Transplanting long clone roots into netpots

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by SamWE19, Aug 12, 2018 at 12:35 PM.

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    SamWE19

    SamWE19 Active Member

    whats people’s opinion on transplanting clones with long roots into netpots.

    At the moment I leave my clones in the cloner for a while they have 6-8inch roots when move them to my 5inch netpots.

    I tend to dangle the roots into the netpot and then spiral them around until they all fit in the netpot then fill with clay balls.

    would this cause any problems or would it not matter how compact the roots are as long as they are undamaged?
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    Cut off one of the bottom plastic pieces on the bottom to make a hole twice as big as the others. Twist the roots together into a point, and feed them through the hole. Get it down to the stem and fill with hydroton. It's something a lot of people do.
     
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    redi jedi

    redi jedi Well-Known Member

    Should be fine.
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Agree
     
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    SamWE19

    SamWE19 Active Member

    Can’t imagine that wouldn’t my hydroton fall through the hole? I tried putting 2 inch net pots in my cloner and then cutting 2 inch hole out of 5 inch netpots and sitting it at the bottom then filling with the balls but was very flimsy and balls fell through a lot
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    What do the bottom of your netpots look like .

    I think he meant Just cut out one little piece big enough for the roots.

    I just twirl them up and put them in the netpot and throw hydroton balls on top.

    Up to you the roots will find their way down either way
     
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    SamWE19

    SamWE19 Active Member

    My net pots don’t really have a way for me to cut a small hole out and my roots tbh would need a hole larger than “small” I reckon.

    Do you think doing the way I currently do causes any set backs? Don’t really notice any problems but want to make sure I’m giving them the best possible root mass for short veg
     
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    NGA

    NGA Well-Known Member

    Cut them off ,that's what I always do
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Yepp ive cut mine too when they get too long.

    Youll be surprised how much abuse a plant can take when their conditions are optimal
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    IMO the faster they are hanging in the water, the better.
     
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    SamWE19

    SamWE19 Active Member

    My netpot will be wet due to splashing would it not be exactly the same swirled at the top of the netpot vs cut a hole and dangle them down?
    If there’s a reason why it’s better I’ll have to find a way to make it work
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Just throw em in and put some balls to hold it up.

    Youll be fine bro

    Your overthinking it
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    drill out a biggish hole 1 to 1.5 inch. get a round piece of neoprene. cut a smaller hole in it. put the roots thru, put it at bottom of netpot so hydroton don't fall out. bingo.
     
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    SamWE19

    SamWE19 Active Member

    Alright I’ll stick to what I’m doing then lol. Just had a stoner moment I guess and thought it could be a problem. If it doesn’t make a difference I really can’t be bothered cutting holes in bottom of all my netpots
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    that would be an interesting side by side. try some with the curled up roots and some with the roots directly in the water.
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    My water splashes up onto my pots, and they find their way down in a few days on their own.
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    that's kinda what i was thinking that it would take at least a few days. but a few days for some people might really help/ be beneficial.
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    Simple.
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