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So, I was lucky enough to get an hydroponic garden for x-mas. I have had good luck with transferring basil, but not anything else. I was hoping to raise some tomatoes and start them off in the hydroponic garden. My soil is very sandy and high in nitrogen. I will say, I have had very good bounties with lettuce and a few other herbs in the hydro-garden itself. However, whenever I move them over, they just die. I have read a bit on the "interwebs" about doing this, but nothing seems to work out. I was wondering if any of you have tried this or have advise? Perhaps my way of transferring is wrong? I do the thing with extra watering because the roots have to adapt, but that seems like it fails too...

So, I was lucky enough to get an hydroponic garden for x-mas. I have had good luck with transferring basil, but not anything else. I was hoping to raise some tomatoes and start them off in the hydroponic garden. My soil is very sandy and high in nitrogen. I will say, I have had very good bounties with lettuce and a few other herbs in the hydro-garden itself. However, whenever I move them over, they just die. I have read a bit on the "interwebs" about doing this, but nothing seems to work out. I was wondering if any of you have tried this or have advise? Perhaps my way of transferring is wrong? I do the thing with extra watering because the roots have to adapt, but that seems like it fails too...

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[–] WholeGrain 1 points (+1|-0)

From what I know, your plants in the hydroponic garden have "water roots", and they are not optimized for soil. I guess you knew that though. I suppose it depends what kind of soil your plants prefer and how you transplant them. To me it sounds like the soil may not be ideal or the roots get too damaged. Alas, I am not an expert.