There’re many ways to grow marijuana.
Some folks choose seeds for natural growth reasons; others choose growing clones, which are a faster, more effective method of growing genetically similar buds that were originally produced from a mother plant.
Interesting enough, marijuana can regrow itself from its former self. So, if you want to re-create your garden, clones are without a doubt the way to go.
A Clone is a rooted cutting that is identical to the mother plant. Cloning your own marijuana plants can be cost-effective and might give you a harvest that’s sustainable.
Here are 12 effective tips for growing clones:
- To start cloning, you’ll need rooting hormone, rooting medium, water and a razor for taking cuttings. Clean the prop dome, cutting board, blades, scissors, and trays with a mild bleach solution and rinse well before starting.
- Remember to use healthy mothers to clone. The stronger the mother plant, the healthier the clones. wait for at least two months into the mothers’ cycle before taking cuttings.
- Ensure your infrastructure is built for growing the best clones for sale. Make sure you’ve a reliable light source, good ventilation, and other necessities.
- When taking the cuttings, search for lower branches that are sturdier and healthier. You want your cuttings to be between 8 to12 inches. After cutting, immediately dip the cuttings into the rooting stimulator.
- Place your fresh cutting in water immediately after removing them from the rooting stimulator.
- Remember to quickly slide the treated end of your clone into the rooting pellet or plug.
- Keep in mind that the clones are much more sensitive than already developed plants. Make sure to keep a close eye on them in the first 7 to10 days.
- Work efficiently and quickly. Since clones are further along than seeds, they grow faster so make sure you’ve all your supplies ready while maintaining your clones.
- Keep your work area sterile, as clones are vulnerable to bacteria. Ensure the roots are growing in healthy, clean soil.
- Make sure that your ventilation system is providing little to no breeze through. A little breeze will keep the air stagnant while too much breeze can dry out your clone. Little to no breeze is preferred.
- You don’t have to spray your clones with water, but if you have to, don’t overwater.
- Clones need a very specific amount of nutrients and light because they’re so sensitive. Just like any other new project, read up on your clone’s needs as it enters new growth stages.