Diminishing returns

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by charface, Jun 30, 2018.

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    Miyagismokes

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    How many times can you do this before you blow out the 1 gal?
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    Several but not sure really.
    I usually don't reuse the ones but the larger ones last a long time.

    Im lazy

    Im sure there are varying qualities of bags.

    My old buddy used to wash his in a 55 gal drum full of an sns? concoction of some kind. (i think)
     
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    I've grown monsters in 3 gallon grow bags.
    The last one was Zamaldelica.
    I easily got 4 zips off that plant -- probably more. :weed:
     
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    I've never washed my fabric pots.
    Plants don't seem to care... :eyesmoke:
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member


    8======D
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    I've never had root issues in smarts. I just don't like watering constantly. Some people don't mind watering every day. The green house girls go through the 2 gallon stage super fast.
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    I've had bags go for years and years. I just dump dirt and rinse them with scalding hot water from the tank house. Store them and use em again. I left a few with dirt from last season to try some no till. I pulled the old stem out from last year and stuck a new baby right in. Their doing just as good as the others so far. I obviously started feeding them earlier.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    He was large scale and indoor so when he got pm or something it was a major problem.

    I don't wash mine either.
    But you can.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    Yeah my big indoor bags go outside when Im done.
    I leave the roots to decompose then plant right in those bags outside
     
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    I heard that 'no till ROLS' works best in 30 gallon or bigger.

    This year I'm not running anything bigger than 10 gal so they'll get dumped on the recycle pile in October.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I remember i use to slice the bottoms because I refused to believe the roots would pass through.

    I never told anyone. Lol

    But I eventually tried it and well,
    It works.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    The first year I did it I didn't have to feed until right before flower.
    Pretty amazing
     
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    Do you top-dress with organic nutes after pulling the old stem, or just run it as is?
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    I never heard that ...... the ones I did it in were some 10 gallons I bought to throw some extra clones in during late season last year. They seem to be doing fine. I literally left them outside and like I said pulled the old stem out this season and replaced it with a baby. Roots organic 707 soil. These were extras as well that didn't make any difference to me wether they lived or not..... I just hate killing healthy babies for no reason. Might as well play around. Constantly learning is what keeps it interesting.


    BTW- Those bags I sunk into other bags are already filled with roots. The ones I cut as usual seemed to take up the new soil a lot quicker. The ones I didn't cut acted like they were still in just two gallon pots for the first week or so. Now the roots are all grown through and everything is good.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    The first time I just ran the bag with roots to see how long It worked.

    Now I top dress with dry amendments.
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm doing this year. I didn't amnend em or anything.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I like that the plant saves energy by letting the new roots travel along the old roots instead of
    Having to forge a new trail

    Plus food source,
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I actually tried it before I read tlo so I felt like a god damn genius.
    Then I figured out I had just written stairway to heaven.

    Wait, what?
     
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    Miyagismokes

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    Only took having to empty and move a few 100 gal pots for me. Had to peel them off the ground...
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    Lol, i use to help dude sometimes.
    I had to beat the bags with a sledgehammer to get the rootballs out.
    People think its all glamorous.

    I almost pooped my butthole out a while back pulling wet 45gal bags across my yard.
    Fun

    I know what you mean though.
    Even if you don't dig the bag in shallow roots will attach to the ground like good glue
     

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