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Sawydawg started grow question 3 years ago
Any advice as to how to raise the best and healthiest mother plant for clones? I only have about 1.5 feet of vegging height, is it possible to grow a mother under this height restriction? Any help would be much appreciated
Wine Bush (Grape skunk x Lemon tree)
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Wine Bush (Grape skunk x Lemon tree) Sawydawg
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OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Yes you can. A bonsaï is what you need. You will have to manage the roots frequently ( roots trimming ) to top the apexes frequently , to practice a lot of LST and to bring nutrients ( some brands have a specific schedule for the mother plants ). But if you can settle a routine you'll get 8 to 16 clones every 2 month or something like that
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
check out a technique called "fluxxing" that could help keep the mother nice and low but with a decent + useful production.
BillMonroe answered grow question 3 years ago
Mainlining sounds good... you can easily air layer those stems for clones
Here's another idea. Just keep the mother rootbound in a small container. The plant will start to look stressed down the line but when you transplant it into a bigger pot it'll get healthy and you can take clones. One of the easiest ways to save space on your clones while you wait 8-11 weeks for the current ones to finish
zack1 answered grow question 3 years ago
1.5 feet, do you really mean 45cm?theoreticallyit is possible but it would be a lot easier if you just change the veg location.
i dont know how much clones you need. but i would use at least 3or4 feet height if you want to keep a mother plant.even then it becomes a challenge after a couple of weeks.
good luck bro!
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @Sawydawg! Yes it is possible, but it will require some accurate hard stress training, and hours of work to obtain a beautiful and compact mother plant. I would recommend to use the mainlining method, with a flat manifold. Basically what you want is to TOP at certain nodes and propagate the plant horizontally, with the help of strings or stakes. Have a look at my THCbomb diary, you will see how I've managed to get 16 apical summits in a quite compact space, the result is a short and bushy plant with a crazy amount of side stems, perfect shape to make some clones! This works best with indica dominant strains since they tend to have short inter-node spaces and they don't stretch too much in heights. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch: