Clone vs Seed

What is Cloning?

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Clones are rooted cuttings that are genetically identical to the plant they were taken from. Growing a room full of identical plants can be good for number of reasons, such as producing one genotype consistently for medical purposes or when growing commercially for yield and quality.

Clones available. Please inquire by phone or email.

Growing from Seed.

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Cannabis plants grown from seed produce a taproot. Cloned plants simply cannot; they produce a fibrous root system only. Taproots firmly anchor the plant into the ground, extending into the soil to find nutrients. Most outdoor plants are grown from seed for this reason.

Two types of lighting

Some information on lights:

  • LEDs (light-emitting diodes) create light when an electric current — a flow of electrons — passes through a special material called a semiconductor. NASA pioneered the use of LEDs for growing plants as a result of their research on the best lighting technology to produce edible crops in space. LEDs are the most energy-efficient type of grow light. This means they can provide the most light compared to their running costs. (amount of light generated vs. watts needed) Due to this ratio, another advantage of LED lights is that they run much cooler compared to HID lighting - barely producing any heat at all.
  • HID GROW LIGHTS (MH & HPS) HID (High-intensity Discharge) grow lights are somewhat of a golden standard in the cannabis growing industry. Many growers swear by HID lighting and believe that they give the best and biggest yields. There are two main types of HID lights, MH (Metal Halide) lights and HPS (High Pressure Sodium) lights. The difference between the two is that MH lights give a “cooler”, blueish light whereas HPS lights sit at the red end of the spectrum. This makes MH lights better suitable for the vegetative phase of your plants and HPS better for flowering.

Useful Tips

Useful Tips

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pH is Important

The ideal pH for marijuana ranges from about 6-7. pH is the rating for how acidic or not something is. This affects your water, soil and plants. If the pH is too high or too low, your plants will have trouble taking in nutrients. There are pH testing and adjustment kits for purchase online or at your local grow store. 

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Growing from Seed

Cannabis plants grown from seed produce a taproot. (B) Cloned plants simply cannot; they produce a fibrous root system (A) only. Taproots firmly anchor the plant into the ground, extending into the soil to find nutrients. Most outdoor plants are grown from seed for this reason.

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Pruning for Yield

If left to grow on its own, a cannabis plant will grow vertically, focusing its energy on one main stalk. The result is one long dominant cola with smaller stalks surrounding it. These smaller stalks will produce small buds that won’t be that good and the overall size and yield of the plant will be small.

Topping makes a cannabis plant bushier—by cutting off the main stalk, the plant will redirect its energies to the smaller side branches, which will grow out and produce bigger buds.

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It's all about the Roots

Make sure to get a well-aerated soil or growing medium (stuff to grow in), since roots need to breathe. They extend hair like tendrils in the soil, which we  believe is vital for overall root growth. Pockets of air promote this, so don’t overwater; it’s going to be ok. If the plant looks alive, chances are it’s still alive. And then there's the finger technique: stick your forefinger into the soil up to your first knuckle. If the soil is dry in the first inch to inch-and-half, water.