Dear Ed,
I am growing 15 plants from seed. I would like to regenerate the plants with the best buds into mother plants. How does regeneration work? Do the plants have to be a certain size?

El Toro,
Seattle, WA

Marijuana plants respond in a predictable manner to changes in the lighting regimen. Given 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness each day, the plants change from vegetative growth to flowering. Conversely, plants which have been under the flowering regimen of 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness each night can be forced back into vegetative cycle using continuous lighting.

To force plants back from flowering to vegetative growth, cycled light is replaced by continuous lighting. When the ripe buds are pruned from the plant, some vegetation at the lower portion of the bud is saved. New growth will emerge from this vegetation within a few weeks of forcing.

The plants can be any size, but they must retain some leaf matter to regenerate.

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