What is monster cropping?
Monster cropping is a relatively new cultivation method for cannabis cultivators. It is rapidly gaining popularity because it gives excellent yields.
Monster cropping is also known as flowering clones because it thrives on budding clones that are put back to vegetation to concentrate on dense, bushy undergrowth. Re-vegetating the budding clones leads to the production of more colas and a gigantic plant to sustain the weight of the harvest.
In the monster cropping method, marijuana plants the grower does not have to depend on the mother cannabis plant for successive harvests. When combined with other methods like a sea of green, the yield increases immensely.
Monster cropping marijuana plants is very successful when done indoors. However, it is equally great if a grower plants the herbs outside. The challenge that comes with indoor planting is the competition of resources among the plants. Consequently, the plants may not grow uniformly. For instance, some plants may be vegetating while others are flowering.
Due to this challenge, it is ideal to grow cannabis herbs that are almost of equal maturity in the flowering stage. Instead of burdening one mother plant that’s responsible to obtain light, air, and warmth, several other clones sprout to feed the herb.
The cloning process immensely improves the energy levels causing it to have long side branches to sprout and consequently, produce more THC compound.
Advantages of successful cloning
If monster cropping is appropriately done, your herb is on the verge of tremendous success. The next few weeks trigger the growth of more healthy leaves, and branches, punctuated with more nodes and budding spots.
Incredibly, the stress placed on the herb during monster cropping works magic for cannabis Sativa. Researchers believe that stress triggers the production and release of more THC compounds making the product more potent than before.
When monster cropping is appropriately done, stress on the cannabis plant triggers the herb to go into natural defense, thus producing more terpene. Excess terpene production enhances the aroma in the yield.
Other training techniques like pruning or cutting inflicts injuries on the plant. These methods are damaging to the crop and may return growth. However, the monster cropping method is a friendly training method that thrives on photo-period cannabis variety only.
Why choose monster cropping over other training methods?
Monster cropping has one significant difference from other training methods. Monster training does not directly impact the parent crop. The mother crop remains intact while you take clones from mature flowering weed and revert it to vegetative.
The downside of monster cropping
A significant feature of monster cropping is the heightened stress levels on the mother herb. The parent plant takes time to heal for it to gain the energy to support the new clones. Adapting procedure takes some time thus, taking up the time to flower put more buds. Not all cannabis strains can endure this kind of stress.
For instance, auto-flowering strain takes as long as few weeks to sprout which is not ideal for propagating clones. However, other methods like the sea of green perform well.
Monster cropping is a relatively new training method that produces a great harvest without suppressing the growth of the parent plant.