Welcome, welcome, one and all, to the '21 Chocolates Taste-Testers Sign-up thread.
If you’re familiar with the Kashmir Crowdsource Testing thread, this is an adjacent project, with the goal of documenting your favorite plants to use as a blueprint for picking future parents. This year there will be two iterations from two different farms, The Summer Sun harvested in July 2021, and The Hunters Moon, to be harvested in October 2021, each containing the same four lines.
- Apple Fritter S1 x Kashmir P4
- Chocolate Rain F2 x Kashmir P4
- MAC v2 x Kashmir P4
- Pure Kashmir P4 Bx’d to the P3 Mom.
Some background on things I’ve learned thus far: First, that Wiki-threads are hard.
I’m going to try using a Poll for the sign-up this time. Vote in the poll and drop a quick reply in this thread, and you’re done! I’ll shoot you a PM
The Kashmir Crowdsource seeds were offered for free, and shipping for 50 packs was somewhere between $300 and $500, so in order to prevent dine-n-dashing I required that the seeds be started within 100 days of receipt, and documented. There were about a dozen people who stood by their word, and thanks to them I’ve learned exponentially more about the father that I chose, than I could have ever deciphered alone. But that means dozens of packs failed to arrive? Surely a couple people genuinely didn’t receive their pack, but dozens?
So I’ve decided I’m not going to put any stipulations on this Crowdsource Testing thread. If you get a pack and want to put it away in your vault, more power to you. If you want to wait till my stock runs dry and sell it for $420 a pack, I’ll let you know when I run out so you can really hype up the exclusivity. This time around I’m going to take some inspiration from my older brother.
You see my brother had this cat Misty, and she couldn’t get fixed because she was in heat – so she quickly became 6 cats. He reduced that number to 2, Misty and her daughter Cali, and the next year it was back up to ~15.
So I asked him, “How the hell do you find suitable homes for 13+ cats,” and his response was bizarre to me…
“By charging $20 per kitten.”
I said “How in the world does that help? Won’t that make it harder to find homes?” And his answer was genius.
He said “Someone who pays for their kitten, even an insignificant amount of money like $20, will appreciate it more than someone who gets the cat for free. Because the person who got the cat for free has no sunk costs. Whether they don’t want to spend the twenty dollars, or whether they can’t afford to spend the twenty dollars, they aren’t the right individual.”
Because not only do people subconsciously believe “something that cost money is worth more than something that’s free”, they actually appreciate it more, too. And as a result of that simple distinction, the cats live longer, happier lives.
And that’s exactly what I’ve seen happen with seeds, so I’m not going to put any stipulations on this Crowdsource Testing thread. If you want to put a pack in your vault forever, feel free. If you want to wait till my stock runs dry and sell it for a profit, more power to you. I’ll gladly let you know when I run out, so you can really hype up the exclusivity.
But: If you want to help steer the future of this breeding project, by documenting your grow – and not just showing us your favorite plants, but being honest about the bad parts – I would love to have you aboard.
$50usd gets you;
(1) Pack of 13 seeds; The Summer Sun or The Harvest Moon Box of Chocolates, in one-of-a-kind, individually numbered, and tamper-proof packaging.
(1) Pack of 13 Pure Kashmir seeds, in case you want to take part in that Crowdsource project, too.
(1) Pack of 13 seeds, of the 2020 Boxes of Chocolates.
Plus a strain guide and description of the seeds, in case you want to cheat, and get hints to what you’re growing in advance.
Every pack will also come with a tracking number, and a bad movie.
- Sign me up!