Created: 05 September 2013
Written by Dell J.
Many novice marijuana growers ask themselves 'should I start from seed or should I grow some marijuana clones?' It's a good question, and one that deserves serious consideration. The biggest advantage of growing from clones is that you will harvest more bud sooner. Growing from clones can cut your vegetative time down anywhere from 2-4 weeks. Once your clone is rooted, and then transplanted into its growing pot, it can take as little as one week before it takes off!
Whether the grow set up is indoor or outdoor, cloning cannabis plants will significantly develop the efficiency of your growing area and it is a wonderful way of preserving your favored marijuana plant. There are some qualities that you should look for in a marijuana plant before cloning. It should be of high quality, potent, fast to grow and has no pests, fungi or any diseases.
In this discussion, I will tell you about a simple, cheap and guaranteed way to make marijuana clones that will aid you in your production of high grade cannabis with a continual harvest!
To get started you will need: a clean razor blade, scissors, toothpick, a cup of water, a tray with a clear plastic dome, top soil, small cloning cups or Styrofoam, and a bottle of CLONEX rooting gel.
Your first task is to choose the marijuana plant in which you wish to clone from. Next you should decide how many clones you wish to take from that plant. Now you must fill your small cloning pots or cups with top soil. A bag of good top soil will not need any additives to it. Make sure the small cups are filled all the way to the top and try not to pack it in, but evenly fill the cup.
Take a tooth pick and make a hole in the center of the soil and make it a tad bit bigger than the stem you will place in it, so it won’t scrape off all the rooting gel. Make a 45 degree slice through the branch with your clean razor, 4-8 inches below the cutting. Strip the bottom leaves off of the cutting, clip the tips of the remaining leaves and then dip up to half the stem in rooting gel.
Place the stem in the soil all the way down without touching the bottom, leaving a little room for the roots to grow, and pack the soil tightly around it. Next, water your cuttings after placing them on your tray. You are to water the soil, do not directly water the cutting. Make sure the soil is completely soaked, as the large amount of water will not hurt the cutting.
Spray the bottom of the tray and the top of the plastic dome before you place the dome on the tray. This will ensure enough humidity in the dome. Nowput your tray under the t5 lights. It can be anywhere from 1 to 3ft. below the lights. Use the same light schedule as the vegetative plants with the 18 hr. on and 6 hr. off schedule.