Can I freeze a clone stem to plant later?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by steppenwolf, Jun 4, 2006.

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    steppenwolf

    steppenwolf Active Member

    i dont have time to give it the attention it needs right now but i will in about a month or so. if anybody knows if its possible to take a stem cutting and freeze it in a conventional freezer and then thaw it out and replant it a month and a half later please let me know.
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    smokincrazy

    smokincrazy Active Member

    I believe it would freeze to death, would kill the plant, you can keep the plants in vegetation if you are worried about the smell during flowering. Or just take one cutting and use it as a mother plant. So in a month and a half when you are ready to go full bore again you can just root the cuttings of the mother plant. It will take you a couple weeks anyways to get the roots to go through the rockwool, so you would be able to keep them in a try aswell.\

    :weed:
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    matth82003

    matth82003 New Member

    Yes, smokincrazy is right, it will freeze to death.
    Just put the roots in a cup of water and leave it there. You'd need to change the water in the cup every day or two, but that would keep it alive.
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    matth82003

    matth82003 New Member

    I found this on one of my old photo disc's. Its how i kept them alive until i put them in dirt. They floated there for about a month. The sides of the cup should be covered so no light can get through, but it worked anyway. It would have rooted faster with no light on the roots, but i was in no hurry.

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    Garden Knowm

    Garden Knowm The Love Doctor

    Mr. Wolf,

    You can put the clones in rockwool cubes and maintain them for several months with a small CFL and water.

    cheers
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    jTingly

    jTingly Active Member

    So is it a yes or no? Cause isn't it that if you freeze a plant it'll just die (any plant) like everyone else said?

    Lol garden knowm, i LOVE YOUR AVATAR!! I can just stare at it for like 10 min, and i dont even know why i like it. its catchy lol.
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    Garden Knowm

    Garden Knowm The Love Doctor

    Only freeze warts.. not plants

    iloveyou
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    jTingly

    jTingly Active Member

    OH i see.."i love you?"
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    leroy2478

    leroy2478 Active Member

    wtf.r u joking,this isnt sperm,its a plant,it has to have leaves to start with
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    M4A1

    M4A1 Well-Known Member

    How about the refrigerator instead of the freezer?? I know there is a how to some where on this site with pictures on how to do this. You can keep them a couple of months before using them with this methood. I haven't tried it, but others have and it works.

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    NoDrama

    NoDrama Well-Known Member

    You cannot take a cutting and throw it in a freezer, it will not live. You also cannot throw it in the fridge, it will not live. If you want to delay your plants life then i highly suggest just growing from more seed, its natures way of keeping plants forever. Grey poupon is mustard for eating, I don't suggest putting cuttings into it.

    You could clone out a cutting and give it low dose of ferts and low light levels to keep it small until you are ready to get after it.

    Unless your a Cryogenic engineer, cold does not keep plants alive. Every year in nature all the MJ plants die, only their seed survives to keep the genetic line going.
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    mexiblunt

    mexiblunt Well-Known Member

    What wait. I've done it and learnt it on this site! Not freezing them but, I have had clones in the crisper for up to 2 months with no problems reviving them. like 20 of them all lived. I do the bag method without the inch or 2 of water. I just open the bag every few days and spray them with a mister.
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    M4A1

    M4A1 Well-Known Member

    You also see flowers at stores (like Wegmans or Topps stores, probably any big super markets) that are in coolers to make them last longer. The frig will work. Many have done it. I personal haven't, but learned about it on this site. I know there is a how to with pictures of the cuttings after sevreal weeks in the frig. It can be done. I agree freezing them would kill them, but the cool temps of the frig will make them last a long time with out killing them.
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    M4A1

    M4A1 Well-Known Member

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    NoDrama

    NoDrama Well-Known Member

    Interesting for sure, I wonder if it would keep for 6 weeks like he wants?
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    M4A1

    M4A1 Well-Known Member

    I don't see why not. The guy in that link said he kept them 8 weeks like that. I would imagian the longer you keep them the longer it takes to root them.
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    7th1der

    7th1der Well-Known Member

    I was reading my Grow Bible eBook a few weeks ago and forgot to bookmark the page where it says that you can put clones in the fridge no colder than 40 degrees. I wanted to try it but haven't seen it done. Good lookin!
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    NotMine

    NotMine Well-Known Member

    Cell damage people and stress stress you may end up with some hermies just make a clone a mom like nodrama said endless clones whenever. cold will damage any plant but slows decay at our nursery we would never ever do any such thing cold is for keeping flowers fresh not growing. mums and cold wheater plants like it 40 pot is tropical I'd just root on and clone it to save a strain just my 2 cents...it probably works but...stress=hermies:(
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    7th1der

    7th1der Well-Known Member

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    mexiblunt

    mexiblunt Well-Known Member

    Right! I wouldn't do it with a strain that I know had hermie traits, I don't like growing anything with hermie traits, just cause my style, lst,topping,training etc. I'm sure there are some badass strains that have hermie traits and out do any other as long as you keep them happy! The strain I stored in the fridge went 8 weeks and still rooted fine, of course they took longer but speed wasn't an issue.

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