Cuttings to Clones. Just how I do it!

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Its been a week since my last update here, a lot can happen in a week.
Below are another Biker Kush Clone, finally showing some roots and ready to transplant into a 1/4 litre pot with soil mix and worm castings.
Then there is the original Biker Kush Clone now around two weeks old.
And a Bubble Gum Clone, around two weeks old.
Then the tray with all 40 clones at different stages, from two weeks in these pots to a few days. There is plenty of time for everyone to catch up, be "topped" and have cuttings taken before being re-potted into 5 1/2 litre pots with All mix soil and worm castings, moved from under the 2 x 200 watt CFL, to the Flower Room under 2 x 600 watt pro Lumatek LED's.
 
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Update: Gone are the old 200 watt CFL bulbs and reflectors that I have used successfully for the last year to veg all my clones as I would transplant them from the nft tray I rooted tgem in. I have 50 odd plants in this tiny space and its been a struggle stopping the Overgrow. I've 3 Sundae Drivers sitting on top of the old hutch.
Any as a temporary solution and because the NFT system has served its purpose it has been removed, cleaned and is ready for the next batch of cuttings and I have been able to place the last 15 cuttings to root under the T5 unit which has allowed a little more space below under the new SP-3000 where I can squeeze in 40 1/4 litre pots but 36 leaves a little more room for everyone to breathe.
There's a mix of 12 Bubble Gum Clones and 3 Biker Kush under the T5 with 33 Bubble Gum Clones, 1 Biker Kush Clone and 2 Sundae Drivers (bag seed) below.
It is temporary, has made room for all the plants but besides the 3 Sundae Drivers in 5 1/2 litre pots everything else is quite comfortably in the old "Hutch". The Sundae Drivers will have the lower deck to themselves in a couple of weeks when all these clones are re-potted into 5 1/2 litre pots and placed into the " Flower room". I am training the Sundae Drivers to keep them as small as possible and will post photos of them over on their own thread.
This is how things are for now.
 
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Update: We have a second Biker Kush Clone! Two to work with is better than one. I doubt I will ever grow more tgan half a dozen of these Biker Kush at a time. Its a lovely looking plant, smells amazing but the yield is low, compared to the Bubblegum.
First clone is Biker Kush
Second clone is Bubblegum
 
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Update: The Bubblegum cuttings I rooted and potted into 1/4 litre pots are now clones and doing very well. The hardest part of this is timing. The good thing is that this Bubblegum is a hardy strain and will put up with a lot of stress. I've been trying to keep these Bubblegum clones small, at least until I can re-pot them into 5 1/2 litre pots and get them moved into the flower room.
If everything goes to plan the flower room will be clean and ready to go within a few days.
One of these clones is a Biker Kush, the others are bubblegum. They were all taken from the donor plants about 54 days ago.
 
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Update: I am in limbo at the minute and so are my Bubblegum clones. They have been ready to be re-potted and moved into the flower room a couple of weeks ago but Ive had to slow things down. These bubblegum clones are bursting out out the 1/4 litre pots.
Here's some of the last clones to root, some of the first to root and the elusive Biker Kush Clones.
Just as soon as the room is empty and clean, another couple of days, I will get these re-potted and moved. They will go under the 2 x 600 watt pro Lumatek LED's on 24/7 for a week or two, just as long as it takes for them to recover from any transplant shock and settle in before they go 12/12, again.
 
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Both of these clones came from plants grown out from seeds from the same packet. The seeds came from serious seeds, cracked on 10/19/19. There are two phenotypes which can be clearly seen in the flowered clones but its not always this obvious when plants are in vegetative state.
 
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This is the root system on the Bubblegum cutting/clone just before transplanting from 1/4 litre pot to 5 1/2 litre pots. This is the second and last time the clones are transplanted. They will be vegged (24/7) for a week or so before being switched over to flower (12/12) for 56 to 64 days.
 
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Update: Biker Kush Clones transplanted into 5 1/2 litre pots with Cre All mix soil and 1/2 litre of worm castings. Now under 600 watt pro Lumatek led for 1 day.
I plan to take at least two cuttings from each of these Biker Kush clones before I switch them over to 12/12.
The parent plants these came from are the Biker Kush in my " Magnificent Seven" thread here: https://www.thcfarmer.com/threads/the-magnificent-seven.116913/
 
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Update: Biker Kush Clones nearly ready to have cuttings taken and to be switched over to 12/12. I've only 3 of these Kush clones which I plan to flower along with my Bubblegum clones beginning tomorrow, 12/01/20.
 
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Update: Spring cleaning in December, I tidied up the hutch. Its been just over a year since the hutch was converted and had its first coat of white paint. It got another one today and a bit of a change around. New Mars-hydro 3000 in now installed properly. Changing those cfl to led has given me at least 9 inches x 42 inches more space. The clones are doing a lot better under the LED as well and are of to a better start. The space I've gained is only in height, really means the plants shouldn't get damaged from growing into the lights as they did with the cfl.
 
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The Biker Kush Clones are doing better than the parent plants did. Probably due to not being stressed out. I deliberately stress plants from seed so consequently the clones always do better.
 
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Update: 63 Bubblegum cuttings + 7 Biker Kush cuttings in the NFT system. This system keeps the rockwool cubes moist with ph corrected, oxygenated water which is continuously pumped from the tank over the tray holding 70 cuttings. Under the right conditions, temperature being most important, these cuttings will being to show roots through the rockwool cube with 10 days. Can take much longer in cooler conditions. The last biker kush cuttings took 21 days to show roots, I am hoping for better results this time. I am in no hurry, I've only one flower room and I just switched that over to 12/12 on the 12/05/20, so I've 8 weeks before I can put these in there. If I had more space, lol, who am I kidding? If I'd more space I'd soon fill it up with more plants! I'll never have enough space! What I really need is a warehouse I could divide into separate units, like a storage place, without the junk!
I can dream, in the meantime, this is where I'm at.
 
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Update: Bubblegum Cuttings after 5 days in rockwool cubes in the NFT system. Looking healthy and on their way to growing roots.
 
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It's been a while.
Taking a cutting from a bubblegum clone with Swiss Army Knife scissors.
 
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Update: These girls didn't make the flower room this time. I will keep them around, maybe, most likely, take several cuttings from each and let them get as bushy as possible before the flower room is ready again.
 
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