Sometimes you get a clone or seedling started in soil, and you have a hydroponics system. No problem! This simple and fast quide will get you into transplanting from a soil base to a hydroponics system in no time flat!
I'm using a tomato since it was the only thing I had on hand (plus it was destined for my LED test chamber for fruiting,) but the steps and principles are the same for most plants.
First get a rinsing bucket and your hydro system prepared.
Take your small soil plant, and hold it like in the second picture.
Dip the soil ball into the water, and gently shake it while you use your free hand to break up the soil ball and gently knock the soil from the roots. A little soil left on the roots is fine.
Gently insert into your hydroponics system, make sure the roots have access to water.
Secure the plant, you're set to go.
Five pics, five steps, five minutes.