So my buddy gifted me a pack of Bahama Mama from Solfire Gardens. There were 13 seeds in the pack and they all germinated. All are doing very well and showing excellent vigor.
I have big plans for this strain. Since I have grown the genetics it was made with separately I know it will produce nice flowers. But I also want to find a really nice male and do a bit of breeding. I actually tried to reverse my Black Banana with STS and it made male flowers but there was no pollen. I will be trying again if I can find a good male in this batch of seeds.
How I Germinate Seeds
I always soak my seeds in a shot glass until they sink and that usually happens within 24 hours at most. Then I transfer them to a small plastic container with a lid like the ones lunch meat comes in. I line it with a paper towel and dump the shot glass and seeds into it. Usually there is enough water that I dont need to add any more. The towel should be wet but not soaking in standing water.
I seal the lid. From there I look for a spot with some bottom heat. I dont worry about light at all. Seeds dont need to be in the dark to germinate. I put mine on top of my fish tank cover where the water is 80-82 degrees and they will usually have tails within 24 hours but older seeds will sometimes take longer to crack.
Seedlings are fragile so I dont leave them on the napkin for very long. If you do sometimes the roots will start growing into the paper towel.
I transplant them root down into 2 or 3 inch pots filled with Canna coco which I feel is the best and most consistent coco. I always use the bricks because I feel they are dry and more likely to be free of fungus gnats.
I make sure it is charged with CaliMagic at 300 ppms. It has more calcium and magnesium than other brands and also a bit less N.
If the shells stick to the leaves which sometimes happens I will mist the plants and occasionally I will help a husk off. Otherwise I do not mist seedlings at all. Just give them about 300 micromoles of light and 50+% humidity and it’s off to the races. Never put a dome on seedlings!
BAHAMA MAMA BY SOLFIRE GARDENS GENETICS
This strain is a cross of Black Banana Cookies and Tropicanna Cookies. I have the cuts this strain was made from and have grown them both multiple times and both are permanent residents in my stable.
You can read more about Bahama Mama’s genetics here: https://en.seedfinder.eu/strain-info/Bahama_Mama/Solfire_Gardens/
Here are some Bahama Mama bud shots. They are not mine but I expect good things from my seedlings. I have grown multiple strains from Solfire and they never disappoint.
Bahama Mama Bud Shots – Not Mine
Here are a few pics of this strain. They are not mine but I think they give a good indication of the quality I expect. If they are any indication of what is to come the hardest thing about growing this strain will be deciding on a keeper.