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by SanBoisLee about October 19 - report

Just a little DIY for those interested in producing your own seeds. This method involves air layering so you need to know how to do that or go to you tube or google it. Most of us will make a clone of a strain we want to make female pollen with. This procees takes about a month to get the clone ready for the colloidal silver, then it's going to be another month, at least, before you see pollen. I have always had plants that look like they are dying after hitting them with CS. I have read different accounts on that but I'm talking my own experience here. The reason for doing this method is to save a bunch of time. The pix should tell you most of what you need to know. Your target plant needs to be in veg and big enough to have some mature lower limbs and the day you start the air layer is the day you start spraying CS so when you complete the 2 wks of CS you should have a viable root system. Make sure you have enough roots before you cut it loose from the mother. I'm using root plugs for the clones.

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    Bigruss13 920 points - October 19

    Interesting. I wonder if you can just spray one branch, Will the one branch produce pollen which could then pollinate the rest of the plant?
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    • pipeman69
      pipeman69
      10.850 points -
      October 19

      I'm keeping that shit on!

    • Bigruss13
      Bigruss13
      920 points -
      October 19

      I'd like to know how it turns out pipe

    • pipeman69
      pipeman69
      10.850 points -
      October 19

      No doubt russ!

    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      8.701 points -
      October 20

      yes, this is a way of saving the mother plant and saving some time on CSing clones. If you leave it on you can still cut it off and put it in water like a cut flower. It just limits the amount of time you have to work with it.

  • 10.850

    pipeman69 10.850 points - October 19

    Great topic sbl! Once I get settled in I'm gonna give this a shot.I'm now doing what big russ just said and have 3 more days of spraying.
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    CleverMoniker 445 points - October 19

    Ah, you are air layering! I love it I've been air layering trees and nut bushes fir years!
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    • pipeman69
      pipeman69
      10.850 points -
      October 19

      Oh yeah, can you tell me if I can air layer a Japanese maple?

    • CleverMoniker
      CleverMoniker
      445 points -
      October 19

      Yes, maples do ok, just remove more bark and cambium in a wider area because they like to repair themselves rather than layer.

    • CleverMoniker
      CleverMoniker
      445 points -
      October 19

      If it grows a bridge of cambium and bark across it won't layer right.

    • CleverMoniker
      CleverMoniker
      445 points -
      October 19

      http://homeguides.sfgate.com/air-layer-japanese-maple-42345.html

      This is a how to step by step if anyone needs it, it's all the same but I found a Japanese maple fir pipes

  • 6.579

    stick 6.579 points - October 19

    I've done this with my Rubber Tree plant but never occured to me todo it to Cannabis....

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    • stick
      stick
      6.579 points -
      October 19

      Without the CS

  • 1.173

    DirtyD712 1.173 points - October 19

    Thanks for this SBL. Yet another great topic you've brought up. I am currently working on feminizing pollen right now with CS. The whole Air Layering (cloning) method is not for the beginner. It takes some research and dedication to understanding.

    For me what I am doing is; I have clones in a veg tent. I just moved one of those into the flower tent so now it is about 3-4 weeks behind the rest of the plants so once I can start collecting pollen, I can then start brushing it on using a paint brush, or as some do is use a cotton swab.

    Now, the Air Layering is something I would like to tackle next time.

    Thanks again for the post because it is an effective method. As a matter of fact you can do an entire branch. It doesn't have to be just a 3-4 node cuttling

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    • CleverMoniker
      CleverMoniker
      445 points -
      October 19

      I've used it to shorten a tree too! Anything under a forearm will work

    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      8.701 points -
      October 20

      Air layering is not that hard. Check out you tube.

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    Allenpro 2.214 points - October 20

    I have got to try air layering. I guess the only reason I dont is I get some many cuttings for clones from mainline trimmings really I dont need more, Maybe I can figure out a way to do both, hmmm?

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    Odin 1.879 points - October 20

    So my question is. Did you put the clones where you cut them from? or just a random spot on the planr. And yea I'll stick with your experience, you make some awsome strains!

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    • Odin
      Odin
      1.879 points -
      October 20

      I recon the clone is going to be the female pollen...

    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      8.701 points -
      October 20

      Yeah, I didn't need 3 clones with all the same pollen but it's better to have more in case something happens to one or two of them. Cloning and CS together would kill these if they weren't still on the plant--which saves you recovery time.

    • Allenpro
      Allenpro
      2.214 points -
      October 21

      Good point that will cut the time down. Clever

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