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16oz cup for flower + veg (amazing!)

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by entropic, Jun 8, 2007.


    entropic Well-Known Member

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    Major_Nuggz Well-Known Member

    lmfao nice
    Sweet..cant believe the girth on the fourth pic

    GSTATUS Well-Known Member

    That first pic is nuts.

    000420 terpenophenolic

    Awsome..... I would have loved to be in that contest, we should have one here only even more difficult like an 8 oz. cup grow......I'm stoked on this, great job.

    GSTATUS Well-Known Member


    gonzo-89 Active Member

    I wana do that, by the way first time grower, and first post

    Major_Nuggz Well-Known Member

    wow if you could get a half oz outta 8 oz cup.. think the oz a plant on the 16 oz cups is sweet..gonna try the 16 for now with one of my babies ..already have 2 in cups anyways
    Widow Maker

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    MisoHi Well-Known Member

    That is just amazing.

    jackinthebox Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard gonzo!!

    You will be an awesome grower in no time buddy, just make sure you read everything, especially the FAQS, I would actually recommend you light one up, and read the whole thing. That will make it easier to understand everything, and give you a jumpstart on the rest of the first time growers
    : )

    Goodluck buddy : )

    ps. Crazy cup grows : )

    babygro Well-Known Member

    Also goes to show you don't need huge 5 gallon + containers for a decent yield.

    hearmenow Well-Known Member

    Yeah, baby. It's all in the lights, temps, nutes and grow medium. This kind of blows my whole theory that the bigger your pot, the bigger your root system, the bigger the plant, the bigger the buds! That root system must be one thick ball.

    babygro Well-Known Member

    It doesn't blow it out of the water at all, all it shows is what can be achieved when you know what you're doing - and that's the key - all the equipment in the world won't grow you great plants - knowledge and understanding of their needs and requirements will though.

    To grow great bud, you need to know how and be able to grow healthy plants, whatever you use to do it, is whatever your resources allow.

    New growers like big pots, new growers are encouraged to use big pots, not *just* because big pots will give you the greatest potential yield, but because big pots buffer mistakes much more than little pots will. All that soil in that big pot is acting as a 'buffer' against mistakes like over-watering, under-watering and over- and underfertilising. The more soil substrate mass, the harder it will be to change the ph of that soil by watering with out of whack ph, the less watering will be needed (which reduces the potential for mistakes) and so on.

    You can grow healthy plants in small pots, you can maximise yields with plants in small pots grown in SOG systems, but, and it's a big but, you have to know what you're doing. You have to understand that small pots = small root mass = low water and nutrient uptake and storage, which means more frequent water and nutrient feeds. The smaller the pot, the less nutrients it can hold and it almost gets to a stage where it's operating like a soiless mix, because there are no nutrients left in the soil - the soil substrate mass is so small it cannot hold many nutrients in it and they get depleted quickly, hence the need to understand how, when and how much nutrients to feed. The watering and nutrient feeding would be almost daily I'd say as opposed to every 4 or 5 days watering and every 8 to 10 days feeding in larger pots.

    The capacity for mistakes is much higher in smaller pots than larger ones, because there's no margin for error, but by understanding the plants nutrient and water feeding frequency decent yields can be achieved without huge root masses, because the root mass is so much smaller - it cannot store as many nutrients and therefore they must be replaced more frequently.

    entropic Well-Known Member

    I bet this could be made even more efficient by not limiting yourself to a 16oz cup the whole time, if you stepped up from say a 4oz container at the start, let the roots completely fill that, then 8oz, 12oz, 16oz the yield would probably improve, and it'd make the most out of the available space.

    Major_Nuggz Well-Known Member

    You set yourself up for a marathon grow this way'
    Anything in containers this small are going to be root bound real quick

    entropic Well-Known Member

    I don't mean it as something to do for a normal grow, I just wanted to point out that these guys might have been able to do even better if they didn't have to use a 16oz cup the whole time, just have 16oz be the final pot.

    420thAvenue Well-Known Member

    Extremely cool. I really like AlienBait's LED grow.

    shamegame Well-Known Member

    I would love to have an event like this here!

    fdd2blk Well-Known Member

    nlaowp what?

    roseypanties Well-Known Member

    YEILD??? How much beautiful dudah

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