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.
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!
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!!
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??
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.
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.