12 inch pot = how big?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by Flaming Pie, Jun 28, 2012.

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    Flaming Pie

    Flaming Pie Well-Known Member

    Here is what I am working with:

    12 inch tall round planter
    bottom inch is rocks for better draining
    8-10 qt. of Miracle Gro Organic soil (about 2 inches from top of planter)

    So about 10 cubic inches of soil.


    #1 Under IDEAL circumstances, how tall can I expect a Northern lights plant to become in this pot?

    #2 Under IDEAL circumstances, how much taller does Northern Lights get when put into flower cycle?

    #3 Is it possible for NL to get taller than 2 feet (soil to top) in a pot of this size.
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    iCanadianGrower

    iCanadianGrower Active Member

    A gallon per foot/month of growth seems to be the consensus.. 8-10 quarts is about 2 gallons.. so 2 months or 2-3 ft.
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    cindysid

    cindysid Active Member

    I'm missing something. Are you saying that the pot has 8-10 qts if soil, or 10 cu inches of soil? It can't be both.
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    Flaming Pie

    Flaming Pie Well-Known Member

    I guesstimating. its a nearly cylindrical pot.. lets just say 10 quarts.
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    iCanadianGrower

    iCanadianGrower Active Member

    10 quarts is 2.5 gallons so.. It will grow at maximum potential for 2.5 months or 2.5 feet, whichever comes first
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    Flaming Pie

    Flaming Pie Well-Known Member

    is that including the pot, or from soil up?
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    cindysid

    cindysid Active Member

    from the soil up
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    Flaming Pie

    Flaming Pie Well-Known Member

    So if I use less soil with a smaller pot, I can grow a smaller plant? It will just stop getting taller?
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    degz

    degz Member

    from what ive read, the bigger the pot the bigger the plant. im no expert or anything. when the roots reach the bottom that means they want more space.

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