Hey friends-

It’s been a wild ride with this batch of Blueberry Muffins!  I’m bummed to say that it appears only 1/4 plants will survive with adequate and smokable nuggets.  It’s not as if the others didn’t make it- they grew tall and beautiful, but for some odd reason, they just never really produced nugs.  I don’t necessarily believe these were male seeds because they didn’t have telltale signs of a male plant (little balls/seeds with no hairs or pistils, grow very fast- see image below)

Early flowering stages of the female and male pot plant.

What I think I ended up with were some seeds that were hermaphrodites.  Believe it or not, cannabis seeds can produce this type of plant on some occasions.  When a hermaphrodite cannabis plant develops, they typically display both male and female flowers in different parts of the plant; they may even grow small yellow stems that look similar to a micro banana.  As I continued growing my plants and found more information from the interweb, I’m confident that the majority of the seeds from this batch were hermaphrodites- just a bummer I didn’t figure it out until the end stage!

Anyways, I salvaged the one plant (cut it down last Thursday, 9/8)) and likely get an oz. or two from the harvest.  I have 6-8 seeds of various strains left that I am planning to start germinating soon; after the seedlings sprout, into the tent and under a nice light they will go.  In several months time, we will have a fresh batch of goods to enjoy!

Blueberry Muffin plant cut down and drying for the next 10-14 days.

As much as I’ve enjoyed cultivating cannabis and gaining a deeper understanding of the cannabis plant, I’m starting to consider shutting down the lights and folding up the tent after the last batch of seeds.  Out here in California, the cannabis market is so highly saturated that we are able to score mass quantities for an extremely cheap price- I’ve done some basic calculations (and I want to stress basic– let’s be real, I’m no mathematician), and unless I grow a hefty amount during each grow cycle, it’s almost not even worth it- mainly factoring in energy prices (extremely pricey these days, as it seems everything in life currently is), water, soil, and a few other items for a successful grow operation.  When adding up those fees, time, and commitment- it’s essentially to the point in which it’s easier to buy the goods and more affordable… I will say though, I love the growing process and it is extremely satisfying to enjoy the “fruits of your labor”; I am also convinced the grass grown is much cleaner and far more pure than the products I pick up; it’s reinforcing to know where exactly the weed came from, how it was grown, and seeing the natural evolution of the plant from seedlings to trimmed nuggets is a satisfying experience and something to take pride in.

Close-up shot of the Blueberry Muffin plant. After drying fr 10-14 days, I will conduct a “dry trim” and remove the excess leaves, including the “sugar leaves”- smaller leaves with trichomes that can be a tad harsh to smoke.

So, the plan is to continue to grow and use up the rest of the seeds.  I’ve got three strains remaining- the rest of the Blueberry Muffins (5), Lemon Gelato x Sour Apple (2), and Bubba Kush (2-autoflowering).  I’ve never been too sure on mixing/matching different strains (especially photoperiod vs. autoflowering), but I’ll bust out the ol’ Cannabis Encyclopedia and do some research.

Anywho, that’s all I got for now.  By the next post, hopefully I’ll have a nicely chopped up plant with lots of Blueberry Muffin nuggets to enjoy!   Hit me up if you have any questions or simply want to shoot the breeze perhaps have a virtual smoke sesh?!

Party on, friends.


Congratulations to one of my best friends and his lovely life who is recently hitched!

My name is Andrew Flack aka The California Kid. I’m a special education teacher, hockey player, dog lover (RIP Dora), pizza connoisseur, cancer warrior, space nerd, cannabis advocate, and globe trotter. I attribute my success to grit, grind, eternal optimism, family, friends, and the unique coaches and teammates I’ve encountered throughout ice rinks across the world.