People often ask us about third-generation weed clones here at Big Daddy Clones. The questions we seem to get most often are,
How much can I expect my third-generation clone to yield compared to the original mother’s clone?
Will my third-generation weed clone only yield a third of what the original clone did?
You might be pollinating a third-generation clone right now and are concerned with what your output will be. Luckily for you, we’re here to help. Continue reading to find out more about third-generation weed clones.
In short, no. It doesn’t matter how many clones you cut from your mother plant, as the clone will always yield what you put in. People often confused cloning with revegging. When you clone your plant, you’re not removing any vigor from it. Whether it’s your first, second, or third-generation plant, it should all grow the same if you take care when getting your cuttings, rooting your cutting, and creating a consistent growing schedule.
Clonal degradation, which some people refer to as “genetic drift,” is a highly debated topic in the cannabis world. Many people say that the idea of clonal degradation is simply a myth, while many others believe that it is a very real phenomenon that you have to consider when growing.
Go into any cannabis chat room online and you’ll see arguments between growers regarding their clonal decay. Some people blame clone mutation while others believe that clones eventually reach a period where they are “cloned out.”
The truth is quite simple: A clone CANNOT change its genetic imprint, as it is an exact genetic replica of its mother. Compared to the mother, a clone is even the same cellular age. Even if the clone is one week old when you take it from a two-month-old mother plant, that clone will technically be two months old.
It should be noted, however, that if you put two clones in completely different environments, the way that they look and grow can change. A clone with proper fertilization and humidity will grow with more vigor than a clone that is being under-fertilized in a less-than-humid environment.
No matter the generation of clone you are working with, ensuring a happy and healthy life for your clone is crucial.
If you have any questions about how to optimize your clone’s growth, be sure to give our professional staff a call at 877-262-6192 today!
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You will appreciate the difference in our marijuana clones. We look forward to working with you.