Step 3: Transplant Young Plants
Another good thing about using organic germination plugs is that they make the transplanting process super easy. You can plant them directly into your growing medium, and they will naturally break down.
Before transplanting, be sure you have the right kind of soil. For starters, if you are trying to grow organic weed, everything in your soil also needs to be organic. From there, good soil needs three main components:
- Good drainage: If your soil is too dense or tightly packed it won’t let water drain out, and your plants could drown. Similarly, good drainage ensures that oxygen will get to the roots of your plants.
- Water retention: At the same time that you need good drainage, you also need good water retention. This ensures that your plants will have plenty of time to soak up water and other nutrients.
- Nutrients: Good soil needs to have the right balance of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous. Similarly, it should also promote healthy microbial growth.
To transplant your baby plant, use your hands to create a hollow depression in the soil, just deep enough to hold the germination plug and the plant. Carefully place the plant into the depression. Fill in the sides with soil and pack it down enough that your plant can securely stand on its own. Give it some water and re-pack it with more soil if needed.