The Trick to Transplanting Is...
by, 07-24-2012 at 08:50 PM (263 Views)
WET THE SOIL! I didn't wet the soil when I tranfered the first time and all the peat moss just crumbled away. This time I gave the peat a good watering and the soil (or soiless mix) stayed together for transplant.
NL#1 is in her final pot. I was gonna wait to transplant, but I am glad that I didn't. She had roots all over the bottom inch of her soil. You couldn't really see them through the pot holes. I could see her getting root bound if I had left her in there much longer.
She is in a 18L black square pot with Pro-mix and 2 cups of Espoma Garden tone mixed in.
A bit of good news, the spots that were spreading appear to have slowed down. The new spots are MUCH smaller and I hope to see the end of them in a day or two.
I think she had a calcium deficiency. I treated her with a teaspoon and a half of Espoma Garden Tone which has 5% calcium two days ago. The yellow spots I had only seen in calcium deficiency photos. Yellow spots all in the middle of the leaf, like chickpox spreading from one set of leaves to the next.
NL#2 has been moved upstairs with her own fan and personal CFL. She is growing a bit faster and I think with the lights closer to her now it will only get better.
NL#1 has been put on a 18/6 schedule, and NL#2 is still on 24/0.
Will be posting pictures tomorrow.