Hypothetically...transplanting a 6ft tall tomato plant.
I have this 6 ft tall very root-bound yellow pear cherry plant in a 5 gallon HD bucket named "Heather" (the plant, not the bucket). She looks absolutely ridiculous in that tiny bucket. I know she wants 3x as much space or more and next year and I will plan accordingly. I will also look up how big the plants will get before buying and planting.
So, just hypothetically, if I wanted to transplant Heather, how would I possibly go about it, if at all? I'm not going to try it because it would be a fiasco and I would have 100 green cherry tomatoes bouncing on the floor during the process. I was curious because I have transplanted larger plants easily because they were in thin plastic pots that I could just slyly cut off without the plant noticing. In order to do that with the HD bucket I would need a chainsaw, an idea which I find hilarious because the plant is named after the 80's movie "Heathers." But obviously I'm not insane enough to try it.
Just wondering what other people's experiences are with transplanting bigger plants. How far can you push it?
This post was edited by aphidsquish on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 15:52