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I have been told that Sativa's will finish faster if you start them from seed rather than a clone. Is that true?
06-28-2006, 09:47 AM
Not sure about that. I believe that it takes the same amount of time to mature wheather you are growing from seed or clone. If you really think about it you are better off with clones because you don't know the sex of the plant from seed until it shows wheather it has balls or not.
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I know that plants grown from seed vs. clones typically have more vigor. But that does not address your question.
06-28-2006, 10:36 AM
As a clone, they already start off with maturity and will start to flower while the seeds are still going through childhood. But...I don't know nothing. lol.
06-28-2006, 02:07 PM
Depends. I'll assume you're talking indoors and about strains that are very similar.
If you start both a seed and a clone under a 12/12 light schedule, the clone would finish first because it's competant to flower while the seed must pass through it's juvenile phase. However, if you plant the seed and let it mature so it can flower, then take a clone of the approximate same size (rooted already) and flower them both...I believe they'd finish at the same time. Perhaps the seed would finish a few days early, but that's not really significant.
I'm not sure where (other than subjective personal experience) most people have seen that clones grow slower than seeds. Some growers would rather have the uniformity in size and the known sex of clones over seeds. Yet another factor that may lead some people to believe it could be that if you tried to do the experiment yourself and compared one clone against one seed, you may see a difference. However that doesn't make it true all around. You'd have to repeat it many times. Also, the size of the roots may have something to do with it. A seed plant with a healthy, well developed root system will perform better than a clone with half the root mass and vice versa.
All around, I don't think it would really make a significant difference whether the plant was from seed or clone. Treat it well, give it an optimum environment and it will finish as fast as possible and give you the best yield possible.
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