Hi all, Making plans for my first grow. Outdoors and have decided on autoflowering for short plants and quick finish. Really a learning summer coming up.
Anyhow, I am a seasoned vegetable gardener and have a handle on seed starting and transplanting and hardening off and such, but I keep reading that auto’s don’t handle repotting well, as it stresses them too much. So how does one start the seed inside and get some solid growth on them prior to moving them on outside?
Get seed going in starting peat pot and then what? In other circumstances I would transplant into larger pot and keep indoor under light until outdoor climate ready. Sometimes I have cut the bottom out of the peat pot at start and when roots begin to grow out bottom, transplant into larger pot…BUT can an auto handle this. I am very gentle with roots and such during transplant, but not sure what might be too much.
Plants will ultimately grow in garden, not in pots. Well established beds which I have turned over during last week in December. Loose and full of leaf compost and aged manure. Very mild winter , 35f at night all month and mid 60’sf every day with lot’s of sun. Expect to be able to get plants into ground mid April. Perhaps under a window box if necessary.
This No Transplant message has me wondering. Any insight?