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Transplanting After Sexing

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by Morriston55, Jan 4, 2017.


    Morriston55 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, trying to get some insight on experience with transplanting a regular photo strain after sexing it, whatever that takes, 1-3 weeks I suppose we can ballpark. Instead of transplanting to its final pot size before flipping to flower

    I have 9 one gallon pots filling the 4x2 tent right now, plants vegged about 5 1/2 weeks , all bushy and mainlined, but are not showing any signs of sex, and are ready to be flipped due to tent space. My question really is if there is much detriment to the plant if I keep it in the one gallon pot (plants @ 14" or less), flip them the flower, wait til they show certain preflower / sex and then cull the males and up-pot the ladies to there final 3 or 5 gallon (I have both)

    I simply cannot up-pot them all as there isnt enough room in the tent for 9 large pots. Next run I plan to sex the plants and then re-veg the girls, but for this run Im hoping for some insight on this method.

    Thank you cheers

    Samno Active Member

    That's not a problem at all, even if they are starting to get a little root bound at this point once you transplanted them you should have a nice growth spurt, it's best to wait until the pre flowers appear, changing the light cycle will not make this happen any faster

    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a decent plan like Samno said. When you up-pot the girls I'd saw off the bottom inch of the rootball to get rid of all the long stringy roots if there are any and shave down the sides too if they are wound around the sides. A bread knife works good for that. In a few days you'll see roots poking out the drain holes and your plants will love you for it.


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    Morriston55 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip but they are currently in one gallon smart pots, so hopefully there wont be any root twist at the bottom of the pot

    My concern really was just if I was going to stunt the size of the plant if I transplant after flipping

    I just changed the lights to 11/13 , plants are just under 6 weeks old, only one plant was showing what i thought was male preflower, the rest I will have to be vigilant with watching til I cull them or up-pot. Could run in the gallon pots the whole run, but would be waterring daily I presume.
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    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    Won't hurt but will help to transplant. Roots grow like crazy during the stretch as well so more space is a good thing any time. I've observed how fast they grow in DWC after the flip so you can bet they do the same thing in soil.


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