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light cycle for clones

Light cycle for clones

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For a step by step on how to ease your clones into direct sunlight, read our Hardening Off blog post.
Fill to 1 inch from the tip of pot and gently tamp soil by pressing it down with your hand. This helps ensure that air pockets do not develop; these can dry out your roots and will negatively affect plant health. After tamping, you should have 1 ½ to 2 inches of space between the lip of the pot and the media. This space is important so that you do not overflow the pot while watering.

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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.
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.
For the first week or two, be sure to check the moisture of the actual rockwool cube. In some cases, it is possible for the potting media to wick moisture away from the cube. In these cases, the potting media would be moist, but the cube may be too dry to support the plant. If this happens, pour about 1 cup of water onto the cube itself. Within two weeks the plant will develop a stronger root system, and this will not be an issue.
Tips to Help You Care for Your Cannabis Clones

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 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.

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 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?

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
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.
so how long have you guys let your clones veg before putting them on 12/12? is there a good way to tell when to switch?
i’m doing a closet grow, so the plants cant really get taller than 2-2.5 ft.
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.

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…