Growing hemp can be a rewarding and amazing experience. It can also be frustrating! Below are some suggestions to commonly asked questions regarding hemp clone care. Are you looking for more specific advice? Dan is also available to consult; please contact him directly to discuss availability, scope of work, and pricing.
Are You Registered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture?
Yes we are - Registration #76328. The farms we work with are all active registrants as well.
What is your Sales Tax Rate?
Our sales tax rate is 4.5% - another great reason to purchase from us!
What Forms of Payment Do you Accept?
We are currently accepting cash, check, cashier's check, money order or wire transfer. We are working on accepting other forms of payment in the future.
When Are My Hemp Clones Ready to Plant?
Hemp clones that come in the 72 cell tray are ready to be transplanted immediately if they are being planted into larger containers. If you are planning on transplanting them directly into your outdoor growing area, they must be hardened off first to allow them to adjust to their new home. We do recommend you re-plant them either outside or in a larger container no more than two weeks after the initial purchase.
Hemp clones that are planted in Jiffy pots or Solo cups are ready to be transplanted after they are hardened off. You can also keep them in the containers for a period of time. After you have hardened them off, they can be transplanted directly into the ground or another container without removing the Jiffy pot - they are made of paper and are biodegradable.
How and Why Do I Harden My Hemp Clones?
Hardening off the hemp clones is a vital and necessary step that allows them to acclimate to the outside environment and the sun without burning and dying. If you do not do this prior to planting, the leaves will bleach, the plant will go into shock, and there is a very strong possibility they will not live through the experience. Taking this step ensures your babies grow big and strong!
We recommend at least three days of hardening for the most success, and these days should be forecast to be sunny with minimal rain or inclement weather.
On the first day, bring your hemp clones into the sun after sunrise, and bring them back in your mud room or shade room by 10 am. They will still need supplemental light until you bring them back out again. Bring them back out into the sunlight by 4 pm, and allow them to stay out until sunset.
On the second day, follow the same steps, but bring the clones inside by 11 am instead of 10am, and bring them back out by 3 pm instead of 4 pm.
On the third day, follow the same steps, but bring the clones inside by 12 pm instead of 11 am, and bring them back out by 2 pm instead of 3 pm.
Following these steps, along with watering without over-saturating, should allow your hemp clones to transition without shock and grow into tall, happy plants!
Why Are Some of my Leaf Tips Yellow in my Tray?
Sometimes the tips may turn yellow because the hemp clones are working to establish their root systems - so they may draw nutrients from the leaves to do so. This is natural and it will correct itself once transplanted.
How Often Do I Need to Water?
This is dependent on numerous factors, including soil medium, where the clones are planted or growing, and how much sun or light exposure they receive. If you are leaving the hemp clones in the trays for a period of time prior to transplant, we suggest watering them at least once a day, especially if they are located outside. A good way to tell if they need water is if the peat moss they are planted in turns light brown - this means the medium is dry and needs water!
When transplanting your clones into the soil or a larger pot, we suggest watering the individual clones prior to transplant, and then planting them in dry soil. After 18-24 hours (depending on sun, weather, etc.), water them again. This gives them time to acclimate without over-watering.
What Do I Do if I Find a Clone with No Roots and Green Leaves?
Gently put the clone back into the hole in the peat moss puck, and leave it in the tray; water regularly with a nutrient mix under 250ppm for the next week. It should sprout roots in that time.
There are a variety of factors that can influence and affect the health and growth of the hemp clones. All of our suggestions are just that - suggestions. They are not set rules and we do not warrant or make promises regarding this advice or the overall care and quality of the clones once they leave our facility. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND doing a great deal of research prior to purchase if you are unfamiliar with farming and/or hemp growing. The best place to start is a hemp farmer! If you have additional questions or would like further assistance with growing and caring for your clones, Dan is available for consultation; please contact him directly for availability and pricing.