what is your question?
This is my first post. I'm not much of a forum person, that is i don't post in forums usually but will read them if i'm looking for something specific, understanding that i must take most of what i read with a grain of salt. That said i need some clarification. I have been growing for two years, studying Cannabis cultivation for three. Im constantly reading and experimenting. I generally become an expert at most things i become interested in. Ive been honing my skills on bagseed. Im now ready to start purchasing quality genetics. Heres the problem: for every good review theres a bad one. For every supposedly great strain or company theres somebody swearing its crap or a rip off or whatever. Weve all seen pictures of beautiful looking cannabis plants, so the genetics are out there. Weve read the reviews in various books or magazines, who make it seem like it ought to be as easy as just picking out what you like and ordering it. The more reviews i read however the more it seeme the trully great stuff is being hoarded by the elite few, while everyone else just gets what they get, or Nothing. Then theres the "clone only" stuff. It seems that nothing is ever reviewed as being as good. Its as if those strains are friggin unicorns, only to be seen by the lucky few. Even when somebody like Dr. Greenthumb says hes aquired original cuts and selfed em to create beans all i read is that, "there too expensive, they hermie too often, or i grew it out and it def ' wasnt as good as the original, blah blah blah" So how am i to trust any source? If i go by what i read on this site alone ide have to assume the real genetics are just too elusive to actually ever aquire. As i said, i dont participate in forums because of all the conflicting posts amongst other things but this is really driving me a little crazy and i thought if i asked some of these questions directly i might get some answers i can work with. Thanks to anyone who has something helpfull.
what is your question?
(⌐■_■) stay stoned.
I think he is asking what seedbank to trust and what breeders.
What he is not taking into it is. Each to their own and everyone as their own tollerance. What gets a moderate user hammered wont even touch a regular.
Most seedbanks-Breeders and even modern day hackers have good and bad genetics.
Its like expecting every seed to have a Whisky like offering (Top shelf only) what about the beers and the wines?
In short where can the best genetics be found( or can they even, that is, are they really available to all of us?), and why in your opinion will someone, somewhere viciously disagree with you no matter what you say?
are you asking for % thc numbers, weight/time ratio, or what I personally like best?
The reason for your confusion is personal preference, everyone is going to prefer things slightly different. And you don't trust the numbers because well are they really the bottom line? (i don't think so personally)
In my humble opinion there is no such thing as "best genetics". There are way too many variables to make one strain or even a handful so much better than others.
I would suggest Sannie's Seed Shop. You cant go wrong. You will be more than happy with anything you decide to give a try, especially after coming off of bag seed.
High grade seeds have some really solid genetics as well. Their super strain advertisements are just that, advertisements. Its pretty good bud at pretty decent prices.
Both are smaller so you wont be overwhelmed with choices.
First thanks anyone whos responded so far. I understand your point about personal preferences, however i also know that certain strains are more or less universally loved. Also there are certain things that absolutely no one would preffer such as, beans that dont pop, a pack of "fems" that turn out all herms , or a company that just doesnt send you anything or spending $200 on a single bean thats supposed to be the real deal and then it comes out "not really like the original" So like canna 420 said i am asking which companies and breeders to trust, but more so (having a hard time w this i guess) Im asking if the representations made in the mags and breeders sites regarding all the factors that matter ( Looks,yeild, potentcy, aroma, taste, vigor, stability) are acurate and if so are they actually sending those beans, or is it all just pretty pictures and marketing. My point is i read alot of negative reviews.
The pretty pictures you see in reputable breeders adverts are representative of the "Best" pheno for a particular strain.
But - not all seeds from that strain will exhibit ALL the attributes given that strain.
That is one of the reasons many of us will run a batch of seeds, pick the best looking plant (s) of that group & create a mother.
It's really hit or miss, of course you don't want to miss, (maybe one day we can claim it as a business loss).
But what Greatwhitenorth says is true. You first need find that one special plant, then exploit it!
You may want to start using clones, I like the idea of growing something that I can take back to the vendor and say WTF? you said this was Grape Ape! At least you might get a replacement clone for your trouble.
Hopefully your search will be short. Sorry, not much help on finding a mother for you. best of luck.