How to Clone Plants

You can start your next crop by growing new plants from cuttings you take from your current batch.

 
 

1. Select

Pick a healthy plant that’s been through one growth cycle and then after harvest added at least 6 inches of new growth. Keep the plant well watered, but don’t feed it for three days before you plan to cut it.

2. Slice

Use a sharp utility knife to cut a leaf stem from the middle of the plant. Slice at a 45-degree angle, close to—but not into—the main stem.

3. Trim

Cut the stem to about 4 inches long—again at a 45-degree angle—and trim off leaves that are close to the bottom

4. Root

Dip the cut end into a rooting hormone and set in a moistened (not soaked) planting cube. Be sure the cut end is in contact with the cube.

5. Mist

Put the cubes in a plastic tray, mist them, and cover the tray with a clear lid. Set them 2 to 3 inches below fluorescent lights. Mist daily.

6. Watch

Leave the lights on for 18 hours a day. As the plants grow taller, raise the lights so they remain about 2 to 3 inches above the plants. In about 10 days, the cuttings will have roots. Remove the lid, but keep the cubes damp.

7. Transplant

When you see a root ball forming below the cube, your clones are ready to be deployed.

Remember: Protect your clones from their enemies (diseases and fungus) by sanitizing your blade, cutting surface, and fingers with rubbing alcohol before you start and when you finish—every time!

Safer® Brand Feeding Schedules

Our goal is to provide you with products and knowledge to make growing fun, easy, and ultimately successful. The feeding charts and information on this page will guide you through proper nutrient applications for each critical stage of plant growth from seedling to vegetative to bloom and harvest. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us on social media or at 1-855-7-ORGANIC. Thank you for supporting Safer® Brand!

 

Safer® Brand Recommended Feeding Schedule

STAGESEEDLINGEARLY
VEG
VEGEARLY
BLOOM
BLOOM
Awaken 5-10ml 1-2ml      
Accelerate   15-20ml 20-25ml    
Amplify     3-4ml 12-16ml 18-22ml
TruBone   2-4ml 2-3ml 3-4ml 5-6ml
TruAmino     3-4ml 6-7ml  
TOTAL PPM 145-290 453-726 688-913 743-883 1015-1232
NPK Low 3-1-5 4-2-2 5-1-2 5-3-5 3-4-6
NPK High 3-1-5 4-3-2 5-1.5-2 5-3-5 3-4-6

If you are not following our recommended feeding schedule, the average dilution for each product is as follows:

PRODUCTDILUTION PER GALLON
Awaken 3-4ml
Accelerate 12-14ml
Amplify 7-15ml
TruBone 6-15ml
TruAmino .2-1tsp

General Feeding Information

For Best Results:

  • Use conductivity or PPM meter to monitor water quality and control nutrient strength.
  • Drain, discard and replace nutrients every week to prevent nutrient imbalance.
  • Maintain nutrient pH between 5.5-6.5. Adjustment may be necessary since water quality and pH vary both regionally and seasonally.
  • Reduce nutrient strength if plants show signs of stress.

U.S. to Metric Conversions:

Teaspoon 5 ml
Tablespoon 15 ml
Fl. Oz. 15 ml
Quart 946 ml
U.S. Gallon 3.785 L
 

The Next Step

Once your plants have stabilized and are growing well, look to Safer® Brand to help your plants advance to the next stage in the growth cycle. Other hydro-friendly fertilizers include Accelerate (vegetative), Amplify (blooming), TruBone+ (vegetative and blooming), and TruAmino+ (blooming).

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