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About Cuttings

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by ReedyMc, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. whats the reasonable size to take a cutting and how can u ensure its survival, also is it true if u grew a plant form seed and took a cutting that makes it a 2nd generation and if u grow that and take a cutting that will be come 3rd gen so on and so forth,and is it true its be comes stronger weed after every gen got any info people

    Reedy
     
  2. All the cuttings I've done so far have been between 4-12 inches. So far I've had a propagation success rate of 100% with MJ cuttings, but that's with a total of 8, so I'm still a beginner at this. :)

    Cuttings are genetically identical to the plant they come from. The only difference between my cuttings and the plants they came from is the cuttings don't have any cotyledons. I think terms such as "1st generation" and so on would only be useful to those propagating plants from seeds, and mixing the genetics of different plants.
     
  3. for a good cutting, you want at least 3 nodes the branch you take it from. & REGENERATION. It is possible to harvest plants and then rejuvenate them vegetatively for a 2nd and even 3rd harvest. A second harvest can be realized in as little as 6-8 weeks. Since the plant stalk, and roots are already formed, the plant can produce a second, even third harvest of buds in a little more than half the time of the original harvest. When harvesting, take off the top 1/3rd of the plant. Leave most healthy fan leaves in the middle of the plant, cutting buds off branches carefully. On the lower 1/3rd of the plant, take off end flowers, but leave several small flowers on each branch. These will be the part of the plant that is regenerated. The more buds you leave on the plant, the faster it will regenerate. Feed the plant some Miracle Grow or any high nitrogen plant food immediately after harvest. When you intend to regenerate a plant, make sure it never gets too starved for nitrogen as it is maturing, or all the sun leaves will fall off, and your plant will not have enough leaves to live after being harvested.
    Harvested plants can come inside for rejuvenation under continuous light or are left outside in Summer to rejuvenate in the natural long days. It will take 7-14 days to see signs of new growth when regenerating a plant. As stated before, and in contrast to normal growth patterns, lower branches will be the first to sprout new vegetative growth. Allow the plant to grow a little vegetatively, then take outside again to reflower. Or keep inside for vegetative cuttings. You now have two or three generations of plants growing, and will need more space outside. But you will now be harvesting twice as often. As often as every 30 days, since you have new clones or seedlings growing, vegetative plants ready to flower, and regenerated plants flowering too.
    Regenerating indoors can create problems if your plants are infected with pests. It may be best to have a separate area indoors that will not allow your plants to infect the main indoor area. An alternative to regenerating indoors is to regenerate outdoors in the Summer. Just take a harvest in June, then allow the plant to regenerate by leaving some lower buds on the plant, and leaving the middle 1/3rd of the plant leaves at harvest. Feed it nitrogen, and make sure it gets lots of sun. It will regenerate all Summer and be quite large by Fall, when it will start to flower again naturally.
     
  4. Size is not the key to successfully rooting cuttings. The most important thing is to have 2+ nodes that will be in the soil (or other rooting medium) and 1-2 leaves above. Cut a stem (I make my cuts on the diagonal) pinch the leaves/preflowers of from the end that will be stuck in the soil, dip that end in water, then rooting hormone (Rootone or some such) and then stick it in a cup or small pot with soil. Note that you should dibble a hole in the soil that's bigger around than the stem so you don't scrape off the rooting hormone when you plant it.

    Water in well and put in semi shade for a week or two until you notice new growth. Depending on the size of the pot you used to root the cutting, you can re-pot the new plant after new growth appears. Keep the lights low, play soft music and serve a nice wine until the bitch grows.

     

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