Pot specifics question

Discussion in 'Stealth / Micro / Cab Growing' started by Thebanktella, Jan 15, 2018.

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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    With regards to stealth closer grows does type of pot matter ? Ie pots with drainage holes or not ? Cors but what I'm thinking the sealed ones would be better in that the pots would store the water for a bit longer so that I would not have to water as much due to the amount of the light the plants will be getting ,,, just a thort a bit lit lol
     
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    Ginger Viking

    Ginger Viking Well-Known Member

    Drainage is a must
     
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    JackStraw74

    JackStraw74 Active Member

    Yes, you need to have drain holes...
     
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    Thebanktella

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    I take it that's so the plant isn't prone to getting root rot right ? Was thinking of getting those rectangular style pots instead of the round ones so I can lst it better
     
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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    I take it that's so the plant isn't prone to getting root rot right ? Was thinking of getting those rectangular style pots instead of the round ones so I can lst it better
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    weed likes a lot of water, but it also like a lot of air in its roots. the trick is getting both at the same time. theres also the problem of nutrient salts building up in your pots if you don't have adequate drainage.
    i would suggest you look into hempy buckets. they're my preferred growing style. the original uses 100% perlite, but i run 70% perlite, 30% pro-mix. i only need to water about every three days, and they drain into a pan. empty the pan and you're done for another 3 or 4 days.
    i run 10 gallon totes, but you can run anything down to about 3 gallon and get good results. for the big ones i use an elbow and a piece of hose to keep them from draining till i want them to, just tip the elbow down into the drain pan. the smaller ones i just sit in a dish tub when i water, leave them there till they quit draining, then dump the dish tub.
    Draining IMG_20180116_114359.jpg
    Not draining IMG_20180116_114408.jpg
    veg, drains into the tub IMG_20180116_114419.jpg
    the area below the drain acts as a reservoir, they call this a hybrid form of hydroponics, you get much faster growth than plain soil, not as good as DWC, but its a lot more stable than DWC, much less chance of catastrophic crop failure in hempy buckets
     
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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    I take it that's so the plant isn't prone to getting root rot right ? Was thinking of getting those rectangular style pots instead of the round ones so I can lst it better
    that looks like a really good idea thanks for the idea will def use that way
     
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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    I just thort of a sick idea, instead of the L bend I'll use one of those plastic taps they put on 20l buckets I'll, force that into pot then use it at a open and close valve , to drain cors I haven't seen hempy pots here where I stay
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    if you use the elbows, don't go cheap. get the good fat grommets and elbows, the grommets stop them from leaking, where the cheap ones won't, and the good elbows don't clog up inside. i used cheap elbows once and killed a plant, it plugged up and drowned the plant, and i didn't notice as i was draining multiple pots into the same pan

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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

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    Thebanktella

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    Yes that's the one I was thinking about so then wat ? I just water till I see it's super wet let it sit for maybe like 10-15 mins then drain ? Or do I just water and let it drain till it stops then close the valve ?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    you're filling the reservoir in the bottom of the pot, and forcing a little of the old nutrient out, keeping the old salts from building up, and oxygenating the root zone. so you want to open the drain, then water till you see it start to come out of the drain. thats usually enough, once you see it start, it'll continue to drain for a while as the water settles in the pot, drawing air in behind itself. the res part of my big pots is about 2 gallons, i like to get about half a gallon of run off, to make sure its not getting stale.
    then you can close the valve to prevent any more run off or spillage if you move the pots around.
     
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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    Ah ok I got u very informative bro
     
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    giantsfan24

    giantsfan24 Well-Known Member

    Gave me an idea I was looking for. Thanks!
     
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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    Do it
     
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