Cannabis Growth Timeline
Female: Two pistils (the pistil contains the reproductive parts of a flower) will be growing on the buds (flowers grow above these leaves, one cluster on each side).
3. Vegetative Growth
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It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months to grow a cannabis plant, this varies based on where you’re growing. If you have an indoor grow room, your plant has the ability to flower after only a few weeks!
A plant is a living thing lol
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Although regenerating cannabis is far easier indoor, where precise control of lighting and other environmental variables is possible, it is also possible to regenerate outdoor cannabis plants. This is usually only possible in regions with long growing seasons, or little seasonal temperature and photoperiod variation. For example, in subtropical regions such as Hawaii, there are reports of growers maintaining plants for several years, and producing multiple harvests.
I am currently witnessing the regeneration (entering the flowering stage now) of an Auto Berry (f). I had no intention of experimenting with this process, but when I harvested this plant – I cut away all of the leaves and buds, except for a tiny leaf or two at the very base – I didn’t toss the soil under my peach tree as I usually do. I was busy and just put the pot for safety’s sake, back in the grow tent – not directly under any light. It started re-growing immediately, so I added more soil and started watering with nutrients. It went crazy and started showing flowers 3 weeks later.
If a mature cannabis plant is trimmed until most of the buds and branches have been removed, it can be put back into vegetative growth mode and produce a second harvest
Take a clone as you normally would, but be sure to remove all visible flowering nodes from each clone. This will improve the clone’s ability to root out by halting flower production within the cutting.
Re-vegging is hard to successfully pull off, even for seasoned growers. It takes a few weeks for new growth to appear so you might be wasting time and space waiting for new growth only for it to not happen.
If cloning a weed plant, growers usually need to take a clone of a plant before it begins flowering. But if a grower neglects to for any reason, that phenotype, or the genes of that specific plant, will get lost. Re-vegging is the only way to preserve an exact replica of a particular phenotype once it has transitioned into the flowering state.
A cannabis plant that has undergone a full growing season will have a complex and robust root system. If re-vegging a weed plant, it will move through its second vegetative phase quicker if it has a mature root system, whereas clones or seeds will take longer to establish roots.
Types of re-vegging
The process of taking a clone from a flowering plant is a re-vegging technique known as “monster cropping” (more below), and it can produce more vigorous and bushier plants. If done correctly, monster-cropped clones have the potential to create plants with higher yields the second time around because of an increased vegetative mass, stronger stems and branches, and more nodes for potential buds.
Cannabis plants will unexpectedly revert back to vegetative growth if there is a disturbance in their photoperiod schedule—for example, if they receive 12 hours of light a day for a while, and then start to get more than that.
Cloning/Preserving a phenotype
Most growers who re-veg say that yields decrease the second time around. So while re-vegging may cut down on the amount of time it takes to grow a plant, it might not produce as much.
Growers will sometimes keep mother plants, which are plants that always stay in the vegetative stage for the purpose of cloning only. But keeping mother plants takes time and space. Re-vegging allows you to get rid of mother plants, freeing up space in your grow for plants that only produce buds. It also saves time and resources, as you won’t have to tend to mother plants.