there are pros and cons to all seed types, i cant begin to list them all but ill list some of them
Normal Seeds - can grow up to be male or female
pros - males can be used for breeding purposes, also no chemical or stress tampering involved so genetics are pure.
cons - there can be males, lol if your simply growing for females and have no intention of breeding the males are just destroyed and until you know they are male or female they take up space, energy and nutes etc,
Feminized Seeds - chemicaly or stress altered parent plants inorder to lock in FEMALE genetics, large % chance it will grow to be a female.
pros - well thats pretty obvious, there is a much much much greater chance then with normal seeds to get females, very high chances its female
cons - due to the methods used to create purely female seeds, there is a small chance that the seed will be a hermie, meaning the plant grows both
female and male flowers, these are destroyed as they have faulty genetics and not something any grower is interested in, over the years the
chance of a plant being a hermi have dropped quite alot due to advances in feminizing.
Automatic Seeds - parent plant breed with a ruderalis strain to cause automatic flowering based on plants age rather then light schedule ie. 12/12
pros - can be growin in the same location from seed to harvest, no need for seperate veg/flower spaces, constant lights on for 20hrs off for 4 is the
typical auto schedule. also as stated above the plants start to flower based on their AGE rather then "12/12" light schedule like
photoperiod (normal) plants need inorder to flower.
cons - because of the genetics the plant gains from its ruderalis parent there is a typical decrease in potenticy, this is because the ruderalis family of
MJ although it grows quickly and flowers automaticaly based on age rather then light schedule, it bearly produces compounds we want ie. THC,
CBD ect. so basically your giving up potenticy and usually yield for faster seed to harvest time and automatic flowering.
most of us around here have seperate veg and flower areas so we use either normal seeds or feminized seeds in our grows. its mostly a preference thing, personaly i grow both feminized and normal seeds, i treat them the same, always watching out for male plants/flowers, and finding the best females grown from seed to clone and keep that wonderful set of genetics in my garden for years to come. i hope this helps you out and was what you were looking for...