My friend donated to me some Doubleruder II X Royal Dane seeds. These are from outdoors last summer. Main point of my grow is to get some smoke for myself, but why not test this interesting cross same time and hopefully do next generation for future uses.
Doubleruder II is one of my own lines including Ruderalis Indica and Lowryder. It has early and potent Ruderalis Indica female found from IX1 generation of Sensi's seeds what was bred by finnish outdoor grower looking for earliest flowering parents. That one really started to flower under 24 hours of lights and luckily was potent trippy indica high. It is crossed to Lowryder male, incrossed, crossed again to Lowryder male and incrossed again. I have been mostly looking for fastest flowerers keeping in mind that this line could be cool for some crossings to other strains.
Female of those is pollinated with Royal Dane male outdoors. Here you can see some pics of mother of that male
on first post of page grown outdoors in Finland. Quite impressive. It is said it was trippy indica high, even it looks more like sativa. Well, I think it looks like to have some indica characteristics too..
I have cross here what I suppose to be trip to indica world by smoking it. Everyone does not like that kind of stuff, but actually by my self I would like to have lots of different stuff for different feelings. And know about what to get. I hope it will also show me some semi-autoflowering and healthy parents for next generation.
Often autoflower crosses are done other way, using AF male and regular female, but this is interesting to see if can get more autoflowering to first generation this way, but of course I don't have Royal Dane X Doubleruder II to compare. At first I will keep lights 24h and then think if I reduce daytime to 16 hours or 12 hours. At least 4 hours of dark I will give anyway when flowering started.
Another point on making this diary is that I have been too lazy lately in growings, hoping that making this gets me to do things better. I really love growing (and home breeding), but need to get things working again. I have good memories of making diarys at some other forums. My diarys are maybe more "grow shows" than helpfull material to beginners or something like that, but who cares.
So, I have 12 seeds, small closet, 250W HPS and soil. I'm going to plant seeds after germinating to 3 liter rose pots and look then if plant females to bigger box with separating or all together.
And here we go..
31.12.2009: Germinating started!
1-2.1.2010: Seems like some of seeds are germinating..
3.1.2010: I planted seven germinated seeds and two "semi-germinated" seeds. Three last seeds are still on germinating.
4.1.2010: Two first seedlings popped from soil and I can see two more coming soon. Looks like one more seed is germinating of three left.