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This is a volunteer plant that came up in the spot where I grew feminized seed last year. We left the fabric down over the winter and the seed sprouted in one of the plant holes. I haven't given it any care at all.
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Thanks. She is small for a gsd, so it makes my plants look bigger in the pics.
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:00 pm

Awesome dog and good crop to guard! ;) How is the market looking for 2020?
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:23 am

Bower wrote:
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Awesome dog and good crop to guard! ;) How is the market looking for 2020?
Thanks, bower. There is still some market for smokeable cbd flower. It goes for about $100 per pound. Unfortunately, the government is cracking down and plans to set a ridiculously draconian limit on thc levels that will basically make the crop in the picture illegal by next year. Other countries set their thc limit at 1%, but ours is .3%. Small farmers and processors are being put out of business, just as foreign markets open up for hemp farming. Soon the cbd hemp will be grown and processed in Mexico or central America, then imported here and sold. Of course it is only large companies who have the capital to do so. They are probably behind the rule changes here, lobbying the small players out of business.

On a brighter note, cbg hemp has lower thc and will still be legal next year. Cbg wil be the next cannabinoid fad. It has similar properties to cbd. The plants are harder to grow, but I am learning. My plan is to plant all cbg next year.

I recently made a topical from the hemp roots. From what I read, they have been used medicinally for over a thousand years. I was stung on the hand by a wasp, and the topical made the swelling go away. The root topical seems to have a more penetrating effect than the topical I make from the upper part of the plant. Roots are cannabinoid free. It is other compounds in then that makes them work. The ones that are only in the cannabis root have for the most part never been studied scientifically.
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:56 am

Very interesting about the roots!
That does sound like a ridiculous limit for THC. I doubt that 1% would do anything more than preventing the cbd from putting a person right to sleep (if that). I think you're spot on about the rule changes. It just makes it impossible to build your business, having to start from scratch seed. Obvious way to get rid of all but the biggest players.
Just looking at the labeled contents of a couple of commercial sativa types (legal in Canada) for comparison: the THC total is given as 17.3 and 18.4%. That is a very long way from 1%.
One really strange thing about the legal pot market in Canada, they have gone to extremes (it seems to me) to separate THC plants/products from CBD plants/products. Whereas I think the 'old fashioned' types had something of both. At least, I think the sativa types had a bit more CBD than 0%. One of the products cited above gives CBD total as" <0.07%" as if the point was to exclude it. Guess I am ignorant of the fine points? I know they market CBD product with as little THC as possible so people who are afraid/concerned about its effects are not excluded, but why the reverse?
I've never heard of Cbg before, either.
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:25 pm

I have one cbg variety going now, got clones from a friend. I have another cbg variety seeds in the mail, should arrive any day. Over the winter, I will cross the two of them to make my own f1 feminized seed for next year. It is just now that small quantities of cbg seed are available for purchase. The price is absurd, $60 us for 5 seeds. But I can make 50,000 out of those five. It still always feels like I am trading the family cow for magic beans.

Dispensaries here sell cbd bud labelled as a ratio of cbd to thc. 20:1 is the highest I have seen. Strong med/rec pot is 25 to 30% thc. Comparing that to my .6% cbd hemp is indeed absurd.
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:49 pm

"I will cross the two of them to make my own f1 feminized seed for next year."

You have a cbg strain from feminized seed that you want to cross with another cbg variety from feminized seed. Can you explain how you will introduce a male to make this cross. Will you self either of these 2 varieties or will you reverse a female to obtain pollen. Since you mentioned F1 and not S1, I'm assuming you will reverse a female and pollinate the other plant.
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:54 pm

Yes, colloidal silver at about 100ppm will make a female plant produce male pollen sacs. The pollen is not as rich and virile as that of a true male, but it works, and the offspring will be female. There will always be a tiny chance of males still, but something well under 1%. It is environmental stress that is more likely to make a fem seed plant turn male. They really hate being rootbound, I have learned.

And I will likely end up with both a selfed variety and an f1 cross, just because it is easy to accomplish. I have the idea that a cross makes better seed due to having two gene pools to access, but that is just a theory.
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:40 pm

Good for you Cole! You obviously know what you're doing and I like the math, for getting 50,000 seeds instead of 5.
Also I like your reasoning for making better seed.
You absolutely will increase your gene pool.
IDK about the genetic diversity within marijuana. Since there's a ton of variation in content of various secondary substances, I will assume there is a fair bit. So your mother plant is not like an OP tomato, homozygous for all genes. There would be quite a bit of heterozygosity, and that means every seed that you produce is in some way a bit different from the others. So all the 5 seeds you bought are in some way different from each other, even though they (probably) came from the same mother plant and maybe even with her own pollen production. Still there are small differences.
Will be interested to hear how your seed production goes this winter.
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