Depending on how you set it up, you can harvest cannabis every week, two weeks, month, or any other interval you want. The perpetual harvest can benefit both the local producer and the commercial producer. It allows both better care and control of your plants at every stage of the growth process. But it is possible to hack this process to give cannabis plants a second growing season.
A grower can manipulate a plant and force it to return from the flowering phase to the vegetative phase. This process is known as revegetation or regeneration, and allows the buds of a plant to be harvested and then re-cultivated the same plant to obtain a second crop of buds. Basically, a good way to ensure a constant supply of buds is to use two types of cannabis plants. Because these two varieties have different planting and harvest times, you can guarantee more than one harvest.
Of course, this method will not work outdoors during the winter in most regions. The two types of marijuana you should consider are Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. As an annual flowering plant, the life cycle of cannabis is limited to a single season. This is how it has always been and will always be, no matter how hard we try with genetics.
Basically, cannabis grows when the days are long and blooms when they are short. Once it reaches the end of its life cycle, it dies. Many people think that you can only harvest a cannabis plant once. However, it is possible to make several harvests on the same plant two or more times through a process called “revegetation” or “regeneration”.
Cannabis ruderalis, or a hybrid cross between Indica and Ruderalis, is becoming popular because it can be planted before pure Indica. Even the smallest changes in the light cycle of a cannabis plant can cause it to return to a vegetative state, and some plants can even become hermaphrodites and cultivate both male pollen sacs and female flowers. People who regularly grow indoors can expect 4 to 8 or more harvests per year, depending on how often they plant and the strain of cannabis they grow. You can also accidentally re-vegate cannabis by taking your indoor cannabis plants in flower to the outside to finish blooming.
It is not correct to assume that a cannabis plant is ready to harvest just because it is in its flowering period and has started to produce buds. Cannabis is an annual plant, meaning that the plants normally last one season and (when there are male cannabis plants) produce a bountiful harvest of cannabis seeds for the following years. However, if you've grown from photoperiodic feminized cannabis seeds, you'll find that regenerating your cannabis plant is relatively simple. In general, the spring and summer months constitute the vegetative period of growth, during which the cannabis plant establishes its roots and begins to accumulate the resources necessary for flowering and reproduction.
Unless you're an outdoor grower in a tropical or subtropical climate where you can plant cannabis all year round, you'll usually start growing cannabis outdoors during the spring months and harvesting during the fall. If cuttings of a flowering cannabis plant are taken and the cuttings (clones) are placed in vegetative light conditions, it is known as monster cultivation. Dipak wants to harness the power of the plant and see if there are specific profiles of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids suitable for different conditions. Often, these “guardian” plants are especially special, with a golden combination of high yields, fast flowering, delicious terpene profiles and impressive potency.
After all, in nature, the cannabis plant will have formed seeds and will be ready for its life cycle to end. Indoors, growers “turn weed plants into the flowering stage by manually reducing the amount of light they receive each day.”. If you've ever grown cannabis, you may be familiar with the feeling of finding a couple of favorite plants among the ones you've grown. If done correctly, monster-grown clones have the potential to create plants with higher yields the second time due to increased vegetative mass, stronger stems and branches, and more knots for possible buds.