AZ Desert Grow Journal

Several months ago an older family friend was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. As we talked about his diagnosis and his treatment options the conversation turned to using marijuana. I admittedly have limited knowledge on the subject, but know the cost of purchasing medical marijuana is expensive. I love gardening and with the legalization of marijuana in AZ I decided to grow a couple of plants. On my first post @Cannabian shared a picture of an outdoor grow, which gave me the idea to switch from a tent grow to an outside grow. This forum has so much information and the option to keep a journal, I figured I could share and track my 1st attempt at growing.

My first two plants were started in January from some vintage bag seeds.


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Those look lovely

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Those are a beautiful dark green… most likely an indica strain from around Afghanistan or India

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Following along! Fellow az grower and I am getting myself ready to drop some serious outdoor next year. Went with indoor(tent(s)) just to get going. I know how much sun we have here and can’t imagine how we all couldn’t grow some fire here. So stoked we can do this in the desert now!

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In January I purchased some regular seeds (Tombstone, Sunday Stallion and Texas Chem) and started them the first week of February. I only grow heirloom vegetable plants, which allows me to harvest the seeds without needing to purchase seeds the following year. My first lesson was “regular seeds” are not heirloom seeds and you don’t always get half males and half females. I found a couple of threads showing pictures of male and female plants…I had more males than females!!


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Looking good You got a good jump start on the season. I grow outdoors in AZ also. I’ll move them outside in June. I started most of mine on 4/20

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The middle of March I topped the plants and that’s when I noticed more males than females. I took the males, put them back into the tent and set the lights to flower. I found a video on how to collect pollen, it wasn’t as easy as on the video. I collected the pollen and stored the pollen in test tubes, which is in the freezer. Hopefully, I’ll be able to use the pollen at the end of the season??

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You should expect roughly a 50/50 split of girl/boy with regular seed. How many girls did you get out of the 12?

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I started with the Tombstone and Sunday Stallion (20 seeds). I ended up with 3 Tombstone and 2 Sunday Stallion. I then started the Texas Chem (10 seeds) and it looks like I got 4 girls.

Grand total is 10 girls from 30 seeds. The vintage bag seed was the best, 3 for 3!!

I ordered a new shipment of seeds from ILGM (feminized), which I’ll start in the tent this Winter.

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My first run i was 6 for 6 on some vintage ww. Maybe aging them has some effect?

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Is that something local to AZ? I’m in Tucson and would love to have that in the collection…

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Greenpoint regular seeds seem to be heavy on the male side, Ive noticed. But the females are excellent. Lol im actually very very interested in your keeping of pollen from some of these strains, as they are not producing regular seeds OR the chem line strains anymore.

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Green Point Seeds is the breeder, these strains are part of their Wild West Series, which they just retired. Very heavy chem strains.

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I have an order on the way from them! I got their feminized so hopefully won’t be seeing any boys in the bunch

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Purple banana cookies and ice cream punch

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Tag me in that journal. Lol i have a couple of their Sticky Ickys, Purple Tahoe OG and maybe another fem i cant remember. I have a few regs as well.

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For sure! I plan on starting something in the next week or so. I just don’t know what I want to start. I went a little crazy with all the 420 seed sales

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Ive been shut down on seed buying by the wife atm, we are having a house built and im not allowed to “buy unnecessary things” right now… lol

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This is one of the reasons why I started a journal. I want to learn how to breed. I took some of the pollen from my first two males and I added it to one of the bag seed females. Adding the pollen worked and the plant produced seeds. If I isolate a branch from the Tombstone female and add Tombstone male pollen, will it produce regular Tombstone seeds? Tombstone is a hybrid (F1), so would I need to back cross offspring to the mother? If I use a feminized spray on the mother plant, will that produce feminized Tombstone seeds? I live in Cochise County and travel to Tucson often. If I can learn how to produce seeds I can give you guys some for your collections.

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I just got the “warning” as well.