From what i have seen others do:
Healthy moma plant
some take from towards bottom, cuz they don’t get much light anyway.
Have to have medium to grow on and a root gel.
Should have at least 2 to nodes.
Hey there @Newt@BigItch@beardless
I generally take them right before the flip. I take lower stuff I would throw away anyway. Sometimes I’ll take in flower if I notice something that I admire. I personally would never take a top because there’s no valid reason to. I don’t know how you plan to clone… I don’t do anything but clip, drop in soil in a clear solo cup covered by one of color and a sandwich bag on top tucked between the cup. Fairly easy process made over complicated by some.
And yes @beachglass they have to be a decent size.
[quote=“BigItch, post:3, topic:88026, full:true”]. I personally would never take a top because there’s no valid reason to.
I want to keep her as short as possible. My current tent is 3x3 5 feet high. I can’t really afford to have them grow a lot taller. I just noticed tonight that i have some light burn on two of my plants so i gotta raise the lights or turn them down (i did both).
I would consider doing some super cropping. There are tons of videos on it. It will help you lose some height. If your not in flower sure top them and clone but you’ll need time to recover before the flip.
I never plan on flipping these mothers so I have a ton of time to let them recover. I want to some what experiment with the clones such as sog vs scrog vs different types of cropping to see for myself what is the best and what doesn’t work. Im just a newbie and I love learning about all this stuff.
Ah I didn’t realize you were talking about a mother plant. We’ll have at it and take from anywhere you want. Experiment with different cloning techniques and growing and find what works best for you.
No age requirements. However, the clones will be at the same sexual maturity level as the donor plant. I can easily get 15-20 clones from any of my mothers, by just letting them grow out enough to take that many cuttings. Here they are right before I took 6 cuttings last time:
I cut a few off my Acapulco to give to a friend for growing outside . Haven’t heard anything yet. But. I cut where you said a while back. We shall see. I want to see how Malawi comes out. she may be a good mom. Maybe after this gold leaf fertilizer test.
You are a busy guy. Thank you again