using your cloning solution will make the clones root faster and increase their survival rate (though make sure you grab the unflavored kind). Bubbles are a happy sound to the plants, and they will soon show their approval with quick, abundant roots. —Mike from Gage Green, (only registered users can se the link, login or register)
The old saying has it that “oil and water don’t mix,” but that little problem has now been solved. To mix cold-pressed neem oil with water, first emulsify the neem oil using liquid silica. To make this emulsification, mix 1 tablespoon of Dyna-Gro neem oit and 1 tablespoon of Pro-TeKt silica in a glass dish. Add this oil/silica emulsification to 1 gallon of tepid water, then add 2 tablespoons of a surfactant like T&J Enterprise’s yucca juice to break the surface tension. Shake the solution to activate the yucca saponins and then spray.
I think the best tip I can offer is to be diligent in all things growroom-related. Our hobby is not one that allows for procrastination, and when it’s time to transplant or take clones or just perform the proper maintenance, these are things that won’t wait till tomorrow. The best growers I know have a special attention for detail and tend to operate tidy, clean and organized work areas. I think people get caught up in the mystique of cannabis cultivation and forget that, at our core, good growers are simply farmers—and that means getting up early and working long days. You get out of a garden what you put into it, and if you mix some love and passion in with the hard work, great dank will be the result.
The best advice ever given to me was from Soma, who taught me to pick up the pots and feel the weight of the plants before each watering to avoid overdoing it. As for what I discovered on my own: You should always listen to your plants. They’ll tell you when they need more food, water or air. Learn to treat them as the wonderful living beings they are.—Harry Resin, HIGH TIMES cultivation contributor
It doesn’t matter what kind of medium you use: Mineral fertilizers will cause salt buildups, eventually resulting in the intoxication (i.e., poisoning) of your plants if proper flushing isn’t applied. The purpose of flushing is to cleanse the medium, and as a consequence a lot of water flows through the containers down to the ground, so it’s very