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so lets say you got a cutting a cpl years ago, or you just got a cutting. you let one of them get big in veg so you can clone her out. instead of flipping her into flower (whenever you decide is right) you leave her in veg to get big again to clone her out. actually lets say you keep going and get 4-5 rounds of great clones(5-12 cuttings per session). now she's beautiful in veg, she's gotten wide she's got a thick under canopy going on, overall damn nice plant!
-first question: would you consider that a mom? or do you consider only plants from a seed moms?
now you want to flip her.
one person thinks you shouldn't really put the effort into her (suggests not even flipping her into flower) unless you clean her up. i mean cut everything out from the middle, better yet only leave 3-4 nodes on her tops (maybe you can get away with 5) that will actually get light. this person's thoughts are that you've already put her through some work to get those beautiful clones. she'll produce some nice flowers on her, but not to expect much (thus get rid of the majority of nodes underneath he says) since you cloned her out so many times. he thinks moms are better left for cloning her out rather than cloning her out AND flowering her out.
person number two agrees that she should be cleaned up as she's being flipped. maybe not as intense as leaving only 3-4 nodes at the top. but he would like to clean up the middle leaving more than the first person. cleaning her up then flipping her, he thinks, will not enable the plant to waste energy into the the thick mess she has down there. sure she may get stunted before flowering, but he isnt expecting her to really push out a lot and may be a little delayed getting into flower mode caused by the clean-up stress.
person three thinks to flip her into flower and leave her untouched for at least 15-20 days. after the time allotted clean her up like person number two before she starts to flower. he figures the same as person number two that it will be stunted at some point, but he feels that a later stunt wont have any adverse effects with her flowering. that because she is fromm an older cutting she will flower just the same, if not more because there are more tops, as all of the others regardless if she was cloned out a few times or a lot more.
MOAR QUESTIONS! -how do you treat your moms? are they just moms? or do you flower them as well? -do you think they produce the same? better? worse? -is person 1 too aggressive with his clean up on a mom? -is person 3 hurting the mom by cleaning her later? -would you even consider a plant a mom if she's from a cutting not a seed?