2 foot tall weed plant in an 8ich pot

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    skunkbudz420

    skunkbudz420 Member

    ok so i have a 2 foot plant in an 8 inch clay pot 2 1/2 weeks into flower should i just leave it as is or transplant?? another dose the plant grow roots when in flower mood ??:joint::bigjoint: if anyone can help thanks ..
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    HookdOnChronics

    HookdOnChronics Well-Known Member

    Yes the plants grow roots when flowering, and YES you are going to need a bigger pot for that plant, IMHO.

    ~Hookd
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    robbzilla

    robbzilla Active Member

    Yes and yes, transplant now before its to late
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    skunkbudz420

    skunkbudz420 Member

    ok it will shock it if i transplant it in flower mood.. but ill put it in a 15 inch black pot it should be good.. thank guys for ur help..
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    GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Well-Known Member

    Your plant is going to grow roots until it dies. The plant SHOULD have the same mass above ground as it does below ground. If your plant wouldn't fit wadded up in your medium. . . .its time to transplant.
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    Brick Top

    Brick Top New Member

    Grizz was correct, plants, and other growing things like trees and bushes, try to maintain a close to 50/50 amount of area between their above soil growth and their below soil growth. Of course it looks very different but in area size a 50/50 balance is sought by plants.

    I have not transplanted pot plants in maybe two decades because I always use larger pots and I always start out my seeds or seedlings right in the large pot they will spend their entire life in. When I did start with smaller pots and upsize I did not like to repot during flower. There is always the chance of shock but then another thing that needs to be dealt with is normally by the time a plant is into flower unless someone is growing dwarfs they could end up with a fairly large plant on their hands and that always increases the risk of damage while repotting.

    In the future when you pick pots make the best attempt you can to think like a female and if you can do that you will remember that bigger is always better and then maybe you will use large enough pots in the future. I never use anything less than 5-gallon pots and often use 7-gallon pots, and used 15-gallon and much larger when I grew outside on my deck. I think I could drop to about a 4-gallon for some strains I like and not really give much up but that is as small as I would ever consider going.

    I wrote something up a while back about repotting for those who have never done it or done little of it. Maybe you know it all and more but maybe something will be of help … and if not to you maybe it will be of help to someone else.

    Good luck.

    For future reference .. when you repot follow the following steps.
     
    Select the pot size you will be transplanting into. (I suggest growing in nothing smaller than 5-gallon pots and I normally use 7-gallon pots and I start out my plants in them and never repot.)
     
    Allow the soil in the pot your plant is in to dry out and slightly pull away from the sides of the pot.
     
    (The following applies if you are right handed. If not reverse the hand position/use instructions)
     
    Partially fill your new larger pot with quality soil so when you insert your plant into the new pot and fill in around the rootball the top of the soil will be at the correct level.
     
    Pick up your old pot with your left hand.
     
    Place your right hand on top of the soil with the main stem between your first and second fingers.
     
    Gently tap the edge of the pot on a countertop or a workbench or something similar. The entire rootball should slide out in one piece, possibly with a slight amount of soil loss, but no damage to or loss of roots unless the plant was so root-bound that the roots had grown through the drain holes. If that is the case if a plastic pot split the pot so they can slide through or clip them first. If a ceramic pot someone might not want to destroy it so clipping might be their first choice, though saving the roots is always better if possible.
     
    You plant and rootball are then securely held in your right hand. Inspect the rootball and if it is tightly packed/twisted/root-bound slightly score/cut the edges of the rootball and also slightly score/cut the bottom of the rootball. If you do not score the rootsball the roots will want to continue to follow their circling pattern and their growth progression both down and to the sides into the fresh deeper soil will be much slower. Each cut root will push out new roots and they will go both out and down into the new soil.
     
    Place the plant into the new pot.
     
    If the surface level of the old rootball is to low or two high remove some soil or add additional soil.
     
    Next fill in around the edges between the rootball and the sides of the larger pot.
     
    Water thoroughly to cause the soil to settle without compressing it too much by packing it down by hand. If needed add additional soil and water again.
     
    Normally plants will undergo very little to no shock when transplanted in this manner (in veg) but it would not be an injudicious thing to do to use a product like SuperThrive or something with the same general properties because they will reduce plant stress helping them to overcome it quicker and easier.

    If in flower if a product like SuperThrive is used I would suggest the minimal suggested ratio of SuperThrive used only once. SuperThrive causes flowering ornamental plants to last longer by slowing down the flowering process, so if SuperThrive is used much during flowering marijuana plants it will increase the overall length of flowering time.
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    GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Well-Known Member

    I'm not correct, I'm just repeating what you taught me last year brick! Skunkbudz, listen to whatever bricktop says. I followed his information and never looked back.
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    Islander5000

    Islander5000 Active Member

    You need a bigger pot. Do it quick so she has time to recover grow strong for the remainder of the phase. The shock will be minimal if done correctly (as stated above). The pot having a 15in diameter doesn't exactly translate into a specific capacity. For pretty much any indica and sativas that don't grow too tall, a 3 gallon/12qt pot will work. If you need the plant to be mobile or stay a medium height for security or other reasons, 3 gal is the way to go. Bigger than that get to be a hassle if you need to move them. At the same time, the bigger the root system, the bigger the plant. In your case , since your in flow stage, the bigger the buds. If you don't have to worry about security and you can keep plants on your deck, then it's unlikely that you'll have to move them (land lord visits, neighbors fixing their roof next door etc) and in that case bigger is for sure better. I'm waiting for the chance to grow a 6 footer in a 7 gallon pot or a friggin tree in a 15 gal!
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    skunkbudz420

    skunkbudz420 Member

    so i put it in a bigger pot and i put 2 more 23 watt cfls 2700 k an the stretch went crazy idk if the cola nugg will fall over butt will see an thank for the help everyone.. 4 cfls = 650 watts

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