Cloning : Rockwool/Dome 101
Originally Posted by AgentPothead
Hey ya'll is it possible to over water clones? I cut 4 clones a week and a half ago now and 1 died off within 2 days. The other 3 still are green and look like cuttings, look healthy, I swear one of them is even taller. But no roots at all on them yet. I took them cleanly, dipped in water immediately, then rooting hormone, then into the root riot planting cubes, then into a propagation dome with an attached thermometer/hygrometer. Temperature is in the 70-80's, mostly hovering around 75. Humidity I'm not sure the meter actually doesn't say which makes me think I over did it. Is it possible to over water these clones? I just added like 8 more cuttings 3 days ago and have been trying to keep it humid for them by spraying every day. Am I over doing it and stunting their root growth? At this point I feel like I should just bite the bullet and make an aerocloner, people seem to get awesome results with them on here. Thanks for reading this wall o text.
24/0 Light small LED or Floro
Soak Rockwool cubes (2 x 2in) in PH 5.0 water (Soak 12hrs)
This will bring cubes down to 6.0 PH
Take a bloom or high phosphorous fert .
Add few drops/tiny pinch of bloom to a spray bottle with water
This will be your spray (This will keep them healthy and green and help root them faster)
Take cuts , Dip the cut in a cup of water where u cut it from the donor Make another cut while submersed
(No air pocket)
After this skin the stem a inch or two where the roots will appear
Dip into favorite rooting hormone powder/gel.
Place into rockwool cube
(Push cube up against the stem so its snug)
The secret is to keep the cubes damp not soaked
Keep vents closed if dome has vents for first 3 days
Slowly open them little by little after day 3
Mist clones 1x a day with (bloom spray above) . Make sure cubes are not sitting in puddles
To prevent this i just pull out each clone from the dome give a few sprays. Condensation is fine on the dome