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can a plant be rejuvenated after harvest?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by country cowfreak, Dec 16, 2007.

    country cowfreak

    country cowfreak Well-Known Member

    Hello fellow farmers,
    I was doing a little research into seeing if a plant can be rejuventated after the harvest in the event clones were not taken from the plant. Here is what the article had to say:

    The Cannabis Cultivation GrowFAQ - The Internet Hub for Marijuana Cultivation - How do I regenerate/rejuvenate/reveg a plant after harvest?

    After the buds are harvested, you may realize just how much you want to perpetuate a plant you neglected to take cuttings from. Cut the main stalk down to the point where below several growth tips or buds are remaining. Return the plant to a vegetative fertilizer and photoperiod. Over the next several weeks, the plant will elongate and devlop new upward growth. It is very important not to overwater the plant after it has been cut back. The reduced above ground plant structure is still being fed by the entire existing root system, which can cause an excessive amount of water uptake and the resultant stress associated. The use of products containing ammonium form nitrogen, such as chicken manure or Genesis Formula Grow 2 will encourage rapid growth and stem elongation. Trace element supplemenation, co2 and 24 hour lighting are helpful.

    Has anyone ever tried to keep a plant indefinetly after the harvest using this method? I'm curious because I neglected to take cuttings from my plant during the veg because I did not set up another area for clones at the time. Also I just wanted to take most of the larger buds around harvest time to see if this experiment will work favorably. Let me know if anyone else has done this.

    mockingbird131313 Well-Known Member

    This question comes up from time to time, on this forum. A few people claim to do it successfully. A few people have shown pictures of older plants that look like ficus trees. Some people say the key is to increase the timer up slowly, back to a 18/6 cycle. Also, change the bulbs to a blueish color.

    pastafarian Well-Known Member

    its easier to rejuvinate if you leave more small buds and leaves on just be liberal when you harvest and be sparing on the buds you cut off ie take 90% of all the buds from the budsites then you will get much more next time arround and it wont spend so long growing new growth also 24 hr light period does work the best peace

    my420meds Member

    Thank you!

    pastafarian Well-Known Member

    did it work?

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