The art has been lost with commercial growing I do agree. How do you tell your HB from fakes. I feel like I have a similar cut that has been around for a really long time (my mentor had it for 5+ years) and EVERYONE I know has gotten rid of her. I kept it because the reek off of this thing is like the weirdest black licorice and the buds get pretty dense, and the high is insane. Needless to say she shines sometimes but I do not know if I should scrap it or keep trying. I have only grown it out one time and like I said everyone whos given me the genetics has thrown it out, but is there anyway to DEFINITELY tell what HB cut is yours and whats not besides the yield? I have an O.G. thats the same age right next to it and the growth patterns are very similar, except the pistils are fatter on the HB. Would love you to shed some light since HB has always been my Favorite, and this cut has almost made me hate the strain. Love that your getting out there and responding and clearing the dust your the man. Keep on doing what your doing for the love, it shows.Shit man, thank you for the kind words. Im glad you had and are having a good experience with the work me and the farm are doing.
And yes to your answer about other breeders who aren't exploiting my name. yes, Ive spoken to the CFSB boys and they asked if it was cool to work with my work. And I said no problem by me. Actually Im not a Nazi or anything, Im not going around policing the web, I dont have any issues with folks using my gear as long as credit is given where credit is due. I think most breeders feel that way. It's when someone grabs your work and calls it their own, or misrepresents what they actually have, that is shady. And especially with the people buying the gear who dont know which way is up when they sit and try to figure out whats what because everything is so messed with 10 different stories about every plant and person...lol I say call it what it is. Dont mislead people into believing something other than the truth. And whats worse, is those using shady methods and then tagging my name on it. Of course theres nothing I can do about it, and once seeds are sold they are sold and in someones hands to do with as he pleases. Just be honest and truthful about what it really is. Saying something is bagseed isnt neccessarily bad. Fuck....Look at the whole , Sour Diesel saga. All this hype over bag seed...LOL
Edit: A prime example is Elite. That guy took ALL my gear and everything he had except his outcrossing that Lemon Thai, was all my work. He sat there calling it own his work, never giving me any credit and then selling packs at outrageous fucking prices. And now today....I still get hit up about Elite using my shit or not, because no one knows for sure. It causes confusion and mystery and frustration as "True" coinesseurs try to figure out all the little things we look for in good smoke. How do you trace lineages if you dont know whats up with the stock your playing with, how do you track specific phenos, highs, resin concentration..etc if you dont know where or what your shit actually is. Im like alot of you. Im a coineseur first and formost. I will never grow a bag of herb that I wont smoke. Matter of fact, I consider it my duty to share with people what good fucking herb is. So many shit growers out there, that as buyers, you need to start putting the pressure on growers to do it better. Its sickening to look at most of the herb sold in clubs anywhere, either in Cali, washington, colorado or where else its legal. And real and truly sick people are smoking that swag and don't know any better because so few focus on growing quality. The badass thing is, that I love the internet for this fact, there is a higher concentration per a capata of coinesseur heads online, than any one place you could go to. Humboldt, California is not the dank capital of the world. It is the commercial capital of the world( well the whole triangle actually) , the coinesseur capital is right here online and we live everywhere.