Supersoil, Super-Strains, & Super-Highs from
Marijuana Breeder Subcool of TGA Seeds
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By Steve Davis
Chernobyl: a frosty treat that tastes and smells like a lemon slurpee.
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There are only a handful of individuals who’ve made it their life’s work to create reliable, powerful, unique marijuana strains. In North America, DJ Short and Subcool are among those very few premier cannabis seed creators who get massive total respect and props from marijuana growers and medical marijuana patients.
And because I just finished growing a Subcool marijuana strain, I get why his TGA seed company genetics are so popular.
The lemony-pineapple scent and flavor of this Chernobyl marijuana are as popular with my marijuana grower friends and me as the sledgehammer hybrid Sativa-Indica high Chernobyl provides.
It reminded me to again talk with you about Subcool and his uber-popular seed company, TGA Genetics…so you too enjoy growing and inhaling Subcool’s connoisseur marijuana strains.
He Spends Years Perfecting A Cannabis Strain
First though, it’s good to review why TGA seeds are so revered among marijuana growers and users. Subcool, his esteemed life partner and cannabis partner MzJill, and a dedicated crew of marijjuana breeders, collectors, and growers formed TGA seeds in 2001. They've had more than a decade to work backcrosses, get elite clones, create motherplants and males, and watch carefully to see how different TGA marijuana phenotypes and genotypes perform.
Subcool is an outspoken, courageous marijuana pioneer who has refused to create feminized or autoflowering marijuana seeds. He's launched some potent criticisms of cannabis seed breeders and sellers whose genetics are inferior, and points out the dangers of introducing feminization and Ruderalis (a hempy marijuana used to create autoflowering strains) into the recreational and medical marijuana strain library.
Unlike some other well-known marijuana seed breeders whose obnoxious ego, scams, and snark combine with the fact that their marijuana seeds go hermie, don’t germinate, or aren’t reliable to grow the strains you thought you were buying…Subcool, MzJill, and TGA are in it for the love of cannabis, growers, and patients.
These people work for years on one strain, until it's as perfect as possible. I describe them as botanical artists, working with pollen and buds to create a gallery of new marijuana aromas, visuals, and highs.
That’s how TGA created a proprietary set of new marijuana strains that are distinctively different from any other marijuana strains.
Bringing the Story of Dank to Marijuana Growers Worldwide
Marijuana growers also appreciate that Subcool photographed and authored two of the best marijuana grow books ever—DANK 2.0: The Quest for the Very Best Marijuana Continues, and its predecessor, “Dank: the Quest for the Very Best Marijuana: A Breeder's Tale.”
Subcool’s an engaging writer who does an excellent job explaining the taste, aroma, coloring, and psychoactive characteristics of his marijuana strains while also providing comprehensive cultivation, maturation, phenotype data, and photography so marijuana growers get the most from every TGA seed they buy.
TGA marijuana strains and photos exemplify "color-changing marijuana strains" that tend towards foliage and buds going deep blue, magenta, purple, violet, and red.
And the guy never rests. He recently told me that TGA now has 37 true-breeding strains, with five more in the works. Many of these are insanely high in CBD...higher pecentages than anyone has ever produced before.
Not only that, Subcool created a marijuana soil recipe (called supersoil) that powers marijuana strains with natural ingredients, and he is known for reaching out to marijuana growers via his Weed Nerd media shows and in online forums.
You will be seeing many more articles about Weed Nerds, TGA, and Subcool here at BigBudsMag.com. But one thing I have to clear up about TGA Seeds is that it is not just Subcool. In fact, you can look forward to articles about MzJill, who is known to marijuana industry insiders as the "Queen of Cannabis" because she has extensive knowledge of genetics, strain creation, quality control, and medical cannabis.
It helps that she's beautiful too, but many people get confused and think she's just "that hot babe taking massive bong hits next to Sub," when actually she is an integral part of the success that people mistakenly attribute solely to Subcool.
Unique Marijuana Strains With Flavor, Yields, and Aroma to Match Their Knockout Potency
For me, the flagship TGA cannabis strains are the Jack series, especially the delicious, very potent, and spacey Jack the Ripper (loaded with a special form of THC called THC-V), Chernobyl, and Jesus OG Kush. I’m doing a series of articles on TGA strains, beginning with Chernobyl, which I just harvested. So here we go…
Chernobyl comes from noble heritage. Subcool was interested in the legendary California Trainwreck strain, and when he found the right Trainwreck genetics, he worked them along with Trinity, Jack’s Cleaner and Space Queen to make a 60-40 Sativa/Indica combo that produces serious weight of Sativaesque buds, and finishes in 8-10 weeks.
Chernobyl was one of three marijuana strains in my recent grow op, and it was the one that held off dreaded powdery mildew. I ran a water culture marijuana grow op using Connoisseur pH Perfect, Big Bud, Bud Candy, and Organic B, and the Chernobyl girls were fun and easy to have in my marijuana grow room.
Grower friends told me Chernobyl handles warmer than average hydroponics grow room temperatures with or without added C02. They also recommend a longer than average veg phase, and cautioned me not to let Chernobyl get root-bound. Chernobyl can be grown outdoors, or indoors using hydroponics. Outdoors, it qualifies in the “pounds per plant” category.
I topped my Chernobyl plants once, but they didn’t go as tall as I’d been told they would. The buds were very pretty, heavy, and dense, and not quite as thick as an Indica-dominant type of bud; this decreases risk of gray mold.
The bud smell while growing, drying, and curing is insanely seductive, and the Chernobyl taste I get in a vaporizer set around 375F is exquisite…with big mouthwatering essence of lime, lemon, and pineapple.
The Chernobyl high comes on fast and at first is intensely stimulating. If you smoke more, or if an hour or two goes by, the high becomes more Indica as it takes on a very different, heavier set of characteristics. It’s always pleasurable to get high on Chernobyl, which has a very interesting lab-tested cannabinoid profile.
Take a look at the Chernobyl photo in this article. That frosty bud was still 2-3 weeks from harvest, and you see how crystally it already was! This kind of potency is virtually unheard of in Sativa hybrids, but Subcool marijuana makes it happen.
In future articles about TGA marijuana strains, Weed Nerd, and the TGA empire, you get more insider information that helps you grow and use the kind, unique cannabis genetics Subcool and TGA Genetics have created for our healing and enjoyment.
Subcool, MzJill, and the entire TGA organization are among the kindest, most professional people in our marijuana community...among the many reasons TGA seeds are the biggest sellers at seed banks worldwide!
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Marijuana Breeder Subcool of TGA Seeds
Monday, 19 August 2013
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Article by Steve Davis, on Aug. 19th 2013