- May 3, 2021
my 1st grow was the 2 BD autos ( 1 hermie, 1 harvested too early) indoors in a light proof tent with "burple"lights and controlled RH & temp.I have a couple of questions. First was there another plant to pollinate and was it hermied too? Second what were the growing conditions? Inside in controlled environment or outside? Most genetic defects are stress related from heat or drastic climate changes, some are just from genetic traits from all the cross breeding. I grow outside always and push my last plant to it’s limits to force it to produce a banana or two and self pollinate. Then I will clip that certain bud or buds to save the rest of the plant and collect the seeds after curing. I have done this for years, and it works well. My current grow is half new strains and half seeds from last year, no issues. I find some auto varieties just can’t handle the heat in late Summer and go all genetic crazy and become shit. My landrace photos never an issue. In my experience topping and LST doesn’t create enough stress to effect the genetics as long as you know when to stop and let her heal and blossom.