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I clone from flowering plants (successfully) all the time… it’s a fact that you sometimes get a plant that seems just “eh-ok” in veg-- then turns into a superstar in the bloom room! Ya just GOTTA keep a clone of it!
When you clone from a flowering plant, you MUST remove all the flowering tissue and leave behind just the leaves… or it will continue to try to flower while cloning-- and it can not do both-- the clone has to actually change it’s entire chemistry to switch back to veg-mode…
and be SURE you use enough light and it is allways on ! any lack of light, and it’ll keep flowering!! It WILL take a lot longer to root, and then even LONGER to get new growth than a clone from a vegging plant-- but if it is a GREAT strain and high yielder-- it is worth the effort! Better than losing the genetics, or starting over from seed and ending up with a male!
Would you say its better to re-veg the mother then take fresh clones —> could speed the process up a bit if you get nice 3-4 inch cloneable starts off a re-veg vs cloning from late in the flowering stage?
P.S. Start cloning more often and get a veg/flower/clone cycle going, then you don’t have to buy clones