Male plants really that bad?

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by tadtanator, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. do malelants not give off thc? why dose everyone say to kill them is there no smoke value? i know seeds are im males and seeds dont bother me i get plenty of bud with seeds in it. so why are males so bad?
     
  2. Male's don't product thc, they produce pollen. They release that pollen and it gets EVERYWHERE... and I mean everywhere... that alone is enough of a pain in the ass to kill them. Besides that, they will pollinate any females and the females will begin to produce seeds. I know you said that you're fine with that, however the reason a female produces thc is because it's sticky/resinous properties captures the pollen (nature, eh?).

    Once a female is pollinated it focuses it's resources in producing the seeds and not thc, making it much less potent. The males will do nothing but hurt your crop so there's no reasons not to kill them (unless you're breeding), and many reasons why you should.
     
  3. i can tell the sex once it gose to veg stage right?
     
  4. yea just look for the pollen sacks

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