Hello folks i thought it was time some of us discus breeding methods. I especially wanted to open up dialogue surrounding issues of one to one breeding vs open pollination an the actual uses for these things as well as inbreeding depression an how or why it comes about. Its seems that many people have a false belief regarding some of these issues an this thread may be useful for many people who want to try to breed the best along with getting high quality an potency from the seeds you breed even when germinated in small numbers. Also understanding how an why degradation or inbreeding depresion comes about.
Ok something i think may be useful in getting people to easily understand what I’m trying to do here. So for example many people are looking for highly potent, electric, trippy sativas (this could be used for heavy potent indicas or just outstanding scent or flavours)an don’t understand why they are no longer found in the way they once were. If you can imagine we have a field of eg Thai sativas. There are 5000 plants in this field. Maybe 30% are male an 70% are female (this is just for example so that people start to get the picture). These plants are left to go full season an openly seed in the outdoor conditions. Now the first question #1 is once the seeds were all collected an next year grown out an we were looking for the most trippy electric plants why would all the plants not be overwhelmingly potent plants equally ? #2 Why would only a certain probably 10-15% of the plants be better that much better ? #3 An then once those plants are found how do you recreate the next generation of seed to be at the same quality as those ? I will leave it there as a starting point.