cloning

cloning

Basic cannabis cloning - tips for success

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Simple, effective technique for the medical grower to clone a desirable plant. Taking cuttings from your known good female cannabis plants (cloning them) is the best way to be certain you will get the quality and quantity of medicine you are needing from the plants you grow. The process is fairly simple - In 1 gallon of filtered water add: 2 tablespoons (I mistakenly said teaspoons in the video) of Dyno-gro's KLN Rooting Concentrate 1 teaspoon of SuperThrive Saturate the potting mix you will be putting the cutting into with this solution and pour a small amount into a container to dip the cuttings into. Find a side shoot on your plant that has at least 4 sets of leaves. Cut off the bottom pair of leaves and then cut the stem of the side branch close to where it attaches to the main stem with a clean pair of sharp scissors or a sharp knife. Immediately dip the end of the cut branch into the container of rooting solution (to prevent an air embolism from forming in the stem of the cutting) and let it soak for a minute or two. Poke a hole into the saturated potting soil with a pencil or something slightly larger than the stalk, and put the cutting into the hole. Gently press the soil around the stalk so it is stable. Put the plant under a translucent cover so that the plant will get plenty of diffused light and remain in a high humidity environment, but make sure there is some air exchange so as to reduce the chances of mold forming. Once you put the cutting into the pot DO NOT WATER the cutting until it roots unless the soil it is in becomes visibly dry, which should not happen if it is in a proper high humidity chamber. Adding water encourages root rot, a fungi that can kill your cutting. Keep it in an area where it will not get more than an hour or so of morning or evening direct sunlight. Keep it fairly cool, don't let it get over 85 F if you can help it, but don't let it drop below 70 F during daylight hours and 60 F during the night while rooting. Be patient, don't unnecessarily disturb the cutting to figure out if it has put out roots. You will know it has put out roots when you see new growth forming on the cutting. Once rooted the plant should be gradually hardened off to full sun and plenty of air movement. Taking it straight from under a humidity tent in a sheltered area to full sun and wind will shock and possibly kill it.