Checked on the cloning chamber. Some of the clones are beginning to perk up a bit. One or two may have taken a turn for the worse. Watered and rotated everything in the cloning chamber. Still no sign of sprouts from the Afghani’s. Decided to dig up the seeds and see what was up. Couldn’t find a single seed or any sign that they had started to sprout. They’re older seeds I’ve been keeping around for several years. May have lost some viability and there’s only seven left, so I’m going to try germinating them in a cloth first. Moistened it, dropped the seeds onto it, folded it, and put it in a plastic bag. Put the bag up on a shelf in the outer room of the basement and left a small opening in the seal.
Older seeds can be much harder to coax into sprouting. Ganji’s using a tried and true germination technique that should give his last seven seeds their best chance of sprouting. For him to be able to preserve the Afghani genetics he prizes so, he’ll have to get at least one male and one female to use as breeders. The more he can get to grow, the better, as he’ll be able to choose the best of the bunch and be a bit selective about his breeding stock. For now, the seeds should be kept warm, 80-85 degrees, and moist. --MAX
Nothing to do in the flowering chamber today but check on the climate, reset the thermometer/hygrometer, and watch them grow. Bagged up the leaf. Got two huge freezer bags packed full. Should produce quite a bit of kife when I get around to screening it. Until then, I’m storing it with the jars in the basement.