Transplanting Seedlings to Seedling Plugs

Here is the procedure on how to transplant seedlings to individual seedling plugs (growing cups).

Materials Needed

Hole is Created in the
Seedling Plug


Transplanting Seedlings Into the Seedling Plugs

  1. Make a hole in the center of the coco coir in the growing cup.

  2. Gently "prick out" a seedling. Hold each seedling by their cotyledon (baby) leaves--the first leaves that emerge from a germinated seed--and loosen growing medium using barbecue stick, taking care not to damage the roots. If you've used coco coir as a growing medium, you will see that it is easy to prick the seedlings.
  3. Seedling
    in seedling plug

  4. Transfer one seedling per prepared cup.

  5. Lightly press the growing medium around the base of the seedling or the base of the cotyledon leaves.

  6. Transfer the prepared seedling plugs with seedlings in a container. You can use a plastic-lined fruit container.

  7. Seedlings in
    seedling plugs
  8. Pour prepared nutrient solution (water and SNAP solution) into the container with prepared seedling plugs. Fill it to about, at most, 1/2 inch deep, enough to immerse the bottom portion of the seedling plugs.

    Make sure to place your container on a level surface and where the seedlings can receive early sunlight.

There you go, you now have your very own prepared seedlings plugs.

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