Welcome to RIU. But to be of any help we'd have to have information and pictures. Maybe your friend would like to join the forum, give us some specifics and post some images (not under HPS light). Then we could probably help.
I have a friend with a few plants. He started the flowering cycle at 2 weeks, 6 days. He is attempting to keep the size down on these two plants by starting the flowering cycle at this stage in the growth. He is now wanting to cut a few clones from these two female plants but he doesn`t know when it would be safe nor exactly where the best place to cut from the existing plants. In fact, at 3 weeks he doesn`t have anything to judge or compare his plants with to know if they are healthy, weak looking, etc.etc. so this has all been a guessing game anyway. Any info is appreciated.
Well thank you. The questions about the cloning procedure concerning the where and when is my main concern. These are the pictures on the day they turned 3 weeks old that he emailed me yesterday when he asked me to dig up some info for him. I think the plants look pretty good but I have never grown them. I have grown many other plants so when I state my opinion, it`s just a generally speaking kinda thing. I guess he would hate to be cutting branches before he should, or from the wrong place ya know.
2 of these pics are of the same plant taken less than a day apart. You can see the subtle growth in the top leaves. Anyway, thanks for any advice.
Those are a little too small to be trying to take a clone. Normally you would take a clone before putting the plant in to flower. But you can get away with 2 - 3 weeks into flower. The cuttings you need to take are the growth shoots, the growth between the fan leaves and main stem. The lower part of the plant is better for taking clones.
Those plant still have a few weeks of veg left even on 12/12, they aren't sexually mature yet.
Last edited by kwilli; 01-21-2013 at 03:28 AM.
You need a full size vegged plant to take cuttings. Those are way too young for flower or cuttings. Veg them another month.
Take cuttings from lower branches, lower branches have more rooting hormones then uppers and they root easier.
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Ok, Another month, and the middle branches at the bottom of the plant. Ok, thanks for the info. Got the book "Growing Elite marijuana" now also. Wow! This is a society! Never knew there was so much and so many. Awesome!
to small of plants need to get bigger a take lower braches more hormones there for roots to start and between two set of nodes you cut on angle the best thing for you and your freind to do is to watch it on the internet to see how to do it there are a lot of little different things to do to help out your sucees rate personaly i went to a cloning machine and stoped having a lot of problems, rooting is a lot faster, also a good cheap cloner is well worth the money look at clone king.com
subbd, all has seem to be said, here to see the turn out.
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