So...you can't transplant Autos?

Discussion in 'Auto-Flowering Strains' started by McStrats, Apr 6, 2018.

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    McStrats

    McStrats Well-Known Member

    Two Alien V Triangle F2 and two Ripleys OG, both about 1 week from seed. Two of my last autos stunted and I started them in the pots they were meant to finish it. I think it happened because they fell to one side and I tried supporting them with lollipop sticks and string. I must have ended up stressing them. I made a decision to start them in solo cups this time as it is much more managable for fragile seedlings. So far they look way better then starting them in the pots. They will be transplaned to 3 gallon grow bags in 5 or 6 days. If I fail...I fail in front of everone. I know others do this with ease but I'm a relative newbie. Watch this space this coming thursday April 12th :bigjoint::bigjoint::bigjoint: M.jpg
     
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    McStrats

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    BTW, they are in Biobizz light mix. The 3 gallon pots will be the same Biobizz for the core and FFOF surrounding it.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I think in theory, if you keep potting up before the roots arrive at the edge and start circling, you could transfer them without them even knowing it.
     
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    McStrats

    McStrats Well-Known Member

    I read through the Mephisto grow guide and they do it all the time. The key is waiting til the plant shows it's sex, letting the soil in the solo cup get pretty dry before transplant, starting off with a mild soil (they like biobizz light), and making sure the medium your are transplanting into is moist. They also recommend using something like biobizz light mix as a core, or the top half of the pot, and a slightly hotter soil around it. I will use FFOF as that is what I have and I have had good results previously.
     
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    Sir72

    Sir72 Well-Known Member

    I’ve transplanted countless autos, I’ve even took one out of the ground with a shovel and moved it to a different spot. You always want to be as careful as possible though and transplant before it’s about to flower so it can get a good bit bigger
     
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    gwheels

    gwheels Well-Known Member

    I think the point is if you transplant an auto you lose time due to the shock caused to the plant....like you lose 3 to 5 days of growth.

    It is like trimming or topping. The loss of time is not worth the end gain.

    But that being said with a monster auto you have a lot more liberty to do as you want. They have more time to recover. LST is the preferred auto training an I think a SCROG would work pretty damned good with a monster auto. I will never know i save my auto seeds for outside and in about a month i am popping 3 amnesia and 1 cheese auto D:
     
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    Sir72

    Sir72 Well-Known Member

    My autos always ended up getting bigger with a transplant, has never hurt me I’m talking like 50+ autos
     
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    gwheels

    gwheels Well-Known Member

    I will try a 4 bigger autos on the deck this year. The short quick finishers just dud out at a transplant. I have grown 30 so far :D I transplanted about 15
     
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    Sir72

    Sir72 Well-Known Member

    Lol imagine starting an auto in a 10 gallon pot or something, talk about a beast.
     
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    gwheels

    gwheels Well-Known Member

    I think a 10 gallon pot would take too long to root fill. A 3 to 5 gallon pot with coco would rock it every time all the time :D
     
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    Budzbuddha

    Budzbuddha Well-Known Member

    Some shock / stall , some don't.

    I Put a few in solos , waited til the leaf set hits rim ( like yours ) .... Have final pot ready with core area open , sprinkle a little MYCOS or Spray a little Thrive Alive to moisten , tilt cup carefully and seat " PLUG " in center. Light misting then let her be .

    Roots will have already begun to circle cup , but remember there is a " finite " amount of veg time before she throws sex. You can do the same shit with seed germed in rooter plug or rock cube.

    Autos are plug and play.
     
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    McStrats

    McStrats Well-Known Member

    So..I re-read the Mephisto grow guide and it said transplant at 7 days and not 2 weeks like I said earlier. anyway. So I transplanted everything today and it went very smoothly. No tearing of roots, or even loss of soil from the any of the root ball's. Very clean transfer. The soil in the solo cup was still pretty most, but when i saw the root poking through I knew I'd have a problem on my hands if i waited any longer. Fingers crossed! 1.jpg 2.jpg 4.jpg
     
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    McStrats

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    The soil in the grow bags is tiered. The bottom half is FFOF and the top half is Biobiz light Mix. Since seedlings don't always react well to a hot soil like FFOF the grow guide recommends a tiered approach like this. They also recommend 24/0 and not bothering to PH the water since the medium buffers it. I don't know enough to agree or disagree, but I'm fairly certain these guys know their sh*t..so who am I to argue?
     
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    Tx-Peanutt

    Tx-Peanutt Well-Known Member

    I have some of these Alien vs triangle seeds also .. We grew GG at the same time last year and as soon as this batch I have going finishes I will be starting these or gonna do royal queen diesel not sure yet... I also have Blue Mammoth and I know it’s good for sure since I already grew it , but definitely subbed in for sure I got popcorn ready...
     
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    McStrats

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    Hi Tx! The Alien Vs Tri seem to be a fat grower. How far along is yours?
     
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    Tx-Peanutt

    Tx-Peanutt Well-Known Member

    I haven’t started them yet I have a grow going I’m in like 50 days or so I’m figuring a week or two than chop ... If my buddy don’t come in with his testers I’m gonna start some autos...I have some of these though and was gonna pop them next.. That GG u did last time did u like the smoke???
     
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    Cannabis.Queen

    Cannabis.Queen Well-Known Member

    No point, the roots wouldn't need all that soil. :)

    Autos have a time of their own.
     
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    Tx-Peanutt

    Tx-Peanutt Well-Known Member

    Hopefully these A vs T come out nice I’m kinda torn between them and Blue Mammoth since I know that the BM puts out some big plants and nice tasting buds...
     
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    Sir72

    Sir72 Well-Known Member

    Depends on the auto I guess, I’ve had 9ft tall male autos outdoors
     
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    Tx-Peanutt

    Tx-Peanutt Well-Known Member

    I always thought the bigger the roots the bigger the fruits.. I understand that autos switch automatically but if there root zone has a chance to spread out won’t that give u a bigger plant???
     

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