So I am getting a little cabin fever over here ,and as I slowly work my way towards sorting all the seeds I have scored . I thought I might as will chuck a few around the place and check the germ rates . I will also be able to get a better idea of the structure of this strain going forward .
I cant give you a name for it as here its just Jamala ( local language for weed ) - @upstate mentioned Madagascan Spirit as a possibility, so I did a little digging .
The boys in Amsterdam used a landrace sativa that they got from Madagascar to breed a plant that they eventually called Madagascan spirit - Looking at Leafy’s Lineage for this plant it appears that through selecting the Pheno they liked best and subsequent crossing back on its self , The spirit was born …
I actually got a little bit excited after reading that , could this be the descendant of the those very same beans !!!, I have since reined my exuberance in .
I cant say for sure , but nothing here ever moves quickly here,so it may be that the seeds still carry some of that parentage …
The summers season is fast drawing to an end - so it wont be ideal , I don’t have access to much in the way of amendments
I did manage to get hold of some nitrogen fertilizer and Bat Guano from the local villagers
I plan to use any resource available , I am collecting egg shells and Banana peels already .
I have access to a massive supply of composted wood chips That has thoughtfully been turned over with a back hoe ( some of the biggest bloody worms I have ever seen ). I will also keep my eye out for any thing else I can use
I have found a couple of places that collect run off from the hills and look to me to be supplemented by springs… The ground is very poor with very little usable soil , mostly cap rock in fact - there is a good layer of Humus that was left behind when it was cleared - so that’s gone into the holes of course … The native plants are tough and seem to thrive on the hard ground conditions
So I went out to day and dug ( mostly chicken scratched ) a couple of holes
each hole had 13 seeds planted into it , I was surprised to come across a seedling growing in my tomato plants , it must of popped up when I discarded some un-matured seeds a week or so back … its looking bloody good I think …
anyway I will keep updating this thread with progress as it happens - I have made piece with the fact that these plants will most likely be taken by locals at some stage … I had a blue dream that got to 3 feet and began to show pistils- then poof overnight it was gone …