Why Choose i49 Seed Bank for Mold Resistant Marijuana Seeds?
Mold is a common problem that affects cannabis plants and their cultivators the world over. If you’ve had issues with mold when growing marijuana in the past, then you know it’s an incredibly frustrating experience. There are various things you can do to try and keep mold at bay, such as carefully monitoring cannabis humidity in the grow room, but unfortunately some plants are more susceptible than others. That’s why we’ve put together an entire category of Mold Resistant Seeds that grow into hardy, resilient plants able to fight off attacks from the most common pathogens.
Whenever you buy Mold Resistant Seeds from i49, you also get the peace of mind of our Authentic Genetics Guarantee. We promise that we will never substitute your order of one seed for another – instead, you’ll get the exact strain you expected. Very occasionally, an honest mistake might be made, but if you feel that your seeds may not be authentic, all you need to do is contact us. We’ll do everything we can to put it right.
What Are Mold Resistant Cannabis Seeds?
Mold is a type of fungus, and certain plants are more prone to attacks than others. There are a number of factors that may cause problems with mold in the grow room or garden:
Big Buds – Plants with large buds have a larger surface area for the mold to gather on. Moisture may get into tiny cracks on the buds and cause bud rot.
Calyx-to-leaf ratio – The calyxes are the part of the plant that attaches the base of the flower to the stem. Plants with a high calyx-to-leaf ratio are sought after because the calyxes contain a strong concentration of terpenes. They’re also easier to trim at harvest time, because there are fewer sugar leaves. A high calyx-to-leaf ratio encourages better airflow through the foliage – but if the ratio is low then the circulation of air may be inadequate, which could lead to moisture build up and mold problems.
Humidity – The RH level in the grow room normally needs to be kept between 40% and 50%. During both the vegetative and the flowering stages, growers should do everything they can to keep humidity levels low and to ensure proper ventilation. Otherwise, the conditions in the room could become too damp.
Watering – Whenever you’re watering your plants, you should put the water into the soil at the base of the plant, as opposed to pouring it from above. The latter will soak the plant and make it easier for mold to develop.
All our Mold Resistant strains have an above-average tolerance to moisture and related conditions. This article on cannabis fungus gives some top tips on treating issues caused by fungi and bacteria.
How Are Mold Resistant Marijuana Seeds Made?
There are several different types of mold that may attack cannabis plants. The most common are listed below:
Botrytis (Bud Rot) has airborne spores that can get into plants through cracks and wounds. Although injured plants are more at risk, healthy ones can fall victim too.
Powdery mildew – There are several different types of powdery mildew. Warning signs of infestation include a fine white dusting of spores on the foliage that gradually spreads across the plant, and stunted growth with discolored leaves.
Sooty mold is directly linked to insect infestation. This type of mold doesn’t actually attack the plant itself – instead, it feeds on the honeydew in the excrement of insects like aphids and whitefly.
Mold Resistant Seeds are made using the genes of one or more strains that demonstrate increased resilience to mold, either due to natural hardiness (in the case of landrace strains from the Hindu Kush region, for instance) or through breeding, crossing and backcrossing.
Why Choose Mold Resistant Weed Seeds?
Mold Resistant Seeds are great for anyone who wants to make the grow journey a little easier by giving themselves one less thing to worry about. Of course, they’re also a wise choice for anyone who wants to grow outdoors in a humid or semi-humid location, as well as for indoor growers who do not have the necessary equipment for closely monitoring moisture levels in the grow room.
Of course, the fact they’re Mold Resistant doesn’t lead to a less potent effect or a smaller yield. It simply means you can grow a top-quality plant and give yourself the best possible chance of having a successful and bountiful harvest.
Other Benefits of Mold Resistant Seeds
Although connoisseurs like to use them too, Mold Resistant Seeds are particularly appealing to beginners who may not yet have built up sufficient expertise to deal with mold attacks if and when they occur. In these instances, the prevention is most certainly easier than the cure!
Growing Mold Resistant Seeds
Before you start growing, you should research the seed strains you’ve chosen by reading the descriptions on the i49 website. All of our descriptions are detailed and accurate and will help you understand how to get the very best results. Seeds will either be regular or feminized, and may be autoflowering too.
If you’re using regular seeds, there’s an important extra step that you’ll need to complete. You’ll get about a 50/50 split of male and female plants, but only the female buds can be smoked, so if you’re not planning to breed, you probably won’t need the males. You need to keep a very close eye out when the seeds begin to sprout, and identify which ones are males by looking for the pollen sacs. As soon as these appear, remove the plants and discard them so that you’re left with only the females. Otherwise, accidental pollination may occur, which will lead to seeded buds that are harsh and unpleasant to smoke. It’s very important that you pay close attention when you’re completing this task, because a single male plant can potentially ruin an entire batch of females.
Of course, if you’re getting rid of the males, you’re essentially wasting half of your crop and spending extra time, money and effort for a lower turnout. That’s why seed banks like i49 offer feminized seeds, which guarantee an all-female grow 99% of the time. Still, some growers still opt for regular seeds when growing for consumption. After all, it’s the tried and tested ‘old-school’ way of doing things, and the
All of the Mold Resistant Seeds in our ‘Top 5’ list below are feminized, which makes things easier for gardeners of all skill levels – but especially for beginners.
Where to Grow Mold Resistant Seeds
You can grow Mold Resistant Seeds in the same way you would grow any other cannabis variety. The fact that the plants are extra resilient to pathogens doesn’t alter their growth traits – it simply makes them a little bit easier to look after. With this in mind, here are some of the most popular options:
Indoor Growing: This is a wise idea and a popular choice, because it lets you closely monitor and regulate essential factors such as light cycles, temperature and humidity. By growing indoors, you don’t have to worry about seasons or sudden changes in the weather. You can use a Sea of Green or Screen of Green set-up if you wish, which will help you make the best possible use of space and achieve the highest possible yield per square foot. In an indoor grow room, you can have multiple harvests throughout the year, which leads to a larger turnout overall.
There are various options available to you for an indoor grow, including grow tents, cabinets and stealth boxes. Some people can even get great results by placing the plant in a pot on the windowsill, where it can bask in the sun’s rays.
Mold Resistant Seeds can be grown in a variety of different media and substrates, so there’s no need to change your existing setup. Soil tends to increase the plants’ terpene profile, which means the buds will smell and taste more appealing. Soilless systems such as hydroponics can be used to boost the growth rate and vigor.
Outdoor Growing: Of course, for some people, growing inside the house is not an option. They may lack the necessary equipment and knowledge, or they may simply not have enough room. The great news is that growing outdoors can be very rewarding as long as you live in a location blessed with the paradisiacal climate that cannabis plants crave. With Mold Resistant Seeds, you have one less thing to worry about, but you’ll still need to keep a close eye out for other potential threats that can plague cannabis gardens, such as inclement weather and pests. With this in mind, you may find this article about keeping pests off your plants useful.
Growing in a Greenhouse: If you don’t want to grow inside your house, and you live somewhere where the weather is sunny but a bit damp, you can use a greenhouse and get great results. Greenhouses are like the happy middle ground between an indoor grow and an outdoor one. Your plants will get the benefits of plenty of natural sunlight, but they’ll still be protected from the elements.
Buying Mold Resistant Seeds in the USA
Different states have very different laws when it comes to the growing of cannabis and the buying/selling of cannabis products, and these laws can be pretty complicated. In some states, you can simply walk into a dispensary and buy buds straight off the shelf. But there are a number of advantages to buying seeds and growing your own from scratch. First, you get complete control over the grow method, location, choice of medium and substrate, and so on, which is great for providing peace of mind when it comes to consumption.
Of course, there’s also the fact that – ounce-for-ounce – growing your own crop is far cheaper than buying from dispensaries. Not only is it great fun and very rewarding, it’s also much easier than you might think.
Advanced Tips For Mold Resistant Seeds
Aside from picking strains that are naturally resistant to mold, there are a few other things you can do to help ensure your plants stay happy and healthy:
If you’re growing indoors, you can use a hygrometer in your grow room to monitor temperature and humidity. You can also set up a fan and exhaust system, and use a dehumidifier.
Outdoors, you don’t have as much control over crucial environmental conditions, which makes things a bit more difficult. Still, there are a few preventative measures you can take. Grow the plants in direct sunlight if at all possible, and have a shelter ready to cover them in heavy rainfall. You can also grow in pots to make it easier to move the plants indoors if the weather takes a turn for the worse. If you’re growing in a greenhouse, make sure you install adequate fans and ventilation.
Top 5 Mold Resistant Seeds Recommendations
The following five strains are i49’s top picks for Mold Resistant Seeds… We think you’re going to love them as much as we do!
Blue Dream Fem: This Sativa-dominant strain has moderate THC levels and provides an uplifting buzz that’s great for morning use. Its bluey-green, blueberry flavored buds are coated in crystals and ooze a gorgeous sweet fragrance. The long, bright green, serrated fan leaves burst from myrtle-green flowers with pale yellow pistils for a plant that looks just as good as it tastes.
Black Widow Fem: Put simply, this strain is absolutely incredible to look at – and it’s also one of the most potent plants you’re ever likely to encounter. This descendant of the classic Widow can be kept short indoors, but it can reach up to two metres tall (nearly 7 feet) when grown outdoors. The resin- coated buds grow close together, but their high flower-to-leaf ratio brings excellent resilience against humidity. When smoked, the 28% THC capacity delivers a relaxing high with an extra cognitive boost. A pungent, sour, fruity flavor provides the icing on an already delicious cake.
Bruce Banner x Mochalope Fem: Just a whiff of this strain will be plenty enough to intoxicate you… With its marvellous mocha aroma, full-bodied effects, bright green fan leaves, fluffy foliage, and carrot-orange pistils, it’s a plant that has it all!
California Dream Fem: This high yielding, Indica dominant, hybrid Kush strain develops huge, resin-soaked buds that’ll have you grinning from ear to ear. It’s renowned for its painkilling potential, which comes courtesy of its high THC and CBD content. With a Skunk and pine aroma, you can bask in the gloriously dank smoke and expect to feel relaxed – both physically and mentally.
Candyland Peyote Fem: This hybrid strain is the excellent result of a crossing of Candyland (Granddaddy Purple x Platinum Cookies) and the Indica giant Peyote Purple. It’s a gorgeous-looking specimen with a potent effect that’ll knock your socks off. At first, the high is very upbeat and creative, with the Indica influence creeping in for a relaxing finish. Its THC content sits between 22% and 26%, and it boasts a highly complex bouquet of pine, citrus, berry, coffee and vanilla notes.
Interesting Facts About Mold Resistant Pot Seeds
What exactly is mold?
Mold is a type of fungus and is thought to have existed for about 1.5 billion years with approximately 100,000 different species. Mold gravitates towards moist, humid areas and places with stagnant air.
How does it spread?
Mold spreads via spores, which are plumed into the air during reproduction. Once they land in their ideal environment, they start to proliferate. Some spores are asexual and can mate with themselves.
Common Misspellings and Abbreviations
You may see ‘cannabis’ misspelled as ‘canabis’ and you may also see it referred to by different names such as ‘Mary Jane’, ‘Weed’, ‘Bud’, ‘Hemp’, ‘Ganja’ and ‘Dope’. Similarly, the word ‘mold’ is sometimes spelled as ‘mould’.
How to Buy Mold Resistant Seeds Online
If you’ve had issues with mold in the past, or if you’re a beginner who’s just starting out, we’ve got your back! Or, you might be an experienced grower who just wants to make things a little more straightforward. Whoever you are, you’re in the right place to buy Mold Resistant cannabis seeds. At i49, we’ll guide you through every step of this journey, from seed selection, to germination, to harvest.
Start by browsing through our seed catalog, paying particular attention to the ‘Top 5 Mold Resistant Strains’ list above. Before long, you could be growing a gorgeous and healthy cannabis crop, with mold problems being the last thing on your mind. Our High Gardening Blog also contains loads of useful tips and tricks to help ensure you get the most out of your cultivation adventure.
There are tens of thousands of different types of mold, and it has existed for well over a billion years. It affects cannabis plants grown by beginners and by experts alike. Often, mold is caused by environmental factors in the grow area – things such as excess moisture, stagnant air and injuries the plant has incurred. There are various things you can do to keep these potential issues in check, but if you want to make things just a little bit easier for yourself, then why not choose seeds from i49’s carefully-curated Mold Resistant Seeds category? These reliable beans grow into hardy, resilient and robust plants that have a better-than-average record of thwarting attacks from certain pathogens. With genetics like these in your arsenal, you just know it’s going to be an unforgettable ride!