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straight in the ground or containers?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by sunandsky, Jan 10, 2017.


    sunandsky Well-Known Member

    So I'm going to be growing some large strains this coming summer and I'm wondering if I should just put them straight into the garden, or like dig out some soil, put down some plastic or whatever and put in my own soil?

    I'm thinking I will have to feed quite a bit since they are large plants and I will be able to do this more efficiently if I create some type of large container type deal in the soil. Like a separated bed sort of thing. Then again it would be easy to put it straight into the ground, and my garden has pretty good soil. I've grown everything from corn and tomatoes to watermelon, pumpkins, and peppers in there just fine.

    Any advice for a first time outdoor grow?
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    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    I would not put them in the ground animals can get the roots more pest problems.... pots allow you better control and easy to move around if needed
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    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Put them in the ground without a liner. The ground keeps the roots cool in the summer and warm late fall.
    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member


    Rusher Well-Known Member

    Whatever is more convenient for you. When I lived in a warmer clime I did both and noticed little or no adverse effects either way.
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    mojoganjaman Well-Known Member

    in the ground...plan your holes...dig them...fill with organic soil...populate said holes...feed alot less...hth

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    TurboTokes Well-Known Member

    Only reason I pot them is so I can move them if grandma comes over!!
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    Sir72 Well-Known Member

    Ground without a doubt, less watering is a huge plus

    sunandsky Well-Known Member

    Alright thanks everyone. Ground it is. I'm a medical patient so I don't need to be moving them around or anything. I've got a nice pile of composted chicken manure I can add to my hole too!

    throwdo Well-Known Member

    I plant them in containers so you can move them
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    TWS Well-Known Member

    Can you move a 300 gallon pot . He said large , not tiny.
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    TWS Well-Known Member

    Really ? Autos ?

    TWS Well-Known Member

    Do you have or get gophers ? They suck .
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017

    TWS Well-Known Member

    Grandma probably smokes dank, or at least cock .
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    Dan Drews

    Dan Drews Well-Known Member

    I grow for personal use only and I'm sure I'm not nearly as big a smoker as some of you, so I prefer variety over quantity. Personally I prefer to grow 3 small 6 - 7' plants of different strains in 10 gallon containers rather than trying to grow 12 foot, 5 lb. monsters which would be a huge waste of resources and weed for me. Even with small plants, I still have some 2.5 year old buds in my closet that I'll either use for brownies, or end up just throwing them away.

    Everyone's needs are different which explains why there's no single right answer. Best of luck on your grow!

    YodaHazeMaster Well-Known Member

    What in the actual fuck

    TWS Well-Known Member

    You did Grammy too ?
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    mauricem00 Well-Known Member

    if you have good soil with good drainage than just go straight into the ground.I have poor soil so I dig a large hole and fill it with potting soil to create an "in ground planter" for my trees and flowers
    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    In the ground has allot of advantages. The only disadvantage is of cause moving it.
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    Greenthumbskunk Well-Known Member

    In the ground if its a good spot. Grow much larger, uniform temps, wont dry out and blow away or die and of course much larger yield but that depends on size.
    Pots you can move around but you have to stay on top of things or they can be stunted severely if you miss a watering. Will blow over on you as well.

    Some plants are finicky to ph levels so lime your dirt if it needs it.

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