Get Your Supplies To Follow This Cloning Tutorial!
I’ve read dozens of books and always wanted to find one that tells the reader exactly how to get professional results without having to perform experiments, and without having to sort through pages of re-hashed common info about how plants grow. The book I wrote, “Marijuana Mass Production Made Easy” has the condensed instructions of how to average 2+ lbs per 1000w light.
Important: If you add water, add it to the cloning tray itself to fill in the grooves at the bottom of the tray. Do not add water to the tops of the pellets at this point, or roots will take longer to form!
2 small plastic buckets (or large mixing bowls – to be filled with water)
I was born in British Columbia and started growing marijuana on a commercial scale in 1990. I designed and built grow rooms in nearly 20 different locations over the years, and worked as a consultant for major size grow-ops. The cover of the book has images of my basement which held 24 x 1000w HPS lights.
Cloning Tray (with ridges at the bottom, no holes) & 7” Vented Dome
Note: Because these are bulky but lightweight, these items are usually much cheaper to buy in person without having to pay for shipping (can be found at most plant nurseries and gardening stores). Although not necessary, the reason the following tray is white on top is this style helps reflect light back up at the plants (though it costs a little more than a regular propagation tray).
Place the new cutting in the small bucket of cold water you just prepared.
I’ve recently been growing marijuana at home in my new condominium apartment. As a result, I needed a place to keep Mother Plants, Clones and a place to Veg the Clones.
When cutting clones from a mother plant it is better to cut a large section of a branch with multiple branches and bud sites.
There is some speculation that clones can degrade over time based on environment stressors and other factors, but that is open to debate.
What to look for in a mother plant
A clone is a cutting, such as a branch, that is cut off of a living marijuana plant, which will then grow into a plant itself. A clone has the same genetic makeup as the plant it was taken from, which is called the mother plant.
Why clone cannabis plants?
Another method growers employ is to take cuttings off a set of mother plants before they flower, then flip the mothers into the flowering stage. The next generation of clones is grown, and when those get big enough, cuttings will be taken from those before getting flipped into flower. Because clones are genetically identical, each generation will be an exact copy of the first-generation mother and all subsequent mothers.
How Does Prop 65 Affect Product Labeling?
Cannabis contains over 100 unique chemical compounds. When it comes to taste, aroma, and physiological effects, cannabinoids and terpenes are the two most important classes. As a result, testing for these compounds has become standard in the majority of legal markets, including California.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Expanding Cannabis Research
Cannabis: A Resource Heavy Crop
As a result, researchers have relied on resource usage information gleaned from law enforcement and growers themselves. “For any other crop, you could find the information in five minutes, online,” explained Van Butsic, environmental scientist at the University of California, Berkeley in a 2019 Nature article exploring the environmental footprint of cannabis.
New Chromatography Method Measures Both Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Aside from the challenge posed for sample prep, the differing polarities and volatilities of cannabinoids and terpenes allow for robust separation and quantification using GC. However, certain cannabinoids can fail to separate, making quantification nearly impossible. The researchers found that using a more polar stationary phase gave complete separation of all cannabinoid peaks without interfering with the separation of terpene compounds.
Growing cannabis is a resource intensive process requiring vast amounts of water and energy. And with indoor systems demanding near constant lighting and ventilation, cannabis far outpaces the carbon footprint of crops grown outdoors. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges the cannabis industry faces with sustainability and reining in its energy usage.