Caring For Your Clones
Best Practices for the Care of Your New Clones
- Your clones have been rooted and cared for indoors under T5 light fixtures and given light 18 hours a day.
- Clones transplanted into soil are potted with Roots 707 soilless mix and held for at least 1 week to establish good root structure.
- All Herblix mothers and clones undergo routine pest scouting and IPM treatments for pests and molds.
- Any plants you receive should be healthy and show no visible signs of pests or infestations.
- We strongly recommend that you quarantine plants when buying from any outside source. Isolate new plants from the rest of your garden and treat them with your preferred pest treatment for a period of 1-2 weeks prior to introducing them to your garden.
When you purchase your Herblix clones they are rooted and ready for up potting.
- Prior to up potting we strongly recommend you prepare a low dosage fertilizer mixture and water the cubes of your clones before placing in soil.
- We recommend that you up pot your clones within a day of purchasing them.
- After transplanting, be sure to water them at 6.0-6.3 PH.
Please be aware that your plants need time to acclimate.
- DO NOT take your clones and expose them to intense light.
- Acclimate your clones gradually.
- Indoors: Do not expose clones to direct intense light right away. Turn lights down to lowest power and gradually increase it over the first week. If sunburn or wilt occur lower the light intensity for a few days, then gradually increase intensity.
- Outdoors: Do not expose clones to direct sunlight right away. They should only receive a few hours of direct sunlight. They should spend the rest of the day in the shade. Do this for at least 3 days to avoid sunburn or wilt.
Take extra precautions to prevent pathogens such as Powdery Mildew
- We have had good results with Potassium Bicarbonate, Plant Therapy, Pure Crop 1
- Keep a clean garden.
- Good air flow and stable room temperatures.
- Do lower branch cleanup on plants. It is in the lower, larfy growth of the plant that insects and disease often take hold.
- Keep your clones out of excessive cold. Cold will curl the leaves, stunt growth, cause stems to purple, promotes PM, and could cause death.
- When using oil-based sprays be sure to spray your plants avoiding direct exposure to light. Do not expose to light until the leaves are completely dry to avoid burning.