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How To: Having to Halve Leaves - Propagation with an EZ-CLONE

Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:00 pm

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Removing leaves throughout a plant's life is the best way to encourage even growth and allow light to penetrate deeper into your plants. The more light you can shine on the lower branches, the fuller and bushier your plants will be. It’s often suggested that larger leaves are removed as harvest nears to allow for even ripening and light to reach the lower branches. But...why only remove leaves at the end stages of life?

Avoiding intentional stress is always recommended, but sometimes we shine our best during stressful conditions. Our plants are no different. Slight stress can be caused simply by moving air and the removal of leaves occurs naturally in the wild. As we transition ourselves into the indoor world of growing, control is the number one goal. We can control all aspects of our environment: temperature, humidity and lighting cycles, just to name a few. But with all this control, we need to also recognize that deviating too far from our roots can lead to weaker plants. Mimicking natural stressors is a great way to harness some of the benefits of the outdoors while remaining indoors.

How To: Garage Propagation with an EZ-CLONE System

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 5:00 pm

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When looking into how to grow plants indoors indoors, finding the best real estate is crucial for optimal growth. You want to make sure that you are in a well ventilated area – hopefully one with moving air – with natural light and preferably with consistant temperatures. Ideally, this would be in your dedicated indoor grow room or indoor garden. However, if you are like me, that is still only a dream!

When my plants are ready to be cloned, I clean and sterilize my EZ-CLONE and usually try to clone in the same room I’ve been vegging. Unfortunately, that is not always an option. As I acquire more varieties. I tend to lose out on space as well.

Germinating Plants - Growing the Distance with Indoor Lighting

Posted on 21 April 2015 | 5:30 pm

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Learning how to grow plants indoors with lights is one of the most foreign concepts to those who have been raising and germinating plants in the great outdoors. When gardening indoors with artificial light, you are allowed much more control as opposed to outdoor gardening. The ability to raise, lower or even dim your lights enables you the ultimate amount control with lighting. The more light you can provide your plants the faster they can photosynthesize and turn that light into energy. But, too much light can lead to negative consequences. Light stress, excessive heat and foliage burning can easily occur when too much light is dedicated. Acknowledging the correct threshold for your plants and room size can be a tricky equation. Luckily, during the propagation stage, we have the lighting dialed in.

When growing indoors with indoor grow light systems, you must take into consideration what you are trying to produce. Is it leaf, flowers or roots? Throughout the vegetative stage of growth, you are encouraging your plants to increase their overall size and to produce as much leaf as possible. Image your lighting like the gas pedal of your car. The more you press down – increase light – the faster you and your plants will go and grow. By letting off the gas, you decrease the growth and can encourage internodal spacing. Same applies during the flowering cycle: the more intense your lights are the more dense and compact your flowers. However, during the cloning or propagation cycle, this does not apply.

Not Covered Under Warranty - The Movie

Posted on 20 April 2015 | 8:00 pm

 

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Over the years, EZ-CLONE has become one of the mainstays in the hydroponics industry for award winning products and exceptional customer relations. Our customers know that a call to EZ-CLONE is a call that is going to get the right answer so that your plants can be the healthiest and most bountiful that the possibly can.

But when something does happen to go awry, that's when our service really is at its best. Producing a great product is one thing, but making sure that the level of quality is maintained well after purchase is quite another.

How to: Take a cutting with the EZ-CLONE Classic Plant Cloner

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 7:00 pm

 

 

Learn how to properly take a cutting with the EZ-CLONE Classic Plant Cloner System. Unlike starting from seed, taking a cutting off of a mature mother plant ensures you are getting the same quality as the previous crop. It also reduces the amount of time needed to replicate crops. Asexual plant propagation is an easy way to help secure your genetics, produce consistent crops and save you time and money. Every time you start a plant from seed there will be some level of unknown due to the variations in seed genetics. Cloning an already existing specimen allows you to predict and tailor your growing process to best exhibit the desired traits you are seeking. On top of being able to choose the best genetics and replicate them, you also reduce the amount of time it takes to prepare another crop. Instead of having to wait for a seed to germinate, you can propagate a cutting and once it has rooted that cutting is the same age as the mother plant it came from, continuing into the vegetative stage of growth where you can increase the size of your plant. Or on the flip side, your new cuttings can be transitioned directly into the flowering stage so production can begin. The beauty of it is, it's your choice!

Who put the Roots in the COCO…are you NUTS?

Posted on 10 April 2015 | 11:23 pm

 

Plant Pests: Caterpillar Killers and the Praying Mantis

Posted on 9 April 2015 | 11:00 pm

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Exploring the world of problematic plant pests, beneficial bugs and how to best avoid and treat infestations, here we have two helpful creatures for outdoor gardens. One is a parasite — the Trichogramma wasp — that kills caterpillars. The other — the praying mantis — is a carnivorous beast that will eat aphids and more.

Both biological controls are most likely to be used outdoors, but are found in the indoor gardening world usually  in a green house or grow room.

Building a Portable Hoop House for Germinating Plants

Posted on 7 April 2015 | 10:30 pm

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Creating a portable hoop house for under $25 bucks, it can be done!

EZ-CLONE Results - Fully Rooted in 14 Days!

Posted on 6 April 2015 | 8:00 pm

The proof is in the pudding and results do not lie! Here's just another example of the fantastic results had by placing your cuttings in your Classic Plant Cloning System. These Chrysanthemums displayed outstanding root growth and were propagated with EZ-CLONE Rooting Compound, EZ-CLONE Clear Rez and love! From cutting to transplant in just 2 weeks! Get Rooted. Get Growing! For more information on how to get EZ-CLONE results like these be sure to visit EZ-CLONE.