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It is better that your cannabis plants are busy and have a lot of branches when you are growing them. This will allow your garden to be more discreet. When your branches are stretchy, then your cannabis garden will attract more attention. In addition, your cannabis plants can be cloned multiple times and you don't have to compromise the donor mother's yield by doing so. The main goal and objective if growing cannabis outdoors or indoors is to make sure you use the monster cropping procedure.
This allows your harvested strains to be healthier. Another thing that is important is training and pruning your cannabis plants so as to get the maximum yield. This is quite necessary. If you are considering the Screen of Green (SOG) method, you must have enough space and enough privacy to do so. Once your genetics are successful, it is important to hold on to them. Unfortunate for a lot of home growers, there is not enough space to have a specific room for monster cropping the mother clone.
For that reason, the phenotypes would be lost. However, there are different ways to increase your cannabis yield and secure cuttings from the finest female that is in the bloom. Now, let us take a look at monster cropping and see exactly what it is.
What is Monster Cropping?
Briefly, monster cropping is taking a cutting from the donor female plant while it is going through the flowering phase and allowing the clones to re-vegetate. Of course, the clones are going to take a little longer to root. In some cases, some of the clones will not take root and there might not be a specific reason for that. The clones that are successful will probably look the ugliest. You should expect to see a few mutations and single finger leaves. However, when the clones do take root and return to its vegetative phase, they will become larger in just a few weeks.
Monster cropping does have some advantages to the cannabis grower. The top reasons that growers choose this procedure is to maximize the yield and produce successful clones. And both of these things can be done without retaining the mother plants. When the clones are rooted and re-vegetated, they will become larger. Over time, the clones will start to look like bushes that you can fill out by growing laterally.
If you were to combine the LST and monster cropping technique, then your yields will be massive. A grow tent that is 1m in size can be filled out with just one monster plant using this combined technique. If you want to speed up your production to its maximum threshold then you would use the Screen of Green method instead. It is important though, before applying these methods that you have a basic awareness of cloning. If you do, then it will be easy to transfer your basic skills to monster cropping. This will aid you in evaluating the exact cannabis plants that you should take cuttings from. And more importantly, you won't have to maintain the mother room because then you will be able to repeat the same process during your next cannabis grow cycle. During the flowering stage, when you are taking the cutting, it is similar to doing the same thing during the vegetative stage.
Make sure that while using the monster cropping method, you have a clean and sterile scissors, which must also be sharp. Cut between the stem and the branches, giving it a clean cut. Put the branch in some rooting gel even before you put it in the rooting cube. Last, but not least, make sure the fan leaves are trimmed in half and then you would get rid of the premature bud material.
Luis Cordova is a distinguished author, and renowned expert in cannabis cultivation, who possesses a Master's degree in Plant Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science. As a valued contributor to highly esteemed publications such as Cannabis Training University and Maximum Yield Magazine, Luis has emerged as a trusted source of guidance and knowledge in the cannabis industry. Having written thousands of informative articles, Luis is widely recognized for his comprehensive expertise on cultivating cannabis, both indoors and outdoors.