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How to Transfer a Soil Clone to the Hey abby Automated Grow Box
How to Transfer a Soil Clone to the Hey abby Automated Grow Box

Learn how to transfer a soil clone to Hey abby automated grow box, including tips for success and adapting soil roots to hydroponics.

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Transferring a soil clone to an automated grow box like Hey abby requires careful preparation to ensure successful growth. While hydro clones are preferable for the Hey abby system, if you have soil-grown clones, you can still transfer them by taking specific steps.

This article will guide you through the process of transferring a soil clone to the Hey abby automated grow box, ensuring optimal conditions for healthy plant development.

Step 1: Understanding the Differences Between Hydro Clones and Soil Clones:

Hydro clones have aquatic roots, which are better adapted to hydroponic environments like the Hey abby automated grow box. These roots have fewer capillary roots and are more efficient in absorbing water and nutrients. Soil clones, on the other hand, have soil roots that may not adapt as well to the hydroponic setup. However, with proper preparation, soil clones can still be successfully transferred to the Hey abby grow box.

clone in soil

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Step 2: Rinsing Off the Soil and Preparing the Clone:

If you have soil-grown clones, it's essential to remove as much soil as possible before transferring them to the Hey abby system.

Follow these steps:

  1. Gently remove the soil: Carefully remove the clone from its soil medium, being cautious not to damage the roots.

  2. Rinse the roots: Place the clone under a gentle stream of water to rinse off the remaining soil. Be thorough but gentle to avoid damaging the roots.

  3. Soak in plain water: Fill a container with plain water and submerge the rinsed clone. Change the water daily for 3-5 days. This step helps the clone develop new "aquatic roots" better suited for the hydroponic environment.

Step 3: Transplanting the Clone into Hey abby:

Once the soil clone has developed aquatic roots, it's time to transfer it to the Hey abby automated grow box.

Follow these guidelines:

  1. Fill the reservoir: Ensure the Hey abby reservoir is filled with the appropriate nutrient solution according to hey abby's app instructions.

  2. Prepare the plant basket: Place the clone into a plant basket and insert the ring sponge into the clone for support.

  3. Insert the plant basket: Gently insert the plant basket with the clone into the designated space within the Hey abby grow box. The roots should dangle into the nutrient solution.

  4. Adjust the system: follow the hey abby's app instructions to set the abby to the vegetation stage to provide the appropriate lighting, temperature, and humidity conditions for optimal growth.

Cautions: If you have a marijuana clone that has been growing in a Rapid Rooter, like the one shown in the image, you don't need to remove or rinse off the Rapid Rooter before inserting it into Hey abby automated grow box.

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clone transplant


Transferring a soil clone to the Hey abby automated grow box is achievable with proper preparation and care. While hydro clones are preferable, soil clones can be successfully transplanted by rinsing off the soil and allowing new aquatic roots to develop. By following the steps outlined in this article and providing attentive care, you can ensure optimal growth.

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