How to REPOT your plants

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by Night Claptoman, May 14, 2009.

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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    I just figured this tutorial might help a bit.

    PLEASE DO NOT POST UNTIL YOU SEE THE EAGLE.

    Well, repotting is easy. Real easy. Really.
    Just follow the following SIMPLE steps and you should be totally fine.

    But first off - when do you need to repot.
    You need to repot when there is not enough place for the roots. just about that easy.
    I'll be focusing on soil because that is my medium currently.
    In soil you need to repot when the roots bind the soil enough so that you can pull the plant and most of the soil stays intact.
    Remember than the root space is directly effecting the total size and consiquencly - the yield.
    In the vegitative state roots build up quick while that in flowering they don't.

    DO NOT REPOT A FLOWERING PLANT THAT PASSED WEED 3 IN FLOWERING.


    And a word on the soil mix.
    I use a premixed general potting soil considered premium with slow release fertilizers.
    Its a mix of peat, coco and tuff in a ratio I do not know.
    With that I mix about 10-20% of perlite.
    The perlite helps drainage. You can add up to 40% perlite and the plant will grow BETTER AND FASTER, but you will need to water a lot more. I currently use about 10% perlight just so I need to water less.
    I also add more slow release fertilizer - a guano powder with NPK of 2/15/something.
    I consider my soil a great mix.

    NEVER GO CHEAP ON SOIL. ITS JUST ABOUT THE CHEAPEST PART OF THE GROW AND IS WAY MORE IMPORTANT THAN MOST OTHER THINGS.
    And on quality seeds too.


    The plant in the tutorial didn't really needed to be transplanted. It was on week 2 of flowering and had just enough root space to finish up well.
    Its a SugarHaze and I want to let it grow as big as possible. It have been put to flowering after about 2 weeks of veg and from my experience it should get pretty high anyway.
    Ideally you will transplant during veg when the soil is dry.


    Anyhow, lets continue.

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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    First, get a plant that needs repotting.

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    This baby is a 2 weeks in flowering Sugar Haze. its about 35-40cm tall. I believe it will get over 1.5m during flowering.


    If your soil needs mixing put it in a bag with no holes
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    and mix well
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    Put the soil in the pot and make space for the roots and soil already used.
    I measure the soil by using the pot before I mix to there is no excess soil.
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    Squeeze the sides of the current pot. Go all around the plant.
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    Grab your plant like that:
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    And flip.
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    This picture shows that my plant had pretty much a lot more time to stay in its pot.
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    Put the plant in and cover it with soil. Plant it deep enough so when you cover it with soil the soil will cover it right to the first node. Helps on hight issues later.
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    This is how it sould look afterward
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    TAG YOUR PLANT.
    I use a straw and write on it.
    And when you put it in it new place water it with fertilizers AS FAR AS POSSIBLE FROM THE STEM.
    It will encourage roots to go far.
    Water like that for 2 weeks after repotting.
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    THATS IT :hump: POST AWAY

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    Malphator

    Malphator Member

    Repotting can be alot harder than people think. Thanks for this!
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    azoo

    azoo Active Member

    thts not a eagle lol
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    Unclepauly

    Unclepauly Active Member

    Looks to be a hawk
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    Barnaby

    Barnaby Member

    Thanks for the little guide. How stressful is it on the plant to repot if I am doing 12/12 from seed? It's in a 2 or 3 gallon pot at the moment and I wanted to switch to a 5 gallon pot and flush it. I'm probably going to have to use a garden hand shovel to remove the girl nd just wondered if it will piss her off or be awwwwright.
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    Total Head

    Total Head Well-Known Member

    If you're going 12/12 from seed then the best way is to start the plant in the ending pot so transplanting won't be needed. but if you must transplant don't stick anything into the dirt if you don't need to. this is where having fairly dry soil comes in handy. if you do like the op suggests and squeeze the edges of the pot, give the bottom of the pot a few solid taps and then flip it there shouldnt be a problem unless the roots are all gnarly and coming out the bottom of the pot. i just wanted to add my opinion of watering the new pot with a smidge of superthrive, and ph it up because the stuff is acidic. do NOT use superthrive if you are in flowering. my experience has been that it doesn't help and makes ph maintenance a bitch. i love this stuff for transplanting though. it gets the plant settled right away so it can get back to growing.
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    koolace

    koolace Member

    Very simple yet useful tool,thanks for the thread bro!
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    LadyKimi

    LadyKimi Active Member

    ~Sigh~ I wish I had found this 10 days ago, I watered before TP and my soil, tho expensive stuff is really holding on to the excess water....

    +rep

    ~Lady
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    Hilltop112

    Hilltop112 Well-Known Member

    I always water before and after transplanting. Never caused any problems for me

    To each his own, good thread thanks
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    suncoastgrower

    suncoastgrower Member

    thats quite helpful..

    your plant looks so greeeen!
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    farmboss

    farmboss Active Member

    i just want to say, i repotted them, basically using this method. my roots weren't well developed, and with one the soil just crumbled around the roots.

    BUT, they all grew fine.
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    docter

    docter Well-Known Member

    is that a durex rubber tree?

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