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Growing for the future - Home Grown
Home-Grown posted a topic in Introduce yourselfI am a horticulturist breeding and growing Cannabis for medical users. Never been a social smoker, or needy buddy. Mostly smoke leaf. Nothing in common with cannabis seed industry practices. Serves me no good purpose to point out how low this general industry has stooped. My best genetics are a Skunk1 Haze cross grown and stabilised over 20yrs. More recently I have crossed many strains, and still sorting through them. Pakistan Valley and Afghani grow extremely well in our hot Australian climate. High CBD plants are easy to grow and breed, with local adaption to boot. Some medical users get benefit from high CBD strains, but those retired with injuries, want high THC. As one medical user explained, this low THC sativa dominant plant has me climbing the walls. These are the strains I wish to obtain for future breeding. Durban – CannaBioGen Bubba Kush S1 – Humboldt CSI (Edit; Add - Triangle Kush S1) Ghost OG – CannaVenture Skunk #1 – White Label Chem Berry D - darkhorsegenetics HG
Anyone travelled the Riff Mountains of Morocco for Hashish Strains. Are the modern Moroccan Strains popular? I suspect it is too late with the Commercialisation of strains. Has anybody stored older genetics for breeding purposes? Cheers, HG
Male x Female ?
RedBarn posted a topic in General ChatWhat is the significance of a Male x Female cross; for example, what is particularly extraordinary about Neville's Haze x Hawaiian Snow vs Hawaiian Snow x Neville's Haze? I made my first cross and have about 200 seeds which I want to plant all plants to create my F2 seedstock for (?10000 seeds) and then do some selections. The purpose of my question is to fill my head with more knowledge. Happy days, peace, and love, and stay high
stargasm420 posted a topic in Strainsnot sure if there is already a thread like this but here goes anyway. recently i have created two of my own strains, i bred them for outdoor grows in the uk and they do the job nicely. i took a kc39 male and i crossed it with a frisian duck, i call this howard the duck, and also an unknown cutting that i got from a friend, i call this star69. i only have regular seeds at the moment but next year i will work on feminized seeds. so i figure anyway that i am not alone in creating my own genetics and a bunch of you have probably done the same and if you are like me you probably want to share your creation with other people so maybe we can help each other out by sharing our genetics with each other. sharing is caring
hello, in Nicaragua right now
mr.savage.4.president posted a topic in Introduce yourselfHola!! I hail from the northern area of Michigan in the united states! I am on vacation until February 7th here in Nicaragua. I have grown both indoor and outdoor ( we have a very nice 8-10 week flowering period in Michigan, if no bud rot (boytritis) or p.m is taking place. My question is, I do have herb here from home but I am looking to find any landrace strains as I am very much into collecting seeds. I thought about buying one of the bags from the street guys just for the seeds lol. I know it wont be exactly what im looking for but it must be bud grown near or around here? so i bring 50-100 seeds back and check all the phenos and grow them in the right environment, i would think they would over time adapt and what not. Say i start 30 for outdoors in april, I can tell sex by 8 or 9 weeks, then take two of the best male and female plants and cross them? Seems interesting to me. Please if anyone has any info on Nicaragua and weed let me know. I also have set out to find different land-race strains much like you guys. is World of seeds legit? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! Travis Parrott- Medical card holder in Michigan.
yukiman posted a topic in Suggest a future destinationFirst of all, I am from Japan and cannabis (hemp) has been part of our lives for centuries until after the WW2. Due to the pre-existance of cannabis on the volcanic island, I thought Japan would be a great place to find some interesting genetics. Especially in the southern islands of Japan (Okinawa, and the rest of the little island surround it) because of the weather condition and rich volcanic soil which is a perfect condition for cannabis to grow. What does everyone else think??? Yukiman
North Pacific Islands
ALG posted a topic in Suggest a future destinationHigh all! In my recent travel, I have been taken to a couple wonderful places where people have been at it for 20 years or so. I have travelled the world, and I can say that just last week I have stood on one of the most beautiful place on earth, specially selected for it's microclimate. You would never imagine growing KIWIS north of the 50th parallel. Well you would not imagine the cannabis. I think the Quad denomination originates from this place, and when you get there it becomes absolutely obvious exactly why. Of course, it's hard to get there. I had to take a helicopter from the mainland, a ferry, drive north 4 hours all the way to the end, take a boat across to another island, and all the way up on the cliff of the south peninsula there was the promised land. And there it was, the Alaskan Thunderstruck (from thunder fuck) CBD strain. Highly medical analgesic, will put you right to sleep. I plan on returning soon, hopefully the amazing owners and growers won't mind if I take a few pictures. ALG
Happy to say High!
ALG posted a topic in Introduce yourselfHigh all! Very happy to join this forum. I read through a lot of posts before subscribing and found this place full of amazing and knowledgeable people. Regarding myself, I'm involved in different parts of the field. My daily business involves cannabis-specific nutrients, solventless extractions, delivery methods and a big focus on the pure R&D medical side of the industry. It so turns out that I am increasingly niching in the genetics and breeders world and am educating myself and meeting people that have been at it for much longer than I, some true old schoolers. Well I grew my first plant about 20 years ago but that's a different story. My first lesson was that breeders and growers simply don't speak the same language, and I've learned that the fishermen claims their catch is always a pound heavier and a foot longer until it's measured and weighted on a scale. It's nice when I'm lucky enough to meet those truthful people that under-promise and over-deliver! Looking forward to all our interactions. ALG.
Hello from Cannarado, USA!
snoogan posted a topic in Introduce yourselfHello everybody! Long-time grower and activist, former MMJ dispensary owner. I've been growing indoors and outdoors since I was 15... in my 30s now. I have definitely done my part to legalize cannabis here in Colorado but got burned-out by the greedy politicians trying to make money off medicine. Now it's legal for recreational use and I don't mind the taxes on this as much as I did having to tax the sick and disabled. I've been off the radar for a couple years now... this summer I will be growing ........ .. ...... .... . Looking for some local help with genetics since Greenhouse Seeds won't ship to the U.S.. Interested in auto-flowers but skeptical because they sound too good to be true. Since I am at about 2200m above sea level I am looking for some Afghani strains so I can harvest before the snows in October. Would like to connect with other growers in the Pikes Peak area.
breeding a more stabalized strain
organictastesbetter2 posted a topic in Grow Journals Indoorhey guys, pictures will be posted today of my current project. second run on this particular strain I am doing. so, I came across a load of seeds from a friend to play around with, iv noticed phenoes. 1 being really small but lanky, thin leaves bud incredible budding time, it starts with calaxes almost the same time as the preflowers, finishes in 6 weeks. pheno 2, heavy indica genetics, really sturdy, classic kush smell, no resin for the first 5 weeks, lots of white hairs and typically finishes a bit longer than the more sativa looking?? can't say why this happens as I don't know, but big yielder compared to the other 3 phenos, also, the best smell. 3, a short sativa, bud shape, smell, flowering style completely different from the other 2, sweet lemon smell, and really big crystals. now, I kept a clone from the sativa dominant, and the indica dominant, the sativa was male, the indica was female, the seeds from this cross are now 6 weeks into flower, cutting kept from all. what I have now, seems a really nice hybrid of the 2, smallish hybrid leaves with really nice cone shaped lemony main cola which I lollypopped. il post pictures within a couple of hours, but for first try, im really enjoying it and have not been put of in the slightest, delving deeper into this world, and can't see myself turning back anytime soon. pictures to come. please, any tips will be greatly appreciated.
deficiency or genetic trait?
31arts posted a topic in Weed InfirmaryHow can you tell if slight red leaf stems is a deficiency, or a genetic trait?
Ditchweed - Midwest USA
AcridLemonSour posted a topic in Suggest a future destinationThis might not sound like the most glamorous destination, but cannabis grows abundantly throughout the Heartland. Feral population of marijuana can be found in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. In just a short drive, someone with a keen set of eyes should be able to pick out a few plants. Locally known as Ditchweed, wild cannabis is widely regarded as schwag with little to no thc. This seems to be supported by studies done by law enforcement: http://www.briancbennett.com/charts/fed-data/thc-content/thc-content-ditchweed.htm However, on some forums this is debated, with some stating hash can be made from the large quantities of easily available weed. Since I became interested in the subject matter a few years back, I have kept an eye out for endemic populations of the plant. I have personally witnessed a great degree of phenotypic variation among wild varieties, with all of the main profiles being expressed: distinctly short, ruderalis-esque shrubs, tall, cord-like sativa trees (hemp?), and the squat, broad-leaved indicas. This leads me to believe that no one single landrace dominates the midwest/hearland area; modern cannabis found throughout the area are the descendants of older populations. Although the most frequently expressed phenotype is the branched & bushy DITCHWEED, which is the dominate hybrid of the region, the possibility exists of unique and useful genotypes that have existed in isolation and harken back to earlier populations of historical importance. From what I know of cannabis' history in this area, there have been several distinct phases in which it was introduced for specific reasons: Originally introduced in the American Civil War (1860's) as a source of fiber for cordage. This would have been entirely hemp. Cannabis was a common ingredient in medical syrups used to treat colds, etc. (1900's) What type of genotype was used for these traditional medicinals? I had to be characteristically different from the hemp used earlier, but where did these new plants come from? Selective breeding or introduced? Cannabis/hemp production was again supported and encouraged by the government. This fiber was used for robe aboard our naval vessels during WWII. (1940-50) Were these crops reintroduced from the remnants of Civil War era fields? During the 70's the US government launched into the War on Drugs and eradication of wild cannabis goes into high effect. In the 1980's-90's domestic growers began to wise-up on the science behind marijuana. It is my personal belief that prior to this point, most of the smoked weed was imported from Mexico or Cali and not produced locally. With the increase of knowledge growers began importing high-potency and exotic phenotype strains - kush and autoflowering could have been introduced into the age-old genepool. Present day - after all of the successive generations of cannabis grown in the American Midwest, what is the result? Despite the double-edged selective pressures of law enforcement and eager tokers, endemic marijuana continues to thrive! Although outdoor grows considered to be 'successful' wouldn't contribute to the local genetics due to their harvest, they could indirectly produce offspring if the buds were somewhat seeded, the seeds then being planted during following grow seasons. Also, discard seed from high-potency strains grown afar could contribute to the hybridization of established populations. As I said above, I have seen wild plants that have run the gamut in terms of their physical traits. Could Strain Hunters help shed some light on our fields of green here in central USA? To my knowledge there has never been a study of the genetic makeup of 'ditchweed,' so why is it so commonly dismissed? Seriously, this stuff grows everywhere around here but no one has looked into why that might be. I would love to see these local plants analyzed for their CBD, CBG, CBC, etc. content but our government has taken to shutting down the legitimate labs that would do so. Also, have there been any unique mutations or isolated breeding populations that exist that may be of interest? Considering the potential genetic history the plant has to draw from, plus the rich topsoil and hot summer months over countless generations, wild possibilities exist.