Hi Zen, you are in great hands with all these great growers that have your back.
Planning for the future I hope you don’t mind if I add a few suggestions?
Trimmers-go with stainless still since the aluminum ones rust eventually.
Yellow sticky traps, mosquito bits, and some captain Jack’s dead bug for pest control - I recommend the concentrate and dilute when needed.
Rubbing alcohol for soaking sticky trimmers. Hydrogen peroxide for bud washing.
Plastic plant stakes so you can keep your strains straight.
Plant yo-yos to hold up those gigantic colas you will be growing.
Farther ahead consider how you are going to dry and cure. Use the search function here and you will see different approaches for both.
You have a journal here, but keep paper or electronic notes about watering, nutes, trimming etc. Those will help in the future to hone your technique tighter each grow. Use the tag function on a post if you find something you want to find for future reference.
Never be afraid to ask a question. We’ve all lived through early grows and hope to save you the heartache of our mistakes.
Best to you.
I love propagating/cloning plants. I don’t know much about propping MJ, but some plants have to have oxygen in the water while propping or else they will rot. Also as with all plants, if you don’t let the part that you cut callous over before putting it in water, it will turn to mush and rot. If it is bc the water needs to be aerated then you can buy a cheap air stone for like $6 on Amazon and put it in the container you have your water in to prop it. I am just stoked that MJ can be cloned.
@Capt.Cola Well that is a genius idea and I think that is what I am gonna do. I bought those bags several months ago and haven’t used them yet, so what better time than now. Thanks for that!
@tylersays I have been using it with the clones I have going now and it really is worth the money when it comes to those. I will be cloning my MJ in the Clone King as well and will let y’all know how it goes. It is a cheap machine and could easily be a DIY thing I think…Mine hold 36 plants at a time and I can’t wait to see it full of MJ.
@Graysin I read that ppl were using some kinda cubes, but I couldn’t remember the name, it was rockwool! I am gonna look those up!
@JaneQP Thank you!! I am glad to have you joining in on my grow and would love any and all suggestions you have at any time! Awesome, I have several trimmers but I wanted to get some specifically for MJ, so I am gonna write that one down. I for sure wanna get some sticky traps and I will have to look up the yoyos. That was some great advice, Thank you, and I have added it all to my list!
@Indo_817 Here’s mine, come join us!
I’ve been trying to clone for I think 4 grows now and do not have the best of luck. I will check out the Clone King. Thanks!
I’ve never used a clone king, but if you’re interested I can share my procedure. Since I left rockwoll and went to root riot cubes, I’ve had a 100% success rate (not that it is a huge sampling, but 6 for 6)
Of course. (And I’m already following you there)
I would love to hear the process as well!
Ok y’all. So I have now ordered the Apera Ph meter and the AC 6in. inline fan. How many of the computer fans do y’all suggest I put in here, and do y’all have a certain brand you suggest?
I have some of each. I use the computer fan sized ones for young ones and use 6" fans for bigger plants.
I am sure others will provide more insight.
@ZenMarie Just a thought. I have a clone king as well. I use tribus in mine. Before you try the clonex. I would try and see if you can find more info on it. I am just saying that because clonex is really thick. And if it doesn’t dissolve, or dissolve good. It may end up clogging your jets.
@Newt is right. Cloning with out the machine is easy. I have never had any start as fast as with the cloner my self. This is a 10 day old clone here
I am reading review after review of cloners and scouring the forum and internet. I’ll face it growers I am failing at water or soil cloning and looking for something else. I follow suggestions to the letter and although some start growing, but most fail to survive and if they do, they are runts. Any and all suggestions accepted I just don’t want to go down another path of failure. You can hit me up here Bunny Jane’s 2022ish Grows - Show Your Grow / Grow Journals - I Love Growing Marijuana Forum by Robert Bergman
I only use the liquid Clonex in my Clone King, not the Clonex Gel. I have amazing results with it. There is some stuff called drops of balance that I would love to try, but I am getting great results with the liquid so I am just sticking with it for now.
@JaneQP I did quite a bit of searching as well when I was looking for a cloning machine and Clone King is the one I found to be most consistently highly rated.
@ZenMarie I have the gel. I have had it for so long. I forgot they may have ha a more liquid form.
I am headed to @JaneQP s now
Same here, I use the Clone King 25 with Clonex Cloning Solution (liquid) and Clear Rez (sterile method) and all my cuttings root 100% success every time, cloning does not get any easier that than, no spraying, no domes, no daily checks.
Have some cuttings in it right now
Sweet! I figured it would work like a charm. Can’t wait to try it out myself. Where did you get the collars like that??
@Not2SureYet I just got done watching a video where they were using it for props. They were dipping the end of the stem in the Clonex gel and putting them into a cube. Made me wanna buy some gel too.
I did a video for a friend for normal cloning. I don’t have one for the cloner. The collars come with the cloner. But here is a link to different sized ones.
@ZenMarie thank you for the tag well damn I have a lot of reading to do on your journal already haha good luck on your grow. I will be watching for sure
Those are Permaclone collars, can check them out at permaclone dot com, much better quality than the collars the machines come with and they resist having roots grow into them as happens with cheaper collars and trying to separate them can be a mess. I used to treat collars as disposable and just toss them after each session til I got the permaclone collars. Easy to sterilize and reuse, can even microwave them.