Originally Posted by Superauto
I have a ton of ideas for side by side grow to figure out the best way to grow with my soil, nutrients and equipment.
But starting to use expensive cannabis seeds in a large scale will be risky business.
Don't wanna get caught with hundreds of cannabis plants just in the name of science
So before I start side by side with the real thing I want to do some "replica/dummy" test with seeds from a plant growing similar to a cannabis plant.
Anyone having an idea what seeds to use?
Need to be cheap and easy to get, and of course not to hard to grow, just like our beloved cannabis
OH now I get it.
I believe Neville Schoenmakers used red peppers as a surrogate for Cannabis. He is the original breeder that started the original Seed Bank.
I've met the soil scientist at the large 22 acre compost facility in Sonoma County. It is a very cool facility. They use red clover to test their soil batches. Different than being a surrogate for Cannabis, but thought I'd mention it.
Poppies are WAAAY different than Cannabis.
Poppies are also very root sensitive. They hate being crowded, I think because of the root chemistry, hormones etc.
Cannabis is much more tolerant of crowding.
Anyway, the best answer I could come up with is, red peppers.
I suggest asking General Hydroponics or whoever bought them, the same question.
They use red peppers in the label drawing for GH Micro. Maybe because it makes a pretty drawing - but maybe there's a botanical reason too.