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the proper way to pollenate your own seeds . little help please in the
The Grow Room forums; hello fellow riu members. i am interested in pollinating 1 of my afghan kush ryders and 1auto sweet tooth from ...
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the proper way to pollenate your own seeds . little help please
hello fellow riu members. i am interested in pollinating 1 of my afghan kush ryders and 1auto sweet tooth from barneys farm, also a blue mammoth. any suggestions on a father plant. i want to keep the auto flower traits and the dankness as well. how far into flowering should i pollinate and how much pollen should each bud get. i also would like to know how long till the seeds are mature and viable. lots of love to all my fellow members. thanks to the well of knowlage that some of the seasond vets have here it has made my experiances wonderfull. Peace out and happy growing to all
i dont pollenate my stuff but a buddy of mine does. he gathers some pollen from what ever plant hes using and takes a q tip and dips it in the pollen and just touches different spots here and there on his plants. every hair you hit will make a seed. this way he gets a few seeds here and there but doesnt have all his bud full of seeds.
A very interesting question, how would a male plant be kept anywhere near the female without pollinating everything for miles around? In the same house it would seem to be impossible with central air and even in the same area outside?
I would love to know this to save a strain, or am I old fashioned to believe I couldn't do the same with clones?
Jack the Knife
Keep the male in a closet with little toover no ventilation, like your veg room... where you keep mothers and clones.. the first few preflowers will open and give you plenty of pollen in the early flowering stage, like drolove's buddy, collect some pollen with a qtip and paint it on some of the early flowers of the females you plan on pollinating.
As far as holding on the the auto flower trait, some will, some won't... simple genetics chart, XX in one XY in the other...
DON'T keep the male in the flowering room, you'll have seeds everywhere.
Last edited by MrHowardMarks; 07-23-2012 at 06:16 PM.
I haven't been on here for 3 years... call me old fashioned, but I've kept clones and mothers of the same strain alive for over 10 years... if that helps. But its really hard to save a strain that's already started flowering, and I imagine impossible to keep a mother of an 'auto-flowering' strain... not even sure what auto flower is. I imagine some type of ruderlis hybrid that I know nothing about.
Originally Posted by jacktheknife
Mr. Howard, I understand and thank you! Another valuable piece of information I have never heard of before. J. Knife