are 5gal pots big enough for organic grow?

the native

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starting to run out of options guys.about 2 months into vege,had a few deficiencies(magnesium) and just getting on top of them,should be ready to flip in a week or so mayb.my dilemma is that my 5gal pots may not be sufficient to get me thru flower what are your guys thoughts?
i have four ladies(gelatos) going in 4x4,under 480w qb.
 

go go kid

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2 monthes old in organics and you had deficancies?? 5 galons is plenty of soil for the grow, but with organics the trace elements are all in there or should be if the soils good.
got any pics we can see?
what are you feeding it?
what soil you useing?
and any other info on grow would help
 

the native

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2 monthes old in organics and you had deficancies?? 5 galons is plenty of soil for the grow, but with organics the trace elements are all in there or should be if the soils good.
got any pics we can see?
what are you feeding it?
what soil you useing?
and any other info on grow would help
 

the native

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my ss(5weeks of composting it)had seabird guano,dolomite lime,basalt,rock phosphatet,blood meal,kelp meal,neem cake,langbenite,boneflour,epsoms salt.the root balls were dusted with tricoderma powder on transplant.
26c 56humidity.
 

Aussieaceae

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my ss(5weeks of composting it)had seabird guano,dolomite lime,basalt,rock phosphatet,blood meal,kelp meal,neem cake,langbenite,boneflour,epsoms salt.the root balls were dusted with tricoderma powder on transplant.
26c 56humidity.
been foiler feeding epsoms salts and a lil bit of kelp,mainly just watering plain water,but about 3-4 days ago gave them some compost tea, which just had ewc,molasses,compost,kelp
Have the potassium / magnesium symptoms been getting better after foliar feeds, or, progressively more pronounced?
 

Dr. Who

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I run lots of SS organics.

I don't start in my final pot.
I start in solo cups - then up to 1 gallon - then up to 2 or 3 (final pot size dependent) - Then to my final pot size of 5 or 7 gallon - usually 7's. I let them veg for 10 days and then into the bloom room with them.
Use differing soils for veg and bloom. Have differing soils for bloom also. Formulated for the strain type (kind of a thing for Mg hungry plants and N hungry plants), and how long they run.

Even with that. I sometimes find myself supplementing some nutrition on long running Sativa's.
So, it's nice to keep some organic liquid nutrients around. I like age old or simply brew up some organic fert tea to cover the spectrum I need.
 

PadawanWarrior

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fading out :weed:
I don't think I added enough P. I just top dressed it last night to see if I can slow the yellowing a bit. I know it takes awhile, but I added some EWC and compost to help it work faster. This is the first time this has happened to my Green Crack, but I did lollipop the shit outta it this time. I've also just been giving plain water for like a month.
 

farmingfisherman

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I don't think I added enough P. I just top dressed it last night to see if I can slow the yellowing a bit. I know it takes awhile, but I added some EWC and compost to help it work faster. This is the first time this has happened to my Green Crack, but I did lollipop the shit outta it this time. I've also just been giving plain water for like a month.
Wish I could give you a little of the extra my lady has going on.. She's still pretty green. Trying to run some water threw her to speed up the fade process if she even does. Tried pulling a few outside colas in and a few inside out. Don't do this while really lit... :hump:

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the native

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I run lots of SS organics.

I don't start in my final pot.
I start in solo cups - then up to 1 gallon - then up to 2 or 3 (final pot size dependent) - Then to my final pot size of 5 or 7 gallon - usually 7's. I let them veg for 10 days and then into the bloom room with them.
Use differing soils for veg and bloom. Have differing soils for bloom also. Formulated for the strain type (kind of a thing for Mg hungry plants and N hungry plants), and how long they run.

Even with that. I sometimes find myself supplementing some nutrition on long running Sativa's.
So, it's nice to keep some organic liquid nutrients around. I like age old or simply brew up some organic fert tea to cover the spectrum I need.
im obviously not that advanced, but take in as much as i can and learn.ive made so many mistakes, trial and error. Just glad that i can ask these questions and try and fix them.
 

Aussieaceae

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there getting better
Think it's possible the roots are staying a little soggy? Or the soil is locking those elements out, causing a deficiency?

The general overall green foliage and minor droop, would be an indication to my own self that it is likely some sort of lockout. Rather than a deficiency.
 
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