size of gallon pots

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    daviaces

    daviaces Well-Known Member

    hi folks i am interested if anyone knows the size of 2 gallon and 3 gallon plant pots
    ie diameter of pots or sides sizes if square pots

    i am trying to plan a way to maximise yield in my small growspace 20" length x 14" wide x 36"height adjustable up to 60" height and am thinking thru a few options

    basically 1 plant with lst with a big pot

    or

    3 week rotation system with lowryders so 3 plants at 1 time in 2 gallon pots or 3 gallonpots if possible

    so if anyone could help me out with pot sizes espec 2 gallon and 3 gallon i would much appreciate it thanks
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    thalboy

    thalboy Active Member

    Its going to depend on what type of container you get. Plastic planters, buckets, grow bags, smart pots, and air pots are all going to have a different foot print. If I had to guess an average I would say that 3 gallon pots usually take up 1 sq ft of space, some a little more some a little less. 2 gallons are going to be slightly smaller, 5 gallons about 40% bigger.

    I don't do any autoflowerers, but based on their autoflowering ability alone I don't think trying to grow one big plant will work well for you. With non auto strains you either grow a few big plants under the light or a lot of little plants.
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    Crypnotic

    Crypnotic Active Member

    I'm no expert but I use 10 quart buckets (2 1/2 gallon) and the diameter is 10 inch and the height is 8 inches. I buy them at Ace Hardware. I use a four plant system that takes up a 20x20x72 space. Hope this helps.
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    daviaces

    daviaces Well-Known Member

    thanks 2 and 1/2 gallon b perfect

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