I have been kicking around an idea for some time now and it seems like there might be some interest so I wanted to start a thread to get everyone’s opinion to see if its something feasible. I (like most of you) have a seed addiction. When I got back into the grow game I discovered Bodhi and went hog wild and started collecting up as many of his strains as I could because they had a tendency to disappear fast. Over the course of a couple of years of being on the hunt I was able to collect up many strains, tooooo many strains lol. It wasn’t long until I realized there is no way I am going to be able to pop all these seeds. No worries for me, I always intended to share the seeds with folks when the time came. Long story short (too late) I have 8 packs of Goji OG F1’s chilling in the vault. There was a discussion recently about Goji mother clones going for outrageous prices and F2 seed packs going for lots on IG. Fuck that!
Goji OG was probably the first Bodhi strain I grew and is still one of the best results out of my garden. Its one of Bodhi’s originals and is definitely one that helped put him on the map. I believe everyone should get a chance to experience this strain. So my intention was always to F2 these. Now how to go about doing that in an efficient way. I am not in a situation where I can pop alot of seeds and I have alot of seeds to pop lol.
So here is the idea I was considering:
Crowdsourcing the F2 run. What I mean by that is find several growers who are willing to pop 1 -2 packs of Goji OG F1’s and make F2 seeds. Then have all those F2 seeds combined into one gigantic F2 batch that would have the highest possible genetic diversity considering they would come from 8 packs of seeds. It wouldn’t be a true mass open pollination where all 8 packs could be done at the same place and time but I think its probably a pretty good compromise.
An Overgrown F2 project of Goji OG using 90+ seeds that are then given away freely sounds like a fun project and just the sort of thing this community should be about.
I’m going to tag a few folks who showed some interest and invite others to chime into the discussion. I am truly interested to see if this is something that is a feasible idea and would be excited to help make it happen.
Edit: Please speak up in this thread if you would be willing to run a pack and take part in the F2’ing. I have 8 packs to work with so need some volunteers!