Transplant or wait? (Avocado)

brkieffner(5B)August 1, 2012

I'm curious on whether I should transplant this avocado seedling yet or not? Any tips would be appreciated.

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Wait ;-)

At least allow a few of those leaves to start returning energy to the roots.
How do you plan on growing this Avocado? Indoors full-time, or outdoors sometimes?

Josh

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:54PM
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brkieffner(5B)

I think outside for the summer and indoors under my grow lights for the winter. What do you recommend?

Ben

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:30PM
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IowaAvo

That's the stage that I move mine outside at. Mine are started in pots after initial germination in a paper towel, so I'm not sure how soon after transplanting you should move'em out. I keep mine on the north side of the house, spaced among the hostas. Since mine are all in gritty mix, I've often had to water them twice a day during this hot weather. Mine will also be brought in for the winter and placed under grow lights, 12 hrs. per day.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 8:47PM
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brkieffner(5B)

This is where it's at now...still wait?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 6:42PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I think it would benefit significantly from getting it out of that water bath and into a chunkier soil you can water from the top w/o having to worry about the soil remaining wet so long it's going to impair root function .... same with the rest of the plants.

Al

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 8:12PM
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