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How big of a container for plant? 1/2/3 gallon?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by im so dope, Apr 24, 2009.

    im so dope

    im so dope Active Member

    I was just looking for some clarification on the container/pot size everyone used or went by. I think I read somewhere that you want 1 gallon per foot of growth or something like that, maybe I am just making it up. Any info appreciated.

    docd187 Well-Known Member

    unless you're going to go with a lot of small plants like in sog, i would go with at least a 3gal container. If you're looking for some big monsters than a 5gal would be better suited.

    Stoneded Active Member

    2 Gallon pots work well for me, 4-5 weeks veg and 8-10 weeks flower, the roots will be making a ring around the bottom, but certainly not bound. It all depends on how big you want 'em.

    Scyntra Well-Known Member

    well I use 2 liter soda bottles for my little plants but there breed to stay very small 16-25" and don't do any better in 5gal. vs 2liters..but good rule of thumb is 1 gal per foot of height, just really depends on how you want to grow.
    Dr Greene

    Dr Greene Well-Known Member

    Dude, seriously fuck those little 3 gal pots, hook ur girls up with 5 gal +. It's called cannabis karma...you give ur girls lots of room, they will give you lots of their sweet buds. Unless you are spatially challenged that is, or working with a short strain, just get the biggest pots you can fit in ur space.

    HomeGrown420baby Well-Known Member

    the bigger the pot the bigger the plant..it will fill up the whole pot if u veg it right..go with a 20gallon and grow a big old monster

    docd187 Well-Known Member

    yea i had a plant last year that i vegged for at least 2 months. the thing was almost as big as my girl. that was before flowering too :shock:. and towards the end i could def see that she was becoming to get a little bit rootbound. i was using the 3gal pots but couldn't find any 5gal to transplant her into.

    HomeGrown420baby Well-Known Member

    i got a pretty big 4footer in a 3gallon bucket..probably get a half pound but next grow ima go with a 10gallon and try to get a pound

    Relaxed Well-Known Member

    Ok, my thoughts are if everyone is talking 3 or 5 gals then freakin split the diff. and go 4 gals. Where? Wal-mart has 4 gal. trash cans sized almost square white or black at just over 2 bucks can't be beat...drill holes and Whammo...

    mygirls Medical Marijuana (MOD)

    the biger the pots the less you have to water you feed them. i willbe going back to my 10 gallon pots next time.

    docd187 Well-Known Member

    holy shit bro 10gal? my first grow i think i maxed out 3gal pots and she was a freakin monster. i dont even want to think about how big your plants can get. on second hand maybe i do want to think of it hahaha :bigjoint:

    muaythaibanger Well-Known Member

    Are you guys talkin indoor growin?

    I go with at least 25 gallon holes or containers outdoors. .

    One guy I know grows in 40 gallon drums.He grows em big.

    Leftyy2k4 Well-Known Member

    My first plants were 3 gallon and now I am rocking 1 gallons for space reasons.

    doktorgreenthumb420 Well-Known Member

    50 gallon drums should work fine for em .....they will be like palm trees

    mygirls Medical Marijuana (MOD)

    typo soory thats 19 gallon pots. :hump:

    mygirls Medical Marijuana (MOD)

    indoor :hump:

    HomeGrown420baby Well-Known Member

    either way if its indoor or outdoor the bigger the pot the bigger the plant..5gallons will give u a beast but 20gallons will give u a FAT beast..it will fill in more and have alot of width

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