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ResinaGenetics started grow question 4 years ago
After germinating, for the first days, I move it to a half liter pot? (approx, a small one) in my head there are two data: 1) that this could be beneficial for your root and 2) that it could delay growth, and I do not know whether to put it directly in its final 18-liter pot.
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Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there! In a few words : good idea for photosynthesis strain, bad idea for autoflowers. Starting with small containers such as 0.5L AirPots is great for regular photosynthesis strains, since it will help to prevent overwatering and the roots are supposed to explode once you'll transplant them into bigger containers. It's also a good way to ensure that your roots are healthy when you repot. However remember that repotting/transplanting is a delicate operation that can stress/hurt the plant for weeks if done wrong. Putting it immediately in a 18L pot is the safer option for an optimal growth if you manage not to overwater it. I'll be around, keep us up-to-date and good luck with these babies!
ShaggyGrower answered grow question 4 years ago
It will be easier not to overwater or underwater in a 0.5l pot, but a small plant in a large 18l pot is going to be much more difficult not to overwater or underwater (and from that, to feed with liquid nutes accurately if that is what you are doing). You could place them straight in the 18l from germination. To the just germinated seed or a small plant, the placing/transplant to an 18l pot is going to feel like being placed in Mother Earth, and you will water her as you would a just germinated seed or small plant outside in Mother Earth at first.
ChillumMafia answered grow question 4 years ago
If the place is in the tent, then immediately plant in 18 liters. and water along the edges of the pot (from the center of 10 cm and the edge of the pot, so that the roots develop and look for water). good luck, friend
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
Yo he hecho ambas opciones y creo que empezar en medio litro es más beneficioso, ya que te ayuda a dosificar el riego, que es lo más difícil de hacer cuando uno es novato en esto. Con el riego adecuado, el sustrato permanecerá húmedo unos 5 días (más o menos 200 ml de agua), pero en 18 litros es súper fácil echar varios litros de agua, lo que ahoga la semilla y se demora súper harto en crecer por la falta de oxígeno en las raíces.
Ahora si eres capaz de dosificar el agua, no hay problema en empezar en los 18 litros altiro. Esto es más o menos como riego yo (aunque cultivo indoor): Al inicio dale 200 cc de agua que debieran durar unos 5 dias, luego vuelves a darle esa cantidad hasta que notes que el agua está durando 2 o 3 días, y subes la cantidad a 500 cc de agua, que debieran durar 5 días, misma historia, cuando esta cantidad dure 2 días, la subes a 1 litro, que de nuevo debiera durar 5 días, cuando el litro de agua solo alcance para 2 días, lo subes a 2 o 3 litros, etc ¿Se entiende?
Si partes en un macetero grande no cometas el error de empapar todo el sustrato, ese es el típico error que uno comete como novato, solo tienes que echar agua en el circulo inmediato alrededor de la planta.