How to Safely Repot Your Cannabis Plants!

How to Safely Repot Your Cannabis Plants!

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January 2, 2021
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How to safely transplant your cannabis plants

We advised you in a previous video about when to transplant your cannabis plants and that this process can put your plants under great strain.

In the earlier stages of cannabis plant life, you have to be careful, both in how you feed and water your plants, but also how you treat them overall.

Transplanting is essential, but best kept to a minimum, which is why we recommend you only need do this two or a maximum of three times in a plant’s life cycle.

So how do you safely transplant a cannabis plant?

Follow these steps and you shouldn’t go far wrong.

First, establish the plant needs transplanting – you can tell this by whether it needs regular watering, the plant looks too big for the pot, or roots have started to appear through the bottom of the pot.

One or two days before transplanting, water the pot well so the soil is moist, but not soaking wet.

In choosing a new pot, for the first transplant, choose one that is three- or four-times the size of the original pot.

Fill it approximately half full, so that if the old pot was placed in the new one, it would come to just below the top of the new pot.

Take the plant and turn it upside down in the palm of your hand with the stem between your index and middle finger.

Squeeze the sides of the pot gently to detach the soil and roots from the side.

Gently try lifting the pot and if it comes away freely, then perfect. If it still seems stuck to the earth and roots, squeeze a few more times until the pot comes free.

Very gently mass age the root ball to free up the roots, and then place the plant into the new pot.

Carefully fill the new pot to just below the top ridge and then carefully press it down so that the soil envelops but does not crush the roots.

Top up the soil level and then give the plant a light watering to make sure the soil, once again, is moist but not soaking wet.

It will take a couple of days for the plant to appear to have recovered, but we don’t recommend you put the plant under any additional stress for at least a two-week period.

If your method differs to ours we’d love to hear about it, do let us know in the comment section below!

By: The Cannabis Experts
Title: How to Safely Repot Your Cannabis Plants!
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