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Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 9:38
Subject: Re: Zumbarizing/Bud
From my experience you are pretty close. I
mantioned larger AVERAGE plants because that is just what you will get.
Not larger plants. You might try Bud Isolation , though and see how you
think it does. I totally agree, in nature , you don't get get something
for nothing! There is a price to pay and in this case it will be
Ran Lydell wrote:
I'm not sure about the last one. I have not tried
bud isolation, but when I have tried to use all of the other methods, the
result was smaller average plants.
so you can acomplish three things .
better increase, more sports and larger average plants
Here's my arithmatic on all
of these methods. If I use these bud cutting methods, maybe I'll get ten
plants in the spring, and all of them will be small, in my experience
very small. When I have done this, it is usually the following
year before I have a plant of decent size. If I let the plant multiply
naturally, if I get an increase of 3 per year, which certainly isn't hard to
get in most varieties, and I divide the plant and let it increase again the
next year, I have 9 full size divisions in two years