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    • #4107
      Keith
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      Not sure if anyone has done one and I just transplanted so I figured I’d post it.

      These are endgame and runtz from ethos.  The Runtz was a freebie not sure if it’s from ethos though.

      They were started in solo cups and I used this same process when I went up to 1 gallon.

       

    • #4108
      Keith
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      First thing I did was fill up the bottom 1/3 of the new 5 gallon pot.  Then place the plant with the container inside the pot.  Make sure the dirt level of the plant is where you want it, if not add/remove dirt from the bottom of the new pot.  If you have an empty pot is easier to use.  I use my finger tips like I’m showing someone the number 4 and just lightly pack the dirt around the pot. You want it form enough to hold the hole but you don’t want it packed it.  Watering it out already going to pack everything down.  You prob notice you beginning soil level isn’t an inch higher than a month later.

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    • #4109
      Keith
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      Next I dust the hole with myco.  I’m using great white.

    • #4111
      Keith
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      Next I squeeze the sides of the plant to learn it up and push up from the bottom with my other hand on the rim of the pot. It should slide out pretty easy.  It’s easier if you watered the day or 2 before.   

      • #4235
        Atom
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        Do you rough up the roots at all? How long they been in them one gallon pots? Roots look very healthy brotha nice work.

      • #4349
        Keith
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        I did rough them up some.  I used to do it with shrubs when I landscaped.  I’d throw the shrub on the ground and stab it a bunch of times with my shovel.  My pot plant however I gently held with my right hand while I more of less massaged lose any roots I could trying not to break a single one.  I didn’t have them in there long, but I had them in solo cups too long.  So by the time they got to 1 gallon they filled it out pretty quickly.  Thanks about the roots, these have been my best ones yet.

      • #4354
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        I always rough mine up pretty good, especiallythe bottom. My train of thought is you want root tips to point outward after being in a circle. Again looking great though. Nice thick,white roots looking real healthy

    • #4114
      Keith
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      Then plop it in the hole.  I try to accommodate for which way I will bend it down when I do lst.  I planted this one closer to the back so that I can bend it forward and still have it somewhat center.

    • #4117
      Keith
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      After that I like to water them in pretty well.  I try to get just the tiniest bit of run off.  I just want the soil to be completely saturated.  I water very slowly.  This is their new temporary home until the drying finishes up. 

    • #4118
      Keith
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      And here’s my shout out to spider farmer. 

    • #4169
      Somatek
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      Nice tutorial of a great way to transplant to minimize any stress by the roots dying out.  I’m pretty lazy and have bad habits from growing masses of plants in a SoG so I usually just fill the bottom 1/3 of the new pot, pop the plant into my hand and dust with myco if I’m using them (I forget half the time), place the plant rotated 45 degrees (I use square pots, so placing rotated to the old orientation makes it easier to fill) and then dump soil on top to fill to the desired point, shake to settle the soil and water.  Making a pre-made hole in most soil reduces the roots exposure to air so really is the better way.

      • #4181
        Keith
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        It’s still like a ritual to me.  I take more care and time than is really needed in the process.  I love doing it.

      • #4195
        Somatek
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        That’s really a more enjoyable way to garden in the end, not being focused on the peripherals but enjoying the process by being fully present when gardening.

      • #4211
        Keith
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        Well I hope to have so much going on someday that sacrificing the enjoyment of it that won’t be too bad of a hit.  A lot of the info you’re supplying us all with is stuff I’m filing away for someday when I’m growing more than 2 plants.  Like large scale, for a living.  It’s pretty fucking intimidating thinking that I have to learn so much still.  Everything just seems different when you’re growing on a large scale.  If I had $30,000 riding on a harvest I’d be examining it down to the tiniest detail trying to prevent a crop loss to mold or bugs or whatever.  I really appreciate all the help and info you’re giving.  I really want to win a light, but you kinda deserve to win one, with all the help and info you’ve given.

      • #4247
        Somatek
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        I can’t recommend “the Handbook on Cannabis Production in Controlled Environments” strongly enough then, it’s a truly wonderful book mostly aimed at production at scale written by professional plant scientists.

    • #4171
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      Great tutorial dude. I would add that it’s slightly different if you’re transplanting in coco as opposed to soil. From what I understand, in coco you need to pre fertilize your coco (after buffering), and then fertilize the plants as well. This is supposed to help keep the medium from falling apart as you take it out of the pot, as well as reduce transplant shock due to a different EC from the pot you’re transplanting from.

      • #4182
        Keith
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        I have a buddy that swears by coco, but I don’t know much about it and what I do know seems like it would be too much attention for me.  Doesn’t it have to be watered like 3 times a day?

      • #4229
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        Yeah, it can be a lot of work watering multiple times a day. My last run I was watering 3 times a day as well as working a full time job. That’s why I’m so stoked to see if the Autopots go well. To utilize coco fully, you need to fertigate 3 or more times a day, so some kind of auto watering system is pretty much necessary.

    • #4187
      Brad104
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      Thanks for the thread @keith you did a great job transplanting there buddy!

      • #4192
        Keith
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        Thanks bro.  Every time has gotten better and better.  As far as the roots go.  I really hope this big plant isn’t a male.

    • #4233
      Atom
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      Nice work man. Wonderful addition to the group! 🤘

      • #4261
        Brad104
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        I want to try out the new voodoo tabs from advanced nutrients it’s all three of there root enhancers put together in a tablet and each tablet makes 100 gall but it’s supposed to be unbelievabley good for the roots man js

      • #4358
        Keith
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        I have not heard of it, but I’ll def be checking them out.  I was going to try different nutrients when my ff ran out, but the only one that ran out was the big bloom.  The other 5 bottles are over 70% full.  I’m prob go through 3 bottles of grow big before I’m out of the rest.  My plan is to do no till living soil. I’ve got a compost pile that’s been going all summer that I keep adding stuff too. When these nutrients run out I’m hoping not to have to get any more.  I’ll need some amendments for the soil though.

    • #4295
      Spider Farmer
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      Nice work, friend! 100 points on the way. 💡

      • #4355
        Keith
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        Thanks!

    • #6853
      Brad104
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      How are those runtz plants doing now, I want to get some of them so bad I’ve heard nothing but good things about them they’re of high THC content and I know that they are big on the west coast.

    • #7278
      Keith
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      They’re actually doing really awesome I don’t have any pictures at the moment but I will get one

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