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Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by mafia101, Jan 11, 2007.


    mafia101 Active Member

    anyway to help treat shock ?

    mogie Well-Known Member

    Water the plant thoroughly several hours before removing it from the container. This will help to remove the roots from the planter more easily, and reduce transplant shock. Invert the pot holding your hand on the potting mix so the base of the plant is between the index and middle fingers. Tap the rim of the pot on the edge of a table until the root ball slides out of the container. Never pull on the stem of the plant to remove it, rather continue tapping or rolling the pot until until the roots slide out on their own. Sometimes you can force the plant from the pot using water pressure from a hose held tightly against the drain hole. In extreme cases it may be necessary to cut or break the pot to release the roots.
    When the roots grew out and reached the pot, they turned and began growing back into the ball. Once they are part of the mass it is hard for them to reverse direction again. It is necessary to give them a little help to get going on the right track again. Use your finger tips to carefully loosen the roots at the base and along the side of the root ball to allow them to grow into the new soil. If the root ball is extremely knotted and tight, it may be advisable to use a sharp knife and cut some of the entangled roots to separate them by making a 1/8 to 1/4 slice down the side of the root ball or gently, but forcibly separate the base of the ball. Use care not to damage any main 'tap' roots. Before repotting, prune off any dead or damaged roots.
    Place a small piece of broken clay pot over any drainage holes in the new planter to keep soil from draining through the hole. If there are no drainage holes, add an inch or two of clean gravel to the bottom of the planter. Add potting mix into the container to a point that when the root ball is set in, it will come to within an inch of the top of the pot. Gently set the plant into the container, center it and face it in the direction which shows off it's beauty. Be certain it is standing straight and begin adding potting mix around the root ball, tamping it lightly until you have filled the gaps and slightly covered the top. Be sure to leave at least 3/4 of an inch at the top of the pot for watering. Water the plant well to get good soil contact with the roots (air pockets can lead to problems). Do not water again until the soil is almost dry.
    Help your plant to avoid transplant shock, by gradually bringing it back into full light rather than immediately putting it into full sun. Keep it in a warm area for a few days (NOT HOT).

    SLAUGHT1 Active Member

    I have done what was said and still the transplant got shock .

    SLAUGHT1 Active Member

    One Pant is tall and healthy, the other is we'll !
    droopy to say the least. 4 weeks dn the drain i guess.
    for one plant any way.:confused:

    mogie Well-Known Member

    You can only try to minimize shock you can't totally prevent it.

    stop_the_rapture Active Member

    what about shock from the weather. if a plant gets to cold and starts showing extremely slow groth is there anything to do to help it

    kremnon Well-Known Member

    to prevent transplant shock sprinkle 2 tblsp of epsom salt in the hole ur planting in, then water immediate after procedure

    kremnon Well-Known Member

    make a small green house with sum plastic.

    PuffPuffPuffGive Active Member

    She died because you can't spell.

    AliceGarden Member

    hi there i planted three clones i bought romulan, valley og and fire og.. valley og within 5 mins of me planting drooped into shock.. the other two were fine.. im on the second day and its still droopy .. not as bad but looking rather sad.. what happened? it went from the cup from the dispensary to the potting soil.. help!:confused:

    eljeffo41 Member

    I prevent shock by starting them in the container they will live in for the entire grow,no transplant,no shock!I just start more than I have room for and keep the strongest ones.

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