clone vs, seed

tryguy2011

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many say that starting from seed is quicker than cloning, so im having trouble finding reasons to start clones.
 

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Running from clone is quicker then starting from seed. You just have to spend the time getting a mother plant to clone and the space to keep her. Once that is done running from clone is a snap...take your cuts, 8-10 days to root...veg them for as long as you like or do a quick veg and flip...your choice. If you can get a good strain that finishes in 7 weeks you are set. You can flip crops a Cpl times a year and still take the summers off.

I have a hard time making myself pop beans now....I tend to want to run everything from clone.
 

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With a clone you know what sex, phenotype, how much heat and nutes they can take. I'd rather have a clone from a strong mother plant than roll the dice with a seed. That's just my opinion though. I really don't think growing from a seed is faster either.
 

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No more seeds for me!! I got some good train wreck had a cple seeds so I assumed the seeds would produce good weed too, out of 4, 3 where male and when I finally got a female and took her 8 weeks into flower and just covered in CRAP bud with NO trichs @ 8 weeks!!. If you get a clone from a club you know what you are getting and they are faster too.
 

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Hamster Lewis said:
Running from clone is quicker then starting from seed. You just have to spend the time getting a mother plant to clone and the space to keep her. Once that is done running from clone is a snap...take your cuts, 8-10 days to root...veg them for as long as you like or do a quick veg and flip...your choice. If you can get a good strain that finishes in 7 weeks you are set. You can flip crops a Cpl times a year and still take the summers off.

I have a hard time making myself pop beans now....I tend to want to run everything from clone.
No need for taking cuttings or keeping a mother on the left coast. I just run down to the clone depot, pick a few choice cuts, pot them, and flower them.


So about 10-11 weeks start to finish with most strains. I have yet to find a 7 week strain though, I usually plan on 10 weeks flowering so I'm not rushed.
 
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Or you could cut from the plant you're taking to bud....no mother needed!
 
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Thats how I roll Roddy, between 2 weeks & 10 days before flower, clones taken. If they dont take, I have time to take more. If its male, kill them (though thats a heartbreaker).
I have a really good NL thats a fast grower and produces some really nice bud, the other seeds were not as good, thankfully I had cuttings so the good pheno is kept.
Stay frosty dudes. W
 
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BudLover#69 said:
No more seeds for me!! I got some good train wreck had a cple seeds so I assumed the seeds would produce good weed too, out of 4, 3 where male and when I finally got a female and took her 8 weeks into flower and just covered in CRAP bud with NO trichs @ 8 weeks!!. If you get a clone from a club you know what you are getting and they are faster too.
Part of the problem with bagseed is that you do not know the source of the pollen--it can be pollen from ditchweed or it could have selfed.

I personally have not found clones to take longer than seeds and with clones you know what you are getting.
 

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Just be careful with dispensary clones I hear a lot of horror stories about spider mites from dispensary clones. I have been growing the same strain for over two years now, I just keep cloning and going!
 

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I much prefer seed - faster than clones. I simply plant twice as many. Besides, seeds allow experimentation, the more interesting side of growing.
 
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If I cut a clone and germ a seed on the same day 3 weeks later the seed will be ahead in growth, but the difference is the clone will be ready to flower much sooner than the seed.
 

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The Hemp Goddess said:
Part of the problem with bagseed is that you do not know the source of the pollen--it can be pollen from ditchweed or it could have selfed.

I personally have not found clones to take longer than seeds and with clones you know what you are getting.
Ya your so right! ditchweed-lol, that is what it ended up being and I flower under two 600s and 400 hps lights! :cool: what a drag, Never Again now I wont even bye seeds of a known strain- nope! I'll let you pros do that, and make us some good clones! lol. I got lucky a couple years ago when I first bought clones to get started with, Sour-D, Snowcap and Granddaddy P. The three seem to be a nice combo of Sativa and Indica. I've been just taking cuttings from the bottoms the day I put them in my flower room. Im a newer grower too but been working great for two years now with just those three strains. I think I will just keep it that way from now on, but I keep wanting to add something different! But not from seed ever again! lol
 

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leafminer said:
I much prefer seed - faster than clones. I simply plant twice as many. Besides, seeds allow experimentation, the more interesting side of growing.
Have Fun! Your the kinda person I was talking about, Thanks! Can I get some good clones off your best creation?? lol;)
 

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Clones allow me to crop out almost as quick as autos with the big difference beIng in quality and potency....

You figure two week quick veg on a 7 week flower strain and you can crop out at 63 days total which is right around auto territory. And let's see some other pluses...

1 We know it is female and we didn't have to pay extra for fem beans.
2 We can take quite a few cuttings and easily do a SOG.
3 We can extend the veg period to our liking unlike autos...want bigger yields? Veg longer....try that with an auto.

Jmo
 
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In my veg room just now, I have 31 plants growing, 22 of them are clones, mostly from seeds I grew. I like growing from both seed and clones and I see it as part of my growing education to be able to grow seeds in soil and hydro.
I love seeing that fresh taproot on a seed, I also love seeing that first root poking out of a rockwool cube from a clone. I dont care if a clone may be a little slower than a seed, there are benefits from both methods and for me a good grower will have skills and experience of a whole variety of methods, be it seeds or cuttings or soil or hydro. The end result is a bong/pipe/vape/J of fine weed without paying some scumbag dealer for the priveledge. If its home grown, much respect for the grower, however it was grown.
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