Okay. I've got a seedling that's been growing for 7 days now. It's stretched to about 6-7 inches, and has been maturing quite fast. It already has 2 sets of serrated leaves, along with the cotyledons below them. The lower section of serrated leaves, is already starting to grow mini-leaves beside them, thus making a 3 leaf...leaf, in each side. Lmao.
Anyways. It's become top-heavy. I've had to use a string and a bamboo stick to hold up the stem, so that it points into the light. I've also kept a fan on the plant for that same week now, but it's still slightly tipping, out of the light.
What with it being this mature, and already 6+ inches tall, would it be a good idea for me to transplant to a bigger pot now?
I'm currently growing the seedling in a peat pellet. The roots haven't broken thru the mesh yet. But the plant itself, is already 6 inches tall.
Would transplanting be reccomended right now, even though it's only a week old? Most people transplant from their peat pellets after 3 weeks, and roots poke through the mesh. But since i'm having a stretching problem, i'm curious as to know if I should just transplant now.
There are no signs of unhealthyness. Just tipping due to stretching, and the plant being top-heavy.
So would transplanting it, and burying it down to it's cotyledons, be a good idea so it has more balance?
And if so, how do I go about transplanting from a peat pellet? Do I take the mesh off, or leave it on, and put it in the medium as is. Mesh and all.