cloning ??

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by snowman420meds, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Has anyone ever cut a clone from a plant in the very beginning of bloom?? I Did an there rooted an strong but there's a very little flower on top of the cutting..will effect the baby an how it. grows??
     
  2. You can take clones up to harvest if you'd like, but the time to switch from flowering to vegetative might be pretty long.

    The further into bloom, it seems, the longer it takes the plant to take off in vegetative growth. Although, I think the first 1-3 weeks of 12/12 isn't very noticeable over clones taken from 24/0 light.
     
  3. Cool I've been clonin for yrs but first time takin cuttins when she was n bloom..as fast as they rooted i should know they'd be fine..rooted extremely fast less than 7 days all 25 cuttings.not one died..usually always lose one
     

  4. I prefer taking flowering cuttings. [​IMG] I haven't taken a clone during veg, in probably the last 10 - 13 years. [​IMG]



    They tend to root very quickly and effortlessly when in early bloom, and for me personally, it provides a better cycle
    for my rotation than I'd have if I took them too early.


    (If I take my cuttings too early during bloom, or especially during the current crops veg cycle, those cuts would become much
    too large to put into the bloom rooms, by the time the current crop was harvested. A three or so week veg cycle keeps me
    from having 9 foot plants in a 9.5 foot room. [​IMG] )


    The benefit of cutting from the previous crop, rather than taking cuts from a normal mother, is that it's nice not wasting
    space, lights and feed on a series of perpetually vegging mother plants.
    That, and it puts the shaded lower branches from the current crop to better use by turning them into entirely new plants,
    and their absence directs more overall energy to the upper regions of the current plant, where those lowest branches
    were shaded and had no longer been pulling their weight as efficiently. [​IMG] )



    *** But best of all, when taking flowering cuttings, you benefit from the changing branch/nodal hormones, triggered during bloom..
    when bud begins to form in bloom, where vegetative growth would otherwise take place, the branch nodes tighten and
    multiply
    into what we see as bud, or clusters of flowers.


    When taking cuttings during early-mid flower, you're capitalizing on the changes in natural branching/nodal hormones, that
    occur during flower, in order to cause increased branching (not only allowing for the perfect growth cycle with a two+ room
    system, but also doing, naturally, exactly what some synthetic products on the market try to simulate!).


    When that reverses, you can have five, ten, twelve or more new branch nodes forming from roughly the same point, at each
    section where flowers had previously formed, allowing you to yield even more, even faster, and if needed with more head-space:


    It turns a cutting into this, in two weeks or less... in another week or so she's put into flowering (indoors), and with
    adequate lighting, by harvest they're between 6 - 8 feet tall and predominantly bud from the first foot up.

    [​IMG]


    A younger 'Red Crown' Widow cut, taken much later in bloom, already growing new branches (six or seven days
    from being cut and put into a 20/4 cycle)...

    [​IMG]


    If you haven't already removed them earlier on when pruning, a few 10" - 15" lowest-most branches that may
    only have small or whispy buds, are ideal for dividing and cutting into 3 - 5 clones. When pruning and cleaning up the
    base, I always keep in mind to leave a few behind for cuttings, later on. [​IMG]

    For instance, this is the sister of the above plant, taken from a lower point of the same branch...

    [​IMG]


    Those last two were taken just before the harvest, so it's certainly possible and just about as easy, but taking cuttings at
    20 - 25 days 12/12 usually allows for the fastest turn around; they are more easily reverted back to a vegetative state
    at this time, than if the cuttings are taken any later, or during the harvest. In conjunction with a very dialed-in
    environment, flowering cuttings can provide the below results in a 11 - 12 week growth cycle, counting from cutting,
    to harvest.
    [​IMG]

    A nug from the upper left-middle portion of the above plant, one of five or six 'major colas' like it (in a room of six ladies
    of the same size/strain... this is 'Feralocity' though, aka Aussie Big Bud [​IMG]).
    [​IMG]




    Anyhow, nicely done! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. I never get tired of that series of pics.
     
  6. i dont do it often but have cut clones from flowering plants very late in harvest you can trim the buds off or just let them die, the plant will go back into veg and it will be fine
     
  7. wow it looks like i need some pointers from badkitty smiles
     
  8. That was some good shit right there man..thank you for lettin loose your mind..input..
     
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