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Getting Started with Cannabis Clones

Getting Started with Cannabis Clones

Living in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, we are lucky to have a pretty ideal climate for growing cannabis. Although Sespe Creek has carried a variety of seeds for years, we often get asked about carrying clones. We have finally found the right partner to supply us; we are excited to be an exclusive partner with Dark Heart Nursery to bring you stable, vigorous, prized genetics from award-winning breeders. See what clones we are carrying now!

For those of you unfamiliar with growing cannabis, a clone is not a seedling. It is a rooted cutting that is an exact replica of its mother plant. Clones that are immediately ready to flower are, as the name implies, flowering clones. Those that require more time for its leaves, stems, and roots to grow strong are vegetative clones. Sespe Creek anticipates carrying both types and pricing them respectively.

Growing cannabis is both an art and a science, and there are many variables to consider. Pot size, temperature, relative humidity, soil type, nutrient uptake, and light sources are just a few of the most important considerations. 

Flowering vs. Vegetative Clones

Will you be growing your clone indoors or out? April through June, you could conceivably grow a flowering clone outside. Your plant will begin flowering almost immediately. With roughly 10 hours of daylight in November and December, you can expect a smaller yield and harvest time of 60 to 70 days. These are known as auto-flowering plants. 

During the vegetative stage, a cannabis plant growing indoors needs 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness a day. Your plant will continue to grow in size and won’t flower until you change the photoperiod (the length or period of illumination your plant receives) to a schedule of 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. This change will trigger the flowering response.

Growing from clones will hopefully simplify the grow-your-own cannabis experience compared to growing from seeds. There are many resources and tutorials available online that can teach you all about cultivation; Greenflower Media is a Ventura-based company that has put together some excellent online courses for beginners.

3 thoughts on “Getting Started with Cannabis Clones”

  1. If I were to buy a clone, will it produce seeds?
    Do you guarantee that a clone purchased from you will be whichever gender I request?
    Does a clone die after flowering or will it live to flower again the following year?
    I have read your website about clones, but it is very thin on facts—how about a more in depth discussion of clones, how clones differ from “regular seed grown plants”, differences in growing speed, height, flower production, how cannabis clones are created, special care instructions, side effects, etc.?

  2. If you pollinate it with a male, it will produce seeds yes. As long as there are no male plants in the area that can pollinate your plant it won’t produce seeds.

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