Thursday, July 12, 2007

Seed #9 - Transplant

It's moving day! After the seedlings have a few sets of secondary leaves, they should have enough of a root system to hold together the cel-pack root ball. I just watered my seedlings yesterday with diluted fertilizer from bottom-up, so I was pretty confident that the soil would stick. I used a razor blade to carefully cut away the cel-pack, as to not damage this little guy.

I then put together a well-drained soil mixture, consisting of:
and carefully planted this little guy in a six-inch pot.

This last photo is intentionally out of focus to show the soil mixture, rather than the seed leaves.


Anonymous said...

How much of each part of the stuff you listed did you put in the pot? Like a 1/2 a quart of each and more potting soil?

Blake said...

I'm not sure how much of each. I'm sure it's not crucial.

Anonymous said...

So like 3/4 of the container should be potting soil and the rest perlite, peat moss, and vermiculite and a tad of sand?

Blake said...

Yeah, I think the key was just to make sure that the soil drains well.

If you hadn't read through some of my later comments, know that all of my trees died when I didn't water them for a summer weekend. Once the roots dry up, the tree will probably die.