Originally Posted by SweetIndica2
Yeah, i figured it is most likely illegal for them to sell plants/clones. I'm assuming at some point they may change those laws and allow them to sell clones, like Cali, but who knows.
It's legal to grow now and if you can buy weed itself and edibles, concentrates, etc. from a dispensary, it would be kind of dumb to not allow dispensaries to sell clones at some point. But, you know how politicians and the "drug war" people are.
You're right about the low humidity in the winter. It's brutal. I have dry skin, but during winter it gets so much worse and the humidity in my tent, even with a small humidifier in there, is like 22-28% humidity.There have been many times where when i checked it, it was in the teens (13% to like 17%). During vent i know plants need around 50-60% humidity so i'm wondering if that is causing some of the problems i've been having.
If i close all the vents and turn off the the ventilation, it does get pretty humid but the plants need air and ventilation i'm assuming, so that's not good for them. The good thing is that the weather will start warming up and be more humid.
Thanks for all the tips for cloning. Some of that stuff i already know like squeezing out the rapid rooters, and sterilizing the scissors, etc. but a lot of that stuff i didn't know and will definitely try them out.
I'm going to give it another shot when they are healthy and use your advice. By the way do you cut the stems at a 45 degree angle and do you use any cloning gel or powder such as rootone or something?
I don't think veg plants need 50-60% humidity, I think that's just the optimum for the highest rate of photosynthesis, kinda like how 85 is optimum for the highest rate of photosynthesis, yet we still keep it lower for preservation of terpenes. Def keep ventilation open as they need fresh air, and a lack of fresh air can certainly cause issues, but I think low humidity in veg isn't bad, just not optimum. I mean you'll def need to water more, but I don't think it's gonna cause any nutrient lockout or anything like that. Here's an idea, what about hooking up your ventilation fans to an on/off timer? That way you can get fresh air in, let the humidifier have some time to humidify the air, and then the average humidity will be higher than just having the ventilation fans on all the time.
Yeah, I'm happy to help, cloning in the dome can feel like an art but if you get certain things down you can get a good rate of success. Out of all the tips, make sure you check if the tray is level. Those trays are not designed to work on uneven ground, meaning literally every New England house.
I cut at a 45 degree angle, and sometimes I'll scrape the outer level of the stem, especially if it feels stiff or woody. I use clonex, but the other rooting compounds and stuff I've tried seem to work just as well, I'm just stuck in the habit of using clonex.
For my round of clones right now they're only starting to show roots and it's been 16 days (except for one plug just shooting roots everywhere), things just go slow this time of year (unless you have a lot of control over your veg space and can keep it at 80 year round).
and speaking of dispensaries, yeah, all their bud is trash. You could take any member on this site that grows bud and they would make the dispensaries look like a joke. It bothers me a lot cuz if you don't do it right the true medicinal properties won't be there, and if you're doing it in a completely legal space, how are you fucking it up?????
And don't support Patriot Care, they lobby against homegrow, so don't give them any support. Maybe take them up on that free 1/16 for new customers, so you're getting something and they're getting nothing, but don't financially support them. If they had it their way, you wouldn't be allowed to grow.