Last year’s clones

Last summer I grew several different plants and after choosing the best plant, I brought it inside and regenerated it after harvest. I kept the clones alive all winter and plan to grow this exact same plant this year. Can I expect the same results?
Chris,
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

This year’s plants, clones of last year’s, will have many of the same characteristics that they had. The leaves and plant will have the same shape, and the buds will have the same shape, odor, taste and will mature at approximately the same time.

There will be some differences. The amount of light, water, the temperature and other environmental factors vary from year to year. All of these affect the growth and productivity of plants.

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