Why Choose i49 Seed Bank for Short Plant Marijuana Seeds?
Tall, majestic-looking plants that stretch for the skies can be a great source of pride for cannabis cultivators, and some leviathan strains can reach lofty heights of twelve feet or more. But sometimes, growing a plant of such size simply isn’t practical. There may be limitations with space, or you may not be an experienced enough gardener to cater to the needs of a giant, or you may simply want to grow discreetly. Whatever your reasons for wanting to keep your plants on the smaller side, i49 is here to help! We’ve put together a whole category of Short Plant Seeds to help you on your way.
But wait – there’s more! Whenever you buy Short Plant 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 Short Plant Cannabis Seeds?
All of the seeds in this category grow into small cannabis plants that are easy to grow in tight spaces. They’re either naturally small as a consequence of their genetic make-up, or they can be trained to stay small by using various techniques which we’ll run through below. Who said bigger is always better? How about ‘The best gifts come in small packages’? – Now, that’s more like it!
If you’re interested in harvesting your own cannabis crop but you don’t have much room to play with, then no worries!
How Are Short Plant Marijuana Seeds Made?
Cannabis plants fall into two main categories – Indica and Sativa. Generally speaking, the former tend to be smaller, squatter and bushier, with a ‘Christmas Tree’ shape and thick foliage. Sativa plants, on the other hand, are usually taller and lankier, with long, slim-fingered leaves.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The fact that Indica plants are smaller means that they can be grown in windowsills, stealth boxes, grow cabinets and in under-stair storage areas, as well as being hidden among other vegetation in an al fresco setup. But they’re often more prone to moisture build-up (because of their dense foliage) and associated issues like bud rot and mold.
Sativa plants, on the other hand, can grow into monster-yielding giants, but they can be more difficult to look after because of their size. They often take longer to reach maturity, and may need support to stop them buckling under their own weight. They’re also, of course, more difficult to keep incognito – and if you want to grow them indoors, you’ll either need a lot of vertical room or the know-how to perform training methods, which are not suitable for some strains.
There are also autoflowering varieties which, unlike traditional photoperiod plants, switch from the vegetative stage to the flowering phase independently of light cycles. These plants contain Ruderalis genetics and usually have a much shorter lifecycle than their photoperiod cousins, which means they tend to stay quite short. Again, there are positives and negatives. Their speed of growth means they often don’t have time to recuperate from any injuries they sustain, and the yields are considerably smaller. But on the other hand, they can be grown in batches across seasons to increase the overall turnout, and they’re generally easier for beginners and less experienced growers to handle.
Short Plant Seeds are made by crossing strains with the desired characteristics to create a balance between short stature, good yields and relative ease of cultivation. If this sounds like what you’re looking for then you’re in the right place – so read on!
Why Choose Short Plant Weed Seeds?
People choose Short Plant Seeds for a variety of reasons, but it usually comes down to two things – lack of vertical space in the indoor grow area, or a desire to be discreet when growing outdoors. The last thing you want is a nosy neighbor poking his head over your backyard fence and eyeing up your precious crop. Some cultivators opt for ‘guerrilla growing’ which essentially means finding a discreet spot in the great outdoors and growing the plants in the wild. But there are risks with this too – adopting such an approach makes it more difficult to keep an eye on the plants, and therefore more difficult to protect them from any harm that may come their way in the form of pathogens, pests, inclement weather, disease or, of course, cannabis thieves who’ll chop it down and take it for themselves.
Other Benefits of Short Plant Seeds
Aside from being easier to look after in some regards, short plants often reach maturity more quickly, which means there’s less time to wait before you can dry, cure and smoke those precious nugs. The great news is that smaller plants can often yield heavily, especially if they’re grown in a space-maximizing setup such as a Sea of Green or Screen of Green.
Growing Short Plant Seeds
Generally speaking, you can grow a short plant in the same way you’d grow any other. But before you start, 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.
When growing any marijuana strain from seed, you should consider whether the beans you’re using are regular, feminized or autoflowering.
Regular Seeds: If you’re using regular seeds, you’ll get about a 50/50 split of male and female plants. Only the female buds can be smoked, so if you’re not planning to breed, you probably won’t need the males. This means there’s an additional – and very important – step you need to complete. Keep a very close eye out when the seeds begin to sprout, and identify the males by looking for the pollen sacs. As soon as you recognize one, remove the entire plant and discard it. Accidental pollination 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.
Feminized Seeds: Those readers who are into mathematics will no doubt have noted that by getting rid of the males, you’re essentially wasting half of your crop. That means you’re spending extra time, money and effort but getting a lower overall turnout. To solve this problem, seed banks like i49 offer feminized seeds, which guarantee an all-female grow 99% of the time. Still, some growers still choose to use regular seeds, even when they’re not intending to breed, because they create offspring that are more genetically similar to the original mother plant.
Autoflowering Seeds: Autos switch from the vegetative to the flowering stage independently of light cycles, and as a result they have a much shorter lifespan than photoperiod plants. They tend to be shorter and carry smaller yields, but their rapidity means you can usually have multiple harvests in a single year, which will increase the overall turnout.
Where to Grow Short Plant Seeds
Indoor Growing is popular choice for growing short plants. It lets you closely monitor and regulate essential factors like light cycles, temperature and humidity. When growing indoors there’s no need to worry about sudden changes in the weather. You can use a Sea of Green or Screen of Green set-up to 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 when you’re growing a short plant inside the house, including grow tents, cabinets and stealth boxes. Some people can even get great results by placing the plant in a windowsill.
Short Plant Seeds can be grown in a variety of different media and substrates, so there is 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. If you’ve trying to get highest production possible from a small plant, opt for the latter.
Outdoor Growing: Growing outdoors can be very rewarding as long as you live in a location blessed with the correct climate and weather conditions. Many of our Short Plant Seeds are perfect for growing al fresco, because they can be easily hidden among other plants in the garden, out of the eyeline of prying neighbors.
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 and 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 Short Plant 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. It’s important that you research and understand the specific rules and regulations in the region where you live, so that you can ensure you’re operating within the confines of the law.
Advanced Tips For Short Plant Seeds
There are various training techniques that can be used to keep cannabis plants short – and many of these also work for plants that are naturally on the taller side. So – if your favorite strain is a leggy beast that likes to stretch to the skies – don’t despair just yet.
Topping is where you cut the main (or ‘top’) growing tip of the plant to allow the branches below it to catch up. It works thanks to the presence of Auxins – hormones that restrict the lateral growth of the branches. When the main tip is removed, the other tips can grow unrestricted by hormones, and they’ll race to take over. Before long, they’ll catch up with the tip you originally removed, leaving you with two active tips instead of just one.
Fimming: This is a variation of topping, where you cut slightly higher and leave a tiny portion of the growing tip behind. It should only be used during the vegging stage, because you don’t want to cause the plant undue stress when it starts flowering. The Auxin is still restricted but you’ll often see three or four new tips emerge from the same site. Apparently, ‘FIM’ stands for ‘Fuck, I missed!’ and it was actually discovered by accident, by a gardener who incorrectly performed the traditional topping method.
LST stands for Low Stress Training and involves bending and tying the top shoots of the plant, which makes the lower ones grow more vigorously in much the same way as topping. You can use this technique even on plants that are already short, which will make them grow laterally instead of upwards, leading to an extremely bushy specimen and, hopefully, a better yield with less space needed. Take care not to break or snap the branches if at all possible – it’s a problem that can usually be dealt with, but it’s still better to avoid it if you can. When performing this type of LST, most growers restrict the plant for a week or so and then untie it and let it continue growing as normal.
Scrogging: ScrOG stands for ‘Screen of Green’ and is another example of a Low Stress Training technique. It entails installing a screen just above the plants, then bending any branches that pop through it back underneath so that they grow horizontally instead of vertically. Sooner or later, the tip will pop through the screen again, but you can simply bend it back. The result is a low and wide plant that again makes maximum use of space and produces the biggest possible yield in terms of ounces per square foot (or grams per square metre).
Top 5 Short Plant Seeds Recommendations
So now that you know a little bit more about the benefits of Short Plant Seeds and the various different methods for growing and looking after them, there’s only one thing left to do: grab yourself some seeds and give it a go! Perhaps you feel spoilt for choice with i49’s enormous range of different strains, and if that’s the case then we don’t blame you. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our favorites…
Cinderella 99 Fast Fem is a high yielding, high THC, fast flowering photoperiod Sativa that induces mental stimulation, creativity, and euphoria. A small yet high-yielding plant, Cinderella 99 produces fluffy, dark-purple and sage-green flowers with reddish-orange pistils twisting throughout.
Chemdog #4 Fem is quite difficult to grow despite its unassuming stature, and will require regular pruning and trimming. Of original Chemdog lineage, Chemdog #4 is unique in that it is Indica dominant. Its resinous buds are covered in orange hairs, and its potent head-buzz will hit in full force within five minutes. With a THC content ranging from a moderate 17% to an enormous 28%, its earthy pine flavor and chemical undertone is best left to seasoned smokers.
Chronic Widow Fem This high yielding, Indica-dominant strain was created by blending Chronic Weed and White Widow. It’s renowned for being fast acting, so expect to feel energized and spaced out soon after the first toke. Thanks to its high levels of both THC and CBD you’ll experience a euphoric feeling combined with a full body high. It’s a great choice for SOG and ScrOG set-ups too.
Critical Fast Fem is an Indica-dominant, quick flowering plant that descends from Afghani and Skunk parentage — two influential strains known for exerting a suite of powerful mental and physical effects.
Auto Cream Fem brings sweet and sedating stress-free evenings thanks to its 19% THC punch. Dense, white trichomes cover the sage-green flowers, creating a shimmering, silvery effect. It’s moderately difficult to grow but it’s more than worth the extra bit of effort.
Interesting Facts About Short Plant Pot Seeds
If space is extremely limited, you could go a step further and try a micro grow. Essentially, Micro growing is a much smaller version of a typical indoor grow, with the main difference being the smaller amount of space you have at your disposal. You can use pretty much any small space with this method, and the biggest challenge is to make it as hospitable as possible for your plants. This will most certainly involve some innovative thinking when it comes to the medium, feeding schedule and light cycle you want to employ. Indica plants and autoflowering strains are the most popular varieties for micro growing, because they’re naturally smaller than Sativas.
No space? No problem! Why not get creative?
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’.
You may also see the following abbreviations:
SOG = Sea of Green
ScrOG = Screen of Green
FIM = Fuck, I missed!
LST = Low Stress Training
HST = High Stress Training
How to Buy Short Plant Seeds Online
Start by browsing through our seed catalog, paying particular attention to the ‘Top 5 Short Plant Strains’ list above. Before long, you could be growing a gorgeous and healthy cannabis crop, with lack of space 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.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to keep your plants small, at i49 we’ve got your back! All the seeds in our Short Plant category have been tried, tested and approved by expert growers and breeders. A combination of these beans and the right technique will maximize the use of small indoor grow spaces while also giving you the best possible yields per square foot. If, on the other hand, you prefer to grow al fresco, you can rest assured that your pride and joy will stay well-concealed from the prying eyes of nosy next-door neighbors. Everyone’s a winner!