I’m sorry I posted this question in another thread I made and didn’t get any responses, presumably because the thread’s topic had nothing to do with this concern.
I transplanted a 35 day auto about 11 days ago - it was in a 2 gallon previously (I seriously underestimated the soil needs).
Last night I noticed some roots at the surface of the dirt, and this morning i found roots coming through the bag. I’m in the second week of flower, I don’t really want to transplant again.
Have you experienced this and do I need to address this or can I let the roots just come out and do their thing?
If I need to do something, the best course of action I can think of is to drill some drainage holes in a 18 gallon rubbermaid, put the 5 gallon bag in, and fill it with soil high enough to cover the roots. If I do this, I will probably cut slits in the bottom half of the bag so the roots have an easier path into the surrounding soil.
If she did this in 11 days, this bag will be shredded by the harvest regardless.
Thoughts? I assume this is time sensitive and if I need to cover the roots I should do it asap. It’s all over the bag, not just this spot. She drank over a gallon of water today already and the tray is dry again, and she was saturated all day yesterday, so she wasn’t making up for anything.
The plant on the left is the one that did it, it has grown from about 12 inches to 30 inches since going in the 5 gallon bag and getting new lights 10 days ago, I think this is an abnormally vigorous plant - I thought the other was a runt, but maybe I had it backwards.