Sunday, May 26, 2013
Journal May 26, 2013
When the tree was cut back to the first laterals, there was a large enough section trimmed to attempt to clone two more trees. The cuttings were sprayed with anti-wilt, dipped in Clonex, potted and watered with nutrients specifically mixed to promote rooting.
The cuttings struck previously are looking pretty good and it has been more than a month since they were started; they have not dropped any leaves, which is a good sign that they are at least alive.
Surfing eBay, I found an insert that screws into the mogul base that allows the reflector to accept a standard CFL bulb. The inserts were purchased for four dollars each, delivered, and I purchased two 100 watt equivalent CFL daylight bulbs at Wal-Mart to use in the reflectors.
The lights are now ideal for starting seeds and rooting cuttings, and are very cost effective to run and maintain.