Starting a new Peanut Butter Breath pheno hunt along with a Thug Pug genetics Banana Breath and Sherb Breath. Get grow tips and follow my grow journal over the next 9-10 weeks.
I have been chasing Thug Pug strains for a while now. I think I have found a really nice Banana Breath and will be running a full grow of her. But I really want to find a purple Peanut Butter Breath pheno. I know they exist but so far it has eluded me. This will be my third try and they say 3 is the charm.
The pack of Peanut Butter Breath seeds I will be running was made by a 2nd generation grower from Cali. My first run of his F2 seeds yielded 11 plants but unfortunately only 1 was a girl. Sometimes, although it’s rare, things can go that way with seeds.
I contacted the breeder and he sent me another pack. It has taken a while to get these into flower. I have 7 plants that I believe are all girls. It is possible that 3 untested plants could be males but I dont think so. There are 4 confirmed girls plus my PBB F2 from my last run. Hopefully the other 3 will be female and I will have 8 to pheno hunt.
PEANUT BUTTER BREATH GENETICS
So this strain was created by Thug Pug Genetics. It is a cross of DoSiDos x Mendo Breath f2 (Studly Spewright). The DoSiDos is from Archive Seeds and is a cross of Face Off OG and OGKB. Flowering time is 9-10 weeks and the plant is medium to tall depending on the pheno type. For a complete genetic breakdown go to Peanut Butter Breath (Thug Pug Genetics) :: Cannabis Strain Info (seedfinder.eu)
PEANUT BUTTER BREATH SEEDS
Thug Pug genetics seeds are no longer being made and sell at a premium because this is his most popular strain. I have seen them sold for over $400 a pack. They were less than $100 when he made them and quite frankly they are not worth buying even if you can find them.
I was gifted about 40 seeds of his various Breath strains and you can check out my first grow here: THUG PUG GENETICS SEEDS AND PHENO HUNT
His seeds can produce some incredible plants but they have their share of problems. They seem to produce a lot of males and they do produce a lot of mutations. There is a lot of variation between phenos too. At this point original seeds are older and probably have a lower germination rate.
To my point I only had 2 PBB girls from his F1 pack of seeds and neither were keepers. There are purple phenos but at this point I am still hoping to find something nice in this run.
As far as determining smell and taste goes I might be bad at that because they dont smell or taste anything like peanut butter to me. The color of the pistils does remind me of the color of peanut butter though.
If you want to grow this strain it is fairly popular. So you will need to find someone who made Peanut Butter Breath F2 seeds or better yet a clone. I really cant tell you where to find them but you could check on Strainly.
My first run of F2 seeds yielded much better plants than my original F1 seeds but there was only one girl out of 11 seeds. Now I am running my 2nd pack of Peanut Butter Breath F2 seeds and it looks like 7 of 12 are girls.
My one girl plant from the last seed pack was very nice. She was frosty and ripened all her buds from top to bottom. But she was also all green and this strain can show purple. Hopefully I will find the purple pheno I am looking for in this grow. Here is what she looks like:
She’s definitely not bad! I just want the purple too! The Banana Breath was outstanding last run. Very frosty, good yielder and tinges of purple running through the buds. The Sherb Breath was very good but not a heavy yielder and I dont know if she is going to stick around.
Here is a current grow that’s mostly MAC1 but with my first Peanut Butter Breath F2 too MANIFOLD TRAINING MAC 1 AND PEANUT BUTTER BREATH – 420 GROWER
How To Grow Thug Pug Peanut Butter Breath
There are a lot of grow methods out there and I have tried most of them but I am above all a hydroponic grower. My preferred method is recirculating top feed drip. I ran flood and drain for quite a while but have gotten better results with top feeding.
I use Buddy Stones which are the same as the now out of business GrowStones but you can use any inert media for this method. Hydroton or perlite will also work in this type of system. Rockwool would also work but I think it holds too much water. You really do need to use an inert media for recirculating hydroponics.
The idea is to feed frequently but at a lower nutrient strength. You are supplying food directly to plant roots. Since plants dont have to search for food they have a faster growth rate and usually finish earlier.
TOP FEED DRIP WATERING SYSTEMS
If you grow in coco, pro mix or soil, recirculating systems are not a good choice. It is possible with coco because it is a hydroponic grow medium but it will be a challenge to keep your nutrient profile balanced and coco is much better suited to a drain to waste top feed system.
With that said a top feed drip watering system can be adapted to virtually any grow medium if you take into account its water holding capacity. Be careful not to over water and always make sure you have some run off after every watering.
I use Floraflex open flow manifolds and open tubing to each pot. I run House And Garden Aqua Flakes which is designed for recirculating systems. My system runs on a timer so it is automated and I feed multiple times per day. Below is a video that shows my nutrient line up.
In this grow the plants were topped once. I did not do any other training on them. They are fairly upright so I will use my first screen to spread them out a bit but I am not tucking any branches.
Next to strain selection, lighting is most important even more so than nutrients. I run HLG lights and believe they are the best LEDs you can buy. Others may disagree but dollar for dollar they cant be beat and they are made in USA. Their warranty and customer service cant be beat.
I am a closet grower. These plants sit in a 2×4 flood tray under a HLG 650R. It is a powerful light and requires monitoring your PAR and DLI levels. Closet grows present challenges that commercial growers dont have to face. While I could run CO2 I choose not to because controlling the environment and VPD is much harder in a closet.
Finally I am not saying you have to grow Peanut Butter Breath this way but this is what works for me. I just want you to understand what I am doing.
PEANUT BUTTER BREATH PHENO HUNT AND GROW JOURNAL
It is day 7 for these Thug Pug genetics girls. They were propped up to even the canopy up a bit because there is a difference in plant size. There are a couple of OGKB leaners in this bunch.
After growing a bunch of Thug Pug’s stuff I find the more normal leaved plants tend to do better. The OGKB leaners are very frosty but usually small, low yielding and dont branch very well. PEANUT BUTTER BREATH F2 PHENO HUNT DAY 7 – YouTube
OGKB leaning leaves on day 7 above. Below is a canopy shot on day 10 with plants a few days away from flowering.