Can you put a clone straight into flowering?

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by pete bates, May 22, 2008.

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    pete bates

    pete bates Active Member

    I've got a nice girl going and I'm wondering if I could take some cuttings off of the bottom and put them in some rock wool in a hydro system and put them straight into flowering without any time for veg. Anybody have any experience with this? I think I read it somewhere on here before...


    Even if I don't put them straight into flowering will they still grow roots if I put them in veg even if its week 3 or 4 of flowering when I cut them? :peace:
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    ChaoticMetal

    ChaoticMetal Well-Known Member

    Once they are rooted, yes you my put them into flower, every strain reacts diff though, indicas usually do well with some veg time, while sativas get huge anyway, so this is how to do them indoor as dwarves. 12-12 right away.
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    pete bates

    pete bates Active Member

    So I must give them at least a little time in veg to get the roots going? I guess my question should have been written "will root development still occur for clones that are immediately put under 12/12 light?". I hope it will work, because I'm putting two cuttings into my recently vacated hydro systems (previously occupied by males, :evil:) after just one day in rapid rooters for root development.
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    Jriggs

    Jriggs Well-Known Member

    yes you can, some veg time is recomended though (2 weeks min) but if you have a bonzaie grow goign it is how you do it.

    you wont get good yeields maybe 3-4 grams at the very top. It does deepend on your strain, tempeture, etc...

    make sure oyu use a gloning poweder/gel. I like to scrape off the top most layer of the bottom of the stem witha razor. keep it in standing water till roots take (1/2 inch).

    its not worth it imo...
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    40acres

    40acres New Member

    when i took clones to see if i could do it in soil, I let one of them go straight to 12/12. I harvested yesterday. It didnt get anywhere near as big, but I ended up with a half from it. It was less than a foot high.
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    ThunderLips

    ThunderLips Well-Known Member

    people do this with SoG pack in as many as they can in a small space, get anywhere from 10g to an OZ per plant, at a little over a foot tall.
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    40acres

    40acres New Member

    IU am trying it right now. I had them in veg after cloning for almost two weeks, and switched them to 12/12. I am on day 3 of it.:mrgreen:
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    pete bates

    pete bates Active Member

    OK, so I think I'll let most of my clones veg for at least two weeks, but two or three of them are going to get put straight into flower. The more I get after this first flowering the better off I'll be I'm guessing. Thanks for all of the input!
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    ChaoticMetal

    ChaoticMetal Well-Known Member


    Do they have any roots, or are they just cuttings, I have never heard of putting a cutting into 12-12 with no roots and get it to live & produce. Or are they rooted clones that you want to immediatly put into 12-12. (ya havent been very specific)
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    pete bates

    pete bates Active Member

    no roots yet, just cuttings. Will it not develop roots in 12/12 light? I guess I'll actually be waiting 3 or 4 days for some roots to develop, but not much. That's what I want to know, will the roots still develop in the flower chamber of my cab, because they sure do on plants that already have roots.
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    ChaoticMetal

    ChaoticMetal Well-Known Member

    No, cuttings need 100% humidity for the first 3 days, and much weaker light than usually used to flower. Even if you took them out of a propagation chamber after 3 days, and saw no roots yet, i still think it would fail. A plant should be stress free when flowering also, even if you succeeded it would be highly stressed wich could result in hermaphroditic traits coming through.
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    pete bates

    pete bates Active Member

    OK thanks, I'll wait until I see roots then!
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    purplehaze2

    purplehaze2 Well-Known Member

    I hear you can do this with stretchy plants but not shorter plants,for there wont be much yield.
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    hydrotech364

    hydrotech364 Evil Mod/Staff

    the only reason i flower clones is to pre sex the plant.
    i just built a machine for cheap that will out do most aeroponic spray cloners.let me get the details worked out and ill start a thread....PEACE
    :hump::hump::hump::hump::hump::peace:
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    346ss

    346ss Active Member

    theoretically, if you were to have a clone with a well developed root system, and you just transplanted.. how long would you wait to try and put in a 12/12?
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    hydrotech364

    hydrotech364 Evil Mod/Staff

    3-4 days peace:joint::mrgreen:
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    gordyb420

    gordyb420 Active Member

    you have to root your clones but yes you can put ROOTED clones straight in to flower inspite of size. the mother should be atleast 8weeks old but, if your taking cuttings off a flowering plant they will root quicker but, need to be reverted back into veg to start the flowering cycle again.
    if your putting or have put your mother into flower i'd suggest totally removing the first 15cm's of lower branches and nip off the top calyx. this makes the plant bush rite out instead of been spindly and stretching resulting in better yeild. let me know how you get on, peace out
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    ThunderLips

    ThunderLips Well-Known Member

    If youre using clones there is no reason to presex your plant. Your clone should have came from another female.
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    346ss

    346ss Active Member

    thank you sir
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    ChaoticMetal

    ChaoticMetal Well-Known Member

    yup yup !!!!!!!!!!!!!:hump:

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