Q&A with Jorge
Leaves and Seeds
I heard that if your plant has seven leaves that it won’t produce bud, is that correct? I live in a cold climate and a friend told me that if I order seeds that they will they be damaged due to freezing on the way here? Do seeds get destroyed if left in cold temperatures for too long before trying to sprout them?
Princess of the POT, Internet
Power Plant marijuana seeds properly planted will yield some outstanding buds both indoors and outdoors.
No. Not only the Drug Czars spread misinformation about cannabis, so do uninformed growers. Plants go through the seedling and vegetative stages before they reach the flowering stage. Normally leaves grow three blades and progress to five blades when they enter the vegetative stage. Depending upon growth conditions, they develop leaves with seven, nine and even eleven blades during vegetative growth. When flowering growth patterns change substantially. Stems elongate and leaves grow progressively fewer blades as the branches containing the flowering buds develop.
Seeds regularly live though freezes in many climates. Furthermore, seeds are normally shipped “Air Mail” and kept in the unheated hold of aircraft. These aircraft fly at high elevations where the temperatures regularly dip well below freezing. Moisture is the biggest impediment to proper germination. Store seeds in a cool dry dark place and they will have a high germination percentage.
Holland Hope grown outdoors had big nine-fingered leaves and it does not seem to diminish the size of the buds!
Burmese bud is in full bloom. The biggest leaves were five-fingered, but it would have bloomed out the same either way.