I have had the roots rot in the past waiting for them to get big, how many roots, or how big does root ball need to be before ready to plant in ground ? They are in water.
I usually plant em with u see a few fingers. Keep you water aerated and no light leaks in ur ‘chamber’
How do you clone?
I like mine bushy, the roots, here’s an example, this one is ready for transplantation from the cloner into starter mix
I foilar feed my with coco water, when I see first sign off roots, and a week after explosive growth at the root zone
I had a bug cut down a young plant last year, so I put it in a clear vase inside just to lo look at and smell, and to my surprise it grew roots, I figured it would grow as hydroponic , but the roots eventually rotted and it died. So I have been trying it the same way and have some small roots emerging now. But after reading your post I think my mistake is the CLEAR containers. This is with just straight water by the way .(tight budget) don’t have money to spend on them.Which is why I;m growing in the first place.Right now some have single shoots to about 1 to 2 inches, but no fingers on them yet.Any tips for budget grow ? Every thing I read calls for nutes I can’t find , nor afford. Many thanks…
Always use fresh cuttings…place in ph’d water till put in grow cube. Use root stimulator…small expense. Helps much. Place cubed cutting in clear plastic cup 9 oz with drain holes…place another on top for humidity dome. Mist twice daily, Hint mist top cup for best results. Place under lights until roots show. Once roots show…time to plant in final home. No real need to wait for 3" long root first.
A coconut , measure 12.5ml of coconut water, add to a quart of water, it has all the clone needs to develop into a mature plant till it can be transplanted into a one gallon container, I measure 12.5 ml and freeze in an ice tray , mix with 1 quart of water once a week, don’t take my word do your research, but that how I do my clones for the first month till I add roach compost
All organic, super cheap, growing on a buget. @downsouthjukin
You water the soil with the coconut water or spray the leaves @Mrcrabs?
Water the soil. Once a week, I do it on Monday to keep a routine, then regular watering till next Monday,
I spray the leaves when there in the bubbler with coconut water same ratio, at first sight of roots.
Do you continue weekly coconut water feedings after potting up? Do you continue them in flowering?
I read somewhere that the cytokinin might cause unwanted effects in flowering… I have used coconut water all the way through before (once every 11 days) and never experienced anything untoward.
Sorry for the thread hijack. I’m done.
Usually a sign a plant is ready to start getting some kind of food from a cloner the leaves will start to discolor as the plant is pretty much flushing itself in the cloner so my rule of thumb when the leaves turn yellow it’s time to go in the dirt a little damp let it completely dry out and it usually takes like a champ but you should spray leaves as roots need to match the top if you cut a couple leaves off the top it’ll help the plant stay alive as there is less to keep alive up above the soil as below if you have a couple shoots coming out of old fan leaves cut them fan leaves off there pretty much robbing your plant of energy and start your plants new structure that way that’s how I do it I’m interested in mr. Krabs way of coconut water I have plenty of coconuts down here Florida that’s for sure I’ll just bust open one I bet I could grow a plant right in coconut what do you think about that Mr Krabs
I just had an idea … drill hole in coconut drain liquid out drop a small stone and rain water into the coconut put a cutting in there and I bet you can make that a little individual cloner bolus the coconut meat will leach some nutes into water feeding Clone lol I bet it would work… the nut will be super dark I think it will work lol
It sounds interesting whether it works or not lol. I wouldn’t be surprised if some old beach bum somewhere isnt saying that damn @fano_man has just discovered my secret! Lol being a beach bum is a dream of mine @Mrcrabs
Coconut water is awesome, but the coconut meat would rot and cause trouble imo, I could be wrong I’ve never tried that, would be an awesome experiment @fano_man , I do continue the same watering feeding thru vegg stage, and switch up to aloe Vera feedings once in pre-flowering stage, @BlackShirt
Cocoanut us actually super hearty and lasts in containers for sooo long I think u can definitely get them to root in 7 to 10 days if there natural nutes and lots of oxygen sounds like a perfect enviornment with out the rot … it’s the oxygen in the air that causes the discoloring in cocoanut meat but but if the meat is submerged under ro water it shouldn’t rot in 7 days I feel it’s the air that gets to em and rots it I think submerged they will stay ok I surely have plenty of coconuts down here in Florida lol I might give it a go
I’m a beach bum at heart I love surfing skim boarding I live in florida so hard to no run across cocoanut and waves
Right on ! Me too,born and raised.I’m up in duval now, not a lot of coconuts here, but grew up in south end, broward for awhile, but most of life in st. lucie co.Spent many a day at sebastine inlet, best waves in the state. Where about’s are you ?
Sounds about like me! But walmart has cheap ($10-20) water pumps and air stones. You can clone in a cup (remember no clear cups, or double cup clear inside of red) or u can make a cheap cloner with a tote. Both work. The cloner provides much better oxygenated water tho, so maybe faster
Yea I’m in broward