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Pollen Chucking (P2)

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Indoor
Room Type
Manual
Watering
34%
Soil
Grow medium
33%
Perlite
Grow medium
10%
Compost Manure
Grow medium
5%
Coco Coir
Grow medium
Paper Towel
Germination Method
Topping
weeks 16,4,...
Defoliation
weeks 19,8,...
ScrOG
weeks 22,23,...
LST
weeks 5,19,...
Main-Lining
week 8
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 27
Flowering
12 hrs
Light Schedule
23
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
73
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.2
pH
60%
Air Humidity
Strong
Smell
18
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
64
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
18
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
64
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
17
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
63
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
5
gal
l
Pot Size
18.93
gal
l
Pot Size
45.72
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
18
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.5
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
1.89
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Grow Technique Usage
ScrOG
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Commented by TheBudWhisperer TheBudWhisperer
2 days ago

Week 27 - 4 weeks into the new flower cycle and bud development is a lot more advanced, much earlier post-transition too. It’d be great if these finished out early as we’ve got some extra cuts on the white widow that may need a home in a few weeks. Couldn’t resist - it’s such a vigorous plant that we’re gonna keep it for the next pollen chuck if the schedule aligns.

Chopped out a massive amount of larf from the undercarriage and we were ruthless here due to super high humidity and ideal conditions for botrytis. Still hoping on some useable seed and/or bud but this whole thing has been touch and go since the partial reveg. Alls good for now. Thanks for take’n a look.

As for the outdoor… meh. Like everyone around here we’ve fallen victim to far too much sustained rain recently and the WPM on the strawberry has really set in. The harvest window has cracked open slightly with about 2 weeks to peak. Still waiting on chop day though so it’s 50/50 if there’ll be anything usable on this plant. In a last ditch effort to get er to the end we’re gonna strip most of her fan leaves now. That’ll alleviate the WPM somewhat (in combo with a daily peroxide spray). We’ll likely chop early too. The bud wash should greatly assist with and offset any lingering small amounts but she’s gotta get there first and this strain is not known for mold resistance. Time will tell. The Lost Coast OG - an absolute champ. Lush and green, came through the rains just fine and should be a great smoke when it’s all said and done. Not long for either now - should be better part of 2 weeks for the strawberry and then whenever the og says fini:+1:.

Background/Repetitive Nonsense

These plants will be the two mothers this growing season that will be utilized for stage 2 of the pollen chucking project. We’ll be taking clones and stressing the genetics for some fem. pollen using colloidal silver.

Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel with landrace genetics, we’re effectively skipping initial hybrid crossing and stabilization, going straight to the polyhybrid mix. I call it the shotgun approach to selective, unvetted and amateur breeding on a micro scale:wink:.

These 2 parent strains will form the basis for 8-10 different F1 polyhybrid combinations and a further S1 back cross of each of the mothers. Not only should we be able to preserve the genetics for both mothers in feminized form but we’ll also be running an entire family of new hybrids after seeding out clones from each on the initial lineup of this summers photoperiods.

Method is pretty simple here; once we’ve got our pollen off the two mothers we’ll be clipp’n clones on 4 select strains that have proven results from various respected breeders. We’ll be using those for pollination purposes in what is expected to be a 10 plant recirculating Dutch bucket hydro system.

***Update***
The feminization process didn’t take at all with the strawberry or the Skywalker so it’ll be reg. Seed crosses with only Skywalker and some other 707 Headband that we have in the vault.
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Strain details:

Parent strains for self pollination
- Skywalker Kush by Reserva Privada
Classic kush effects and earthy aroma. The strong kush element of this cultivar will compliment any cross.
- Spliffs Strawberry by Spliff Seeds
Incredible mix of flavourful terpenes and hard hitting high THC. She’s got some Herer as well as some Diesel in ‘er so an obvious choice for any cross as well.

***UPDATE***
The strawberry had to come out of this breeding run to wait for a better mother that hasn’t been attacked by aphids. It’s been a tough battle this season and we’ve had to make a couple of heartbreaking sacrifices already.

Parent Strains for cross pollination

***UPDATE***
We added another 2 strains to the mix just in case we need to spot swap for some more variety.

- Ghost Train by AMS Seeds
A cross of Alien OG x Ghost Train Haze. Never tried the strain but I’ve heard only good things. This one might be worth mixing with the Strawberry so we’ll see how it goes.
***UPDATE***
Sadly - the ghost train turned out to be an auto so cloning her out as part of the breeding project is a no-go. Really disappointed about this but at least we still have a ready backup strain on the lost coast og to take her place.

- Boogie Nights by AMS Seeds
A cross of Kalijah, aka afghani/skunk/diesel/blue heaven X Juanita, aka NYC Diesel/Reina Madre). No idea here so naturally I’m interested:wink:.
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- Lost Coast OG by Emerald Triangle
Pakistani Kush x Lemon Thai x Chemdawg #4. Essentially a classic, west coast combo of landrace kush genetics that Cali is famous for, mixed with hard hitting Chemdawg #4.
***UPDATE***
The Lost Coast is a winner of a plant. Still outdoors and in veg. Looks like it’s recovered from the aphid attack. Might consider trying to take another cut of this and just rooting it in a pot for pollination. At this point, what the hell and if we could salvage anything it would be a positive.
*****update: got lazy and taking a cut never happened… so dumb - this plant is amazingly resilient and thicka than a snicka!******

- Spliffs Blueberry by Spliff Seeds
(Chocolate Thai x Afghani #1 x Highland Oaxaca) x Northern Lighhts Special. Only 1 bean of this left and the whole purpose is to blend the best of Spliffs Berry strains as a tribute. Awesome breeder and they’ve been very kind to us over the years.

- Northern Light by Royal Queen Seeds
NL means nuff said. A combo of 11 unknown strains believed to originate from the west coast of North America. This cultivar is a great take on these classic genetics and a perfect compliment to just about any cross. A biased fave of ours.:+1:

- White Widow by Seedsman
Brazilian Sativa x South Indian Indica. This classic strain has been unluckily elusive for us the last couple years. We know the quality of seedsmans version of this cultivar having grown it in the past. Sadly, a very strong performer that never made it to harvest due to an uncontrollable aphid infestation.

And we’re only at step 1.... still gonna need an assist with pheno hunting all of the crosses so if anyone’s interested in running the testers (when we finally get to that point) just let me know:+1::sunglasses:.
*****Update - plagues by issue after issue and having this project go an extra 6 weeks at least has been frustrating as fuck. Still on the way to chop as I write and really unlikely we’ll be pulling seed off this run. Big time bummer but it is what it is. Lessons learned, move on:+1:.****

Gonna be a Dope ass summer project and can’t wait to see it in full swing:i_love_you_hand_sign:. Thanks for stopp’n in y’all:facepunch:

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