Well, never got around to transplanting them 2 days ago like planned, but I did manage to clean up my old buckets (sized 10" diameter and 12" deep). Put couple inches of lava rocks in the bottom and filled with pre-moistened ProMix.
Yesterday I DID manage to transplant, just before lights out at noon. Bunch of pics!
This is the Bruce Banner auto which I LST’d the other day, responding well.
Here are her roots, looking healthy! Ready to drop into her molded new home!
Next we have Nina, my 9-lb Hammer
And her roots.
And Stevie, my Dutch Treat! She’s greened up after a couple of ammonia sprays at lights out.
Can’t wait for her to take off!
Ok, here’s where I DID screw up…I wasn’t going to transplant her, I was only to bury her little pot in her new home so most of the transplant work would be done. I wanted to put her in there so she would be the same height as the others in their bigger pots. Oops, got carried away! So here’s Stevie’s roots, not as bound as I wanted them to be.
And here they are, all 3 in their final pots under 18/6 both Veg and Bloom switches on.
Lights out at noon yesterday. Lights on at 6pm last nite, figured I better top Nina. I had prepped a jiffy pod in some water after lunch, put it in my dome with heat pad on to get the temps up instead of being really cold, got my rooting powder and SNIP! This is Nina after getting topped about 14 hours ago. No signs of damage or stress!
Here is the BB auto, tied her up a bit more after transplant. She is definitely in flower mode! Over the next few I will probably do some more LST, just to bend some of the branches into the light more, out from under some of her big fan leaves.
Stevie from the top view…
…and from the side.
Nina this morning showing no ill-effects or stress from transplant and topping 10 hours apart!
And so far so good on little Nina’s cutting! About 15 hours after being cut and under a T5 light since (unplugged heat pad so I don’t cook her!). No wilting, pod is still moist. Did give her a spray with some weak ammonia water last nite as per @Mrb53004 (I think it was this Mike!) posted somewhere he does with his clones to give them extra nitrogen for root development.
Looking good so far!
So this is my second indoor grow, and my first from seed. And 1 is an autoflower. These are 2 things I wouldn’t have tried without all the knowledge I’ve gained thru this forum. Last crop was the first time I tried Kushman Chiropractic. This time I’m trying LST on an auto! I NEVER would have been so experimentative without you guys…showing what you do, explaining things so well, and pictures to prove your techniques. So THANK YOU all who make this such a great learning site!