Back at it with growing again! Ended up taking a break after my first successful grow of my Trainwreck strain. Decided to go with Biscotti Mintz by Barney’s Farms as my next grow. The biscotti mintz I snagged off of North Atlantic seed co. I didn’t transplant my last cycle as I just stuck the seed in water and waited till I saw taproot appear and then just planted it straight into a 5 gal fabric pot. Is starting your seedling in a cup then transplant it better than just sticking in its forever pot?
I do 2 transplants so I can bury the plant up to it’s neck with each transplant. It help manage the plant’s height and leaves a stronger main stem that it otherwise might.
Great to know, thanks! I thought I’d have this problem on my last grow (which I was having) and eventually ended up just kept packing soil around the base of the stem till it had the support needed. But I’m giving transplanting a go this round.
I am currently debating how many times I want to transplant.
My usual process is sprout - seedling tray or small pot - larger pot or 1 gallon transplanter - plant in final pot. This process has worked well for me. I have never had concern with or experienced noticeable transplant shock.
I am debating this because I am getting close to transplanting time. After sprouting I put them in a small nursery pot and they will be ready to transplant soon.
I would usually move them to a larger pot. Once they are established and grown enough I start pruning them.
Should I continue with the process that has worked for me in the past or move them directly to their final pot?
@beardless I’ve always been a fan to stick with what works for you. Personally I go from seedling cups to final home one time. That’s some healthy looking plants.
As I posed the question, that was exactly what I was thinking. Why mess with what works other than seeing if another way can work just as well. I like using that penultimate container to start the manifold pruning. It is a lot easier moving 1 gallon bags than 5 gallon ones.
I think I talked myself into using the 1 gallon transplanters. Now I have to find them.
Welcome back!! Let’s have at it!!
The biodegradable kind?
I have always had the best luck putting seed directly in forever 5 or 7 gal fabric pots. Pots are 3/4 full of soil, when they start to sprout and go for light, i put more soil in. After it gets better ‘sea leg’, I add final soil to just under 1st set of leaves. This works for me. Not the best way, not the worst way, just my way.
@beardless whats your medium??
This is what I did on my last grow which worked awesome. I also planted straight into FFOF which is hot soil, but I never had any issue with my first grow with it popping, no issues at all. I did a clear solo cup and it’s a really thin cheap cup so cutting down the sides of the cup to transplant should be easy.
Coco with perlite. Jacks 321 or TAP (15-5-20)
@Twelve1 No , I use the cheap little plastic ones that you turn it upside down seedling an root ball falls out , Gently place in the hole.
Me too, and I bury up to the cotyledons.
Found out clear cups are no-bueno which I transplanted her las week into a more appropriate small little pot. Will transplant her again when she’s gotten a little more bigger.
I start mine in the forever pots. Less stress when you don’t have to move them. I use the seed starting nuggets. Put seed in nugget, then put the nugget in forever pot and soil, then add water. 2-4 days you will have seeding up and going.
I’ll definitely do this next time for sure. I did last time grew my plant in its forever pot and worked out great. Figured I’d learn a little about transplanting this time around. My next grow I’ll just do the forever pot again. And didn’t know about the seedling nuggets. Sounds more ideal than sticking the seed in water and waiting for taproot to show only to transfer it out and to its temp/forever home.
Honestly minimal work is ideal