Clones taking during the flowering stage can sometimes display unusual growth patterns and can become crazy branching monsters. Depending on the grow setup, this can be taken advantage of. Learn about monster cropping and other ultra-advanced techniques in this guide (for SERIOUS growers only).
Ok, so you want to take clones during the vegetative stage if possible, yet how do you choose the best mother plants that will give you the most potent buds and greatest yields? You don’t know how the plant is going to turn out yet since she’s still in the vegetative stage. You could just choose to clone any plant, and maybe that’s what you want to do if this is your first time cloning. Yet if you want to get the best results, you should choose to grow clones from only the best plants. But how do you know which plants are going to be good when you have to clone in the vegetative stage? How do you even know if the plant is a boy or a girl? This is where things get a little bit tricky… There are two major ways to identify male and female plants in the vegetative stage. Looking at pre-flowers or taking an early clone and flowering it .
Although you can identify the gender of a cannabis plant when it’s just 3-6 weeks old from seed, you may choose to clone your plant earlier, and therefore won’t know the gender. To get around this, you can always take clones of all your plants right before you put them into the flowering stage. This will give you a “copy” just in case any of your plants end up blowing you away with their quality. Keep these clones in the vegetative stage and allow them to start growing. I have a vegetative tent and flowering tent, and I just stick new, healthy clones in the vegetative tent until I’m ready to flower them. Continue to nurture these new clones and allow them to start growing into full-size plants. Meanwhile, as your main garden starts flowering, the “parent” plants will start revealing their true characteristics. At this point, throw away any clones that came from a male plant, or from a plant which grows slowly. After harvest, you will know which plants had the best yields, growth, etc. These clones will become your “mother” plants which you can take further clones from whenever you need new babies. How do you keep a mother plant from getting too big? You can easily keep a mother plant in the vegetative stage for two years or more as long as you keep the plant under a vegetative light schedule. Any clones can be kept in the same place until you’re ready to move them into your main growing area. Make sure the mother plant is well-fed and happy so that any clones you take off her are healthy and strong. However, if you keep light and nutrient levels low, the plant will tend to grow slower, so you can keep the genetics without growing a huge plant. You can take clones off the top of the plant to help control height, and plant training can be used to train a plant to grow into almost any size and shape. Cloning gives you the power to take one plant and get unlimited new cannabis plants for practically forever! Each new clone is a genetic copy of the original plant. Take your newfound power and let’s help overgrow the world 🙂 About Nebula Haze: Medical marijuana is important to me as an epilepsy patient, and I’m dedicated to showing you how easy it can be to grow your own medical-grade buds. I believe people should be able to grow cannabis in the privacy of their own homes! I have made it my mission in life to build the best growing resources available so anyone with an internet connection can become an advanced grower! I know you are dedicated to growing the best marijuana possible. Advanced techniques like monster cropping, which was mentioned in this article, are not for the faint of heart. Learn the most advanced growing tactics and techniques right here: https://www.growweedeasy.com/growing-elite-marijuana. You need to learn this plant’s language if you want to grow real chronic buds and get the best yields possible. So you could spend years and years learning from trial and error… Or you can take the shortcut to consistently producing outstanding results by learning from real growers who have done all the work for you.
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