The cannabis seedling stage is the most important part of the cannabis cycle. The cultivation always starts from the seedling and the transplanting process is also very important. After the germination period, the beans require a place to take out the roots. The primary thing of the entire process is to have a strong root. If the seedling finds it difficult to grow then it may never recover from the problem and sometimes the seedlings may die and hence it may stop the process.
The seedlings have to be treated very carefully but if they need any kind of support then the person can use a toothpick or very delicate garden wire. The seedlings must be transplanted before the grow of the current container. These seedlings will take some time to recover and also be planted. One must not wait very long for the transplant and root plants will take time to grow like the beginning.
One must do the simplest process at the beginning with the cubes which can be cut like holes in a bigger process. Here transplanting is the main way to move the plant in a large pot with a huge amount of soil and it is growing bigger day by day.
When is the right time for the transplantation of Cannabis Seedlings?
The most suitable time for transplanting cannabis seedlings is right before the outgrowth of their present pot. By cubes, one can find many roots to poke out as they are an indication of the fact that it is finally the time for potting up. Those who begin with a small pot or cup mostly depend on the different clues. When a single set or more sets comprising of true seedling leaves spread for covering the container’s circumference, you should know that it is the right time.
You must also know that the seedlings growing vertically are a common factor. You shouldn’t wait for a very long period for the transplantation. Rootbound plants also require more time for recovery and can be stunted permanently. Mostly, a seedling needs almost 7-10 days to occupy the root and grow out of the small pots.
So the person may start this process by planting as many seeds he wants to do in a smaller pot as there is no surety of how many will enlarge into a sprout but female plants may produce buds. Most of the people who grow these plants use smaller pots for germinating. If one plants it in the field he must keep in his mind to not put the plant with lots of plants as the roots will not overcrowd to each other. There are few symptoms where a person will understand the root-bound plant. They are as follows:-
- An insubstantial new type of growth
- The production of the flower which is stunted
- The colour becomes faded from the stem
- The nutrient turns into very sensitive.
Sometimes the root-bound plants may also be found underwater. If the plant requires watering for more than a day then it may go for transplanting. Usually, these cannabis plants often go for twice a transplant during their lifespan. The transplanting can start from the first pot to the next pot for a minimum of four to a maximum of eight weeks which may start after germination.
Then from the second pot to the third pot which requires a transplant of more than 8 to 12 weeks or it may require two weeks before the flowering process.
Sometimes, many people only once use transplanting and depend on how much growth the person wants the plant to grow. This process also happens on the ground one can start with the first container into the field but depends on what time the person transplants it and also depends on the weather.
What are the ways by which you can transplant cannabis seedlings effectively?
There are few ways when cannabis is ready to transform into a new pot. They are as follows:-
- To count the leaves
The young plant can be put in a small pot and can easily transplant after the sprouting has been done and the process has occurred few sets of leaves but they may differ from each strain.
- The development of the root
The person must check properly if there is any kind of holes or not so that the plant’s root can grow easily and smoothly. But if the roots try to come out from the holes then one needs to transplant as soon as possible. If any discolouration occurs then the person needs to understand that it has gone into root-bound and the immediate transplant is required.
- The closure of the vegetative level
The cannabis plant is transferred to the final container or the field before it goes into the flowering process. When the flowering process will going on then it will grow in the size as well as volume because the plant will grow eventually and the buds will also develop. This also requires space and time for the roots to develop.
The farmer always transplants the cannabis plant once or thrice and moves the plant into larger pots as it grows bigger in the process. But if the plant is kept in a very big container then it will not stretch out and will not soak much water. This may happen that the water may sit in the plant for a long time and it may cause waterlogging and the roots will get rotten.
The entire stage of cannabis seedling is not at all risky and the transplant is extremely acceptable for the development and growth of the seedling. Throughout the entire process, the transplant leads the plant stronger and the development of the root becomes healthier for the production of the flower.
What are the steps that one should follow to transplant cannabis seedlings?
A young weed plant can start from one gallon or a four-inch container and make sure the container must be strong and adequate for some weeks before the need of transplanting. The first transplant may happen after the seedling has sprouted its few leaves. For transplanting one must follow some steps:-
- To wash the hands properly and must wear gloves to prohibit any type of contamination of the young roots and keep the place clean.
- Sometimes give the plant a very small amount of sprinkling water for helping them to minimize the shock and don’t wet them completely as the soil will be very much difficult for further work.
- Then put the pot with enough soil and allow some space for the new plant to grow.
- One must also avoid to over pack the soil while working and also after transplanting the plant and this may adjust the drainage and can also damage the roots to process further.
- One must avoid too much light while transplanting and it may prevent transplant shock.
- Then water the plant completely once they are in the new place.
The grower must keep in his mind that the bigger plants may require support for not having any kind of structural damage after the transplanting is done.
The seedling may emerge from its comfort zone and starts to get the light and also experience a beautiful sensation. Thus it may be transplanted very soon after they have emerged. But if the grower does not transplant the cannabis seedling then it will turn unhealthy as they will not receive oxygen, moisture, and the proper nutrients. Unhealthy seedlings may cause severe diseases. Thus to transplant, the cannabis seedling is necessary to boost the plant to defend itself.
Sometimes when the seedling transplant happens incorrectly then the seedling may transfer to a seedling shock. So let us discuss some examples that can cause transplant shock. They are as follows:-
- Too much rough type of handling
- If the leaves or roots get broken
- Sometimes it also causes due to stem crushing
- If the pot technique is not done properly
Now let us discuss few symptoms of how it happen transplant shock in a cannabis seedling. They are as follows:-
- If the leaves are fallen
- If the stem becomes weak
- If the branch dies
- It may cause due to sudden demise
Let us now discuss a few tips for controlling the transplant shock among the cannabis seedling. They are as follows:-
- One must handle the weed seedling with proper care
- The grower must buy auto-flowering and feminized types of vigorous seeds
- The grower must know the entire process of transplanting before he starts to do it
So, this was all you should know about transplanting cannabis seedlings. As mentioned above, there are many ways to do so. But, you should follow all the necessary steps mentioned in each process for getting a higher yield. Cannabis cultivators use many other methods to grow cannabis as well but growing through seedlings is undoubtedly the best way to choose. One can use every type of stiff for seedling transplantation.