OK, I know its a little late but I have finally decided to start taking some cuttings off my 5 large ladies. I decided to take 2 cuttings from each of the 5 "back row" plants. I took either the lowest 2 or the next 2 up if the lowest ones looked poor.
I took a bunch of pictures again so lets get the ball rolling. I used the top of a rubbermaid container as a working surface. I bought some Green Light rooting hormone, used Rapid Rooters and used a brand new razor blade to cut with. The cuttings in the picture were average size of all the cuttings I took with the exception of 2 or 3.
I wanted to experiment with different methods so I planted some that were cut long enough to use the lower fan leaf nodes as sites for new root growth by cutting the fan leaves off and making sure that section of stem made it into the rapid rooter. I cut pretty much the rest of them nice & short so they wouldnt lean over easily. I cut most large leaves and left a few upper leaves. I clipped the ends off of any leaf that was already dropping at the tip, otherwise left them alone. Here are the first 4 I did on Sunday.
Tonight after work I took cuttings from the remaining 3 back row ladies. I definitely took the shortest cutting tonight. It will be neat if it survives but it may be a bit TOO short. heres a pic
The 4 "front row" plants have branches at the bottom that are barely 2 inches long, I will wait a couple more days and clip them I think. For now I just have 10, 2 from each of the back row plants. Here they are
Side shot to compare height.
Dome on, plants and inside of the dome sprayed. In about 6 hours or so there will be no more moisture on the "ceiling" of the dome, but the walls will still have drops. The dome doesnt fit very tight but I think its working ok. Still spraying everything down twice daily, maybe 3 times.
And what would a picture update be without a least a tease of whats going on in the closet eh? Ill post a nice update in a few more days, bud check out the new developments. As you can see things are beginning to frost over, and every budsite is starting to look OH SO familiar to me. I really think, for he most part, that they will end up looking just like the beautiful A11 "mutt" I grew a while back.
I just realized I havent posted pictures of the last plant I harvested form this batch of seeds. With any luck, all 9 of these will be bigger badder versions! Here are some harvest shots of the last one i grew. Unfortunately I didnt take any dry bud shots, just shots of the plant the day she came down.
Top bud here, she leaned into a CFL a day before harvest. you can see the fried spot in the top right.
And here was one of her lowest branches. literally one of the 2 lowest branches on the plant. After a 2 hour quick dry it was some of the best smoke I have had. Just tasted like shit haha!
The height issues still persist, and by god they just wont stop trying to get taller. I have had to start taking drastic measures to keep things under those lights. Heres an example of the tops of 2 of my tallest gals tied down to a line of hemp I strung across the closet. Gotta do what ya gotta do eh? The above plant was harvested at 26" tall. I STARTED to LST the ones I have now at 37". If the largest one was not tied down Id say she would be 40" or more now. Just nuts.
Thats it for now, pic update of the whole closet soon. Hope you guys enjoy the pics, let me know if I am overdoing it or if I am leaving anything out.