So, as promised here's my diary in my spiritual home of Scotland (or the Scotland board at least) and we'll be starting off with a big project breeding some sativa strains and making some home hacks.
First in the tent are two Oldtimers Haze that have been in the veg tent longer than I'd have liked but the flowering one was occupied and needed a clean after drying the last crop. That's now been done and they're in on a 11/13 schedule to help them flower without taking the roof off the tent. They'll be topped probably next weekend and will go down to 10/14 if needed towards the end of the year.
This is really a long term project and I don't intend to harvest these until the end of the October. The hope is I'll get a male and a female to make f2s and hack some other stuff but these are really just testers for a full 9 plant open pollination grow next year maybe and other things will be added in across the next 6 months.
Alongside the hazes is one male skunk#1 from seedsman which I'm going to collect the pollen from then dust the haze if I get a female plus a few other things. There were supposed to be three of these for some skunk f2s but only one made it and luckily he's a boy.
Later I'll be adding five zamaldelica for an f2 run plus a clone mother (I call her mango or mango catpiss) from a pack of Mandala safari mix - she's stood me in good stead for two or three years but the last few runs have got more potent and paranoia inducing so it's time to cross and dump. She has a lot of good traits and can handle abuse well so I want to keep that and try to breed the para out the high. Already crossed her with world of seeds ak so I'm hoping to complete that with crosses to both skunk and haze - the classics. Really it's just a way to practice selection etc for working with better genetics down the line.
I also just ordered some quick critical from dinafem and some grapefruit from female seeds. Once the boys are trashed I plan to put in one of each, hit them with the skunk pollen and then backcross at a later date using a male from each hack back to original females from the seed packs. I basically want to make a speedy skunk I can chuck in as a space filler with the quick critical and I just really love the high on the grapefruit.
So, full breakdown of what I hope to achieve:
OT haze f2
OTH X Zam / Zam X OTH
Haze X skunk
Zam X skunk
Mango X skunk
Mango X haze
Quick critical X skunk
Grapefruit X skunk
Plus anything else I can think of. The main goals are the zamaldelica and the mango. If I don't get a haze or zam male then it'll be way less obviously but I'm hoping to find at least one in the zamaldelica.
Haze is in a light soil and still burned. If I get a girl she'll be potted up to five litres in compost, same with zams.