Yes someone give advice. I have an issue indoors where at some point the moms are just too big. nodes everywhere and braches and HUGE Do you just cut it super short? I wind up rooting clones and making them moms. Ive never had ONE mom lasting more than 2 years.
Iv’e had moms for more then 7 years, good soil i alway mix coco with earth 50/50i feed organic with mycorhiza so the plant goes in symbiose with the soil and just keep upping containers as she grows. And indeed just cut down or take a rope and bend it down defoliate the biggest fan leaves and she will be back bigger better and stronger. Greetings from the netherlands:+1:
I start with 8 liter container and as time passes and i select out the best giving moms, and cutting away the less producing moms. I found that less produces more keep them short and bushy with is more importany for distance. To keep mom in good shape se needs a good trim at least every 10 days. Depending on climate and how hard u let her/want her to grow. Normaly i put 6 moms per square meter, and eventually il end up wit 2 max 3 moms in 25 liter containers. If u dont need much clones every weer i would recommend a samsung lm5630 lm301b bridgelux led light 3500 4000k there are not as expensive as they ised to be performace is good and a very nice spectrum for flowering and growing i find. But how much u need how much u produce is up to the total conditions, of youre grow room heat lighting humidity all factors that control youre plants and production rate, mothers domt need as much umol ppfd as for flowerimg 400 umol m2 is sufficient 800 is high for mothers u piyying them hard at work as for flowering this would be normall intensity. Greetings and hope i could help out a little.
Sterile is perfect, always work clean and if u use clonex rhizopon pour in cup never stick it in the bottle or cup and if u are done never throw back the left over clonex rhizopon in the original container contamination is always a huge factor i like to usetrichoderma in the rhizopon thats a root growing fungus, the theory behind this is when there are good fungus bacteria at place and work bad bacteria fungus will have less change at ruining youre hard work:+1: as for the mothers the longest ones ive had so far 7 years then it abruptly ened not my choosing so to say:sweat_smile:
I seen a video dark heart nurseries posted last week that they were plugging a whole tray of cuts then instead of dipping them in a rooting solution they were using a liquid solution and dripping a few drops around the stem after they were plugged.
I tried it on my last batch and half the tray had roots yesterday at 8 days, so it for sure is just as effective and you can reduce the chance of spreading viruses.
I have seen a greenhouse of trees in 2 gallon pots. With constant drip “fertigation” the roots will stop growing very much because the plant is getting fed all it can handle. At that point it is basically run to waste hydro.
Root spiralling at the edge of a container or in the planting hole in the ground will cause hermies. I know that from experience.