-James Gordon- Hello everyone! Welcome back to introduction to hydroponics. After going over so much in the last few hydroponics blogs on how to grow in your system, today we will go over cloning in hydroponics. So let’s keep an open mind, take some notes, and hopefully this will help you learn a few things about cloning. When it comes to cloning, I personally felt intimidated and challenged before I ever tried it. Do not be afraid. It is not as complicated as it may sound. The hardest … [Read more...] about Intro to Hydroponics: Cloning
-Mike Weeks- One of the most common frustration we find with our customers is on the subject of cloning. Growers that have been taking clones for years will occasionally fall into a bad habit, and not know why their success rates have plummeted. This blog post will point out some of the most common mistakes made in the cloning room and how to avoid them for future cloning success. Healthy Plant Stock The first step in getting healthy clones is to start with a healthy stock plant (the … [Read more...] about Cloning Problems and Solutions
So you're interested in propagating plants via cuttings? Once you've mastered the basics, the next step is to give your plants the best opportunity to switch from producing green stem cells to manufacturing root cells. Giving your plant root-stimulating hormones will increase your chance of successful plant rooting and help your plant develop higher quality roots at a faster rate. While there are many plants that root on their own (often just in a cup of water), these roots are never as … [Read more...] about Cloning Nutrients: What’s the difference?
Whether you are looking to get an extra harvest out of your indoor garden each year, or have a high yielding plant that you want to perpetuate indefinitely, learning how to root stem cuttings can help you out immensely. The best way to have a steady supply of cuttings is to grow a donor or ‘mother’ plant that is kept in a vegetative state. You want your donor plant to be as healthy as possible with many nodes from which to cut clones to minimize stress as you shear off pieces of … [Read more...] about Taking Clones: Methods and Products for Success
A successful clone can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a grower. Essentially, a gardener-turned-cloner steps into the triad role of surgeon, scientist, and anal retentive clean freak. Preparation is key (consult, "A Cut Above: Act I" for cloning mise en place) as well as a sanitary environment. Ready? 1) Once the prized plant has been selected, take a sharp clean blade and make a 45 degree cut across branches two to four inches long. Before putting the clone into the grow … [Read more...] about A Cut Above: Act Two.