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#1 Tony Montana

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:57 PM

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
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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.

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Place in your tray ready for cuttings

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:01 PM

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


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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.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:04 PM

Make a 45degree cut at one of the nodes

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and then trim up a few of the leafs

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you don't want to much leafage

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:06 PM

I then whack it in the clonex for a second or two

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then into the root riot

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Snip of the ends of each leaf

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:09 PM

Repeat until you have the desired no and place in your tray

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then give them a good misting, I use plain water
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:12 PM

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

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Here are some cuttings I took 15 days ago. As you can see they are almost as healthy as the day they went in

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:16 PM

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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

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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

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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

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:19 PM

Nice work m8, thanks for showing us your method. Mine is totally different, my cuts go straight into water, cut at 45, scarify the bottom 20mm under water, dip in cloning gel, straight into root riot cubes, trim the leaves back, into propagator, light mist and job done. I also starve my mothers before I take my cuts and feed after I'm finished. Each to their own and all that, well done on making the effort.
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:22 PM

Nice thread Gunner :yep: Good pics and guide !

PS - I pissed myself laughing this morning when I saw your avatar :rofl:

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:36 PM

nice one gunner very informative ..........
and nicely laid out


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:55 PM

Excellent thread G, can you tell me what the "little song" is that you sing the mother plant so i can follow you guide to the letter?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

nice one dude.....

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:50 PM

Only ever grown from seed and have been looking for a good clone guide, nice one Gunner!

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:53 PM

Nice thread Gunner :yep: Good pics and guide !

PS - I pissed myself laughing this morning when I saw your avatar :rofl:

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Excellent thread G, can you tell me what the "little song" is that you sing the mother plant so i can follow you guide to the letter?


Simply the Best by Tina Turner, it helps if you have thighs like a rugby player and stamp your feet whilst singing!!

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