How to Grow Clones Indoors in Soil: A Must-Read for Beginners
offers a number of benefits compared to starting out from seeds. Some might think of it as a complicated process, but it is actually easy!
Also known as asexual reproduction, cloning can be cost and time-saving, but only if you know how to do it right. Otherwise, it will be frustrating.
If you do not follow the right steps in cloning, the roots may end up not developing and the plant will be unhealthy.
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While there are several mediums where clones can be planted, this post will focus on using soil.
A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Grow Clones Indoors in Soil
Ready to start cloning at home using Best Soil for Clone Weed Plants
? Below are the simple steps to follow:
Find a Cannabis to be Cloned
The first thing that you have to do is to look for a mother plant. It should be as healthy as possible to ensure its robust growth.
To take cuttings from a healthy plant, you will need a razor or sharp scissors.
Before cutting, make sure that the scissors or razor are clean. Otherwise, it could transfer infection and make the clone unhealthy.
The cuttings should be about eight to 12 inches. Plus, it would be best to take it out from the lower part of the mother plant and see to it that it is sturdy.
If there are blisters, twisted parts, and any signs of damage, take this as an indication that the marijuana is unhealthy and that it is not good for cloning.
Treat the Cutting
Now that you have obtained the cutting from a healthy mother plant, it is now time to treat it and prepare for planting.
The first thing that you have to do is to apply a rooting stimulator. As the name implies, the main purpose of the latter is to stimulate the growth of new roots.
Once the root has been covered by your choice of a growth stimulator, dip it in water as soon as possible.
Prepare the Pots or Trays
You can choose to use trays or pots, depending on your personal preferences. As shown in the photo above, the clones have been grown in a tray.
If you are growing the clones in a tray, they will eventually need to be transplanted as they grow larger.
Regardless of where they will be planted, the most important thing is to have drainage holes. This will prevent water from being lodged in the pot, which can trigger the presence of pests and diseases.
The pots should also be brand new and sterile. If they have been used before, clean them properly before using.
Plant the Clones
Now that the cutting is ready and you already have clean pots or trays, you can start planting.
Look for the right type of soil. Ideally, the pH level should be 6 and it should have a high nitrogen. The soil should also be organic.
Reusing an old soil should be avoided at all costs. It is possibly contaminated and can affect the health of the clone you wish to grow.
Take Care of the Clone
The waiting game now starts. After planting the clone, be patient and be proactive in taking care of the cannabis to ensure its healthy growth.
When it comes to watering the clone, you need to use a diluted nutrient solution.
Misting the clone will also help. Use only distilled water. Chlorine, sodium, and minerals can negatively affect the health of the plant.
Pay attention as well to the right indoor climate or temperature. Ideally, the temperature should be maintained at 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. A cooling or heating system will be necessary if this temperature range is not attained.
A low-intensity fluorescent will also be essential to supply the Light Clone
that is needed indoors. T8 or T12 bulbs are the best. T5 bulbs, on the other hand, can harm the clones.
At about six to eight weeks after planting, the clones should now be treated as an adult plant as they have already reached the peak of their development.
Get Ready for Harvest
You are now ready for harvest. Once the plant has grown, such as in the photo above, all that you have to do is to wait until you are ready to take off the buds from your plant.
Start harvesting once the plant has passed through the flowering stage. At this point, there will already be trichomes in the buds – the tiny hair that is loaded with THC and CBD.
The harvest window of the marijuana will depend on the specific strain that you have planted.
Harvesting is followed by drying, trimming, and curing, depending on what you intend to do with the marijuana that you already have on hand.