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    Help my clones have no roots

    its been two weeks since my it took my ccuttings, i got impatiant and cracked one of the rockwool cubes open. There was only a little nub of dence root materail, not root tentrals or anything. what happened. Are they good as dead? help

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    Re: help my clones have no roots

    Hi.

    if they still alive, be patient.

    although i am not familiar with cuttings in rockwool, i am familiar with cuttings and roots.

    if i ever had a group of cuttings that did NOT have some roots showing after two weeks i would check...

    pH of the water or cloning solution used to keep pods/rockwool moist
    --- i pH down to 6.2

    any heating pad i might be using under tray holding cuttings.
    --- clones like it when their root level is a few degrees warmer than the ambient temperature of the room they in.

    make sure cutting are not TOO wet or TOO dry.
    ---i wouldn't think this an isuue when using rockwool, but worth checking.

    check if cuttings are exposed to TOO much light.
    ---about 4 feet from a 400hid, 24 inches from a T5, a few inches from a cfl.
    ---or, you can use a piece of screen to subdue light to cuttings.

    i use a cloning solution for my cuttings.
    1 gal distilled water (minus a turkey baster amount of water from top)
    8 teaspoon Clonex cloning solution (not the gel, which stem is dipped and swirled in for a few seconds)
    4 drops hydrogen peroxide (anti-fungal)
    1 tablespoon liquid seaweed (any brand)
    1 DROP of NoDamp (helps prevent damping off)
    1/4 teaspoon Humboldt Roots. (not absolutely needed, but i like it)
    1/4 teaspoon SuperThrive.

    pH down to 5.8 - 6.4... i like 6.2

    as for rooting gels... i use clonex brand, i feel it worked faster than B-Cuzz brand, or olivia's.

    i prefer rapid rooter plugs over jiffy pucks.

    keep at it, once you find your success style, stick with it.

    some strains will root faster than others.

    i have used this for junipers, boxwoods, chinese elm, japanese maple, black pine, and cannabis.

    the softer the stem of the cutting, the easier and faster rooting takes place.


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    Re: help my clones have no roots

    thanks i am being patant and waiting still no roots

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    Re: help my clones have no roots

    what kinda water are you using?

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    i am useing water from my tap. i had phed a 5 gallon container of water to 6.5 but i checked it this morning and it was 7.0. so i have fixed the ph of the water i hope its not to late.

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    Re: help my clones have no roots

    water from your tap should also
    "air out" before use... I would let a 5 gal bucket sit open over night to make sure the chlorine evaporated out. ph on yer water needs to be check every time... when left alone it climbs....

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    Re: help my clones have no roots

    i didnt know it climbed like that and i did let it sit our for a couple of days. i have it on top of a ceramic water dispencer.