how to grow clones weed

How to grow clones weed

FOR SERIOUS GROWERS ONLY

Clones from flowering plants may grow more “bushy” than their parent plant, and will often show other strange growing patterns especially in the first few weeks after being cloned (for example rounded leaves). It’s completely normal for clones taken during the flowering stage to have weird leaves and growth patterns for the first few weeks.

>>> Vitamin B-1 (Hormex Vitamin B-1 Rooting Hormone)
>>> Potassium silicate protectant (“Dyna-Gro Pro-tekt” is a great source that has been time-tested for cloning marijuana)

If you do plan to dip your cuttings, take your cuttings from the water and dip your newly scrapped cutting immediately into rooting hormone powder or gel to seal off air bubbles and give your cutting what it needs to start making roots. Some growers will use gel and then powder afterwards to get the best of both.

Take clones from “mature” cannabis plants – if the leaves are alternating (not connecting at the exact same part of the stem) the plant is ready to clone. Here’s an example of a marijuana stem with alternating leaves/nodes, perfect for cloning.

7.) Take more clones than you need

In the next section I’ll explain exactly what your new clones need to thrive.

Cloning gives you the power to take one plant and get unlimited new cannabis plants for practically forever! You can clone clones without a problem. Each new clone is a genetic copy of the original plant.

Some clones take longer to root. I’ve had a clone that didn’t really do anything for almost a month (it didn’t wilt or grow) and I was just about to throw it away before it suddenly exploded with new growth and became a healthy adult plant. However, it’s usually a lot easier to take many extra marijuana clones and throw away any that are taking longer than the others to make roots.

How to grow clones weed

Close the dome vents and continue spraying twice a day. You may see some roots breaking through the pellets. By closing the vents, you are creating a high level of humidity as the water in the tray is trapped.

Follow the same process as on day 3. By this point, all of your clones should be standing independently.

Days 8-9

If you follow these steps, your clones will be rooted in 7-10 days. First of all, make sure you label each clone clearly. If there are several strains and you don’t mark them, it is easy to make mistakes. This could potentially lead to the demise of your precious crop. The following is the ‘Rockwool or non-soil’ method.

There are three main rooting mediums.

Day 7

Fill one of the buckets with warm water and add the non-soil substitute. For example, Jiffy 7 peat pellets are useful because they expand in size when submerged in water. Place the pellets in the water and wait for them to swell. Remove them one at a time and squeeze out excess water. Place the pellets in a cloning tray and add the trimmed cuttings.