-Luis Guerra- In the long debate over clones vs seeds, I’ll help shed a bit of light and help you figure out which technique to use in your next grow. Clone / Cuttings First off, you will need a mother plant to produce clones. Wikipedia defines clones as any organism whose genetic information is identical to that of a parent organism from which it was created. A mother plant can come from a seed source, be purchased from a nursery, or taken from your current garden. Usually a … [Read more...] about Clones vs. Seeds
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.
Human nature relishes in caging a fleeting moment. Photographs, videos, or journals capture events that would otherwise erode in the mind over time. The same can be applied when a person looks at a favorite plant that will expire at the season change. Fortunately, those moments of plant bonding (through eating fruits, admiring foliage, etc.) can continue with some easy science. The most common form of propagation (besides the sexual form of seed dispersing) is through the asexual or … [Read more...] about A Cut Above. Act I.