Hello everyone and a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all!!! I’m Gona clone a few cuttings and give it a go with aloe on more time. Last round was a high success rate hoping the same for this batch of clones. @FloridaSon @mulegal @highcountrygal @Rick3 @bonnie1 and anyone else that might want to join along. Almost forgot @anon35207245 I know you like the more inexpensive way of growing and here we go. Aloe is full of soo many vitamins,enzymes, amino acids too long to list, but let’s get to the point what we are extracting is Salicyic Acid, that’s found in (the GOO), this acid helps the plant stay safe and healthy thru stressful events, such as cloning, drought,heat . So the goo is the hormone found in the aloe Vera not the skin, that simulates root growth.First thing I do is, Skin your aloe into chunks and fill your lemon sqezzer and squeeze, them mix aloe and (non ph’d) rainwater or R.O. Water and Stir up@dbrn32 any suggestions on the led I didn’t want anything to strong.
Awesome tutorial! Far as the light goes, the light I use is probably similar in output, and I usually run it a few inches above my dome. I’m sure the dome blocks some light, but probably not a good portion. So I would think you could probably be quite a bit closer with your light. But may not be necessary. Watch them for a bit and if you feel they don’t have the energy to root try maybe 12” or so from tops of plants.
Thanks my friend, I don’t use humidity domes, I should have added that. Humidity stay about 56 to 65 percent but I do mist them with a spray bottle. Yes,thanks for info,I will leave them there for the first week and raise them slowly, will update weekly till I get roots thanks again my friend.
Good deal, I didn’t think so. I mentioned the dome because I probably wouldn’t run my light as close if I didn’t use it.
Wonderful lesson plan. Wow. Thanks @Mrcrabs. I’ve not cloned anything yet, but this will be a method for sure. I love the healing powers of Aloe for skin injuries.
AND I love your industrial, natural grow box with the door hinge/rebar light brackett. That is Pure @Mrcrabs art. I’d recognise it anywhere.
Thanks again my friend…good stuff
Never would have thought of using aloe to clone with. Interesting. @Mrcrabs
Thanks for the complaints @dbrn32 @mulegal, I will get back with you’ll laters, I got some unexpected guest, Have a wonderful evening and @MattyBear if you would like go ahead and post the method you use just with water here that was awesome.
thank you for sharing @Mrcrabs
@Mrcrabs and the Mrs. Good afternoon! Nice teaching job! I’m not quite brave enough yet! How are you both? Happy Mothers’ Day!!
Regardless of the cloning method, it’s relatively easy @highcountrygal
Very nice cloning Lesson, well done!
High you! @Covertgrower. I’ve got so much going on now, I am sure I could I’ve been doing it for years with other things, but I do have Aloe growing. Did you know it weakens when watered and shouldn’t be used for medicinal purposes until it has gone without water for at least a week? Enjoy this day and I am lovin’ my Alexa!
Thank you Brother!
I never would have considered using the aloe leaf as a rooting plug! That was awesome!!
What about the aloe in the pot? It won’t root itself or rot away?
This will be worth me trying…
@TDubWilly may also be interested…
I can also attest to how well this works. I have gotten a little lazy (and couldn’t grow enough aloe quick enough), so I have purchased 200x aloe vera powder from here : http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item/Aloe_Vera_Extract_200x_Organic_Puraloe/111
Works wonders (and you can use it in an aeroponic cloner!)
Great job, @Mrcrabs !
Ok buddy, I moved them up they are loving the light. They are about 12 inches give or take from led. First time using leds was a little scared but I trust your judgment better than mine on leds. @dbrn32
Thanks @mulegal, all recycled materials!
@highcountrygal The misses wishes you and everyone a happy Mother’s Day also. Thanks my friend, I love to spread my knowledge, just like you.
There you have it my friend had a busy work week but maneged to pull thru. Hope you enjoyed it any time you need some help just tag me buddy.