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CocoGROW started grow question 3 years ago
Hello friends! I feel like my seedlings are a little behind, adding nutes and spending 5-6 hours outside now and it's helping. When is an appropriate size/time to transplant in to the 5 gallon containers? Thank you!
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DILLIGAF answered grow question 3 years ago
@CocoGROW Hi mate to answer your question Its a bit early to be feeding too many nutrients as a young plant like that just simply doesn't require them. Also you are keeping the container too wet for too long which inhibits the plants roots from breathing (they need air too ) As far as transplanting autos goes only ever do it once and preferbably before the 4th week of vegetation as you do not want to set these type of plants back in any way if you can help it. Only transplant in the late afternoon so that they have the night to recover, Any other questions please feel free to dm me :facepunch:
GreenHouseLab answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey CocoGrow, go easy on the nutrients they are only seedling and if you have nutrients in your soil don't supplement just yet until they have grown a little more. As far as time when to transplant will determine when they've outgrown the solo cups. No one can tell you when that will occur as it depends on how long it will take. One thing for sure you don't want them to get rootbound in the cups therefore we you see a solid root base at the bottom then that's your cue. Hope this helps, Cheers.
Wicked_Stix answered grow question 3 years ago
I agree with @laBOSSANOVA that you have a problem with too much moisture. I wouldn't give up on her yet though. First I would make sure you start letting her dry out before watering and I would put them under like a 23w 6500k cfl to stop the stretching. You can usually get a 4 pack at a hardware store for like $10. They don't need much light at this point. Moving a seedling that small from outdoor to indoor environment every day can be hard on them. Good luck
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi there Coco, sorry bro but that's not a sun burn, that's a nutrient burn from over feeding a too young seedling. At that stage in soil, you dont need any feed for the first few weeks (minimum three or even four weeks). The outside sun probably helped as it probably dried up the soil a bit quicker than inside which is a good thing for soil grows. As you can see, her leafs and cotelydons are drooping downwards, that's a symptom of root problems probably due to the nutrients and lack of water flow in the cup. in other words due to over watering or too much moisture for too long. Unfortunately the honest truth is that your seedling is stunted for ever now because it got affected so early on in life. If at all possible i would start the grow again, making sure you have little holes in your cup for the water to drain, and make sure you dont over water using the lifting method, sticking to a strict wet dry cycle. to answer your question, you do want to transplant when the seedling is big enough, that means that it has a large enough root mass, usually at the end of week three or even four. Hope this helps! :rocket: