Big Pots = Big Buds?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by gwaziman001, May 4, 2011.

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    gwaziman001

    gwaziman001 Active Member

    Hi all I have been told if you use big pots you will get big buds? See I was always veg for 6 weeks to get a big plant = big buds. So could I cut my veg time and just use big pots? I use 11 liter pots can any1 give any input on this thanks guys :peace:
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    NLXSK1

    NLXSK1 Well-Known Member

    The size of the root ball determines the size of the plant.

    The size of the plant determines the size of the buds.

    That is a simplified explanation for you.
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    del66666

    del66666 Well-Known Member

    what you been pulling per plant dry with what lighting?
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    gwaziman001

    gwaziman001 Active Member

    I get 1.4/1.5 oz per plant was looking to get 2oz per plant. I only ever do 3 maybe 4 plant at one time due to only using a 400w lamp in a ds100 grow tent thanks.
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    I grow flood & drain now days but i grew soil for years & i started off using large pots because that was the info being passed around at the time,how wrong i was,after seeing my friend grow 4 foot monsters in half gallon containers i thought differently. At the end of my growing in soil i was growing using 1.5 quart containers & pulling around 4 ounces per plant,a plants root system need only be large enough to deliever water/nutes to the plant,small pots require more frequent waterings & that is all.
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    NLXSK1

    NLXSK1 Well-Known Member

    By that logic you should be able to grow 4' pot plants out of a shot glass with a drip feeding system.
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    C,mon now,there is a point where no amount of drip system could feed a plant properly & i think you were aware of that when you posted,the cold truth is that large pots with expensive soil are not needed to get fantastic results & large yeilds.
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    Edit,the bud im my avatar was from my soil grows using 1.5 quart pots,the pics were posted in a thread very simular to this thread,forum members nicknamed that bud "the moose" & a forum member made the avatar from the original pics.
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    max316420

    max316420 Well-Known Member


    what was the strain and what was dried weight of her? Did you have to chop it into chunks to dry it cause that bitch is THICK
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    del66666

    del66666 Well-Known Member

    12-12 from seed should pull 2-3 oz per plant, heres a few of mine

    Attached Files:

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    irieie

    irieie Well-Known Member

    bigger pot does not neccessarily mean bigger buds. but if given the proper environement and time it will mean a bigger plant. but a bud size in my experience is not determined by plant size (with in reason) . i have cut bigger colas of a plant grown in a 6" pot than one grown in a 12". but there was obviously more buds from the 12". strain and structure will have more of an effect on bud size.
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    gwaziman001

    gwaziman001 Active Member

    Thanks guys, I have just put mine on 12/12 and like I said I have 11 liter pots, so let's see what I get they have had 5 weeks veg and stand about 3 foot now
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    Its been a few years since posting that pic of the moose but a chonicle of her life should still be archived in a thread in advanced growing forum on the site,fdd started an experiment using different cloning solutions & that plant was part of the thread with lotsa pics.

    At harvest the cola was longer & fatter than a 2 liter pop bottle,the pic in my avatar only shows the top 1/3 of the bud,im pretty sure the strain was top.44 skunk,its been 3 yrs so im not positive on dry weight but somewhere around 53 grams dry rings a bell to me.
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    Its been a few years since posting that pic of the moose but a chonicle of her life should still be archived in a thread in advanced growing forum on the site,fdd started an experiment using different cloning solutions & that plant was part of the thread with lotsa pics.

    At harvest the cola was longer & fatter than a 2 liter pop bottle,the pic in my avatar only shows the top 1/3 of the bud,im pretty sure the strain was top.44 skunk,its been 3 yrs so im not positive on dry weight but somewhere around 53 grams dry rings a bell to me.
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    max316420

    max316420 Well-Known Member


    that is one pretty lady... Im jealous
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    Cali.Grown>408

    Cali.Grown>408 Well-Known Member

    2-3 oz per plant?? lol is that what you pulled off each of those girls?? lol
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    had5onit

    had5onit Member

    yea i agree with this, ive ben growing in 3 gallon pots for a long time and can pull 2oz a plant, its all on the grower.
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    Cali.Grown>408

    Cali.Grown>408 Well-Known Member

    it matters how long u veg not just the pot size..pot size helps vegging plants get bigger..more root space=bigger plants but not necessarily bigger buds, it all depends how long u veg.

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