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Otto #2 Update

July 24, 2014

I’ve decided to run a more complete, extended trial on this seed generation to better understand the ratios of the secondary compounds CBD and THC produced by these seeds. I know many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Otto #2 and i apologize for the delay in getting these to you. [...]

Origins of a CBD Collaboration

December 20, 2013

Earlier this year I contributed a cut of Harlequin (de la Althouse) to a seed project run by my friend Lutzy. Harlequin is a clone-only CBD line from somewhere in the West. Clone-only means that it is a living clone derived from an individual plant. Another way to say this is that no seed version [...]

Thin Layer Chromotagraphy Lab

December 10, 2013

Equipment is beginning to arrive for my new thin layer chromotography lab. Waiting on solvents, micro pipettes and a text book. By January I will have in-house cannabinoid screening capability. This will rapidly accelerate the seed development process by allowing me to screen for desirable chemotypes.

Harvest Crop Shares 2013

November 14, 2013

I love this time of year for a lot of reasons but one thing that makes it special are the crop shares I receive from a few friends that grow my seeds. In these arrangements i usually provide something to grow in the form of seeds or starts, the friends provide the space and the [...]

Nepali Highland Heirloom Update ~ 30 Days

September 5, 2013

The Nepali highland seed started out as something of a challenge. The first planting germination rates were extremely low and I wondered if the project was even possible. At 30 days the plants are green and healthy. The original plugs were replanted at 20 days to 1 gallon nursery cans. At 30 days they were [...]

Low-Stress Bending Basics

April 20, 2013

Some cannabis cultivars are super tall. This is particularly true for the Sativa types. Attempting to grow these in anything less than wide-open space requires some reshaping of the plants. The simplest way to do this is to bend the plant to one side and fasten its primary growth tip to the ground or container [...]

FSL#2 An Exceptionally High CBD Plant Preserved in Seed Form

April 6, 2013

  These came to me as a gift last week from a very generous friend. The seeds are selfed (S1) from a female Kush type that belonged to the people at Full Spectrum Labs. I am told the plant tested at 17% CBD and 6% THC. If this proves to be true, this could be [...]

Summer Seed Trials 2012 Sneak Peek ~ Nepalese Watermelon Haze

September 15, 2012

Summer Seed Trials 2012 Nepalese Watermelon Hash Plant x Haze I had the privilege of visiting a private home garden today where some of my seeds are being trialed this summer. Here’s one I thought was really beautiful. The parents are both vigorous Sativa types. The male was an heirloom Nepalese ‘watermelon’ hash plant which [...]

Equatorial Sativas ~ Difficult to grow and low-yielding, so why bother?

August 24, 2012

When I was first introduced to cannabis in the late 1970′s, the available supply consisted almost entirely of equatorial Sativa types imported to Southern California. The source countries were primarily Mexico, Columbia and Thailand. A fair amount of Hawaiian material was around as well. What is unique about these tropical Sativa types is their incredible [...]

A Simple Propagation Method for Cannabis, Part II ~ Rooted Cuttings

August 17, 2012

A couple of weeks back I stuck some cuttings from a group of Haze plants grown from seed. I’ve done this many times before, but I’m always a little nervous until I see roots. The material I started with was healthy and green, with no signs of nutrient stress. The foliage that I left on [...]