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Hi fellow stoners,
A mate asked me how to take cuttings and as seen as I had to take a few today I thought I would stick a few pics up! There are plenty of other methods but I get a good success rate and if it aint broken don't try and fix it is my motto!
Being organized and well prepared is vital if you want a good return on your cuttings.
I use a heated from Prop that I got from B & Q for about £20, I always give it a good clean, plug it in and whack the lid on before I even take a cut.
As you can see it's nice and humid and ready to rock and roll
I use Root Riots, they are clean and easy to use, take up little room and come in handy trays so your cuttings are not rolling about when you check them. I always give them a soak for 5 or 10 mins, just to make sure they are fully saturated, I then squeeze the excess water out until they are about 50% saturated.
Place in your tray ready for cuttings
Here is my mother plant, its Northern Lights from Royal Queen Seeds and I have had her for about a year, maybe longer. A few days before I am due to take cuttings I give her a good feed of Plant Magic Grow and sing her a little song to make sure she feels loved
Find a suitable cutting and nip it off. My Mother is kept under a 250w in a Parabolic shade along side a couple of other mums.
Make a 45degree cut at one of the nodes
and then trim up a few of the leafs
you don't want to much leafage
I then whack it in the clonex for a second or two
then into the root riot
Snip of the ends of each leaf
Repeat until you have the desired no and place in your tray
then give them a good misting, I use plain water
In the prop they go, I lift the lid once every day when I come home from work, just to refresh the air a little. The vents remain closed and they sit in my utility room out of direct sun light. I leave them there for a week and then they go under my T5 in my clone station
Here are some cuttings I took 15 days ago. As you can see they are almost as healthy as the day they went in
I could have stuck them in compost about a week ago but the good thing with the riots is they have a little feed to keep them going should I be to stoned to pot them up
I took 12 and all 12 rooted, as you can see there are roots every where, they were growing along the base of the prop
If that helps just one person I would be over the moon, I lost a couple of keepers because I never knew how to take cuttings, its quite simple once you know how
thanks for reading