Wild Ruderalis Marijuana Plants Grown Indoors – Cannabis Ruderalis
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Last fall, we collected seeds from wild C. Ruderalis marijuana plants growing along roadsides and in fallow land (see the post here). We planted them early last month, and they have grown rather well in their new indoor setting. As with their wild parents, they are of a rather short stature, with leaves of moderate with and strongly-toothed margins. The plants have given off none of the typical marijuana odor during their vegetative phase. A couple of weeks ago (previous post) we showed you a male plant that grew from our “wild weed seeds”, and now we’re pleased to report that the others are female plants.
Here are images of the seeds from that earlier post (click to enlarge):
You may notice that they are small and rather dark compared to most commercial seeds, although we have seen autoflowering variety seeds that are similar in appearance. The seeds took somewhat longer to sprout due to the harder shell. This is a common complaint among autoflowering variety growers, and you can expect 2-3 days longer wait time before sprouting if you happen to receive the small/dark seed phenotype if you order an autoflowering variety from a seed bank.
It has been about 6 weeks since the seeds sprouted, and two of the plants are now showing flowers. Since we have kept the plants on a continuous 18 on/6 off light cycle, we can conclude that the plants are “autoflowering” – they need no light cycle change, but rather flower after a set vegetative growth period. Here is a closeup of the long, fine pistils of this now-tamed wild C. Ruderalis:
In the wild, this marijuana’s mother plant had produced buds with a strong orange/spice aroma, although due to the meager soil in which the plants grew, the buds were rather small. I’m hoping that with our home-grow TLC, we can entice these babies into producing thicker buds while maintaining that intoxicating orange liquer scent that I experienced last summer. Check back next month for the results!
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