Grow Q&A: My Pot Seeds Sprouted! Now What?

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Dear Dan,
I’m a first-time grower in western New York State that decided to take a chance and throw a couple of seeds in this flower pot I had sitting around. I was late getting a start because it was mid-July when I gave the experiment a try. Now I have these two plants and I realize that I need to transplant one into its own pot. These plants and this container have sat on my deck the entire time.

On a sunny day, they receive at least 9 hours of direct sunlight before the shade of my trees takes over the deck. I haven’t started any type of feeding regiment other than watering daily.  At this point, other than the transplanting, I was wondering where I should go from here. I’m also looking to start a small grow space in a closet in my basement and was unsure about my needs. Plus, if these two plants could be moved to the indoor space, and what effects would they bring. — WNYsmokeybear

Dear WNYsmokeybear,

If you wish to continue growing your plants outdoors, you need to transplant them into their own containers and consider moving them to a sunnier spot. You don’t want the roots competing with each other for resources and the plants competing for any light. Nine hours is decent but they’ll grow better under more direct sunlight for a longer period of time. You’ll also need to start feeding them some form of plant food at some point during their growth.

If you plan on bringing them inside, you need to get a grow-light and find a place where you can keep them that won’t get too hot and stuffy. Whether indoors or out, it’s important not to interrupt the darkness during the night once the plant has begun flowering.

Don’t miss our previous Grow Q&A: How Do I Get a Job Growing Legal Weed?

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