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Well, I think I've read some conflicting information on this, so I thought I'd simply ask. I was reading a lot of grow logs yesterday, and someone mentioned that they were going to put their plants into flowering early so they could tell what sex they were, in order to then take them back to the vegetative state to take clones. The impression I had is that you could take clones at any time, but began to wonder if maybe if the plants are in the flowering stage, that might interfere with growing roots since root production isn't nearly as significant during flowering. The thought also occurred that maybe he just put it back to veg because he still wanted to grow them out more before inducing flowering permanently.
Does it matter when you take clones, and will the state the mother is in effect the effectiveness of the clone taking? I know a lot of people will keep a mother plant in vegetative state to always take clones of that particular genetics, but my friend won't have a separate vegetative area, at least for awhile, but will still want to take clones to keep a perpetual sea of green (he will have a small area on vegetative for the clones themselves, just couldn't fit a mother plant in there).
Clones can be taken during flower but they take longer to root and also have to revert to veg growth, expect four weeks at least for them to revert properly. They also form many growth tips that produce bushy plants that wont suit a sog method.
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Quote: Hanky said: Clones can be taken during flower but they take longer to root and also have to revert to veg growth, expect four weeks at least for them to revert properly. They also form many growth tips that produce bushy plants that wont suit a sog method.
Personally i think it's best to take clones in veg. If you're friend wants to force sex on his plants i would take clones and put the "moms" in flower while keeping the clones in veg. By labeling the clones and the "moms" you'll know which clones to chop and which to keep when the "moms" show their sex.