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grower help - Cloning & Autoflowers

Trogoliath

New Member
Since most of the information here is on the regular kind of cannabis, It's been challenging to find the answers I'm looking for.

1- Can/should I clone auto-flowers?
I've read that since AF are genetically induced to go into flowering stage after a set amount of time, it's very hard to clone them and reset the veg>flower phase. Have any growers here been successful in maintaining a clone cycle from their AF plants? Can I hope to get another grow from my Northern Lights AF or is this usually a one-time kinda deal?

2- Can I determine when exactly will my Northern Lights AF go into bloom?
The web says this strain usually takes 9-10 weeks from sprouting. Mine sprouted 4/20 :high-five: and I believe I'm going into my 5th now on a continuous 24hr light periods (click here for my journal). I'd like to be able to determine when to switch my nutes from VEG to BLOOM, and if possible the ideal time to take cutlings (if any).

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read/reply :Namaste:
 

CO Finest

Plant of the Month: May 2014 - Member of the Month: July 2014
Re: [grower help] Cloning & Autoflowers

Not worth even dealing with. Autos can not handle any stress at all or your yield will suck. So when you clone one for starters it will be at the same time frame as mother so now it will be stressed trying to root and will go into flower soon and be under developed.
 

Trogoliath

New Member
Re: [grower help] Cloning & Autoflowers

Thanks CO_Finest. You helped confirm my doubts (~.-)

I'd love to get an understanding on how one could confidently split veg/flower cycles for an AF if it's set for 10 weeks on a 24 light cycle
 

CO Finest

Plant of the Month: May 2014 - Member of the Month: July 2014
Re: [grower help] Cloning & Autoflowers

I would say the best way is to grow the same strain so you know all the time frames it does. Then you can master that one and start others. Just remember to make notes threw every grow. I do notes every day.
 

Antics

420 Member
Re: [grower help] Cloning & Autoflowers

You can do anything you want to an Auto. Cut it. Clone it. Stress it.

And then you risk a yield falling under 1g dry. This is from experience. I had an Auto sick and stressed from Pythium, yielded under 1g dry. Good smoke, but under a gram sucks for 2+ months of work.

Autos are best used as autos. A little LST, SCROG, SOG, they're all great. But I wouldn't top, FIM, clone or anything else that requires cutting or high levels of stress. I've read about some guys being able to clone them, some able to re-veg, but for the work involved and the diminishing returns, it's not worth it.

For all the effort required you can grow another Auto (Or a Fem, or even Regulars) and yield a lot more.
 

94xjjohn

New Member
Topping and cloning autos works (I'm on 4th clone of Amnesia Auto), but yield seems like about 20%. Seed banks have found a way to sell you new seeds for each plant you want to grow. Can you smell SCAM? I do.
 

94xjjohn

New Member
Same result!
 

theengineer

New Member
an plant's genetic disposition to for without light cycle changes can hardly be called a designed ploy by breeders to scam growers for more seeds, it is just the characteristic of auto plants.
 

94xjjohn

New Member
And once again.........SAME RESULT.

And, oh yes, WE determine their genetic disposition.
 

94xjjohn

New Member
I'm really not a conspiracy theorist. I'm just sayin'...
 
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