I'm learning a whole lot about this myself. This is why so many other of us are pollen chuckers, and some are breeders. This is the sort of tedious, dogged, hard work that goes into most all of the great strains. They don't all come easy.
I have plans with a friend to preserve quite a few strains of various breeders starting this summer. I have the space, and he has a better genetic bag of treats than I do. We want to f2 a handful of Swami Organic Seeds and also work a handful of stuff from some other breeders and upcoming breeders.
And, then I have a strain I made and need to run the f2s for a search, not to mention crosses of friends with crazy good genetics, that haven't been tested fully either.
I'm really hoping I can get my space set to go for the real long haul, in the next month or so. Then I want to start doing the painstaking work of finding some gems. Patience will be the biggest hurdle for me. But, once I see the real work of doing it, I think I'll settle in to the bigger picture.
In the meantime, I'm trying to pick up as much advice from others as I can comprehend. It's great that we had a forum for you guys to get input from others during your projects. Very awesome. I had a feeling our "guest" that offered such pertinent and right to the point advice, might have been a certain person that might have some incentive or personal attachment to see us succeed in our endeavors. ... or thereabouts.. heh
That's why I'm reading these preservation threads much closer than other threads! I'm hoping that some small amount of this great info seeps into the thick mass that surrounds my "smart blob" in the process. Once I get my mojo on, all my hard work will be the benefit of lots of other people and friends who appreciate the plant. So much still to learn. If we could get even more medical benefits from it in the future, then that'll be so awesome. And, it's so great to finally be able to share it so freely with friends or anyone in need. People always love gifts of weed and or seed!
Thanks for the ride! and, Keep it Green!