I have a few more photos of my grows. First up @Baudelaire's FDM seeds Durbans I received from @Jellypowered.
The Durbans are so big and full of flower. And unmistakably sativa, each bud being tall and slender. And sticky, mmm mmm. I took a bud from each plant. Just a bud. I'm getting tired of waiting to try it. I pulled off 10-15 leaves from each bud before putting in in my drying cabinet and my fingers were so sticky that I washed it off in Everclear. That's the great thing about extract. I throw my concentrate coils in it to clean the coil and save ALL the sticky goodness that was contained therein. If there is a remnant, I can recover it the next time I run the still.
I really wish I hadn't pollinated the top cola on #75. It wasn't deliberate, but it happened. The #74s cola is seed free and look at the size of it. But, as long as I am above ground, there's time to make another seedless tall pheno, assuming there is one in the 15 or so seeds I have left.
In the not so distant future, I'll take seeds from each mother and pollinate them with the daddy's stuff. That, I believe, if I understand the breeding thing right, would make the seeds coming from this plants F1s. I want to set the structure on these to what the original mom was, and again only if I understand it correctly, an F1 is going to show more consistency than an F2.
And there is the breeding stuff loses me. If an F1 provides the most consistency to what its mother is, why would anyone want to make an F2, F3, etc.?
It is interesting to note that numbers 74 & 75 smell different. I was leaning around the #75 to water what will be my last Purple for a sometime to come, and I realized #75 smells more like onion, while #74 smells more like a cross between pine and Pinesol. I hadn't noticed it earlier due it normally being closer to the wall where I am not reaching around it, but today I had moved it while looking for fallen seeds and hadn't put it back yet.
Like her sister the bushy girl, her aroma is not as loud as any of the other plants I have flowering at the moment. It is a small nose, like its volume is turned way down to 1 or 2. Quiet though they may be each girls perfume is not to be confused with someone else's when you put your nose right up to her flower.
I love this next plant, the LowRyder x LaDiva! This was from @ReikoX. She has beautiful colors. Even as the chlorophyll is fading and her leaves yellowing, those same leaves are turning an awesome purple in places. The pistils have all turned to what my colorblind eyes see as a rusty color and look like threads adorning each bud. And each bud is (currently) sprinkled generously in milky white trichomes. I think this is quite possibly the most colorful plant I've ever grown. Here is a downward view of each of her side buds and her main cola.
I has a mild, yet intricate, bouquet. It seems to a sweet, citrus component that is very pleasant to the nose. The other component(s) is more background. It is more rugged, woodsy maybe. It isn't as inviting. Like an olfactory Jekyll & Hyde.
And then, of course, it can be run in the previously surplus space in my Veg grow. I love it! So much so that I already have a couple of babies coming up. I uprooted the male.
Number 91 is definitely female, she has full size pistils growing on the node just below the top.
90 on the other hand, is androgynous yet. A few hours ago, I thought I saw beginning pistils on the node just below the top using my 5x visor, but when I switched to a 10x eye loupe I couldn't find them. I was probably wistful thinking.
I am anxious to see what a seedless one looks like at this point.
I have 5 more of @Kalgrae's (BC Mango x BC Night Nurse) x Diesel Moonshine (the green phenotype) seed I got from @Jellypowered in germinating. Two had 1 mm long tap roots a couple of hours ago and two more looked like they were starting. I stopped trying to fix what wasn't broken and went back to the way that always works for me, paper towels and a heating pad, with the exception soaking them 16 hours in a fulvic acid solution of 35ml/gallon of water.I left them in until the first one actually popped. I'm certain these will go better. I'm sure I was doing too many trial things with the last group. Now the trials are exclusively being done on the oldest beans I've got and only 1 strain at a time.
I gave my Sweet Tooth plant its 1st STS treatment on the 27th. Following the instructions supplied with it, the next treatment will be the 2nd. It was kind of a pain. I chose the shortest plant because it had the sturdiest branches. It was inches shorter when they were small plants. They've all put on quite a few inches since entering Flowering a week ago. Not only in height and leaf span, but their trunk and branches have put on some new wood. This strain is supposed to make gigantic buds, so I guess it is going to need all the extra wood to support them.
I didn't want to bring up the Sweet Toothes too much because I bought them (from @Baudelaire of FDM Seeds), they weren't gifted to me, but what the hell, they are growing in my Flowering room, they are freaking sturdy looking plants. Maybe someone that bought some, but hasn't gotten to growing any out yet might be interested. Also, I thought someone might be interested my STS reversal. It is a straight up first for me. I am using purchased STS so if it doesn't turn out, at least I know the STS is mixed properly. Cuts a variable clean out of the process I've been doing a lot of firsts this year. I'll start including the ST4s in photos more often. I don't actually have any photos of them since they went to Flowering because I have to move at least 2 plants out of the room for a while so I can get to them. Wait until you see the leaves. Are these cannabis or palms?
Hopefully, next time I'll pictures of some baby (BC Mango x BC Night Nurse) x Diesel Moonshine reaching for the sun.
Have a great day, one and all.
Edit 1: I had uploaded the same photo 2x. I deleted one of them