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How To Start A SeedBank

GrowingMadness
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I’m currently presented with a rare opportunity to start a seedbank

Although I have no idea how it’s done.

From what I can tell, you’d need at least 3 rooms. 1 Veg for males. 1 Veg for females.
1 Flowering for mating.

How pull it off. no idea.

Well-Known Member

I’m currently presented with a rare opportunity to start a seedbank

Although I have no idea how it’s done.

From what I can tell, you’d need at least 3 rooms. 1 Veg for males. 1 Veg for females.
1 Flowering for mating.

How pull it off. no idea.

Mysticlown150
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i’ve been breeding for well over a decade. even did the seed site thing a few times, and got screwed by quite a few people, including some on this site. i was BANNED for discussing my strains and projects. in more than ten years i have stabilized 4 original strains, and have a few more projects still in the works. this shit is NOT done overnight, and all crosses must be tested before you can even THINK about selling anything. this x that is not always going to give you a great cross, in fact usually crosses don’t work out for one reason or another, and you the breeder end up starting all over, back to the drawing board.

as for rooms, you have veg and flower. when working your lines you rotate males, and keep multiple females. ie, if i was to make a new cross, i’d have gdp, ak47, norther lights, etc flowering, and one sour diesel male in veg. males will auto flower in 24 hour lighting, so you just be patient and wait. once the male is about to drop all his gunk, pick up the plant and gently thwap all your females with him, and turn a fan on (done at week 4 of flower). then wait 8-10 more weeks to harvest seeds.

imo, if you’re only going to post to knock someone’s reply, know who the fuck you’re talking to first.

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i used to be hard on others. favorite saying, NO CLOSET HACKING.

amateur breeders can hurt others more than helping most of the time, esp when medical users are COUNTING on good med genetics when growing out your seeds. you sell ONE BATCH of bunk junk and you’re finished, and many people just wasted 6 months of their life. do you feel responsible enough to work on a cross for 3 or more years before being able to say, “this is ready for others to try”?

Mysticlown150
Well-Known Member

i’ve been breeding for well over a decade. even did the seed site thing a few times, and got screwed by quite a few people, including some on this site. i was BANNED for discussing my strains and projects. in more than ten years i have stabilized 4 original strains, and have a few more projects still in the works. this shit is NOT done overnight, and all crosses must be tested before you can even THINK about selling anything. this x that is not always going to give you a great cross, in fact usually crosses don’t work out for one reason or another, and you the breeder end up starting all over, back to the drawing board.

as for rooms, you have veg and flower. when working your lines you rotate males, and keep multiple females. ie, if i was to make a new cross, i’d have gdp, ak47, norther lights, etc flowering, and one sour diesel male in veg. males will auto flower in 24 hour lighting, so you just be patient and wait. once the male is about to drop all his gunk, pick up the plant and gently thwap all your females with him, and turn a fan on (done at week 4 of flower). then wait 8-10 more weeks to harvest seeds.

imo, if you’re only going to post to knock someone’s reply, know who the fuck you’re talking to first.

I'm currently presented with a rare opportunity to start a seedbank Although I have no idea how it's done. Advice? From what I can tell, you'd need at…

Start a Seed Bank

What is a seed bank?

A community seed bank is a network of seed saving and exchange, a site for exercising Seed Freedom. Seeds are collected, saved, grown out, multiplied, selected, distributed …and the cycle continues, the circles of freedom keep expanding.

Seed banks are also called seed Libraries, where you can borrow seed like you borrow a book, and return on reading (growing and multiplying).Some communities, especially in Europe and USA, also have heritage seed savers who grow and distribute heritage seeds at a cost. In Navdanya, we promote community Seed Banks to recover Seed as a commons. So far 80 community seed banks have been set up by Navdanya.

How does it help

A seed bank will provide a refuge for local seed varieties in your region. This is a crucial step towards seed sovereignty at a time when patented seeds conquering the markets leading to great scarcity for regional seed varieties. Moreover, your seed back also can be a sanctuary for wild or traditional plant varieties which are important for its particular properties (like medicinal value, nutrition content) but are not considered as a crop for cultivation.

How do I set up my own?

First, start collecting the seeds in your region. If you are saving seeds in pots, keep it in a cool and dry environment to prevent any damage. Similarly it is important to label the pots with the details of the seed variety contained in it (like the name of the variety, particulars of the variety-for eg, drought tolerance etc). If you are planting the seeds, make sure you are able to identify the varieties cultivated (for instance, by labeling the plants). Similarly, save a portion of the seed before replanting the variety.

If you are a school, start saving seeds by setting up a “garden of life” to save seeds of freedom. If you are in a community, start a “garden of hope” as a community seed bank. If you are associated with a temple, church, mosque, gurudwara, start a seed sanctuary or distribute seeds as a blessing.

Start a Seed Bank What is a seed bank? A community seed bank is a network of seed saving and exchange, a site for exercising Seed Freedom. Seeds are collected, saved, grown out, multiplied,