Was Considering buying a greenhouse for next summer. Any suggestions on plants per square meter, or planting schemes using different strains?
It depends on when you plant. You can plant late and have smaller plants closer together with one good cola each or plant early and have a few big monster plants.Was Considering buying a greenhouse for next summer. Any suggestions on plants per square meter, or planting schemes using different strains?
Well I see plenty of indoor growers complaining about mould and ventilation issues so I would have thought calyx to leaf ratio was even more important these days. There used to be zero manicure strains although that probably wouldn't apply now because I notice that some indoor growers are obsessive with manicuring. We used to leave a little bud leaf so the joints would burn easier.Scrubdog's right. So many variables. When you decide on grnhse size, strain & the finish size you want, post back with that info.
-- Scrubdog, I don't think its so much that breeders have gotten sloppy as it is growing techinques have changed so much in the last few years. The old school grower liking the big plants have kinda been pushed aside & breeders of the newer genetics are catering to the sm SOG growers with the high tech lights, high powered fans & exhusts. I've been doing this over 40 yrs & can't believe the changes. I go sog, very sm plants indoors, very modern, but like you, I want the big plants, high calyx to leaf ratio for outdoors, & those are hard to find.
My experience is very similar to yours. I grew the same strains for fifteen years from original Hemp BC seed way back when Hemp BC first started and also from a Swiss seedbank now long gone. I lost everything in a particularly nasty bust and had to start all over again and had very similar experience to yours. You're dead right about the F1s and line breeding.I think the reason they may be breeding them leafy is these new strains have so much trichrome production on the bud leaf. The mould issue is what brought about the new high tech exhust systems & fans. No matter what you breed, even animals, every improvement in one area sacrifices something in another. I totally agree with you on the fast turn over breeding. Back in the day, we could get F1 hybrids. Pretty uniform, but subsequent breedings threw phenos all over the board, no uniformity. So GOOD breeders would breed them out quite a few generations for an in-breed line for consistency. Now a days, if you want consistency, you have to breed them out yourself, or hunt your ass off for older established strains.
-- I put myself out of the loop for quite a while because I'd stayed with the same strain for over 20 yrs & had no idea what was going on in the new breeding. Between hurricane Sandy & thieft I lost my strain. Boy was I confused when I first hit the seedbanks looking to start over!!!! That's how I ended up on the forums. I have a BS in hort & wasn't about to be outdone in growing ANYTHING! All of this newness has given us old farmers two choices; either keep up with the new, or find seedbanks or friends who have kept the old strains going & available. Growing techniques between the old & the new are very different & don't always interchange well.
-- I'm thinking of starting a new thread, comparing the old to the new. I think we have things to discuss & to bring to the attention of the newer growers/breeders. I'll PM you when I get it started.