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Having a 2nd harvest?

XxUpInSmokExX

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Marijuana Grower's Handbook - part 31 of 33

by pH Imbalance

"Regeneration"

[Indoor/Greenhouse Edition]

Ed Rosenthal

After the marijuana plant has ripened and the flowers havr reached full maturity, it still responds to changes in its environment. Plants can be regenerated and can yield a second, third and possibly even more harvests.

In its natural environment, marijuana flowers in the fall, and then dies as the environment becomes inhospitable and the number of daylight hours decrease. However, if the daylength increases, the plants soon begin to revert from flowering to vegetative growth. At first, the plant produces single-fingered leaves, then 3 and 5 fingered leaves. Within a few weeks the plants grow at the rapid vegetative rate.

There are several advantages to regenerating marijuana plants rather than starting from seed. The plant has been harvested and its qualities and potency are known. The plant has already built its infrastructure. Its root system and main stem are already grown so that it takes less energy and time for the plant to produce new vegetative growth. A regenerated plant produces the same amount of veetatipe rowth in 45 days that takes a plant started from seed 75 days.

To regenerate a plant, some leaves and bud material are left on the stem as the plant is harvested. The stem may be let at nearly its full length, or cut back to only a few inches above the ground. The more stem with leaf material left on the plant, the faster it regenerates, as new growth develops at the sites of the remaining leaf material.

The plant started flowering in response to a change in the light cycle. To stop the flowering process, the light cycle is turned back to a long day period. The plant reacts as if it had lived through the winter and renews growth as i it were spring. Within 7-10 days new non-flowering growth is apparent.

Marijuana seems to react fastest to the change in light cycle when the light is kept on continually during the changeoper period. Ater it has indicated new 'rowth, the liht cycle may be adjusted to the normal garden lighting cycle.
~~~Anyone have any experience with this~~~
 

zolar

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Re: Having a 2nd harvest???

yup have done it several ways best way was to leave end tips
of lower branches and some inner tips of upper branches i try to leave 6-12 small end tips and all the leaves on those branches and some leaves above the tips on harvested branches that i prune later after new growth has
started going faster it does take 2-3 weeks to kick into
real growth but while waiting i've noticed that the small little tip buds start stretching and loosening up as they change to veg. growth [about a week or so ] hope this helps you could get advice on revegging from other sources by looking up poinsettas [yup the christmas plant
]
poinsetta behavior to temp and photoperiod /dark cycle are
real similar to weed and advice on dark cycle /methods
is good
 

zolar

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Re: Having a 2nd harvest???

also you can stretch out harvesting by pruning top off and allowing lower inner buds an extra week or so with better light
to get bigger
 

XxUpInSmokExX

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Re: Having a 2nd harvest???

are you supposed to leave some of the bud on there too. Say you harvest the bud, can you leave it in the flowering stage after you harvest and the 2nd harvest will start immediatly??
 
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