Good to see you back, looking forward to following your glog.
Cheers, man. I will try to update it more frequently then I did last year.
Nice list. White bubblegums, CGN's and homemade hybrids. What's not to like?
I have really enjoyed all the photos of BBG7 colors you have grown previously, so keep up the good work.
Good luck and may your hybrids grow to what you want them to be.
I'm planning on renaming and releasing the white bbg's by the end of this season. They've grown true in color last season for everyone, but there were some small differences in podshapes which I'm now trying out. I'm hoping even more and new BBG7 colors will show up this season, growing out F2 seeds from F1 last year so should provide for a lot of new phenotypes
Fantastic Stefan. That's a excellent list. I love your project crosses. I hope your seedstock seeds sprout for ya. I'm yawning your two plant per hole method. It makes things more easy. I've got the hoophouse ready. Just need to cover with plastic. In do time. Will be following with enthusiasm, as every year.
Good luck Sir.
Don't over work that back. Pace yourself.
Cheers, Chuck. If I don't count the old seeds, I'm over 95% germ rate of my own harvested seeds. I'm actually keeping it at 5 (Chinense) plants per hole this season Last season I did 10 and it worked okay but of course not all seeds germ at the same time and growth rate is different so some stayed to small. With Annuums I didn't had this issue, they just find their way to the light and 10 plants weren't an problem at all. I bet you can even do 15 per hole when it comes to Annuum and still be able to see all possible phenotypes.
The hoophouse looks good! Strong looking frame work there and be sure to get strong plastic as the wind can easily tear it when its to weak. I believe mine is 200 micron. We've had a storm yesterday but mine are still in good shape. I buried the sheet about 3ft, which might be a lot but it's not going anywhere
I've finally know the cause of my back problems and luckily it's not damage or nerves. It can actually be cured quite easily but just needs time to heal and recover. With work pressure and life... not always easy but I'm gonna work on it and be sure to get it back in shape before the season really starts
What is the MFPJ? I assume you're involved with half of the cross.
And did you grow out 50 F1 plants, as I see they're numbered?
I thought it was more important to grow out a lot of F2 plants, and not so much F1.
Or is it, if you have two unstable varieties crossing, even the F1 would have some variance?
Sorry, I thought I sort of understood this whole crossing of genetics thing, but have never really experienced it first hand...
I guess I'll just have to try it out, to truly understand it.
I feel like I learn things best by f**king them up enough times that I know what not to do...anyways
MFPJ is just a short for MeatFreak ProJect I've named my crosses. Each cross/project gets its own number so MFPJ50 means that it's my 50th cross/hybrid. The # behind it means phenotype, 1, 2, etc. Within these phenotypes you get variation to and when it's something interesting another # goes behind it with an number. So for example MFPJ32, when I grew out the F-2 it gave me a couple phenotype. 2 were interesting, so I grew those out #1 and #3 #1 has been growing more true last year and #3 gave me a couple color variations which I tagged #2 and #3. Now I liked those colors. Only the color was different in this case. So then you get MFPJ32 #3 #1 which grew true so F-3 this year, then MFPJ32 #3 #2 F-2 since it was an new color varation. And yes, even this year the MFPJ32 #3 #2 can give something completely different again which could be very interesting. The possibilities are endless and if I ran across something nice I'm not gonna just toss it away. I will save the seeds and see if I will grow it out next year or the year after.
When it comes to growing out F-2, you are right. It's best to grow out as many possible plants of that. F-1 I keep at max 3 just in case something happens with 1 or 2 plants, you never know. And yes, if you cross two unstable hybrids you will see variation in F-1 already. F-2 can be totally different.
I've learned most from own experience to, of course I've read the basics but experiencing first hand is the best way to learn Hope this helps you out a bit?