Nice debunk Palindrome ^^ And classy.
I'm forced to disagree, but we are locked in this debate to show, comments after comments, how we disagree ^^
At this point, only to put the nuggets on the table will clear the debate between us. And will not profit to the community by the private aspect of this.
I say that with integrity and respect, and with a procedure in mind. Not in thinking to cheating you with a zamal hybrid than flower during 6 months ^^
I think than the GPW is an ineffective ratio to calculate the cost per sqm of a grow op. This is a thing than we can easily debate on a specialized thread imho. But to stay in the subject, i will never drive a grow op with a SOG from seeds ^^
For an important point : the uniformity of the quality. When you put a dozen of LBS on the table of "strain AAA", your "customer" want to take any nugget of package and have the same quality/potency/taste in the whole bag. It's pretty obvious for us i guess, but it's not necessary limpid for people than don't really realize what is the real constraints of a large scale op.
I disagree, to stay on the subject of large scales production. This cost must be integrated in your price per gram. And it's very not zero ^^ The most expensive angle being the turn over of all your motherplants and theyr maintenance; and the high density of light required than permit to don't be doomed between too harvest. If you can't harvest enough clones between twos harvest, you're fucked and your costs per gram drastically increase.
I respect that. It's your vision.
But i'm thinking the exact reverse ^^
Since near 20 years now, the market has proven than it rely more on the renew of each generations of growers to fck them on the standart of quality than anything else. I don't need to explain, facts are here, than today we are begging and sometimes we become mad for things than was widely available yesterday.
And breeders are the slaves of the market; to be honest, to share a testimony in a way and to be direct without any anger. I must say than i feel big respect for all of them, even for guys like Arjan, to be clear. It's a big darwinian game, and no one is really responsible in fact. Democratization and the rule of large numbers are. It's just a change of paradigm.
So yes, if you have access to your favorite weed and than it is something than you truly love : Don't rely on the market to maintain it, or you will have big regrets. Genetic production (not seed production) is the next war imho, but i assume than it is a very personal angle of vision of the future.
Now, to give an idea of what is a SOG from seeds ... it's maybe fair to share some pics lol
Pure sativas on a penny-cost test of generation, sweet memories of this sick selection lol :
Detail and tricks in photo, for the curious ones.
And to give an idea of what to expect from a 12/12 from seeds, in term of shape and to do a (nice) tribute to my last apprentice in breeding, in the same move :