Hitchhiker seeds are marijuana seeds that are stuck to the end of the marijuana plant. Some of these hitchhiking sisters are unviable and some will stay with you forever, potentially influencing your future harvest by saving nutrients from being utilized by a seed’s growth.
What Are Hitchhiker Seeds?
Hitchhiking is the process of spreading seeds from one location to another, usually by wind or water. Hitchhiker seeds are those that have been transported by wind or water and are usually deposited on a new location.
What are common hitchhiker seeds?
Hitchhikers can be any type of seed, including annuals and perennials. Some common hitchhiker seeds include:
- Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) – this plant is grown as a hay crop in many parts of the world. It’s also used as an animal feed and medicinal herb.
- Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) – buckwheat is grown for its grain-like seeds, which are often ground into flour for baking or used as a breakfast cereal. The leaves of this plant can also be eaten as greens in much the same way as kale or spinach.
- Carrot (Daucus carota) – carrots can be grown from seed or purchased at a nursery. They’re best planted in early spring when soil is still cool but not frozen solid, and they’re harvested when they reach about 5 inches long with roots no longer than 1 inch in diameter
How Do Hitchhiker Seeds Travel
Hitchhiker seeds are seeding that travel from one location to another, often through human activity. In nature, hitchhiker seeds may be transported by birds or other animals, but in human environments, hitchhiking seeds are often carried along in machinery or vehicles.
Hitchhiker seeds can be moved from one location to another unintentionally. For instance, if you take a trip to a different state or country and bring back souvenirs such as rocks and shells, there’s a good chance that some of those souvenir items will have hitchhiking seeds attached to them. When you bring these souvenir items back home with you, they may carry hitchhiking seeds with them and eventually germinate in your garden or yard.
You might also unknowingly transport hitchhiking seeds in your car or truck if you spend any time driving around with open windows or doors while traveling on dirt roads or highways. If the wind blows while you’re driving down the road, it could carry hitchhiking seeds into your vehicle and across state lines until they reach their final destination somewhere along the way.
What Are Hitchhiker Seeds and Why Are They Bad for Weed?
Hitchhiker seeds are weed seeds that find their way into your cannabis plants. Even if you’re growing marijuana indoors, it’s possible for hitchhiker seeds to make their way onto your plants.
How are hitchhiker seeds bad for cannabis? Hitchhikers can cause all sorts of problems, from mold and fungus to root rot. They can also mess up the taste of your buds and make them less potent.
Here’s what you need to know about hitchhiker seeds:
How Do Hitchhiker Seeds Get into Your Garden?
- Hitchhikers come from all sorts of sources, including other people’s gardens, contaminated soil or even insects. These days, it seems like anything can carry hitchhikers!
- If you’re growing outdoors, you may already know how easy it is for weeds to spread in an outdoor garden. If you’re growing indoors and aren’t careful when handling your plants (especially after they’ve been outside), then you may also be at risk.
How to Avoid Hitchhiker Seeds
Hitchhiker seeds are those annoying little seedlings that seem to appear out of nowhere. They are so tiny that they can easily pass through your fingers and be missed. The only way to get rid of hitchhiker seeds is by using a bit of elbow grease, but this is not as difficult as it may seem.
What Are Hitchhiker Seeds?
Hitchhiker seeds are those pesky little seedlings that pop up where you don’t want them to. They can be anywhere from a few millimeters long to several centimeters long and will usually have one or two leaves at this point. Hitchhikers often look very similar to weeds, but they are actually parts of your own plants! When you plant seeds in your garden or flowerbeds, some of these seeds will become separated from the parent plant and grow their own roots when they find fertile soil nearby.
Why Do My Plants Have Hitchhikers?
The main reason why your plants have hitchhikers is because they were not planted deep enough into the ground (or container). If the seedlings do not have enough room to grow their own roots and develop properly, then they will start looking for nutrients elsewhere
How to Prevent Hitchhiker Seeds from Germinating
The hitchhiker seed is a common problem in vegetable gardens. They are tiny seeds that are not planted carefully and then spread by wind or rain. It is important to know how to prevent hitchhiker seeds from germinating in order to prevent them from growing in your garden.
How You Can Prevent Hitchhiker Seeds from Germinating
The best way to prevent hitchhiker seeds from germinating is to eliminate the weeds that produce them. Keep your garden free of weeds so there is no reason for them to grow and produce more hitchhiker seeds. If you have already planted some of these seeds, it may be too late, but you can still try some other methods below:
Use Herbicide on Your Garden
If you have already planted some of these seeds, it may be too late, but you can still try some other methods below:
Use Herbicide on Your Garden
Herbicides can be used to kill off any weeds or grasses that produce these tiny seeds. It will not only stop new ones from forming, but it will also kill any existing ones that might have been missed when planting your vegetable garden or flowerbeds.
Hitchhiker seeds are rare and unusual, and they add unique, quirkily touches to your garden’s beauty. However adventurous you might be, though, it’s worth doing a bit of research before taking the plunge into this rare form of gardening. And that’s especially true if you’re hoping to share these seeds with others—it’s hard to do, unless you know what hitchhiker seeds are for and how to deal with them.