Hey there folks. I got hit with a challenge to try a strain from a member who says it's about the most potent thing he's run. It's a "normal" priced seed line and that some of the things I pay up for (rare/cutting edge) are overpriced. The reason that I do is simple. I want them..... His is that I don't need to. This first pic is for him to know I got the package from the drop shipper, and that he can see I did take 3 out and pop them. There you go my "shiny" friend. Thank you for the beans and the new strain! Normal bean popping for me. Paper towel method with H2o2 enriched stream water. Yes, I said stream water. This is 32hrs after being put into the bag - all but one of the featured strain has popped. Splain'in part: The ECSD is Greenthumbs. The Shiatsu Kush is the subject strain. The Iraqi hash plant is a strain given to me by an officer in the Army. Long story short, is that he got them in a house search, during a firefight in a city in Iraq. A rear wall was breached and the "backyard" was full of lovely plants. It was the home of the local hash maker (said the interpreter).... He gave them to me and has become a patient... They run like they are not a Indica landrace....At least I think so.....Nicely potent, and long lasting buzz. Nothing real special but popular with our patients. Does run in the 21 - 23% range as an average. The Clockwork Blood. Was not run due to keeping my #'s at a safe buffer - below the limit. Next run rotation... Here they are 2 days later. So, every bean that popped, made it to seedling stage. Some might say these are a little tall. I like them that way! I bury them deep and get a better root system that will come out of that buried stem section....Iraqi's are first (right to left), then ECSD and the Shiatsu's. Only 2 of the 3 Shiatsu beans popped. that's ok and I'll run with that. At least that's my long term idea. So then, first installment of this journal is done, and the down the road focus will be on the Shiatsu... I'll drop a few shots of the others from time to time but, my weekly focus is on that Shiatsu. I will attempt to file a pic and comment every week starting this coming Monday......This is the initial run of this strain. I have not done any dial in on this.....It's a "go from here" run. Organic water only - with some mid to late bloom use of Age old bloom and an organic K sulfate.