Originally Posted by AloeRuss
I need to make clones regularly and recently discovered cloner machine. It makes them at 99 percent success rate, but planting them to soil seems to be the problem. Most of them can’t handle it and wilt.
I use frog mix and add 400ppm food using RO water.
This time I mixed too much water (I think). The soil was soaked.
I just slide root into an opening I create and pack lightly.
60 percent wilted.
Anyone can point me to detailed instructions.
Thank you so much
when transplanting from an aero-cloner to soil?
here's what i do:
first you want your soil mix to be fully saturated to the point where you can just barely squeeze a drop or two of water/fert mix out of a handful of soil mix. so, wet but not soaking wet
then i do as you did, fill my cups with the mix and make a hole, insert cutting and pack down the soil gently around the stem.
after that i add a small trickle of water/fert mix right around the base of the stem, probably around 1-2 tablespoon and then gently repack the soil again. I rarely have any problems, like almost never
i think what may be happening is your roots aren't making good enough contact with the mix, that's where my extra step comes in.
give it a shot and see if that fixes your problem