Let me start this by saying I know you can’t clone auto flower plants. My understanding is that the genetics of these plants prevents cuttings from starting over. With that in mind, a cutting/clone taken from a 30 day old is already 30 days into its life cycle.
My Amnesia Haze autoflowers are progressing nicely. Using low stress training I’ve achieved my goal of many colas all relatively the same distance from the light. I am now slowly starting to prune the underbelly, taking away small leaves and some growth from under the canopy. I’m hoping by slowly pruning over time the plants won’t suffer any shock. The end goal is to have all the energy going to the top colas.
Some of the cuttings to be removed already have a small bud forming and enough nodes to make a clone. To be clear, these are small branches, living in little to no light, under the canopy. They are never going to amount to anything under there and are only going to take away from the colas I care about.
So here is where I may be getting a little crazy…
I thought to myself why not give these cuttings/buds a chance by giving them their own root system and a lift back up to the light. So that is what I’m going to do. The experiment cuttings are 35 days old with a bud already forming. If they take root (I believe they will) I will move them above the canopy and see what happens.
I would expect the cuttings to grow for another 60 days or more at which point it should be a very nice cola.
What say you?