Toward the end of my last grow, I realized I didn't have a clone of a plant that I wanted to save and it was already 8 weeks into flowering. There really wasn't anywhere on the plant to take a clone but I found a small bud at the very bottom of one of the plants that had around a 2 inch stem on it. It was a small but mature bud.
So, I when ahead and snapped it off right at the main stalk, scrapped it a little with a razor and dipped it into some rootone. I then propped it up in 1 inch of sphagnum in the bottom of a small clear cup with holes in the bottom and sat it in a plastic lid with 1/8th inch of water in the lid so it could wick it up. I kept water in the lid so it could continue to wick, misting occasionally as well.
After around 2 weeks, the bud started to stretch a little and I noticed a few roots in the bottom of the clear cup. I then transplanted it into a 20oz cup and after another week, a couple of round leafs began to grow right out of the side of the bud. Next a couple of branches began to grow from below the bud. One on those branches has now grown up, around, and over the top of the bud and is looking like a normal vegging plant. Cool, huh?
Here's a few pix..
What I learned from this experiment is that it's never to late to clone and keep your genetics alive.