, hamsters, mice, and rats. Or add them to an outdoor bird feeder as a treat for wild feathered friends.
Weed Seeds Uses #4: Be an Artist!
A recent visit to Etsy, the online marketplace for hand-crafted goods and art, revealed jewelry made from pot seeds suspended in acrylic for earrings, necklaces, and more. Pot seeds are also an interesting subject for photographers, particularly those who create macro images.
Marijuana seeds naturally come in a range of colors including white, cream, and green when they are immature. Fully mature seeds can be found in shades of tan, brown, and nearly black. An abundance of the full palette of colors could be the perfect medium for a 420-friendly mosaic for a patient and talented artist.
Usually, you won’t want to find yourself with a bunch of pot seeds. But if you do have a steady supply and are inclined to collect them, you can put the seeds to use in a variety of ways. Have you thought of any more?
Why is my weed brown? 6 possible reasons
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Brown weed, sometimes known as brick weed, is often associated with low quality, dirt and bad smell. It is the lowest grade of weed consumed by people who are not in a position to afford good weed.
Most farmers grow this weed mainly for quick money since the number of users with limited funds is high, hence the excellent market. Additionally, growing it is relatively cheap.
For brown weed, the buds are harvested before they are fully-grown, taking only the right parts which are dried and consumed afterwards. The weed has a low concentration of THC making it hard for the user to get an excellent high.
It is also important to note that consuming too much brown weed leaves you feeling sick rather than high.
Characteristics Of Brown Weed
As mentioned earlier, brown weed is low-quality weed grown in dirty land, discussed below are its common characteristics:
Brown weed has a skunky smell that is not appealing to many. The scent is strong and may not disappear, even after taking a bath and changing your clothes.
Brown weed is grown in a dirty land full of stones and other plants. It does not give you a reasonable high, even after consuming a fair amount. Too much of brown weed leaves your body feeling weak and sickly.
The taste of a strain depends on circumstances under which the buds were grown. Brown weed lacks a nuanced flavor that is associated with the most high-quality strains.
Positive Uses Of Brown Weed
There is a right side of these type of cannabis, for instance, in the preparation of weed recipes, and you run out of high-quality strain, brown weed is used instead to achieve the desired results. It is also appropriate for users whose bodies are not tolerant of high THC.
Additionally, the weed is used as a prescription to patients with mental illness since it acts as a pain and stress reliever.
Why is my weed brown? The 6 possible reasons.
Healthy cannabis is associated with dark green fan leaves and sturdy stems, and every grower aims to achieve that. However, things may go wrong, and your weed appears crisply and discolored.
If your cannabis plant leaves look discolored, read the guide below. The guide has detailed information on the possible causes and how you can fix them.
- Nutrition Issues/ Change In pH
Just like growing any other plant, cannabis plants require balanced, vital nutrients to thrive. The nutrients help the plant in photosynthesis, flowering and tissue growth. For plants to grow healthy and robust, they need micro and macronutrients.
Luckily, using fertilizers and supplements, growers can supply the plant with the required amount of these compounds. However, their effort may fail since plants may exhibit deficiency symptoms, mainly due to pH changes. Extremely low pH or high pH destroys the plant’s ability to absorb nutrients, which lead to discolored and dry leaves.
To solve the problem, adjust the pH level of your growing area to restore the required balance. Most cannabis plants do well in a pH of 6.0-7.0, which can be measured using a pH tester that determines the pH of the soil. Additionally, you may choose to use pH correction supplements available at the growing store near you.
Different species such as moulds, insects and microbes are likely to invade your cannabis plantation. Interestingly, caterpillars, slugs and aphid are known to feed on marijuana leaves, whereas the parasitic nematodes will concentrate on the roots.
Although cannabis plants can survive a little damage from the pests, prolonged damage causes them stress resulting in dry and brown leaves.
As a grower, make it your duty to protect the plant from any damage by pests. You may choose to use predatory insects such as ladybugs to clear the problems or grow companion plants such as sunflower, which distract and repel damaging insects.
Light is a useful component to all plants since it is required for the process of photosynthesis to take place. It is also needed for the cannabis buds to grow. However, too much light will destroy the upper plants of the cannabis plant, causing the leaves to discolor.
When growing your strains indoors monitor the light intensity closely, it should not be too low since you need the buds and not too high to protect the plant from the light burn. In case you are growing the weed in a limited space, ScrOG and LST techniques may be ideal as they keep the canopy at a lower level. You may also choose to use LED lights which are cheaper to run and emit less heat.
All plants need water to grow, and cannabis plants are no exception. Water takes part in photosynthesis, transportation of nutrients and turgidity of a plant.
Too much absorption of water by a plant, causes the cells to bulge and finally rupture which in the end gives the leaves a brown complexion. Additionally, too much water in plants supports the excessive loss of nutrients in case the plant skin breaks.
To avoid giving your plants excess water, only water them when the top five centimetres of the soil is dry.
Too much heat is known to destroy the cell a plant beyond a point of repair. Excess heat makes the leaves lose moisture through transpiration and dries out.
When growing cannabis plants outside, keep a shade of either cloth or sacs to prevent the plants from the intense heat. In an indoor setting, you may use air conditioners and fans to regulate the amount of heat in the greenhouse.
Just like any other plants, cannabis plant does not stay young forever. The plant will have brown and dry leaves naturally at the plant end of its cycle.
The plant will keep growing, and as a farmer, it is not possible to control growth. Fortunately, it is possible to avoid harvesting brown weed by defoliating the dying leaves to improve aeration.
Effect Of Color On The Quality Of Weed
Can you tell the quality of weed just by looking at it? This is a common question in the cannabis world.
It is possible to judge whether a strain is Indica or Sativa by looking at its color, but it is not easy to use that method to determine the potency of the weed. While many consider brown weed as dirty, smelly and non-effective, some feel it works best for them since different bodies react differently.
With weed, there are things you may learn from the appearance, for instance, if it spackles then it either contains crystals packed with cannabinoids or doped with glass, and there are others that take more than that – the brighter the color, the better the strain in terms of potency and quality.
The bottom line is brown weed does not necessarily mean cheap quality. However depending on the circumstance leading to discoloration, then it becomes easier to judge the quality of a strain.
Signs To Look Out For As A Grower
As discussed earlier, the leaves of a cannabis plant will discolor for different reasons, and this makes it harder to identify the primary cause. However, the following signs on you plant leaves or buds should raise the alarm,
- Yellow tips
- Brown edges
- Burnt tips
Waking up and finding the leaves of your cannabis plant, discolored can be disheartening. Every grower aims to have a healthy plantation for higher yields and quality purpose. With the causes and solutions given in this article, you are about to have a new experience in your growing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are my weed buds turning brown?
The reason why your weed buds are turning brown is mainly because of bud rot. The most common causes of the bud rot fungus is uncontrolled air circulation and humidity in the cannabis garden. When buds have turned brown, it’s advisable that you pluck them off and control the environment properly until the other buds mature.
Is brown weed good?
Under most circumstances, brown weed isn’t good. The taste is awful, the quality is poor, and some users claim that brown weed makes them anxious and suffering from a sore throat.
Why aren’t my weed brownies working?
Do you feel that your weed brownies aren’t working? You could be highly tolerant to THC, man. One way in which you can enhance brownies to work for you is by raising the THC levels. The best way to go about it is by properly decarboxylating your cannabis; such that all the THCA gets completely converted to THC.
Is brown weed old?
While fresh weed isn’t brown, brown weed doesn’t mean it’s always old. Weed could be brown because it was harvested when not fully matured, thus canceling the belief that it’s always old. Not to dispute that old weed mostly takes the brown color, it isn’t always the case.
Can brown weed get u high?
It’s hard for brown weed to get you high. Some say that they take a ton of brown weed to get high, which is arguably not good for the lungs. A high percentage of people who have ever smoked brown weed say that it made them develop headache, anxiety, and even sore throat. To get a good high, always opt for high-quality fresh weed.
How to know if your weed is still good?
To know that your weed is still good, it shouldn’t feel spongy or even crumble when you try to break it off. Also, the absence of mold in weed is a great indicator that it is still good for your consumption. Lastly, smell your weed. If it smells dank and with standing out aromas, then you are in for a treat.
Is it bad to find seeds in your weed?
What does it mean to find seeds in your marijuana buds? Is it something to be worried about?
There’s a seed in my cannabis bud! What does this mean? Is it good or bad?
Sometimes you don’t see the seeds until they fall out of your buds
What causes seeds in buds?
Seedy buds are the result of pollination. What does that mean? Cannabis buds are flowers. Like other flowers, they make seeds when pollinated. Cannabis buds get pollinated when they come into contact with cannabis pollen while the buds are forming.
Seeds happen when pollen gets on the hairs (pistils) of buds as they’re forming. In other words, seeds in weed are caused by pollination.
This bud is full of fat seeds because pollen got on the pistils during bud development.
Pollen typically comes from the pollen sacs of a male cannabis plant. Male plants spray pollen everywhere when their flowers are mature. Sometimes female cannabis plants will produce pollen (known as herming) due to genetics or stress. Any source of pollen, whether the plant is male or female, can pollinate buds in the vicinity and cause seedy buds.
If you’ve found seeds in your buds, it happened while the plant was growing. Either the grower didn’t identify and remove all the male plants before they released pollen, or a herm was involved that self-pollinated or pollinated other buds in the grow area.
Does it mean the weed is bad?
Seeds in your buds aren’t good or bad. They are simply the result of pollination while the buds were growing. A few seeds here and there won’t make much difference in potency, though potency may be lower if the buds are very seedy.
The main problem with seedy weed is that you are getting less smokeable bud for the amount of total mass there. If buds are seedless, you get more bang for your buck. Seedless buds are known as “sinsemilla” (“sin semilla” is Spanish for “without seeds”) and are considered to be the highest quality and most potent type of weed.
Seedy weed is fine to smoke, though you should remove the seeds if possible (they have no THC and will pop if you smoke them). Unless there are tons of seeds, bud potency is unlikely to be affected.
Are “found” seeds good to grow?
I’ve seen some growers get impressive results with bagseed (seeds you find), but results may be hit or miss. Plants can grow in odd ways and the yields or quality may not be as expected.
The biggest problem is that seeds often don’t “breed true” to the buds that they came from. The resulting buds may end up nothing like the buds you found them in.
That is why many growers either stick to clones (which are exactly the same as the “mother” plant) or purchase seeds of a stabilized strain from a trustworthy breeder. This ensures each of the plants will grow the way you expect, and buds more consistently have the smell, yield and potency you expect.
If you’re not sure what strains to get, here are a few recommended favorites. These strains produce excellent weed and are generally easy to grow. Click the links for more information.
– top-shelf looks and smell with classic effects reminiscent of 90s buds but stronger. Easy to grow. – this version is MUCH more potent than regular White Widow. The buds tested between 24-26% THC. Don’t plan to do anything else that day ? – for those who are looking for a face melter. These buds test up to 28% THC and produce buds with quintessentially “American” looks and smell. The mental and physical effects may be too intense for most beginners. is a good choice for commercial growers with high THC up to 30%, big yields, and a short flowering time. is a potent Sativa hybrid with great yields and uplifting unique mental effects is an autoflowering strain that produces photoperiod-quality buds in about 70 days from seed to harvest.
Platinum Cookies is essentially a more potent version of the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain.
How can I tell if it’s a viable seed?
Mature cannabis seeds are typically dark brown or tan (the brown is a coating that can be rubbed off), and relatively hard. Very pale or white seeds usually won’t sprout.
However, I have been surprised to find some very flimsy or pale seeds sprout and produce amazing plants (we aren’t breeding cannabis for hard seeds after all). When in doubt, I highly recommend doing the true test to see if the seed is viable – try to germinate the seed and see if it sprouts !
The best way to tell if a seed is viable is simply to try germinating it
These seeds have germinated
These are all viable cannabis seeds. Every one grew into a healthy plant!