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I guess the ABC plant is at it's end of life stage. Whole branches are turning brown and dying. I saw it earlier in the week, but thought it was the heat from being in the attic tent on a warm day with no AC. The ones that have died so far have all had a few seeds that look mature. The rest of the plant is healthy, if you call branches collapsing under the weight of the buds healthy.

I cut the 5 or 6 dead branches off, trimmed and left them to dry. I just used the dehydrator fan with no heat. Not sure if the heat will damage the seeds. I say I have no sense of smell, but the strong diesel aroma in my shop was unmistakable. Going to chop the rest of the plant this weekend. Looks like I will end up with 50 seeds or so, maybe less. It's hard to tell with this thing the way the little leaves curl around the bud.

I think I'm settled on the idea of growing these again, but in the DWC this time. I want to see if I can improve on the incredibly slow growth with just improved growing techniques. Thinking of crossing it with the CSM or Stealth Fighter as well, both of which grow a lot faster. I know none of the F1 offspring will look like ABC plants. I have an idea of what I need to cross with each successive generation, but I'm still learning. It might just be too complex a goal for my limited skills and experience. It will be fun to try, though.
 

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Done... Still not sure why it started dying like that. I got maybe 15 seeds just trimming, but expect another 20 or 30 once it dries. I don't like digging through wet stinky bud looking for seeds : ) I had already taken a quarter of the pant earlier in the week. But overall yield was pretty small.

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I just noticed the difference in what that plant looked like Tuesday to what it looked like this afternoon. It can't be the grow environment, since I put it right next to the flowering CSM plant which is looking healthy as ever.

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I know everyone else is growing lots of plants, but I have to concentrate on my few : )

So more post mortem/chop info. The thing had been growing for months. I got a little over 2 ounces, or more precisely, not much. And I got 89 mostly immature seeds.

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So 9 weeks in flower and at least 6 in veg, and here's what was in the pot...

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I know I lack experience, but that's by far the smallest root ball I've seen on any of the plants I grew to harvest. They do look healthy, but I'm thinking the plant must have died of starvation.

I took some cuttings from the mother plant and set them to root. I'll put 2 in the DWC, another in a pot with em-1 which I'll reverse at some point to pollinate branches on the DWC plants.

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One or two more I want to try grafting on to a plant with better roots. It will be my first attempt at grafting. Have to pick out a suitable host, err root stock. I'll grow that from a seed, and take cuttings at some point to form the root stock and then graft the scion cut from the mother plant. I read a recent study where they grafted the scion to a cutting and cloned the whole mess in one step. Not sure I'm ready for that, though.
 

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I know everyone else is growing lots of plants, but I have to concentrate on my few : )

So more post mortem/chop info. The thing had been growing for months. I got a little over 2 ounces, or more precisely, not much. And I got 89 mostly immature seeds.

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So 9 weeks in flower and at least 6 in veg, and here's what was in the pot...

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I know I lack experience, but that's by far the smallest root ball I've seen on any of the plants I grew to harvest. They do look healthy, but I'm thinking the plant must have died of starvation.

I took some cuttings from the mother plant and set them to root. I'll put 2 in the DWC, another in a pot with em-1 which I'll reverse at some point to pollinate branches on the DWC plants.

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One or two more I want to try grafting on to a plant with better roots. It will be my first attempt at grafting. Have to pick out a suitable host, err root stock. I'll grow that from a seed, and take cuttings at some point to form the root stock and then graft the scion cut from the mother plant. I read a recent study where they grafted the scion to a cutting and cloned the whole mess in one step. Not sure I'm ready for that, though.
Dr Frank N Stein has nothing on you. Now you just need Abby Normals brain to transplant into your Abby Normal plants.
 

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I know everyone else is growing lots of plants, but I have to concentrate on my few : )

So more post mortem/chop info. The thing had been growing for months. I got a little over 2 ounces, or more precisely, not much. And I got 89 mostly immature seeds.

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So 9 weeks in flower and at least 6 in veg, and here's what was in the pot...

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I know I lack experience, but that's by far the smallest root ball I've seen on any of the plants I grew to harvest. They do look healthy, but I'm thinking the plant must have died of starvation.

I took some cuttings from the mother plant and set them to root. I'll put 2 in the DWC, another in a pot with em-1 which I'll reverse at some point to pollinate branches on the DWC plants.

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One or two more I want to try grafting on to a plant with better roots. It will be my first attempt at grafting. Have to pick out a suitable host, err root stock. I'll grow that from a seed, and take cuttings at some point to form the root stock and then graft the scion cut from the mother plant. I read a recent study where they grafted the scion to a cutting and cloned the whole mess in one step. Not sure I'm ready for that, though.
Grafting now. Looking forward to the show crash
 

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I have a bunch of Sunset Sherbet Fem seeds, so I started one as the root stock. Hopefully it pops, since I only planted one.

I was really out there to pollinate the CSM plant when the light came on. I wasn't as stingy with the pollen as I was with the ABC plant. Live and learn, I hope... I also removed another large mass of fan leaves, the third time in the last couple of weeks. Even now it looks pretty shaggy.

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Looks like the variegated trait isn't so recessive after all. This is from the variegated auto Caramelicious crossed with an auto GDP. Pretty surprised it showed up again. I didn't see it on the other two I already gave away.

Now I wish I hadn't already promised this one to someone, since I still have plenty of pollen from the original. Oh well. I have lots of extra seeds.

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Somehow I knew that Sunset Sherbet seed wasn't going to pop. I added a THC Bomb to the mix. Still using a paper towel, but if this one fails I'll go with a grow plug. Weird how every seed sprouted in a day or so when I had no idea what I was doing. Now they refuse to sprout pretty regular unless I plant them in dirt which I'm not using this time.
 
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