I have been on this growing roller coaster for a little while now. I have suffered the "Oh shit these plants are male," syndrome, as well as the timeless, "Oh shit I think they are all dead," syndrome. Once I found this site, everything has been on a much smoother plain. Now that I have beautiful plants and I'm almost a week into my bloom cycle, I have learned from a friend of mine that I have to cut down my plants after they hav budded out. Now call me stupid, but I thought people had the same plants for years. I was under the impression that I could keep budding out the same plants again and again. Now if this horrible rumor is true, is it too late to clone the plants that I already have since I have already started my bloom cycle? I really don't know how to cut clones anyway. I got my clones from a friend thinking it would be the last time I had to worry about it. Someone tell me all these stories are wrong. I kinda like my babies. Don't make me cut them down.