First repot.

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First repot.

Postby marcours » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:48 am

Hello,

For information o would like to know when to repot for the first time some sowing. I ask that cause on facebook i have a "friend" and actually he repot 4 months old sowing. He cut the young root and repot them. I'm very surprised about the way. Did anyone here do the same with so young plant ?
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Re: First repot.

Postby Allan1 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:17 am

I re-pot about 4 months old, but I don't cut the roots.
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Re: First repot.

Postby David1971 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:48 am

Hi :)
I try to wait a bit more, till the plants are 1-yr old. Sometimes I have cut half of the root, but most of the times I don't cut.

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Re: First repot.

Postby marcours » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:49 am

Ok thanks for your answers.
I have tried with few 5 months year old plants with root cut. Wait and see... :)
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Re: First repot.

Postby mary44 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:41 am

I don't get it, why cut the roots at all? especially so young, don't they just die?

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Re: First repot.

Postby marcours » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:23 am

Cause it's more easy to repot. As you know the roots have to be straight in the pot. If not the plant dislike it and finally die... Cut the root is not a problem with young plant. A already do it and nothing bad appened.
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Re: First repot.

Postby Australian » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:09 pm

I have used a petri dish for germination over the last year or so. The seeds are in cotton wool for the first three weeks of so. Then I move them to a pot and leave them there until they reach a normal size for the species after they have changed their first leaf.

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Re: First repot.

Postby David1971 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:12 am

Australian wrote:I have used a petri dish for germination over the last year or so. The seeds are in cotton wool for the first three weeks of so. Then I move them to a pot and leave them there until they reach a normal size for the species after they have changed their first leaf.

Hi,
How did you make the migration from the petri dish to the pot and buried the tiny and delicate roots? Seems a job for a microsurgeon

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Re: First repot.

Postby Australian » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:00 pm

I make sure the cotton is not too thick. Then I cut the excess cotton around the seedling. Then I lay them on the surface of the soil in the pot and cover everything with fine gravel. Most of the seedlings will keep growing until they change leaves for the first time.

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Re: First repot.

Postby David1971 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:19 am

Australian wrote:I make sure the cotton is not too thick. Then I cut the excess cotton around the seedling. Then I lay them on the surface of the soil in the pot and cover everything with fine gravel. Most of the seedlings will keep growing until they change leaves for the first time.

Thank you, it merits a try ;)


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