The pros and Cons of Regenerating Cannabis

Did you know that you can actually enjoy a plant again? There is a process called revegging or regeneration, and here, we’ll discuss what it is, and if it’s right for you or not. 

First, what is it? 

This is actually repairing the tissues of the plants. As an annual, cannabis is a bit limited to their growing seasons, which is why no matter what we do, that’s usually how long it grows for.  It usually is something that, once it’s gone, it’s gone. Regeneration is basically hacking this, and basically you revert this to the vegetive state, and you can use this again for another harness, though it’s a bit less fruitful than the first one. 

Why Do This? 

There are a few reasons that are good for revegging the cannabis plants. There are benefits, and while the science may seem a little bit complex to use, it’s got some real good upsides. First, it preserves the phenotypes, especially if you have a plant that’s really good and you don’t want to lose this. You can keep the exact replica of this. 

It also increases the viability of these plants too. Since you’re taking cuttings of this, and it can expand the state of the crop too, and this is something that both recreational and holistic types of growers may do.  It’s good as well if you want to have two quality plants, and you’ll know that these plants are good too. You don’t need to keep the mother plant as well, since it doesn’t need to be there. A lot of growers will keep plants for as long as they can, and somethings pulling clones in order to preserve this. Regeneration offers this, and it can be something that’ll help you keep that same plant, while also not sacrificing space and everything else too. 

It also reduces the vegetive period, which means that you don’t have to worry about it taking too long to take the roots, and the roots are already there in the first place so you’ve got a good start. And finally, you’re getting more bud from a plant that you love. This is something that’s ideal for those cannabis growers who want something that they know is a good plant, and to keep it around for a long period of time. 

The downsides 

That isn’t to say that it’s all easy or anything. Probably the biggest difficulty that’s there is well, getting it done. A lot of people get this wrong even if they’re not a newbie to this. You’ll want to get familiar with this and learn how to do this, and also understand that you may not get this perfect the first go. The cool thing though is that you can take a few of the cuttings from the plant, so it’s something that you can mess up a few times. 

There is also the time aspect of this.  It can take a few weeks before you see regrowth of this, and it can take a while to reach the stage of flowering that you want. Finally, it’s the training aspect of this. They need to be trained in order to get the ideal yields for this, and the training process is quite hard for this, and you’re going to be working with a plant skeleton rather than a new plant. But if you think you can handle it, and you want to see if you can try your hand, then go for it. It’s also something that’s good to at least try once too.

All about the Roots of Cannabis

Cannabis roots are actually very good and they come with a lot of good application. Similar to the rest of the plant itself, there are different benefits that the plant has for this, including improving the mood, reducing bodily tension, and a whole bunch of other purposes, so it is a vital part with helping the person as well. They’re incredibly vital and are great for holistic medicine too. 

The history of Use 

It’s not common to hear people talk about using this, but in ancient China, going all the way back to 2700 BC, this was something that they used to help with pain after surgery or to help with bone fractures and breaks. They would dry up the herb, ground it up, and then apply it to an area topically. 

They also would make tea to help with soothing the body and other problems.  There are also some reports that they used this to help with neutralizing poison. This was used for a lot of therapeutic means, and even Romans used this to help with soothing burns, joint care, and easing gout in people. In the 18th century, it was found that William Salmon, an English scholar, wrote about how cannabis use can help with sciatica and other symptoms. There is a link that shows this too. 

The modern Usage 

While the plant has a lot of great uses, the roots are still useful to be used too. Cannabis roots are a whole lot less popular than the flower themselves though, but they’re still on the market. The root is used as an extract in balms, lotions, oils, and a whole lot more. It’s not ingestible, but you can steep it in tea as well, and also create it into a powdered texture as well and add other aromatic tastes to this to help with the flavors as well. 

Do they have Terpenes and Cannabinoids though 

There is evidence that shows that it does contain some cannabinoids in it, mostly CBD, but it’s not enough to create a really different effect. The concentration of this does base on the strain, and the cultivation means too. In a study done in 2012, it was found that the flowers did have CBDA in them, which is the precursor to CBD. Before the heat gets applied, this does contain cannabinoid acids, but it’s not the cannabinoids that we know. There are still studies that must be done on the strains with higher levels of THC, but it does have lower concentrations of this. What about terpenes though? Right now, there were terpenes found in this, that actually don’t exist in concentrations otherwise. These are friedelin and epifriedelanol, which are triterpenoids that do defend against predators, which are still being studied. 

Are there benefits? 

Right now, there isn’t a bunch of research on this, but from the trace amounts that we did find, there was something. Right now, there are studies that suggest that there are some inflammatory and other harmful conditions that could benefit from this. There are also different ways cannabis roots are therapeutic. 

Remember the triterpenoids that we mentioned? There is a potential for it to be protective of the liver, and it also may have anti-microbial effects to a degree, and also may be used to help with inflammation. It also contains choline, which is really good for nerve and brain growth and development and also keeps the nervous system working. So yes, there are potential benefits for this, and while it isn’t used all that much, there are benefits to be had. 

PH and Cannabis

When you’re looking at improving the plant itself, one thing to understand is the importance of a PH. PH is very important for the soil since it does affect the nutrient absorption. You know already that plants need nutrients to grow correctly, including macronutrients such as phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium, and also minerals as well and other micronutrients. If plants can’t access this, it makes them deficient and leads to bad health issues. 

The problem with cannabis is that they only take nutrients within a certain level of PH, so if it’s not between 6-7 or so, it can in fact make it so that they lock themselves out of nutrients in a lot of cases. In many places where cannabis is able to thrive out in the wild, they have an environment that’s acidic. You want to grow cannabis however that’s optimal, and you also need to lower the ph. in a hydroponic medium, or else the soil won’t be able to provide the plants with the proper nutrients. 

The benefits of Maintaining pH 

The best thing to do is to maintain this, and it can help out immensely. You’ll have plants that are healthier, have better growth, and it doe improve the harvest. Plus you’re saving a lot of time and money too. You want to check the ph. of the plants at all times and catch the imbalances of this quite early on in order to minimize the nutrient deficiencies as well in this. 

The problem: imbalances 

One of the most common things that happen to these plants though is the imbalances. Cannabis can only work with a small kind of pH window, so if it goes above or below, your plant will not be able to have nutrients, and it will then experience nutrient deficiency as well. You want to make sure that this doesn’t happen because nutrient lockout happens when cannabis can’t get the nutrients that they need in the soil, or even through the fertilizers used to provide this. It causes a buildup of slat over near the root area, and it results in people not getting the nutrients to their plants, and usually causes a mineral undershooting too. 

The Best pH

The best pH is something that you should definitely achieve. In an ideal world, you’ll have this around 6-7 or so, similar to how humans are with certain foods. However, there is no number that’s considered the “best” but it’s good to understand the fluctuation within the window that you have, in order to understand the proper uptake of this. So when you adjust, check of course how it is when you water, and even after you water. 

It does go up and down, but as long as it isn’t above 7 you should be good. Soil is a lot more forgiving than other types of medium when you look at the pH imbalances, but you can only give it so much. If you grow it organically where you don’t give them nutrients, the ph. is a lot less of an issue. If you’re using soil with a compost that has organic matter, the microorganisms will be able to get the nutrients into there, however a lot of people will use the potting mixes with the nutrients already thrown in there to help with the pH since it’s the best way to do it. 

But understanding this is good because it helps with you better understanding the best results possible with this, and also lets you get the healthiest cannabis plant that you can, and also help with it to grow too.