Transplant to soil?

by Gavin
(South Africa)

Once an individual plant has been established hydroponically is it then possible to transfer it to a normal pot with soil so that I am able to give it to a friend who is not interested in hydroponics ?

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Answer from Stella/Simon:
Hi Gavin,
You could try; however, chances are the plant will die. It basically depends on what type of medium you planted in, and how big the root ball is. If you have a large root ball which is thoroughly enmeshed in clay balls, you will never be able to untangle them for replanting without damaging them significantly. But if the plant is fairly young with just a few roots reaching into a medium like coco/perlite mixture, the plant might have a chance of survival after transplant to soil.
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Good luck Gavin,
Stella

Hope this helps!

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Jul 02, 2013
Sure, why not?
by: Anonymous

I think you could transplant to soil fairly easily. Just take care not to damage the roots and don't try to remove any of the left over hydroponic media tangled up in the roots. Simply transplant the whole mess into soil.

Oct 21, 2013
Transplantation with Areoponics
by: Anonymous

Unlike hydroponics, where your chance of successful transplantation is only so-so, genuine areoponics can successfully transplant to soil almost 100% of the time. If that is something you focus on regularly, you may want to change your setup.

Nov 04, 2013
pepper and onion seeds did well
by: Anonymous

I started bell pepper seeds in coco/perlite. I'm in NW FL with an outdoor hydroponic drip system. They sprouted great so I had to thin them, let the rest them grow to true leaves formed and transplanted to the ground drip system. Used regular garden fertilizer once they were in the ground and mulched well with oak leaves and compost. It's November and we're still getting peppers. BUT the 4 peppers I left in the system have larger and more peppers than the ones I transplanted to the ground.

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