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tallslim

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in my garden i have two different strains. i found out that a male has eluded me in one of the strains. so i thought, why not, lets cross breed. well anyway i cut him down and i was wondering what is the best way to cross breed with one plant of the other strain without threatin to pollenate the rest of the harvest.
 

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c/p courtesy of ganjaguru..
I had a male plant that I seperated from the others as soon as it grew balls (2 days after 12/12!). When the balls opened and it began to shed pollen I put a small paper bag over a branch that had tons of balls and left it for several days.
Then I removed the bag which by now contained lots of pollen (and ditched the male). I put the paper bag in a tight-sealing container and kept it in a cool dry place for several weeks, then I put the bag over the end of the lowest branch of a female that had developing buds and shook it up, then removed it.
The next day I sprayed the entire female with water which invalidates the unused pollen and set her back in the flowering room with her sisters.
And grew a crop of sinsemilla except for that 1 branch.
Another way to collect pollen is to cut the branch of a male off as soon as it begins to shed pollen (or just before), then put that branch in a glass of water that was sitting on a pane of glass. It will continue to live long enough to shed. Then you can scrape the pollen off the glass into a paper bag, and when ready, use a small paint brush to paint pollen onto the chose branch(es).
Of course, there should be NO air circulation during collection & pollination.
 

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thanks alot hick, a friend of mind did the methond with putting a plastic bag over one branch and i think he was lazy about it and pollinated most of the plant. i think i will be more cautious then he was. should i pollinate early into flowering or late? man my babies look great.
 

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I like to pollinate early on, for a couple of reasons.
1...It gives the seeds abundant time for maturation
2...Only exposed pistills can be pollinated. Pistils grown after pollination wil remain seedless.

Use a small artists paintbrush to pollinate.
 

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thanks again, i forget about the grow guide we have here.
 

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hey hick, why isn't Marpassion ever on anymore.
 

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