Switching to 5-1-1
I recently decided I want to switch my container peppers to the 5-1-1 mix. I will be using redwood mulch, coarse turface and potting soil. Ill fertilize with MG tomato food throughout, because the time release stuff i have is a weird high:low:high ratio and I don't want to use that.
My question pertains to transplanting them. The plants are young, 8 to 10 inches. I bought them as large seedlings a couple weeks ago. If I want to switch to the 5-1-1 mix I feel like there will be a large root ball consisting of the current soil which is very dense with some clay and manure and lacks drainage. Should I like, spray that rootball with a hose gently to get rid of the old mix? Or some other method to get the roots into the 5-1-1 mix?
Or will the soil wash away through watering, maybe?