This has been tried and tested by me 420 and Hubby and we are ready to share our successful tips with you GP......Great Peeps
I am not hear to tell you how to make clones... because most peeps already know how to do that part.....Thank you Subcool
I want to share what I have learned through my own testing
Ok..I am sure most of you know what one of these are...
clone dome.jpg 65.86KB 38 downloads and for those who do not know...
it is a cloning dome humidity house...a green house ...ect...
If you have ever made clones before you know that it is like watching grass grow
it can take for ever and you can not help but wonder ...hmmm.....what can I do to speed this up and we want to do this for many reasons!!
Here are the Items I use to get the Best Clones...which I am sure most have seen before
* Cloning Heat Seed Mat
* Root Compound
* Plant Food
* 2 Strawberry basket cut in half
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most of those things on the list is probable familiar to you
but the strawberry basket...hmmm what are those for you might be thinking....well that is one of my tricks......
so while waiting for something to happen...I am also worryed bout the amount of moisture they always seam to be getting...hmmmm it hit me like a voice in my head glowstar.gif
They are getting way to much moisture and it is drowning them plain and simple they can not breath
Air is one of the most important ingredients in proper gardening for not just the plant but the roots as well .....duh....right..... it make sense... so how do I do that??
How do I stop them from sitting it the water...they need the moisture but they just can not sit in it....
again it hit me I got this....and ran in the kitchen and dumped out the just purchased strawberries into a bowl and began to wash baskets not the strawberries and then cut the in half and few minutes came back and used them to raise the tray out of the water...
Voila it was perfect Martha Stewart sit down
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so I water them slowly and directly on to the rapid rooters plugs...so now when they then drain the plugs are no longer sitting in the water I always mist the plants and also I mist the top well before I place it back on over the babies.
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This has resulted in some very happy clones for sure....so I was planting all of the happy babies and started to notice that all of the clones plugs that were placed into the tray crooked seamed to have roots first way before the plugs that were tightly fitting in the tray
so what tis this.....they want even more AIR.......YES..... THEY LOVE IT THIS WAY
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The results are that it really must be equil parts of everything Water, Air, Food and Love ect....ect....to get the happy plants that we are all trying to acheive!
I have cut the wait time for the roots by all most a whole week...I am starting to see roots right around the end of 2 weeks instead of the torchous 3 full weeks!!
The ultimate results are well just .....^^^^LOOK AT THOSE HAPPY ROOTS
WHICH IN TURN MAKES A VERY HAPPY 420 AND HUBBY
From our Garden to yours...we Wish you happy Growin
Note::::: I am doing such a good job cloning that I can now....Pay it Forward and help those who really need them
It Feels good to be helping others this way ........
Edited by 420friendly, 15 September 2012 - 01:25 PM.
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