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Friday, October 28, 2016

Cultivation Corner, Tips for Marijuana Cultivation Cloning...

Many folks have problems with cloning. You follow the best practices on choosing which branch to cut from, leave ample stem length, cut proper and used this or that rooting medium and it still fails...
My best bet?
Temps are your problem. The rooting medium is getting to chilly.


I want you to go out and buy some things...a bag of washed sand from the pet supply store, a seed tray, a seed tray heating matt and a mechanical electric timer with 15 minute intervals.
You are going to put your cuttings into the washed sand. Cut the same as you always do, use the same rooting hormones.


The sand should be wet but when you squeeze it, no water should drip out and our hand should be moist when you drop the sand. Then you place the cutting tray on the heat matt. The heat matt is set to the timer and will only run for 15 minutes an hour during daylight, and when it is lights out the timer should be set to 15 minutes on and 30 minutes off until the light turns back on. This will keep the washed sand warm enough to encourage cell activity, but not so hot that it cooks the clones.
Be sure to check water level in the sand a couple times a day. The near constant heat source can dry out the sand and that would spell disaster. Covering the tray may seem like a good idea, but it isn't in the long run. Often it will encourage rot on lower leaves that may touch the soil and set the cuttings up for shock when the fresh rooted cutting are transferred to pots.


Now if you live in an area that cold isn't the issue I suggest that you root clones in a place in the home under a T-5 light. Home temperatures are typically held at comfortable rooting temperature.


Again as always, if you need affordable dank seeds contact:
candiussell@yahoo.com

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