hello overgrow friends……
i want to apologize for not being able to be more present in the online world, 2018 was a very challenging year and it took all my time just keeping the garden going and the ship afloat at home. we are still a family business and i pretty much do everything along with help from my wife. i love what i do, and do it with all my heart and soul but time is the one commodity i wish i had more of. so….big thanks and blessings to all of you that support us doing what we do and sharing in the process together.
i want to say how honored and gratified i am that people are working with my seeds, its the biggest blessing to know that people are finding, keeping, sharing, and working with my seeds. i feel like the cannabis gene pool is a beautiful living tapestry that we are all weaving together as one.
iv’e have had some friends that have asked me to clarify my best practices and wishes for working with my seeds. the cannabis community has grown exponentially and theres a lot of new passionate growers and seed makers, in the early days of the online forums it was a much smaller community, there was a code and mutual respect that i think kept us engaged and integrated even if we did not always agree on everything. i would love to see that flourish again, half the fun of making seeds is meeting new people, trading, collaborating, and creating a strong, vibrant, and healthy community.
nobody owns nature, we all borrow from the past and creative for the future, i feel honored and deep reverence and joy that other gardeners work with and use my creations for their own creative work and inspiration. we are all in this together, the cannabis genome is a never ending collage guided by endless hands and the great green spirit. we are protectors and shepherds of this most sacred garden planet.
these are my feelings on seed creation
please make hybrids with any of my stuff, please create more seeds to find your special expression, go deeper, or take things in new directions. trade, gift, even sell* but find your flow and niche, these are unfinished works of art we all work on as a community.
i know we live in a group reality but not everybody sees it the same way so heres my guidelines for maximum respect and co-creational harmony:
testers: please wait till they are released to breed with incase they are not up to par, we want to create novelty not entropy.
hybrids for personal use or for sale: yes please!
fgens of dead lines: yes please, thank you for your time and energy to allow these cultivars new life, i can also possibly provide old special lines to reproduce if theres something needed and not available.
fgens current lines: personal/friends/family… sure, but not for general distribution . i would prefer that you focus on lines that need reproduction over things that are currently stocked by bodhi seeds. *current fgens for profit is ok if you have isolated or line bred your own unique expression of a line with documentation. (bare min 2 generations).
landrace/heirloom/neirika…. open pollinations of nierika and landrace or heirloom releases are always welcome, its up to you to keep the vibe alive and to insure maximum geographical and environmental expressions for the future.
so…… in essence just have fun, be creative, be respectful, collect, create, grow, share, and find your niche…. cultivate community, get involved and get evolved….
and remember it’s not how high you are, it’s hi how are you!
overgrow the planet!