cloning 101 nippie style

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  1. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    ok, here's my run down on cloning

    what you need....
    cloning powder (any)
    toothpick or something small and pointy
    constant indirect light (24/7)....a cfl will do

    first step soak rockwool at 5.5 ph

    next grab your mom

    decide where to cut her, I always!!!! start at the top, it makes for better clones

    take your rockwool out of water and give it a few good hard shakes, no squeezing, you just need to get rid of all excess water.

    then take your toothpick or pointy thingy and make a hole. I never use the factory hole unless its a massive clones

    once you have your cut with scissors

    trim it up with a razor, and slice it at a 45 degree angle

    dunk her in your rooting hormone....any will do, greenlight, hormel, anything known to man will do, my powder is prob older than most reading this. I prefer powder over gel because powder lasts way way way longer and is a fraction of the price

    give her a good tap on the side of the bottle to knock off excess

    place in you rockwool

    continue process....notice where my next cut is, just below my original. These cuts will root and work perfectly fine, I always use main stalk before trying for little shit on the bottoms

    I'll update this next week with pix of roots and more of the process

    also I do have gel here and will run a side by side just to show you that it's a waste of money in my opinion.

    anyways back on topic.

    after you take the clones place them under light but not HPS or anything like that, it will kill the clones. A CFL will do for 20 clones or so.

    I don't use a dome unless it's winter and RH is really low, your average home has plenty of humidity for cloning.

    Another pro tip, don't keep them sloppy wet, you want them to dry out some. Mainly the RW not the cut, you want to mist every day, just a little, and dunk the RW in water every other or third day depending your RH. This is key in my eyes to fast rooting clones, you want the cuts to search for water, not act like a rose in the vase. Also this is very important, you cant let the RW dry out to factory condition, just ditch it if this happens because you screwed up and didn't mist or dunk it right.

    any questions?
  2. blazerwill420

    blazerwill420 Fuck AUMA

    my rooting powder is from 2011. I just used the last of it on the clones in that other thread. They all ended up coming back except one after I soaked them a little. The water from the cubes had wicked into the vermiculite, you could see the wet spots. Thanks for the thread, tuned in.
  3. OldSmokey

    OldSmokey Registered Users

    Nippie, how much of a dunk do you give them? The RW I'm using is about as absorbent as a sponge and with a dunk would be as wet as when it came out of the pH'd water at the start. With a clone in the cube, wouldn't it be hard to shake out, leaving it saturated?
  4. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    I literally just dunk it in ro. It doesn't get nearly as wet as when you soak them to condition them. Test it out for yourself with just a cube so you get the feel.

    Once again, you can't let the rw dry out, but you don't want it sloppy wet either.
  5. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

  6. OldSmokey

    OldSmokey Registered Users

    They look happy. I'll give dunking a try next time.
  7. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    quick update.

    no roots yet, id even impress myself on that.

    but just to show, no laying down, no funkiness going on, just happy little clones. 1 cfl bulb is about 20 inches above em

    they were dunked on Saturday and again today. Honestly haven't even misted them because i couldn't find my bottle

    and how i dunk, i literally dun the plant in water (the rockwool and hold there for a second...just a second)

  8. blazerwill420

    blazerwill420 Fuck AUMA

    My tw was wilted again this morning, the water wicked into the vermiculite again. I haven't had one single issue with the candyland or sourd. I'm about ready to toss this plant!
  9. Justcheckingitout

    Justcheckingitout GK Old Timer

    Best cloning technique, cool to see you post the thread, the old ones other members posted in other fourms that showed this technique, the pics are gone on most or all of them.
    I vote Sticky thread!

    I def think the rooting powder is the way to go, the gell, unless you use the whole thing in a month, it gets like water. The powder, like You guys said, the powder will last a long time and WAY cheeper.
    ResinRubber likes this.
  10. SuperMoChombo

    SuperMoChombo Well-Known Member

    Great thread. thanks for posting. Sometimes you need to just see it...
  11. ResinRubber

    ResinRubber Civilly disobedient/Mod

  12. Justcheckingitout

    Justcheckingitout GK Old Timer

    Yeah sticky!!
  13. GreenDepot

    GreenDepot New Member

    For some reason the fact that you can clone plants still amazes me. I've only ever used cloning gels tho maybe I will try a powder next time.
  14. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    I think cloning gel is a gimic, when youre at the store spending hundreds of dollars what the extra twenty, but in reality the powder always out performs and costs a fraction
  15. ResinRubber

    ResinRubber Civilly disobedient/Mod

    Yeah, blow the gels. They can help keep clones looking good longer, but in my experience it also promotes stem rot and wilt. I lose waaaaaaay more clones using cloning gel than anything else. Best thing I've ever found is a little hygrozyme in the rockwool soak. No powder or gel.
  16. Mrgreengenes

    Mrgreengenes Administrator

    Great job nippie!
  17. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    i will also add, never ever use dutch masters aps when cloning. tried that one time and lost every single clone, all stems turned black and rotted

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