Transplanting from solo cup to smart pots


#1

when should I transplant into 5 gallon smart pots. they are almost 2 and a half weeks old and are bigger around then the cup.


#2

I think I would transplant pretty soon my friend


#3

I agree, you should get them transplanted asap. Those cups aren’t even filled so they are for sure ready.


#4

Yesterday. lol


#5

does the soil that’s in the solo cup need to be dry or damp


#6

when I transplant to bigger pots


#7

A little damp will help hold the root ball together while you transplant.

Also, the top plant in the pic looks over watered. Droopy and puffy.


#8

ok I was going to ask about that. I didn’t water yesterday so the soil on top was super dry and I feel like I might have messed up cuz I watered today but I’m going to transplant right now. will me transplanting while it’s like that be? will it bounce back u think


#9

oh yeah it can definitely bounce back. Just get that little watering issue switched around and you’ll be fine. When you put it in you might need to give it a day for the soil to dry out a little but then you could give it a light watering. But overall I don’t think it’s a ton to worry about since you’re fixing it now. Better to catch it early than late.


#10

@bgnrww…Here’s another angle on the solo cup. I use them as a form to make pots out of newspaper. A little flimsy but I’ve never had one fail. They act a lot like smart pots in that they air prune. When transplant day arrives, I’ll use a solo to make a negative impression in my 3 gallon or whatever size cloth pot of media and just slip the paper pot into the hole. Once surrounded by moist media, the roots blast right through the paper in a day or two and never look back. Very low stress…Plant doesn’t even know it’s been transplanted.


#11

this is what I have accomplished. transplant done. my next question is would I water now or just wait a day for things to bounce back


#12

I feel like 800w COB isn’t as bright as the 300w rolaedro.


#13

@bgnrww. What kind of cob is it?


#14

Normally you do water when transplanting. I’d just use s light hand since you may be slightly over wateted.


#15

hydropics 800w COB


#16

Looking good @bgnrww welcome to the forum
You want to water them in I usually water frim the edges and allow soil to aoak it towards center so water them in slowly it see youve been getting good help from the other members :+1: