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clone light cycle

Clone light cycle

The first step is to prepare the media you are planting the clone into. Some media may require soaking, conditioning, or some other form of preparation. Coco coir blocks, for example, need to be soaked and then broken up. Pre-mixed coco coir substrates are easy to work with and can be forgiving. Popular amendments include organic or synthetic fertilizer, oyster shell meal (for pH buffering), and various substances to improve soil structure.

For a step by step on how to ease your clones into direct sunlight, read our Hardening Off blog post.
Finally, thoroughly water your clone. Thorough initial watering helps ensure there are no air pockets or dry spots in your media so that the cube comes into good contact with the water.

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Most clones are kept under 24 hours of light in nurseries, whether you are buying from a dispensary or direct from Dark Heart they are likely used to 24 hours of light, but most often the clones are kept under fluorescent or LED lighting and are not yet used to strong or powerful light/heat given off from the sun. Most clones are stored under 24 hours of artificial light in nurseries and dispensaries. When a clone is moved from 24 hours of artificial light directly into intense sunlight, it can experience shock.
Cannabis clones go through two cycles in their lifetime: the vegetative cycle and the flowering cycle. During the vegetative cycle, a plant is doing the majority of its root and foliage growth and should be receiving roughly 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness each day. If clones are not kept in the vegetative grow state long enough this can cause something called pre-flowering. Cannabis plants are photosensitive, meaning they will flower if they receive too much darkness, which can also cause a plant to stress (hermaphrodite: produce seeds). It is important to keep a close eye on the plants in this early stage of life and to watch for signs of heat stress such as drooping or curling leaves. If they do show signs of stress give them a break and move them back to the shade. It is wise to continue to give supplemental lighting through the dark cycle of the day ensuring they do not receive more than 10 hours of darkness.
Ideally, clones should be planted as soon as they get to their home. We recommend preparing the space before picking up your plants. If you do need to store them temporarily before transplanting, the following is suggested:
Next, fill your pots with your chosen media. Since it is essential that you have a developed rootball before transplanting into a larger pot, planter box, or direct ground space, it is recommended to first transplant into a 1-gallon pot. After a couple weeks your rootball should be developed, allowing to transplant her into a large vessel.

  1. Water your clones with a diluted nutrient solution (400-600 parts per million or ppm) and place them under a low-intensity fluorescent fixture; T8 or T12 bulbs are ideal for this purpose, T5 bulbs are can cause plants to begin “stretching” before you are ready.
  2. Be sure to keep the cubes moist, but be careful not to allow standing water to accumulate in the tray. This will cause the rate of growth to slow, keeping them a manageable size and ensuring that some clones are not dwarfed by larger ones.
  3. As your clones begin to stretch, be sure to rearrange them to prevent some clones from being “shaded out,” and transplant them as soon as possible.

Cannabis plants are very sensitive in the early stages. Special care is needed to ensure that your cannabis clone grows into a beautiful and healthy flower. Our clones are guaranteed to be pest and disease free, but to ensure you are successful with the plants you choose we provided some tips on how to care for them.

so i have 2 clones just put into their first pots, sitting under 2 100w CFLs. my growshop gave me a feedling/lighting schedule, but i wanted to check here for further advice.

however, i have heard that 24/7, is better for them. basically, how long do you think i should wait to drop it to 12/12, and in the meantime, should i be running in 18/6 or 24/7? any help or additional advice would be appreciated too. thanks
the person at the shop said i should put them at 18/6 for 4-5 days, then transplant them and drop the light to 12/12 for the rest of the 10-11 weeks.

so i have 2 clones just put into their first pots, sitting under 2 100w CFLs. my growshop gave me a feedling/lighting schedule, but i wanted to check here for further advice.
i’m doing a closet grow, so the plants cant really get taller than 2-2.5 ft.
however, i have heard that 24/7, is better for them. basically, how long do you think i should wait to drop it to 12/12, and in the meantime, should i be running in 18/6 or 24/7? any help or additional advice would be appreciated too. thanks
i’m doing a closet grow, so the plants cant really get taller than 2-2.5 ft.
the person at the shop said i should put them at 18/6 for 4-5 days, then transplant them and drop the light to 12/12 for the rest of the 10-11 weeks.

the plants are power plant. the lights say they use 18w or energy, but put out 100w of light, so i assume thats ok?
also, should i be feeding them the root stimulator every day for the first week?

so i have 2 clones just put into their first pots, sitting under 2 100w CFLs. my growshop gave me a feedling/lighting schedule, but i wanted to check here…