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The Grow Room forums; I have found a few strains are hard to clone BB as an example..OTOH I had great success cloning hash ...
Easy Cloning strains?
I have found a few strains are hard to clone BB as an example..OTOH I had great success cloning hash plant no matter how I tryed it would sprout roots. So what are some of the easer strains to clone?
i had 2 for 2 so far with a greenhouse seeds big bang.
trainwreck great all around plant. clones fast and keeps me happy
I use a bubbler(s) and have near 100% success rate with the dozen or so strains I've grown over the past year. There's time difference for rooting and root growth rate between strains, but I'm not sure the rooting is so strain dependant as grower dependant. The root growth rate is strain dependant I believe.
I've got Flo and Super Strawberry Diesel in the bubbler now, the Flo took about 5 days to poke out the first root. The SSD were put in a few days later, I expect them to start to show roots in 2 - 7 days. Kali Mist clones ok, Bubblegum is a quick rooter, Red Diesel clones well, Big Laughing always takes a couple days longer than the others ... get the procedure down and it's 7 - 14 days with no worries.
Last edited by Hobbes; 05-19-2009 at 09:05 AM.
hobbes is right...the bubbler is IT! mine is a glad plastic caserole, tripple painted in black then chrome silver...it has an airstone on a coathanger(o.k... foundation wire).anyway, it's cheap and rudimentary...straight water, 60 to 80 degree temps...no problem! I've not heard of failures with this method.
Texas tea party-"drill baby...drill !"
seems like the more indica, the faster rooting...except for the shark!
Texas tea party-"drill baby...drill !"
Can someone fill me in on a bubler please?
Here's a couple links to the FAQ instructions.
Unless you're already into hydro go with the bubbler over the aeroponics - idiot proof and easy, more forgiving to grower mistakes.
A bubbler is just a container of water with a fish tank air pump and air stone producing bubbles in the water. The bubbles put oxygen in the water to keep the cuttings alive until they root and the mechanical action of the bubbles against the cuttings' stems stimulates rooting.
I use 3 gallon buckets with a lid; use 2" hole saw to drill holes in the lid, I fit 9-10 clones per lid (I have several lids); use 2" mesh baskets with the bottoms cut out and 2" rubber cutting holders; 1 x 1" air stone per hole, tied to a round piece of plastic with twist ties so there's a circle of bubbles directly under the holes in the lid; 50W aquarium heater to keep water at 75 degrees F.
You might mess up 75% of them the first time or two but cuttings are cheap and in no time you'll be pumping out clones like a pro.
3 Gallon Bucket $8.00
Air Pump 30.00
Air Stones 10.00
Air Tubing 5.00
Mesh baskets (10) 2.50
Rubber disks (10) 5.00
Aquarium heater 20.00
Fish tank thermometer 3.00
If you're in a hot place the Aquarium heater won't be needed - I like my water 75-80 degrees F.
If you have no access hanging baskets (cheap online) you can substitute plastic cups with holes drilled in the sides and the bottom cut out, a plastic disk (or square) with a hole drilled in the middle can be used to hold the clones (pre cut a line to the center of the holder for clone removal, sit clone holder on top of cups, no need to fit in).
Some people don't use the lid or baskets, they poke holes in a styrophom plate to hold the cuttings and let the plate float on top of the water - the cutting stems are always in water, saftey.
Last edited by Hobbes; 05-20-2009 at 11:28 AM.
Originally Posted by Hobbes
Thanks for the run down!~Rep to you bro.
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