Originally Posted by emgee420
I you've got a mature plant, and have successfully taken a clone, why not put it into flower, grow that clone, and repeat?
Why bother having 1 (grand)mother plant, when you can do that?
Sorry if that's a dumb question, i'm a new grower
Since you are new and asking questions like this, it tells me you are thinking.. Never be afraid to try something regardless of how unorthodox it may seem.
Your suspicions have paid off in this case, as many growers including myself do not keep mothers, rather, I clone my veg plants just before I throw em into bloom.. Its a rotation.. The clones will be vegged and prepared for bloom and before they go into bloom, cuts are taken from the plants... Voila! No moms
. I also take backup clones and store them in the fridge for up to a month, and they will root faster out of the fridge after some time.
Someone will inevitably come in here talking about genetic drift and what not but in the last ten years its never been an issue..