One of the best, and yet most challenging part of Oregon’s recreational and medical cannabis laws include the right to grow your own plants (up to 4) as a private recreational/medical user, and of course substantially more if you run a licensed grow/producer operation. Growing and sustaining any living organism can be challenging, but added restrictions for pesticide use have increased those challenges.
With the legalization came a substantial number of new rules and recent revisions that limit or prohibit the use of countless insecticides and chemicals used broadly in other plant/crop growing operations. The upside of these rules have created cannabis products that are among the most, if not the most safe consumables offered to the public, including the food you may find in any local market’s produce department.
The downside of these limitations (including limits on organic pesticides) is that two of the most prevalent cannabis plant health risks have become a growing (pun intended) issue for private individuals and commercial grow operations alike. Fungus gnats and powdery mildew are two of the most common problems organic cannabis growers face. But with proper care for your clones, along with a little TLC, these issues can be resolved without resorting to heavy chemical artillery!
At Wild West Growers, we provide a wide range of clone strains to both licensed Oregon dispensaries, and a growing list of licensed commercial growers. In every case, we suggest the following basic “Care for Clones” for best results.
CARE FOR CLONES
- Temperature should be between 65-75 degrees. If temperature is too high, the plant can be burned. If temperature is too low or moist, an environment can be created that will grow mildew and fungus. Humidity should be maintained at 45% or less.
- You may not need to water every day. Over-watering can lead to high humidity around the plant which can help create a perfect environment for powdery mildew and fungus gnats. Soil should be semi-dry to touch before watering. Try picking up the pot to check on moisture content in soil.
- Air movement: a fan will help your plants get the air circulation they need to avoid mold spores and insects. Air movement to plant should be indirect.
- Clones should be about 8” away from the florescent or LED light source and get at least 18 hours of light a day. Clones are not strong enough yet to be close to HID lights.
- If you are experiencing any issues with your clones from Wild West, please call us so that we may assist. Our goal is to provide you with the best service possible.