Getting close to transplant.....question


#1

I have 3 young plants growing currently. 2 of them are 15 days old and are just starting to poke a few roots out of the bottom of their 4" seedling pots. I know transplant is soon. The 3rd plant is only 8 days old and I’d like to catch her up a little and transplant them all at once. Can I put off my older plants a week or so without any problems?

I’m pretty sure my older plants aren’t rootbound yet but they are growing aggressively. I would expect their growth to slow a bit as the roots fill the pot but I was hoping this might give my younger plant a chance to catch up some.

I probably wouldn’t let them go more than a couple weeks either way, and it’s not a big deal if I have to transplant at different times, but being so close in age, I’d like to get them on the same schedule.


#2

Yes you can let them hold off an additional week without harming them


#3

By the end, you may not see a difference.


#4

I grow plants 1 to 2 feet tall in solo cups before transplant … :wink:
Make sure to aerate the cup very well… (think cloth pot)… :wink: same idea… :wink:

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#5

I have seen the solo cups “aerated”, but I have not had success growing anything in a non-permeable container. Jiffy pots are $4.99 a dozen…

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrifty. But it’s like the tires on your car, quality matters. I am always looking for any good ideas for home-stuff nutrients and such like egg-shells, coffee grounds, banana peel…