20 gallon pot or 20 gallon garbage can?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Waiakeauka, Apr 26, 2010.

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    Waiakeauka

    Waiakeauka Active Member

    Which would you use for your outdoor grow, 20 gallon pots or 20 gallon garbage can? The pot is wider and the garbage can is deeper. Which one would you choose?
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    madcatter

    madcatter Active Member

    Partially depends on the strain... plant will bush out to size of root ball so wider the pot bushier the plant.... all things being equal...
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    bobbyhopefeild

    bobbyhopefeild Active Member

    the roots tend to go down more then to the side, go with the garbage can, i should imagine its probly cheaper too
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    rzza

    rzza Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^^^^^^
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    bobbyhopefeild

    bobbyhopefeild Active Member


    thats not true, a wide pot does not equal a wide plant, the shape of the plant depends on strain not how roots grow unless you mean when a plant gets rootbound and grows upwards not outwards, which is it being rootbound, a plant rootbound in a wide but not tall pot will still grow upwards regardless
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    MistaKris

    MistaKris Active Member

    why not go with 30 + gallon grow bags you can find them at your local nursery for around 2 dollars they kind of look like a black trash bag...
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    tropical

    tropical Well-Known Member

    I've heard it is better to dig wider holes than deeper. Either will work fine, but I'd go with the wider option.
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    Waiakeauka

    Waiakeauka Active Member

    Is the grow bag strong enough to carry and move the plant without tearing.
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    Waiakeauka

    Waiakeauka Active Member

    The 20 gallon cost $6.40 and the 20 gallon garbage can cost $11.94. I should also add that the plastic on the garbage can is a thinner then the pots and the pots will last longer then the garbage cans.
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    BeginnersLuck

    BeginnersLuck Active Member

    Why dont you try each and then post your results instead of all the speculation?
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    Waiakeauka

    Waiakeauka Active Member

    I was hoping that someone on the forum already knew the answer. Is it against forum rules to ask a question?
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    Dr. Greenhorn

    Dr. Greenhorn Well-Known Member

    is there really a correct answer? 20 gallons is 20 gallons. some like em fat and short, some like em tall and skinny. what about you?
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    phyzix

    phyzix Well-Known Member

    The answer is: Both are perfectly fine
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    tropical

    tropical Well-Known Member

    Go with the wider pot man.
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    alexonfire

    alexonfire Well-Known Member

    Roots grow down, they both work :)
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    tropical

    tropical Well-Known Member

    A lot of people don't dig holes more than 2 feet deep. I've heard of plants in 3 feet wide holes one year and the next year the same genetics were used in 4 ft wide holes and the grower got nearly double the yield. IMO wider is better. I've heard that the wider the circumference of the root system, the bushier the plant will get. They say that the plant will grow outwards toward the root tips, therefore the wider the roots, the bushier the plant. I think this logic can pretty easily carry over to containers. Go with the wider of the 20 gallon option.
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    Dr. Greenhorn

    Dr. Greenhorn Well-Known Member

    LMFAO! :clap: are you serious dude? ....so what if the dude dug 3 ft deep holes then the next season he dug 4ft deep holes? same smell, no?
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    Waiakeauka

    Waiakeauka Active Member

    Thanks for the infomation! I will go ahead and get the pots since wider is better and best of all it's cheaper and more durable.
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    Dr. Greenhorn

    Dr. Greenhorn Well-Known Member

    ahahahahahaha! :clap: some hilarious shit guys! thanks for the laughs:hump:
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    tropical

    tropical Well-Known Member

    Uhhhm not really. The guy wants a definitive answer to this question so I thought I'd try to give him one lol, from a couple of grows I saw. In the end either will work, but he wants a definitive answer, so I gave him the most definitive answer I could muster up lol.

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