Getting Started with your Cannabis Clones
Growing cannabis from clones or seedlings are a good entry point for the beginner cannabis grower. However, growing cannabis is different from cultivating kitchen herbs or flowers. The following are helpful tips on caring for your clones once you’ve taken them home from the dispensary.
Frequently Asked Questions
When transferring the clone to soil do I remove the clone from the rock wool?
When transferring clone to soil do not remove the clone from the rock wool or break up the rock wool. Make sure not to compact the soil too much. If transferring outside make sure to adjust the plant to sunlight by putting a plant in a semi-shaded area before direct sunlight.
Can I plant my clone outside right away?
It is not recommended. Instead, slowly transition the clone to natural sunlight and temperatures by placing the clone outside during the day and bringing the clone inside at night. It is recommended to keep your new clone under supplemental light for a minimum of 18 hours to avoid triggering the flower response. This can be as simple as a 12-watt bulb overhead at night.
Should I plant my clone in direct sunlight?
After the clone has been acclimated over several days to natural light and temperature, you can transition the clone to direct sunlight. The transition process should be over a minimum of 1 week in a semi-shaded area.
Should I wean the plant off the 24-hour light cycle it has been exposed to at KindPeoples?
KindPeoples clones are exposed and acclimated to a 24-hour light cycle. If you wish to keep the clone in its vegetative state, keep the clone under a minimum of 18 hours of light. You can safely taper the light exposure from 24 to 18 over a few days. Less than 18 hours of light can/will trigger the flowering response.
What should I feed my clone right away?
Only light watering after transplant into soil. Give low nitrogen nutrient solution at 50 percent strength after roots push through – approximately 3-5 days.
What does flowering time mean?
It is the time it takes for a plant to finish flowering after the first sight of pistols.
What amount of light does my plant need to be exposed to remain in flower and vegetative states.
For Flower: 12 hours light/ 12 hours of dark. For Veg: 18 hours light/ 6 hours of dark.
What are the signs of under-watering and over-watering?
Under-watered plants: typically grow slowly and kill off lower growth
Over-watered plants: tend to have brown roots and downturned leaves
How can I identify basic pest and powdery mildew (PM)?
Mites and powdery mildew are common issues when growing in the Central Coast. Mites will have dots on the tops of the leaves that are not patterned where the mite has eaten and hollowed out some of the leaves. PM leaves a white powder-like substance on top of the leaves. Fungus gnats when watering will fly out of the soil.
How do I top a plant?
Cut out the node wherever you want to stunt growth in order to create more branches. There are many methods for optimal growth.
What are the Pros & Cons of growing with seed?
Pros: Seeds tend to be bigger plants and have a tap root (main root) so it intakes water and nutrients better
Cons: Seeds have genetic diversity and are on average 50% male which can be an issue when it comes to uniformity
What the Pros & Cons of growing with clones?
Pros: Clones are taken from proven mother’s and should all be genetically the same and are all female genetics
Cons: Smaller yields, No taproot
What is a seedling and how is it different from a clone?
A seedling is a plant start grown from a seed. They will have a taproot whereas a clone will not.
What is a phenotype?
A phenotype is an “expression” or characteristic of a female plant. Usually, a phenotype is selected for its yield, potency or terpene profile.0 Likes