E Z Clone

Chad Schroter Chad.Schroter@wdc.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:27:45 PST
I also have an EZ Clone, I think your idea is worth trying but I would try to have just the base exposed to the spray, and a tight seal around the bulb otherwise. The machine can run dry if too much spray escapes. I have modified mine a bit to seal some of the leaks around the edges etc..
Another tip is to get some filter media like for aquariums and wrap it around the pump to prevent clogging the nozzles..


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From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net] On Behalf Of Jane Sargent
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:22 PM
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Subject: [pbs] E Z Clone

By chance I have obtained a machine called an E Z Clone, which is still in its box. It is meant to root cuttings. The cutting is treated with rooting hormone and put in a collar such that the lower end of the stem is in a dark chamber where it is constantly misted or sprayed. The top of the cutting is out in the air and benefits from a window or a plant light. I was wondering whether anybody on the forum had tried to root or multiply a bulb with this, instead of an herbaceous or woody cutting.

If the bulb were, for example, a culinary onion, I would think it possible to place the basal plate on my cutting board and cut down through the onionĀ“s peak, perhaps several times, making eight little white onionettes, each with some basal plate and hormone goo, and try to stick each through a plastic collar so that just the bottom part was in the wet chamber. Perhaps this is an idiotic idea.

Another method might be to sprout the bulb in dirt and try to make roots grow on a removed leaf.

Has anybody tried this? Should the machine stay in the box?

And as for what is blooming here in Massachusetts: nothing. We call this winter.

We are collecting groundhog recipes.

Jane Sargent

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