Dutch, you fucking called it my friend!!
Let's all take a moment to thank the surveyors who were doing such a great job, they missed the decent sized marijuana patch twenty yards to their left
Goes to show how important line of sight is....
I don't take a camera out with me to the bush, so unfortunately I can't show you the guerrilla shots, but I will try my best to describe this garden of eden as I approached
My pollination plot was the last one I made it to... 1 out of 3 plots... The other two got ripped and were probably too close to each other in hindsight. I found my stems, and saw the nice saw cuts where they chopped the entire plants. Not bad girth to them, thumb sized roughly about a foot up (I have relatively skinny thumbs
). Mind you I don't tend to my plants aside from spring planting with slow release ferts and water polymer crystals and some coco/perlite...
Was pretty bummed walking away from the second plot. I was counting on at least some trim to make some tasty ISO as I am sucking it down atm like no one's business... And at this point, I had practically written off the Open Pollination (OP) plot as the surveyors and other workers have been spotted near the area. Either way, it's 4 in the morning and pitch black, I might as well take a nice stroll through the woods to at least check on the plot...
15 minutes later...
I run into a pricky bush and get burrs all over me...
5 minutes later
I make it to the plot. I'm looking down at the ground figuring I'm going to find more of the same. Cut stems or dug up plants... I turn the corner, glance around a tree, and there in the moonlight, colas everywhere ranging from 5' to 8' high easy... These ladies were some fucking beasts, no joke! And especially for no maintenance (pats himself on back...
) I originally started ~30 CJxSB and SBxCJ beans and filled out my clone tray with a few extra SB f2s and CJ f2s. At the plot, there were 14 plants left standing. Of those 14, 6 or 7 were stellar and had the massive tops. Those will be my ladies.
All the males were dried up and spent
Each and every bud though, 90-95% seeded
Smells range from lime/sour to sweet to skunky to fuel. I trim fan leaves in the bush, so I sat there for the next 10 minutes wondering how the fuck I'm going to get it all in my bag.... Needless to say, I managed
Buds are sticky, crystally and have very little mold anywhere... I seperated the colas and will use those to base my selections off of after drying... I'm gonna bag the beans separately so I remember which ones are my favorite for next year and further refining the line!
Selection Criteria (order of importance)
- Mold Resistance (more CJ leaning, airy buds)
- Strong and pleasant aroma (could be any one of the smells listed ^^^. I just like stinky plants!)
- Fat Yield
- Trich Coverage
- Happy High
Hanging pics coming up
Don't have any plans for ever releasing this, but would be happy to send in some beans for the SF/freebies if there is interest, god knows I have enough now
Last years original crosses
Sour Bubble F2s
BX3/BX4 BOG Sour Bubble (3females) x BX3/BX4 BOG Sour Bubble (4males)
Casey Jones F2s
F1 H3AD Casey Jones (9females) x F1 H3AD Casey Jones (4males)
CJ x SB
F1 H3AD Casey Jones (9females) x BX3/BX4 BOG Sour Bubble Male (selected from 3 for smelly lime scent and relatively fast growth... as fast as sour bubble can get.)
SB x CJ
BX3/BX4 BOG Sour bubble (2 females, both had a good sour/lime taste/smell. One was branchy - current clone - and the other was more of a bean pole - since been tossed, still nice plant though) x F1 H3AD Casey Jones (4 males)
This years cross (Summer '11)
Casey Jones x Sour Bubble IX1
(CJxSB and SBxCJ) x30
SB F2 x3
CJ f2 x 3
Open Pollination of the Above ^^