Aug 25, 2018

How cool would it be to make your own seeds and strain ( personal use only ) ?

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I'd love to try it but I don't know how to do it or the best way to approach it. Maybe do an episode on the topic ? I have only watched Season 2 so if Chef B has episodes on this already let me know. There is an art/process to it that I would like to better understand is what I'm really getting at.

I'd like to take a Blueberry male and mate it but that is as far as I've gotten.

 

Aug 26, 2018

Okay i break this down as easy and quick as i can man. 2 ways to breed.

1. Feminized seeds. Using colidal silver to self pollinate a female to get 100% feminized pollen.

2. The way you described with a male pollen x female which takes way more time effort and understanding and might not give you the plant you dreamed of.

 

The first option is better because what happens is lets say you grow a female you love the way she grows, smells looks etc, when you self pollinate a female plant with collidal silver you get nearly all of the traits from that plant so the pollen you collect will have all those traits you wanted.

Then what happens is you grow out another plant you want to cross it with and make sure its one you like and has good growth no bad problems etc, so you pollinate that plant with the pollen you got from the first plant we started with at around week 1-2 ( you can also just pollinate 1 bud or many by isolation)

Then when you harvest those seeds they will all be 99.9% female and will have both traits of both of the plants you crossed.

Then what you can do is grow out a few of those seeds and pick the best 1 that shows the best growth smell etc etc & spray it with the silver again. then collect that pollen.

Then grow out another few of those F2 seeds and pick the best 1. then pollinate it with the pollen you got from the best F1. so what your left with is F1 x F2 =F3 and it will be nearly stablized by that point, you can get around 1000 seeds from 1 good plant. Hope this helps you i too am still learn about it all through trial and error.

Aug 26, 2018Edited: Aug 26, 2018

or you can just cross blueberry male x your favourite female. let the male pollinate the female, get the seeds from that grow out a few of them pick the best male and female, cross those 2. then harvest those seeds then just keep doing that until its stable to grow but all seeds will be 50/50 male / female. P.S i didnt steal this i write it myself :P haha.

Aug 26, 2018

Thanks Be Kind to It ! That is exactly what I want to do, cross the blueberry male with a favorite female of mine. The repetition until it is stable is what I needed to know. An indoor winter project that may take a few years to complete but ultimately it would be my own take on an existing strain or some new weird thing. To me that would be the ultimate in Craft Growing. On par with Craft Brewing perhaps..... BTW, I do get the reference. haha is right.

Aug 27, 2018

@zmutt00 No problem and it wont even take a few years i'll tell you how to do it now.

Okay so you have your blue male #1 if you think it wont last until the project you can collect some of its pollen and store it for later instead.

 

So for the cross Im going to call the female A #1 i recommend growing a few of that strain and picking the best one at week 1-2 in flowering and let the blue male #1 pollinate her then harvest those and label the seeds blue male #1 x Strain A #1.

Then if you keep the blue male #1 pollen around you can use this agian for the F1 seeds you just harvested.

 

Okay so now we have F1 seeds then what we want to do is plant a few of those seeds and let them flower for a week or 2 and choose the best 1 or 2 females, now you can either find a new male from your F1 seeds? or you can use the Blue male #1 pollen that you used for the first cross that you have stored in the fridge. (your choice.) okay so whatever you choose you want to pollinate the new 2 females you choose, then when we harvest we have F2 seeds

 

so we have F2 seeds label those. Then we just repeat the above step ^ again choose the best female and the best male or your stored male ble pollen and thats it then once you harvest the 3rd set of seeds you will have your own F3 stablized hybrid creation which you can name and keep forever. Hope this helps you understand more of what you need to do, in fact the beautiful cannabis plant does all the work we just give her our time, anyway if you ever do this let me know i will always help anybody.

Aug 28, 2018

@Be kind to it Thank you for taking there time to explain the process. So you have experience doing this. How many hybrids have you helped create ?

Pretty sure the female strain to go with but currently not in stock so it will have to wait. I'll be sure to reach out when I start.

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Great question. I'm very glad someone asked about breeding and genetics. I see how Big Pharma and corrupt government is trying to breed out THC. I expect their "legalization" to eventually tax the non-medical and provide medical Cannabis with very low THC at inflated prices. That way, they divide the people and still find a way to take their resources from them. So preserving stable genetics and seeds will increase as a crucial priority.

Aug 26, 2018

Thank you Local Fixx. Well Chef B's episodes on genetics and seeds got me thinking about working more with regular seeds. On top of what would probably be a great learning experience I would have my own seeds and have a reasonably good indication what I'm getting. I thank the state of Maine for what they did ( see the link below ) by making it legal for me to grow and hopefully make seeds for my own use.

http://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/7/title7sec2452.html

Yep. A win-win. It may be getting too involved, but I was thinking about showing pollen collection and storage. He may want to add that later, if at all. I've been watching Maine. I've been using the NORML site. You guys have ranked choice voting too? That should make things interesting. Congratulations.

Aug 28, 2018

@Local Fixx Be Kind to It just recommended pollen collection and storage as an option as well. A possibility for sure but I'd have to learn how do it first.

Maine is the first state in the nation to move to ranked choice voting. A number of larger cities have used it so we'll see. All due to a polarizing governor who won two terms with a pretty low vote % in both elections.

 

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