Originally Posted by DrDee
Though I haven't read the whole thread yet...it inspired me. I'm an old guy just getting back to growing after a decade off.
My first crop I chose to pollinate to ensure a good seed supply. Not just a few branches either.
That's my question...how would you do a COB with seeded buds? Once dry enough to COB I would tear apart the buds to get seeds and then COB the bud material. Sound doable? And my apology if this has already been asked. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I do the same I would take ripe seeds before cobbing as after the sweating and curing some may not germinate.
Especially the darker cures the seeds seem to die off.
The lighter less sweated cobs are usually ok for seeds but i always take them for growing first before cobbing.
Being an old bastard myself I know where your coming from I too gave up pot for 15 years while I was making my fortune working my ass off.
But now I'm retired and its the best hobby ever and reliving the trippy times of my previous life is nothing short of amazing.
People who get bored in retirement need to get a hobby, making cobs is all engrossing, fermentation is an amazing thing its like old time alchemy with the changes you can make happen.
It makes growing last forever instead of stopping as soon as the grow is over. I have cobs aging over 5 years and still getting better every day it keeps a reminder of that grow alive.