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#1 ariel26

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:36 AM

I grew this pepper using the two-cup method and thinking about transplanting now that the roots are well developed, but dont know how to do it without hurting the roots..

do you guys think I should transplant as is, without removing the plastic cup?

 

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:39 AM

Cut the roots off, it will take off like a rocket in no time.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:22 PM

Cut down the side of the cup with a pair of scissors and transplant......you wont hurt it.


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

     Do what you can to save as many roots as possible and tease them apart when you put in new soil.

 

     Removing the roots won't hurt it too much, but those roots all contain starches that the plant put there for a reason. All that energy will come in handy when the plant needs to fight off transplant stress and grow into its new home.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:54 PM

Cut down the side of the cup with a pair of scissors and transplant......you wont hurt it.

+ 1 , won't hurt it at all    



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:24 AM


Cut down the side of the cup with a pair of scissors and transplant......you wont hurt it.


+ 1 , won't hurt it at all


+1. I'd try cutting as much plastic off as possible while doing minimal damage to roots.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:55 PM

A little root pruning wont hurt if you cant save them all. Might lose a few leaves though.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:40 PM

I would cut down the middle and cut off as much plastic as I could with scissors, then plant it leftover plastic n all.

 


Edited by nzchili, 04 January 2017 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:16 PM

I would cut the roots off.  Leave it out of the other cup to let it root prune itself.  



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:40 PM

Don't be scared. Just cut the cup top to bottom and a straight line across. Whatever roots get cut or hurt will not affect the overall growth of the plant. Sometimes better not to overthink it and just do it. Trial and error. You will always learn. Either from your mistakes or mine or anyone's else's. Make sure to post an update a few weeks from now. Trust me. You we be alright.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:03 PM

Thanks a lot guys! I've managed to cut without hurting the roots too much and placed it into this pot:

 

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it's only been a couple of days since the transplant but I can already tell how fast the plant's growing!


Edited by ariel26, 05 January 2017 - 03:09 PM.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:47 AM

Looks great, good luck!


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