If you have been considering growing your own cannabis plants at home, then here are some excellent tips on caring for your clones!
It’s getting much easier to grow and cultivate your own cannabis plants from home. With advances in growing technology and more information than ever before available online, even rookie growers will be able to grow their own cannabis plants from the comfort of their homes.
It can be quite intimidating when you first start growing cannabis. Don’t let all the misinformation and horror stories online turn you off. Once you get the hang of it, and it can take a little bit of time as marijuana plants can be a little tricky, you’ll be growing your own cannabis and smoking your own flower in no time at all.
In the following article, we’re going to focus on clones and taking care of them. Like many other plants that we grow, growing them from seedlings is much easier than starting from seeds. With marijuana plants, growing from clones gives you a much higher chance of success, and you can also guarantee that you’re going to get a female plant rather than a male one.
Female marijuana plants are preferred because they are going to deliver you a much higher yield compared to their male counterparts. When you grow from seed, it’s a lot harder to guarantee what type of plant you’re going to end up with and also how many of your seeds will actually be viable and develop into plants.
To help make caring for your clones a little easier and ensure that your clones have the best chance of reaching maturity, we’ve prepared five of the best tips from growers across the country. We’ll focus on gathering your supplies, speed, keeping your clones protected, transplanting, and the importance of following a schedule.
1. Gather Your Supplies Before You Get Your Clones!
The last thing that you want is to bring your clones home and not have everything that you need ready. Having everything ready to go as soon as your clones get home means that you’ll be prepared, and your clones won’t be put under any undue pressure, which could affect their growth. To grow your clones, you’ll need the following: lights, grow tent, planting pots, soil or grow material, nutrients, and water.
2. Speed is Vital!
When you plan on picking up your clones, don’t spend hours running other errands or driving around with your clones in the car, especially if it’s a hot or extremely cold day. Don’t linger with your clones sitting in the car. Plan out your day ahead of time and aim to pick up your clone when you can take it straight home and begin getting it set up in its new location.
3. Clones Love It Indoors
If you can, plan on growing indoors. It removes any risk to your clone with sudden weather changes. However, many people do successfully grow marijuana plants outdoors. If you are planning on growing outdoors, you’ll want to time when you purchase your clones so that they’re ready to go during the warmer months.
Cannabis clones go through two cycles in their lifetime in Ontario, Canada: the vegetative cycle and the flowering cycle. During the vegetative cycle, a plant will be doing the majority of its root and foliage growth. Your plant should be getting roughly 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness every day.
During the flowering cycle, the plant should be receiving roughly 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. In an outdoor garden, the plant will naturally flip to its flowering cycle around the time of the Summer Solstice, which usually falls between August 1-Aug 10, 2021, and will mature around October 10, 2021.
4. Transplant Your Clone ASAP!
When you buy your clones or pick them up, they’ll be in smaller soil containers for easy transportation, but they need to be transplanted as soon as possible. The sooner you transplant, the better the root growth and strength will be. Transplanting gives your clone the space it needs to grow big and strong. Don’t be afraid to give your clone plenty of room to grow if you have the space to do so; it will be more beneficial in the long run and will help you avoid having to transplant again if you run out of room.
5. Watch Your Lighting and Watering Schedules
Your clone is going to need specific amounts of light and water as it grows. This schedule will constantly need to be checked and updated as your clone matures as its requirements will change as it matures and reaches different stages of its growth cycle. There are some great resources available online which will help you to identify what stage your clone is in and what its requirements are.
5 Tips on Caring for your Clone – Conclusion
Growing your own cannabis plants from clones can be extremely rewarding, not to mention save you a lot of money over the course of a few years. It may require a small investment to get a great setup up and running, but once you have it set up and perfected, you’ll be growing your own cannabis plants like a professional in no time at all.
If you have any questions about growing and caring for clones, or you would like to share some of your tips, then please don’t hesitate to comment below! We’d love to get your feedback.