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Old May 21, 2019   #2
ContainerTed
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This is just my way of doing things.

I always assume that the plant is at least a little bit stressed when we re-pot them. That stress can last a week or sometime less depending on how disturbed the roots are. I have three trays of re-pots that moved from a 72 cell flat to 9 ounce plastic cups. I also have them outside right now getting their first dose of direct sun. I feel safe doing this because I moved the entire plug from the 72 cells and put that into the cup and packed mix around it. The roots were not disturbed in this transfer operation.

So, my experience is that the more the roots are disturbed, the more time the plant needs before adding any additional stress. Just have your friends put the plants into the shade for a day or two. Even putting them on the shady side of the house for a couple days can help.
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