hey my friend so glad your back! well Brock you might as well start with selection. as lots of peps just use what they have and dont know about what to look for just throwing whatever they have in there room together. so i think that would be a gr8 place for ya to start. glad your back bro!
sorry it took so long kak. i think were ready for some selection now that we have covered conserving a strain a little.
now what do people have to look for in a strain when it comes to selection? well it can be anything that the person likes in a strain or even everything within a strain to conserve the strain for the future. now lets look at a few of the things most people select for when breeding. effect of the plant when used as medicine, looks yes its true i know its not the most important but some people do breed for a plant that looks good things like purple colour bud's, stems, leafs, pistils, auto flowering, size, yield, THC, CBD, ect ect. its all about breeding a strain that suits your needs not others.
now when we find 2 plants with traits we want to breed into a strain how do we go about it? well that's not really a simple question to answer because there's so Meany ways to do it and just about all have there pro's and con's. one of the simplest is to simply make a F1 population from the 2 plant. making F1's is simply a case of crossing 2 different strain to make seeds. these seed's are known as the F1 population. now not all F1's are the same depending on the selection done already on the 2 parent plant F1's can have lots of genotypes and phenotypes and not give a uniform crop. some people believe its always best to breed F1's from ibl (inbreed backcrossed line) or il (inbreed line). breeding from inbreed plants will give a more uniform population in the F1 seeds. the reason for this is genetic load the genetic load of 2 F1 parent plants will be bigger then that of 2 inbreed parent. there for more genes to show through in the F1 population seen by the eye as pheno's and geno's.
i will be back soon to discuss the proses used after we have the F1 generation from the 2 parent plant. also it will explain locking down the traits by inbreeding for these that only want to make a F1 population from 2 ibl or il for uniform F1's. i didn't explain that first because it something that we have to discuss next so i didn't see the point in covering it twice.