What is Monster Cropping?

Monster cropping is a technique that involves taking a clone from a plant that has already gone into the flowering stage of growth. Any plant that has begun flowering can be reverted back into the vegetative stage by giving it 18-24 hours of light per day. The same is true of a clone taken from a flowering plant. The process of reverting a flowering plant or clone back to the vegetative stage can take weeks or even months to accomplish.

The advantages of Monster Cropping:

  • If you time it right, you can get away with not having to keep mother plants around.
  • Clones that are taken during flower will grow to be compact plants that are full of branches.
  • If you forgot to clone a backup of your selected genotype/phenotype, you can still save the genetics, even late into flowering.

The disadvantages of Monster Cropping:

  • It takes much longer for a flowering clone to start vegetation again (2+ weeks).
  • Some clones just won’t make it. If you plan on monster cropping, it’s always a good idea to cut more than you’ll need for your next round.
Updated on November 11, 2019

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