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marijuana transplanting

Marijuana transplanting
If you take the time to nurture your babies, they will provide for you an abundance of killer cannabis. This guide hopes to inform you of why transplanting is important, why container size does play a significant role in growing your plants, techniques you can use to transplant your girls successfully, as well as tips on how to train your plant to max out your yield.
Whether you are growing from cannabis seedling or clone, your first transplant will most likely be into a red solo cup. If you are growing more than one strain, be sure to label your cups with the strain name.
A mother cannabis plant is one that stays in the vegetation state in order to produce clones. Transplanting into larger pots is an ongoing process when you keep your plant in a vegetative state for cloning purposes.
Aside from the cannabis plants’ genetics, the size of the container you grow in and the method in which you train your plant (when done correctly) could give you an extra ounce or two of cured cannabis off of each plant per harvest.
The biggest limitation for a cannabis plant grown in pots is the ability to expand their roots. When a plant’s roots do not have enough room to grow the plant starts to show signs of what is called root bound. Roots grow by expanding and developing, which in turn allows your cannabis plant to flourish.
In order for your plant to reach its maximum growth potential, it needs room for its roots to grow. Nutrient deficiency/sensitivity, discoloration/ reddening of the stem, flimsy/weak growth, and poor flower production are all signs that your plant needs to be transplanted into a bigger pot.
Once your 10-gallon pot ( or container of your choice) has been filled with your soil mixture and you have made a solo-cup sized hole, gently give your plant a push upwards from the bottom of your cup and squeeze the plant out. Next, twirl the clone in a clockwise motion to easily place the roots into the pot without tangling or damaging them. Finally, softly pack more soil into the pot and around your seedling or clone.
Two words: root rot. Planting your cannabis clones or seedlings into a large pot solely to skip past the transplanting process is careless and lazy. Your plant’s roots will not absorb all of the moisture because of being stuck in too much soil and will eventually rot.
When you were born, you didn’t wear the same size pants as you do now, right? Imagine: “My baby is only 1 year old but he wears size 34 jeans because he’ll grow into them one day.” That’s straight up illogical. The same can be said for your cannabis plants. Your clones or baby seedlings should start off in a baby-sized pot.
So you’ve chosen your seeds or clipped your clones, and you’ve patiently waited while they spent the last week germinating; their roots have sprouted, and they need more space. It is time to…