Are you looking to mass produce some of your favorite plants? With help from hydroponic propagation supplies, you can easily clone and reproduce the plants in your garden. At Healthy Harvest, we have a great selection of vegetable cloning supplies to choose from. Browse everything from durable cloning trays to special seeding kits. We carry the largest supply of cloning and propagation supplies in the south florida area including miami dade, broward & west palm beach.
When it comes to finding quality hydroponic propagation supplies and supplements, Healthy Harvest has exactly what you may need. No matter if you’re a commercial or private grower, we have the right products to make your operation a success. Shop our hydroponic vegetable cloning supplies and equipment today to experience the benefits of a healthy yield. Cuttings, tissue cultures and clones are a good way to create an exact genetic replica of your plant. Using seeds will allow for a far greater variance as generally several phenotypes will express themselves. Plants will exhibit different characteristics as far as smell, yield, taste, weight and size when using a seeds whereas you can expect uniform growth throughout your grow room, greenhouse or outdoor grow when using cuttings.
There are many ways to create clones of plants. The process involves cutting a branch from the "mother" plant which will eventually grow roots of its own and begin to grow. Growers will usually use a rooting stimulant or enhancer or some kind and dip the stem of the clone into either gel or powder that contains a rooting hormone. Clonex, Life, Dip'n'Grow, Hormex and Roots Excelurator are all commonly used products. Then the plant is placed either in an aeroponic cloner (such as Ez-Clone, Turbo Klone or OxyClone cloning machine) or into some kind of growing media (peat pellets, rockwool, stonewool, coco coir, soil, perlite or soilless mix) in order for it to begin to root. The plants will be watered either automatically (in the case of a cloning machine) or by hand. Some growers prefer to utilize a humidity dome or anti-wilting products, and most genetics will require the plants foliage to be sprayed several times a day. Fluorescent T5 fixtures, LED & CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lights) and other low wattage and intensity lights are the grow lights of choice by most growers when rooting cuttings.
Helpful tips for cloning include sterilizing all equipment prior to use, submerging the stem of the plant in rooting gel or powder and cutting at a 45 degree angle. Make sure to use a scalpel or very sharp scissors as a clean cut is preferred. When using a cloning machine pay special attention to water temperatures. Systems run in warm climates, and larger systems, often require a water chiller to keep proper temperatures. Pythium and pathogens will form in the reservoir and impede root growth if temperatures are too high and the water is not treated with some type of sterilizer. Many growers will use hydroponic products such as Current Culture CCh2o UC Roots, Ez-Clone Clear Rez or Botanicare Hydroguard (formerly Aquashield) to combat bad bacterial growth. When using Grodan rockwool, Root Riot or General Hydroponics Rapid Rooters, a pH of 5.5 - 6.0 is preferred. A light nutrient solution of roughly 400 ppm (parts per million) with a root enhancer or stimulant should be adequate to get your plants started.