I have a really good female plant that I am about
to harvest and I didn't get any clones off it before budding
occurred. Is there any way to still clone it???
Yes, you can still clone it. Buds are possible to
clone and grow into full plants but it would be easier to leave all
the bottom buds on your plant and turn the light back up to 18 hrs.
and start the nutrients back to the veg. nutrients. The plant will
be in shock for a couple of weeks after you top the good buds off
and then it will start to have the remaining buds stretch and
branches grow out of them. After you get enough growth you can start
taking clones and you can still re-bud the mother plant.
Could you tell me the basic steps for drying and
harvesting my plants.
First when the plants are ready and you will know
this when 70% of the hairs on the buds have gone red you chop down
your plant. The stalks are strong and I would recommend a very sharp
knife or a saw. Next take all the big leaves off the plants only
leaving the leaves on the buds. Hang the plants upside-down in a
room temperature area for 7 days. A closet usually works and coat
hangers work really good for hanging them from. Then cut the buds
off the stalks and trim the rest of the leaves down to your taste
and put the buds in a glass jar for a couple of days or until the
buds have finished drying. Then you have fresh smoke, after about
3-4 weeks later your buds will developed an even better flavour than
they already have. I had one plant that tasted green after
harvesting but 5 weeks later the green bud had cured more and now
tasted sort of like tuti fruity.
My plant leans to the side, I don't
understand this? The stem is very thin. It is only
2 and 1/2 weeks old, but is there any way to beef up the sturdiness
of the stalk? Thanks!
Plants indoors are like plants outdoors they
follow their source of light in order to photosynthesize. They will
always lean toward the light. You have to try to rotate them on a
scheduled basis (same time every day) for best results use a quarter
turn four times a day to equal one full rotation of the plant that
will help to straighten up your plant and will help with the stalk.
If you add more fans in your room the wind created will cause the
plant to thicken itself up but don't go making too much wind or it
will have adverse results.