Doesn't a diary count as active? The Millenium Seed Bank at Kew dries them to 15% relative humidity; packs them into sealed containers along with some silica gel acclimatised to the same 15% RH; and then freezes them at -18°C.I'm too scared to freeze mine, so I keep them with a sachet of silica gel, in a properly-airtight plastic tub, in the bottom of the fridge.
I dunno but that, you could have a diary up n only post once a fortnight or what ever, n that's not what I would really call active! that's some interesting stuff about the seeds, I'll be putting em in a air tight box in the fridge!
Just want to say this sounds like a cracking idea, a failed grow can be heartbreaking and demoralizing for a newbie grower, anything we can do to help them out and make it easier definitely has my full backing.
As for the concern about a list just bringing requests for specific strain, how about a donors thread listing by indica/sativa/hybrid, anyone who's up for donating some beans can list what type of strain they're willing to donate but without mentioning specific strains to avoid requests. If a failed diary is going to be the criteria for the beans then maybe replace them with the same type, I.E. send indica dom if they're medi growers, as sativa might not be much use etc. Something to think about.
Init mate, I've had a few go wrong in the past n it is heartbreaking, especially when the end is in sight n you get a pest or mould infestation or some shit! I was kinda thinking more along the lines of people donating known hardy strains. I fucked up my first couple of grows, but then for my third I was given some kush cuttings off a mate. He knew they could take some abuse (and they did lol) the grow came out ok and it gave me a right confidence boost! If we could do that for a few others it would be great!
Great idea but can I suggest the obverse of what is being suggested. Sod the newbies they always fuvk up decent seed. let them grow hemp. How about us oldies giving our best beans to each other. We all have a lot of rare n sort after beans, well fuck that shit. Growing cannabis aint a fashion event of keepers and elite cuttings. We all know thats pretty bogus, even some of us realising that were just growing the same strain different pheno. Well how about I know I have great seeds no hype. If your old time grower with a finished diary and youre going to grow them on here the I have purple strorm, oaxacan, aztec rain and a very few medicine man for you oldies to try
The aztec, purple and oaxacan are not strong strains just rare mexican and funky
The med man is big yielding easy grow and yet to be seen potent
Also some sniesel beans from jf, snow white x diesel
I can see what you're saying ken mate, it would be cool for seasoned growers to pass around rare strains n that, but I would rather get more people into growing in the first place! I've helped 4 mates set up little percy grows now, the way I see it the more people that grow for them selves the harder it will be for the old bill to stop us!