Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Before you begin cutting your plant for cloning
Before you begin cutting, fill a clean sterile bin with the same nutrient solution used for preconditioning your media. You can dilute it a bit and also make certain it is lukewarm so it doesn't shock your cuttings.
Select a bin with enough depth so that you can fully immerse all your cuttings. Remember, if a cut stem is exposed to air for any length of time, an air bubble could develop inside the stem. This will reduce the health and vitality of the plant. It may even cause it to die.
Using a bin to carry or wheel around the greenhouse is a good idea. This way, you didn't have to move the mother plant.