When to transplant marijuana is one of the most common doubts of beginner growers. In this publication let's talk about everything related to transplantation of our beloved plants.
The appropriate phase to perform the transplant is the period of growth, during which, we must choose the exact moment to get our little ones suffer the least possible stress.
As usually happens in the cultivation of plants, observation will be our best ally to take this step. If you can appreciate a decay of the leaves although the temperature and irrigation are adequate, can assume that the roots have reached the limit of the current pot. If you notice that the plant has stopped growing, begins to show deficiencies, yellowing and necrosis of the leaves or lack of vigor, you may have to change it from pot.
The perfect moment for the transplant is when the root has colonized the entire pot but without curling in the bottom, nor create a wall attached to the sides of the pot.
When to transplant autoflowering marijuana? In the case of autoflowering marijuana varieties, it is best to transfer them to their final container as soon as possible. This is because the autoflowering genetics have a very short growth period. If we subject the plants to stress, they will stop growing for a few days at this stage so important for their development, negatively affecting the final production.
How to transplant cannabis plants?
The ideal is to use antistress pots in the growth phase, being able to make up to 4 transplants if you are going to grow outdoors, and one or two if it is indoors, depending on the time they are exposed to light, the final size that we want to give them and the genetics of each plant.
|Transplants / culture medium||Inside||Exterior||Soil (Orchard)|
|First||0.2-0.4 L||0.2-0.4 L||0.2-0.4 L|
|Second||2-3 L||Several from 2 to 26 L||2-7 L|
|Third||6-11 L||+ 50 L||Ground|
The way to transplant more safely and with less stress for the plant would be:
When you are going to transplant the marijuana, water the plant abundantly a couple of days before, so that when you go to make the pot change it is neither too wet to drip mud, nor so dry that it crumbles, just wet and compact.
Enter the pot with the plant in the new container, to calculate how much substrate you need and at what height you want to leave, etc. Fill the pot with substrate until you see it is necessary, leaving the hole in the pot as free as possible after removing it.
Press the soil of the old pot to compact, taking care not to damage the roots, do not sink your fingers into the ground.
Place the palm of the hand over the mouth of the container, leaving the trunk between the index finger and the heart, turning it until it is face down. The pot will be up, remove it and leave the root ball in the air.
If the roots are well formed it should be a compact block, without excess of roots, especially in the background. These should have a white color and healthy appearance, without stains or strange smells. In case it is not like that, it is possible that you have spent time, next time remember to do it a little earlier. But better late than never.
The opposite situation will occur if the content of the pot collapses or cracks on your hand, in this case, returns to leave everything as is and wait a few days.
Enter the plant, now without a pot in the new container, remember to water it little, more or less the same amount as with the old one, to avoid excesses of water and rots for a couple of days.
For the last transplant we recommend the use of cloth pots. Not only because they are easy to operate and optimize the space, but also because they get a total transpiration, which brings more oxygen to the roots. It has no "flowerpot effect", because the roots go through the fabric and die naturally in contact with the air, creating a more dense and ordered root structure, instead of accumulating at the edges and the bottom. They are washable and reusable. Very comfortable to transport thanks to its handles. Some of them are biodegradable or made with recycled materials. They can be used with drip systems or flood trays, thanks to which they are permeable. Prevents the roots from rotting. They are easy to store and transport.
There are in white and black, and in many sizes and capacities, from 1 liter to 150.
Advantages of transplanting marijuana
One of the main advantages (especially in the interior) is the use of space. If you have many plants germinating or many rooted cuttings, you can be very useful have many plants in small pots and make a selection of the most vigorous, to pass them to the growth zone and discard those that do not have enough strength or size.
Normally the growth zone must be optimized. Select the best plants or the most similar in size and vigor allows us more productive crops. This will also allow you to have a crop growing in the main area and the cuttings or seeds being prepared in a smaller place with less powerful lights, to pass them to the main area when the other crop is harvested. This can be done by sowing the seeds on the same day that the plants are left to feed in an indoor.
When we transplant marijuana we can optimize the cultivation space much more. In the place where you have the small plants It will be easier to control the temperature and humidity. A small propagator or a tray of 100 alveoli occupy a square meter, at most, and less than 50 cm in height, which allows us to use little energy and effort in controlling these parameters. Sometimes, directly there is no other option because in the definitive site of the plants the temperature or humidity can not be regulated, such as outside or very cold houses in winter. This will also save us seeds, since many more will germinate than in a less controllable environment.
To advance the harvest if you are going to put it outdoors, you can make your cannabis plant and put them out in the open when you make sure that no more night frosts will come. This we will avoid sudden changes in temperature, which will lower production and may even end all our production. We can avoid this problem when we transplant marijuana.
It is easier to control the humidity of a small pot, which can access all its roots and absorb it, than a large one, which can accumulate water in the bottom and get to rot the roots.
The care of small plants is obviously easier than large. Move them to relocate, clean, check pests, is infinitely simpler, which gives us more control over the crop.
For outdoors, it is useful to prevent small wild animals, such as mice and pajaretes from eating the juicy sprouts of our beloved friends. Once they are stronger and less appetizing, we will take them to their final location.
It can also serve to ensure good roots, because we can choose the substrate and the perfect additives and track the root growth, so that they are strong and expand well in the final substrate.
It is also useful to shape the plant, because a small but deep pot will give you the feeling that it has very close neighbors, so it will tend to grow vertically, developing less its lateral branches and more central bud.
Precautions when performing the transplant
When we transplant marijuana, we subject it to stress. What can be translated into a delay in its development, therefore We will try to perform the transplant in the fastest and cleanest way possible.
You have to control more thoroughly the plants, unless you have an automatic irrigation system, having less amount of soil dries before and if it grows a lot the plant can be overwhelmed by the size of the pot or run out of nutrients.
You will have to work more, because first plant and then transplant, as many times as you consider appropriate.
Roots do not like being outdoors, let alone direct light. As they are very delicate, sometimes we damage them by removing them from one container to another. There are plants like some cucurbits, peas and beans that is not recommended for this reason. Remember to be very careful with the small roots.
We hope that this article has clarified many doubts about how and when to transplant marijuana. If you have any doubt left unresolved you can leave a comment and we will be happy to solve it.
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