I received an awesome pack of seeds through free seeds Thursdays, namely Drunken Watermelon(Watermelon Gushers X Tiki Rum Cake X Nerdz) from @NugLifeFarms420. IDK if it’s a strain or a cross but the first 2 out of 3 seeds failed and the third was friggin beautiful and very fragrant, a pleasure to grow. Now that the grow is complete and only a few popcorn buds are still finishing up, I’ve come to the conclusion I’d really like to keep this strain, and the only other plants aside from another finisher-offer still under the QB are auto’s so I decided to switch the lights back to 18/6 (or did I set 20/4? idk, and doesn’t matter much) and see where she goes.
Now, I know revegging a plant at the end of it’s flower period is not a really good model for success, and I would still like to harvest a few of the popcorn buds as well if possible.
So my questions are, how many buds does a plant best keep to reveg at the end of flower, and how much chance would you bet there still is for a finished popcorn stick to still take root and go into reveg?
On the one hand I would say less budsites is better due to the plant having a massive root system to support this budsite into reveg, and less budsites is also equal to less flowering hormones in the total plant so easier to flip.
On the other hand I would say more leaf area and more plant is better to keep it’s life going.
I think I may end up trying both revegging the plant and a flower cutting and maybe a third option where I cull the bud leaving the bottom leaves of the bud for new tips to emerge…
Let’s hope she wants to keep on giving, because if she does I’ll probably include her into a breeding program