Im just starting a Grow and I don’t want to transplant can I just plant my seedling in a 5gal pot?
You can, just be sure to dome it, so the humidity stays higher inside.
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And if it’s an auto its recommended and the dome is a must to avoid helmet heads
Yes, you can. And honestly I’ve done it without anything over it and it still works. For autos that’s the preferred method too because transplanting can stunt growth and you need all the time you can with autos.
@GreenSnek so that will prevent them huh? I always just planted and never domed them… lol. Always had to hope that didn’t happen or pick them off.
Yea I find that helmet heads tend to happen because the top inch of soil is to dry and it dries out the shell making it to hard for the seedling to split it
Ok thanks so much. And im growing a Feminized CandyLand
@GreenSnek is that the only purpose? I see people here do it all the time, but I’ve never needed to. But I have those bad boys like half the time.
Yea clones NEED a humidity dome because they dont have a root system where as seedling starts with a root and get 95% of its water from that somewhere along the line they got it mixed up that both need the dome
Ah. Makes sense about the clones. I haven’t cloned before. I’ve been doing autos.
I think the reason some people need humidity domes and other people don’t probably has to do with where they are growing and what the ambient humidity is. Southeast US has much higher humidity then southwest US and many of us are somewhere between the extremes.
Not really, I live in the southwest desert with very low humidity and I never dome seedlings, never felt the need, moist soil seems to do the trick just fine.