I have a female plant that went through a whole flower cycle. I left on a lot of flower material. She is back in a vegetative cycle. How long should this last before back to flower cycle again? How many times can I do this?
Los Angelas, CA

The plant should be grown in a vegetative cycle until the branches are filled with vegetation and the plant has grown back to the size you usually flower. Re-flowered plants usually have excessive branching. They should be trimmed so that there are fewer, but much larger buds on the remaining branches.

Plants can be re-flowered many times. One correspondent said she had a plant which had been harvested six times.

To re-flower a plant, leave vegetation on several branches when harvesting the plant. Then place it under a regimen of continuous light. Within a few weeks the plant will start growing again, vegetatively.

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