When I first started I had 1 plant and did not know if it was male or female. I did not take a clone and sex it. Instead I switched the light cycle to 12/12 to induce flowering which it began to do. I then immediately switched the light cycle back to 18/6 to continue to veg it. I then took a few cuttings from it and began cloning. A few months go by and I decide to go ahead and flower the mother as she was getting way too big for her growing space. When I did this she produced magnificent buds. However, with one slight problem. There were seeds.
I had no male to pollinate and I made sure this female was not a hermi. The clones also produced a few seeds as well.
Question #1: Did I stress the female (mother) when I switched the light cycles on her and did she pollinate herself?
Question #2: Will the seeds that the mother produced be of both sexes, e.g. male and female? I am considering growing with the seeds she produced.
Question #3: If stress is what causes a female plant to pollinate itself without the aid of a male plant, what steps can I take to reduce the stress?
Sorry I'm still learning this process....