A couple questions for you Hobbes (if you don't mind).
1) You said above that you transplant from a 6" container to a five gallon bucket, and do so "at an angle". What exactly do you mean?
2) You are tying down the stem with trash bag twist ties, but what are you securing them to? Do you drill holes in the side of the bucket to loop the twist ties through?
3) You mentioned you are from Canada ......... what part? I'm a Canadian "transplant" living down in the States now, and was just curious (I understand if you don't want to answer this one)!!