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Hey everyone, I am experimenting with taking cuttings whenever I can to practice and see if I can keep them alive. I think I want to flip the light cycle really soon but before I do I wanted to take a few lower branches that I don't think are going to produce more than popcorn buds for me and see if I can clone them.

I've had success keeping the cuttings in the corner of the tent before so I want to stick to that method.

My question is, if I take the cuttings and flip in the next few days what will happen to the cuttings and to the plants I took the cuttings from? Do you all think this is bad in anyway for the plants?

Let me know what you all think and thanks for your input! 

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if I take the cuttings and flip in the next few days what will happen to the cuttings and to the plants I took the cuttings from?

 The plants are in veg, you're going to flip them. You can take clones now. Nothing will happen to the mom other than a slight stretch but that's only if you remove a lot. 

You can't leave the clones in the 12/12 light cycle though. You'll want to put the clones in the veg cycle. 18/6 or more. They need it. But it doesn't have to be a strong light.

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Shit. Timed out again. Stupid limit.

 

I was going to say the clones would probably keep flowering. Lost my train of thought.

 

Anyone else clone in 12/12?

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@artmann Thanks! I'll want to keep the clones in the tent only until they are strong enough to switch environments to prioritize flipping to 12/12 

how long would you recommend? I'm thinking at least a week. Then I can take them out and put under a different light/ environment I really only have 1 tent and the clones are more for fun/practice 

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@shredmonkey 

Not sure how they would react. A week isn't much but I almost have roots by then the normal way. Let us know how it works.

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@artmann Will do! I cloned the tops I chopped 3 weeks ago and they are doing really well now so I think for an experiment 1 week is relatively safe. I took 12 cuttings today between 5-7 inches long so well see how they look in a week!

 

also I just leveled up my growing skills by forking over a small fortune for a blue lab PH meter and my god was my ph all over the place... I think this will seriously improve the overall health of my grows. my peat pellets cam in around 4.5 PH and that's where I start my clones so now I got them close to 6.5 I think they will be much happier.  

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Love my blulab ppm & ph meters. I have their ph doser

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@shredmonkey, it's like finding a flashlight in the dark. Now you can see what the hells going on!! 

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I just leveled up my growing skills by forking over a small fortune for a blue lab PH meter and my god was my ph all over the place..

 

 

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@woodi2 Hahaha YES! that is a perfect description, but I honestly didn't realize how much it was affecting my grow. Definitely a year 2 purchase for new growers though. last year I started growing and put ALL available funds into Light, tent, & extraction. Got a Dehumidifier when it got to cure and this year homemade soil, mycorrhizal fungi & PH meter. Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to prevent myself from getting spider mites this time... I'm thinking about predatory mites/nematodes

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