I wanted to show you all a method of transplanting I find to cause little to no stress on your plants.
I am transplanting from a 1 gallon commercial pot into a 5 gallon Cloth pot. Enjoy.
1st thing we do is fill up the cloth pot with our medium. (about 1/2 full) We want to leave enough space to place our plant into this cloth pot without reaching over the top.
Now we want to place our entire plant in the pot into the cloth pot. (I wipe the pot down with a damp rag before this step)
Now take your medium and back fill all around your pot compressing the medium gently as you go through this process.
Now this is what you have so far. You can see that a 1/2" or so of the 1 gallon pot is sticking up. Once you remove the plant, it will will fit perfectly into this pot hole…LOL get it?