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Transplant Shock. Signs of recovery??

quietguy420
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CLOSETGROWTH
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qptyqpty
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I have to agree from the pics the soil looks pretty compact and appears to be some mulch like material?

When I transplanted my plants from dirt to hydro, they took quite a shock, but I transplanted after they were much bigger. The growth was stunted for about a week iirc, but after they got back into gear it was 2-4″ a day sometimes.

Also, I strongly recommend Revive to anyone experiencing plant shock, stress, or root problems. I had a case of all three, with 1/2 my root ball infected with root rot because I didnt pull out of an 8″ pot. I ripped off all the stank nasty roots, and dipped them in some warm water and revive mixture for about 30 seconds, then put into action in a 15gal hydro setup. I used 250mL once a week thereafter, added directly to reservoir when I changed nutes. Root rot has been cleared up after about 3 weeks, and new root growth has occurred in excess of 4″

I have also tried using a little added with penetrator and liquid light and my curled, eagle claw leaves of plant with root binding improved very quickly, like 10 days. I not have strong bud growth.

quietguy420
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indyman
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quietguy420
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Im using this stuff. Didn’t add any mulch but there are small pieces of “wood” in the mix lol is that bad?

GeeTee
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Im using this stuff. Didn’t add any mulch but there are small pieces of “wood” in the mix lol is that bad?

jawbrodt
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Do not give them any fert. That soil has enough nutes for more than two weeks of strong growth(alot more, if it’s crappy growth). Looks to me like you have quite the strange watering ritual. Hmm. do you always water like that, only watering a couple spots, rather than covering all the soil? If that soil has dry pockets in it, new roots won’t grow into that area. Give them a good watering, then wait a couple days. I bet ya they perk right up.

Light is very important too, so make sure you’re not skimping on that. You need at least 3000 lumens per square foot, or they’ll stretch, and be weak and spindly.

qptyqpty
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Im sorry, I should have clarified a little more.

If you are using miracle grow you do not need to add any fertilizers including fixes, because nutrient (salt) buildup will occur and your plants will be experiencing transplant shock as well as over fertilization.

The body of my post was an example of what I went through with my plants, using my transplanting from dirt to hydro. However, if using a commercial potted soil, you do not have to add the nutes. I personally dont know how to fix deficiencies this early on other than start with better soil. I am using the 3 month grow formula right now with a nirvana white widow plant just to get in started, then once it has about 6 nodes I am going to transplant it to a 6″ net-pot (5gal-bucket-topper)

My recommendation is that you ride it out, because these plants are really quite fond of abuse. Let your plant recover and grow a few more nodes, then transplant to miracle gro mixed with much more perlite (it looks like) added. I dont have any recommendation as per soil, but I do highly recommend researching the hydro system, set it up right/completely, then transplant there once your plant is bigger and stronger. But I am biased. I cannot seem to start plants in rockwool, so I use miracle gro to start my plants then induct them into my world of abuse (if I havent done so already) by gently separating roots from what dirt I can, then highly recommend a dip in the revive/water solution, then lay roots on the hydroton/coco/etc and carefully pack medium around roots.

But thats my experience, and why I recommend such.

I also highly recommend reviewing at least 5 different grow threads dealing with same subject matter before making any impulse moves/purchases. This way, you dont get bad information, or like my post above, somewhat incomplete. Its best to get a wide scope if simply going by individual anecdotal evidence. Not all growers, grows, and plants are the same. Just like political polls; it is not a credible poll if you poll 200 people to represent the views of 408million Americans.

Hey 1'st time grower here, just wonder how long it takes for a plant to recover from being transplanted. For 3 days the leaves were yellowing and drooping…