Sometimes taking a step back to re-evaluate is a good thing man. I must of tried every single media/style of cloning. Bought every gel/powder/different aloe that I could find and tried en all. But everytime it would be below 50% success amd to me I was wasting all this money and time. So I gave up for a little so I could reset my outlook. And dude it did wonders! I came back at it and simplified it. My whole problem was I’d check on them or think they need air and open the dome or put them too close to my seedling light, spraying them a few times a day even when they weren’t dry, spraying the plants only and spraying g the dome only. The facts were I was being TOO DILIGENT of a grower thinking I had to be on top of everything all the time. When I really just needed to let Mother Nature do her thing.Quick update I guess since I'm here. I've got 12 plants left in flower in the 4x4. The gnats got them pretty bad and I'm not sure if they'll all make it but I decided to give them all a shot. There's 2x Chem Kesey x Monkey Balls from @stanknugzz77, 1 each Tranquil Chocolate, Bag of Oranges and BBHP x A Dub from Useful, Bazooka Blast from @thenotsoesoteric, Rev Chung from @Keif Lint, Black Cheese from Hazeman, WiFi 43 from clone, and 2x Apes in Space from Exotic.
As much as I hate to do it I think I'm gonna flip the Mass Super Skunk and let the cut go. I have a BX of it from the same guy who sent me the cut so if I ever want it back I'll hunt those. But for now I just want to focus on the Hippy Slayer until I can learn to clone more reliably.
Most are actually looking alright for the moment but they're still clearly stressed. I'm gonna let them ride while I focus on the Bahlki preservation run and a little chucking project I want to do with the Dream Beaver @Amos Otis sent me.
Also in the process of shucking the FVK F2s and have the selfed HS33 hanging to dry so that's pretty exciting. Germ tests soon and if all goes well I'll start getting some of them out into the community.
And that's my state of the garden address I guess lol. Hopefully we'll get back to pretty pictures soon instead of all these words.
Lately I have just been doing the bare minimum. I’m not worrying about dipping in alcohol or all that extra shit. I just take the cut, dip it, plug it, spray the dome and cutting, moisten the plugs and pop on the dome. Now I will put it near my seedling light but not under it. Too much light is bad. Now once it’s near the light I just forget about them until I see the dome is dry then I spray the dome lid and forget it again until next time.
IMHO I like growing from seeds way way more then clones. Idk how many times now my clones have had to reveg because they were thrown off their cycle when in the dome. With seeds I don’t need to worry about a reveg or waiting 20 days for it to root. To me seeds are just more reliable and they don’t carry pests with them.
I really hope your alright man and that you take whatever time you need to get back in track and giving it that gentlemancorpse all we like to see!