The first growing season after Proposition 64 passed, I bought some unusually cheap bud at the dispensary that was clearly labelled "may contain seeds" and planted the seeds.
That was only three generations ago, but here is a recentish picture of this year's seedlings:
They were all planted right around New Year's day and grown under identical conditions until the two larger ones were ready to be moved to a DIY veg tent. The one on the right looks great, but the middle one is very pale and is starting to resemble the runt.
I've always gotten a runt, but I planted six of them the first time and four last year, and neither runt was anywhere near as extreme. I still have a clone of last year's runt, but it isn't a runt any more.
I gave the one in the middle some extra nitrogen after I took the picture, but it didn't seem to help much. She still looks too pale to me. I thought I was going to lose the one on the left a bunch of times, but it pulled through.
I'm not sure how ethical it is to just keep inbreeding bagseed, but I really like these guys. I've got a lot more seeds from both the second and third generations, so finances aren't the issue.
Do the littler ones just look sick? They are in three parts OFF to one part perlite. They get Grow Big nutes, maybe not exactly every other time I water them but close enough.
The runt is under one flourescent shop light with the new clones and younger seedlings and the bigger ones have two flourescents, nine dollar store SILs that draw 12 actual watts each, and a $30ish LED panel from eBay that draws ~<45 actal watts. That is enclosed in a DIY tent with mylar closest to the plants and panda film over the mylar.
Any suggestions? TIA