There are a number of reasons you should start growing your own plants, and the first one is the fact that you will get fresher and cleaner results since you will not be using any harmful fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides to grow your plant, so everything that you grow will be healthy and organic. Growing your own organic plants or produce also means that you will not have to spend a lot of money either since you will be growing it at home as opposed to having to buy expensive organic produce in the market. Lastly, there is a sense of satisfaction that comes with growing your own plants.
Some people are still wary about growing their own plants because they do not know how to garden properly and do not want to deal with the tedious process of planting a seed, taking care of the sapling and so on. This is where cloning comes in as a potential solution. Cloning is a growing process where you cut the stem off a mother plant, and then let that stem grow independently on its own, and the resulting stem will be a perfect clone of the mother plant, so you will get to bypass the process of planting seeds, and you will also get the perfect yield every single time as long as your mother plant is healthy and has characteristics that you desire in your yield.
You can clone a number of different plants from herb plants to produce plants, and of course, you can also clone cannabis as well. However, it is recommended that you follow your state’s regulations if you plan on growing your own cannabis at home. If you do not have a mother plant right now, you can just buy clones from the source, and then grow that clone by yourself.
While cloning is a relatively simple process, it can still be tedious, and one wrong move can end up affecting your clone and it will not grow properly. So, we are going to go over a few of the basics so that you will be able to have a relatively good and successful cloning experience, and once you have the basics down, you can do the job mechanically and get a successful and healthy yield every single time, saving you a lot of money and helping you feel very accomplished in the long run.
Now, before you go and buy a clone, it is advised that you do the necessary research about what kind of tools and equipment you will need to get the process started, so you want to gather and prepare your supplies and set up early on. A few essential items that you will need include good soil, nutrients, lights, planting pots, water, and a grow tent and so on. You also want to make sure that you set up a proper environment for the clone to grow in, so ventilation and ample space is also necessary for your clone to grow healthy.
You do not want to continue running errands or going out to meet friends once you have purchased your clone. So, whenever you do go and purchase your clone, you want to make sure that you come back home straight away because the clone is still very sensitive to the environment, and keeping it exposed to the weather when it is not stable enough will end up damaging it before you even get a chance to actually plant it.
Once you get home with your clone, you do not want to dally around, you should plant your clone immediately. This is really important for the vulnerable clone’s health. You will then have to move the clone to a bigger planter once it starts growing because this will help the clone have ample space to grow, and its roots will have space to spread out and become healthier and stronger as the plant begins to grow. A 1-gallon container is highly recommended since it has the most space and depth for your clone to take proper root.
Since we have already mentioned the importance of not keeping your young clone exposed to the weather for too long, we will come to the next tip, and that is to keep your clones indoors. It is advised that you keep your clone indoors at first so that it has a constantly stable environment with no irregular weather fluctuations. Some people do grow their clones outdoors, however, they only do so during the warmer months, so you can grow your clones indoors during the winters, and once they have grown and stabilized enough, you can shift them outside once it has gotten warmer.
Lastly, like with any other plant, you want to be mindful and careful of watering schedules for your clone. You will have to research your clone’s needs as it continues growing since different plant clones have different needs as they continue to grow.