Posted on

ice seeds

Ice® recorded the highest levels of THC at the 1998 High Times Cannabis Cup (published in Weed World magazine). Multiple back-crossing (squaring and cubing) has resulted in specific desired traits being stabilised and at one point even some Blueberry genetics were added and subsequently stabilised. This plant withstands high temperatures well and is primarily intended to be an indoor strain although it is worth pointing out that it will flourish in a Mediterranean-type climate outdoors.

Ice® is derived from crossing Skunk Special with White Widow. Out of 500 female plants one plants was selected for its ability to express both sides equally. It has the ginormous buds of Skunk Special together with the resin production and sheer power of White Widow.

With a two week vegetative period before being put into flowering plants will grow to about 60 – 80 cm. tall. The flowering period will endure for approximately 60 days giving a total growing time of about 75 days with outdoor harvests being ready in mid-October for northern Europe. Yields are very high and the buds have a very strong diesel-fuel smell and taste which comes across as being rather medicinal in nature. The effect hits hard and fast with a true indica body-stone that will get growers very relaxed indeed.

Ice seeds

Crystalline ice plant is the disco ball of the plant world. The leaves, stems, and flower buds are covered in sparkly epidermal bladder cells filled with salt water that sparkle in sunlight. Legend has it, this plant is the source of Elton John’s power, and the inspiration for the majority of his fabulous looks.

Crunchy, tangy, salty, snack! We love that this gorgeous ornamental is also a delicious vegetable.

We start our seeds indoors and transplant after danger of frost has passed. They prefer well drained soils, and can thrive in disturbed areas or poor soil. You can also direct sow the seeds by lightly racking them into the soil surface in mid-to-late spring.

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.
For best results, store pelleted seed in an air-tight container and use within one season.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Harvest & Storage
• While picking individual leaves helps extend the season somewhat, all eventually become bitter as they begin to bolt

Culture
• Lettuce performs best in cool weather, 60-70°F, and grows in a wide range of soil types
• Plant as early as soil can be worked
• For extended harvest, plant every 2-3 weeks and choose heat tolerant varieties for summer
• Lettuce seed can be sown every month from February—October
• A cold frame and cold-hardy varieties can stretch the spring and fall growing season into the winter months
• Apply 1 cup of TSC’s Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• 1 gram of seed will sow 30 row feet
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best results

Transplanting
• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• As soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed, thin loose-leaf types to 10-14 inches apart; icebergs, butterheads, and romaines to 12-16 inches apart

Insects & Diseases
• Common pests: Aphids and slugs
• Pest control: Strong spray of water for aphids or applications of Pyrethrin or Neem oil, baits, traps, or Cabbage Collars for slugs

KEY TO LETTUCE DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BR | Bottom Rot
DM* | Downy Mildew
LD | Lettuce Drop
LMV* | Lettuce Mosaic Virus
Nr* | Lettuce Aphid
PM | Powdery Mildew
Rs | Corky Root
TBSV | Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (Lettuce Dieback Complex)
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.