Five days from taking clones from cherry pie, Girl Scout cookie extreme, and gold leaf photo period to grow indoors. Amnesia haze, Blueberry, and northern light auto flowers for outside container grow.
I’ve been cloning for more then ten years now since finding a steady source for pot in an illegal state was challenging for me, so out of necessity I got some bag seeds and kept a strain growing continuously. Over the years I’ve had two crop failures while on annual month long trips to the Everglades. Finding more seeds was begging friends for bag seeds, then a couple months of rationing before my stash would run out, then another very long month or two or three before my next harvest. Then things changed in November 2018, Michigan legalized pot! Yippee.
I had no idea you could buy seeds online since I never looked, but in fall of 2019 a friend said someone he knows bought seeds online. In January I decided to look and found ILGM, ordered a fem mix and waited for a check to clear. Received the seeds and started 2 of each right away, but before they were fully established my wife decided we needed to visit her sister in California. By the time we got back the seedlings had all taken the big deep six.
I started reading all the links that ILGM sent in their emails, downloaded the Bible and plant care books and read them, studied the web site some more and read about autoflowers and decided I needed to give them a try, so in March I order an autoflower mix.
The last week of March I started two more each of the fem mix, but neither of the candy kush made it past seedling stage. On April 1st my autoflower order came in (with a gold leaf fem deal). I planted two each of the auto flower and a gold leaf. This time I killed of one of the blueberry, but that’s ok, I didn’t have room to grow them all indoors anyway. So these clones were taken from the fems I started end of March, and since my autoflowers are about a month away from harvest, I decided to grow one more of each from seed. So that’s where we stand.
Here’s my technique: after trying several different ways to clone over the years I’ve found the easiest thing to do is use Root Riot starting cubes and Clonex cloning solution. I don’t bother sterilizing my clippers although when I use them I cleaned off the resin with alcohol. I cut them off at whatever angle they get cut at, probably closer to 90 degrees then 45, and I find no noticeable difference using cloning gel or not. I just add 3-4ml clonex to 20 oz water, soak the cubes for a bit, enlarge the hole in the middle so I can insert the stem easier, cut a bottom branch off the bottom of the plant, insert it in the root cube, place them in a tray, poor the rest of the water in the tray, put a humidity dome on and wait ten days.
The seedlings I soaked in cups of RO water. It took about 60 hours for all three to germinate in the cups of water with an 1/8 inch tail. No blackout, no paper towels, no plastic bags. Took the germinated seeds and planted them in a 1 gallon pot of fox farm soils. In April I put them in ocean forest and within 3 1/2 weeks from receipt of the seeds the autoflowers started flowering and within five weeks all five were flowering. In the last month or two I’ve heard many complaints On this forum about ocean forest being too hot, so this time I filled the 1 gallon pots 2/3 full of ocean forest, watered it down, filled all but the top inch with a 50/50 mixture of ocean forest and light warrior seed starter and watered that down. Filled the rest of the pot with seed starter, made a small indentation, poured the seed with soaking water into indentation, make sure seed is covered, put the humidity dome on and wait. 2 1/2 days later all three have shown their beautiful faces.
So here we are, four clones, to be grown indoors. One each Cherry pie, gscx, and gold leaf in my 3x5 grow room. The second gold leaf is my experiment. Bought a 3x3 grow tent, Kind led grow light, an AutoPot, and a plan to scrogg. Up till now I’ve only used 600 watt hid lights, soil and no training other then topping. I’m relying on information from this forum to get me through.
Just in case you want to see my current grow of auto flowers, here are the three I’m growing in containers outdoors. My first outdoor grow, and it’s legal! ![image|638x478]
Northern light on left, amnesia haze, blueberry on the right. All are between 32-37 inches tall and still growing. Should be done end of June.