Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture
Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture represents an educational, in-depth, up-to-date, indoor horticultural growers guide that covers all principles of indoor hydroponic horticulture and gardening. This book contains 110,000 words, with over 300 diagrams, pictures, illustrations, graphs, tables, 3 dimensional CAD renderings, and is printed in full colour.
Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture examines, explores, dissects and
presents a fully comprehensive step by step growers guide, relating
to all and every aspect of indoor hydroponic horticulture, with complete
chapters on plant biology, propagation, hydroponic systems, nutrients,
oxygen, carbon dioxide enrichment, pH, biological pest control, fungi/disease,
cuttings/clones, pruning/training, breeding, harvesting, equipment,
grow rooms, a full history of hydroponics, and more.
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CuttingsCuttings, also known as clones, have been taken from plants since the beginning of time. Some species of plants are regarded as cultigens which means that they rely solely on mankind’s intervention to take the cutting in order to reproduce. You can see that these plants over millennia have been cloned to the extent that they cannot reproduce through the normal methods, because generation after generation of clones have been taken from this particular species of plant and the genetics have adapted and know to rely on man to reproduce their species. This is a very strange thought indeed and a very interesting quirk in nature.
This proves that the relationship between mankind and plants is indeed symbiotic. Nature and man is a two-way exchange or at least it should be. :)
We nurture nature and nature nurtures us. This is the old way and all indigenous cultures adhere to this belief. This belief should also be adopted and related to your hydroponics garden. You, the plants that you are growing, and the technology you are using is a symbiotic relationship. Together we, them, and it evolves.
The benefit of cuttings over seeds is that the cuttings taken from
a F1 mother for example will be nothing more or less than exact gene
replicants of the mother. However, this can vary if you were to take
ten cuttings from the same mother and take those ten cuttings to ten
separate locations. Due to slightly varying environments, you can indeed
end up with ten different results. The cuttings will adapt to the individual
environments, which in turn will bring out the distinct traits from
the differing parentage that went into the mother.
bathed in plenty of light
resulting in that particular part of the plant having it pretty easy all
its life. Then some clones were taken from the bottom of the plant beneath
the canopy where the shoots have been struggling to get to the light and
have had it pretty hard in comparison to the top of the plant. These two
separate sets of cuttings will again produce slightly differing plants,
due to the genetic make-up of one shoot having it easy and one shoot having
Strangely, the shoots from the lower canopy make better cuttings than their counterparts from the top of the canopy. This might be because they have had to struggle to exist and fought for their right to grow making them stronger. Then, when given the opportunity to become a clone and go it alone, they prosper as they have more genetic will to survive, due to their underprivileged upbringing. So cuttings from the bottom canopy have more inertia to compete and survive compared to that of their counterparts from the top, where in comparison, these shoots have had it very easy all their lives, so when they become clones, they too are of similar genetic conditioning; that is in this case, they do not have the same will and inertia to survive and prosper, compared to that of their counterparts from the lower canopy.