When Can I Transplant from Light Warrior to Ocean Forest? Help Needed! in the
The Grow Room forums; Originally Posted by GFUNK412
even if roots are coming out of the bottom already?
I'll bet they are sitting in ...
I'll bet they are sitting in water, or that drip tray isn't totally dry. That's what causes the roots to come out the bottom. Those plants are so small I can barely see them. To small to transplant.
Originally Posted by GFUNK412
It's not the bow, it's the Indian ... Unk
A good rule of thumb, is to wait til your plant is about as tall as it's pot, and a tad wider than it's pot, then transplant. As mentioned, roots will almost always be poking from the bottom of the pot, not long after they've been transplanted. If you use that as a guide, you'll end up in a 55-gallon drum, before too long, and still want to go bigger.lol
Ah, peat pots? Those are definitely too young to transplant. IDK how big those pots are but the tap root can extend a good 4 inches so it is best to start in a container that deep. Otherwise there isn't anything you can do at the moment but wait, at least until there are several sets of true leaves.
I use peat pots to start some vegetables in for the garden. They tend to dry out very quickly, and also develop mildew easily especially if constantly wet. Be sure to let them dry out some before watering, but with ample airflow peat pots do dry out rather quickly. Also, it is normal for the roots to grow through peat pots that is what they are supposed to do but I still feel that a peat pot restricts root growth in container plants (just because I never seem to see roots grow through the side of the peat pot).