If you’re looking to recreate an existing garden, clones are definitely the way to go. Clones are rooted cuttings that are specifically identical to the plant they were taken from. Cloning your own cannabis plants can be extremely cost-efficient and may give you a harvest that’s completely sustainable.
Remember, clones are much more sensitive than an already developed plant. Make sure to keep an extra close eye on them within the first 7-10 days.
Keep your grow/workplace sterile. Clones are much younger than your older plants and are more susceptible to bacteria. Make sure the roots are growing in clean, healthy soil.
Place your fresh cutting into water immediately after removing from rooting stimulator. Bubbles are a major clone killer. The clone must have water to survive, if multiple bubbles are present, it prevents the clone from soaking up necessary water
Clones need a very specific amount of light and nutrients because they are so sensitive. Just like any other new project, be sure to read anything and everything there is to know about clones.
Make sure your infrastructure is built for growing clones. No matter where you’re growing, you want to be sure you have ventilation, a systematic light source, room for all plants and other necessities. If you are growing a fresh batch of new clones, try to grow them in a small nursery where they are set apart from your more mature plants as they will need more attention.
Be sure to QUICKLY slide the treated end of your clone into the rooting plug or pellet. A snug fit to the cut stem is essential. Sometimes a cutting won’t stick and take in necessary moisture and when that happens, it’s game over. Your clone will wither and die.
You shouldn’t need to spray your clones with water, but if you feel more comfortable doing so, don’t overwater. Spray just enough, once every three days to keep the humidity.
Work quickly and efficiently. Because clones are further along than seeds, they tend to grow quicker so make sure you have all your supplies in order while maintaining your clothes.
Check out a few of these tips to help keep your clones alive and thriving.