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    First grow pot size

    This is my first grow and I am looking for some help. I have 2 autos going (1 Auto Amnesia and 1 Auto Northern Lights. Purchased seeds from Seed City) that are about 2 weeks since germinating. I currently have them both in 1 gallon smart pots on my deck. I am growing outside and would like to try to keep the plants somewhat small and mixed in with other plants nearby to hide them. My question is can I complete my entire grow in these 1 gallon pots or do I need to transfer to at least a 2 gallon pot?And if I move to a 2 gallon pot about what height should I expect the plants to grow? Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by gman420; 06-24-2020, 04:20 AM.

    #2
    I’m not a pro by any means and honestly I’m just starting so I have no experience with autos, but… you want 2 gallons per 1 foot plant. Depending on the strain, autos seem to grow to around 100 cm (little over 3 feet). So in theory you can control the size of the plant based on your pot size, but I personally would not recommend anything less than a 3 gallon pot as you will most likely run into root problems. Also, smaller plant usually = smaller yield.

    Anyways, Im still learning and I don’t have any hands on learning. But that’s the theory I’ve learned and intend to implement on my current grow. (Just ordered autos so will be here in a month! EEK!!)

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    • gman420
      gman420 commented
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      Thank you for your input. I am going to get a bigger pot.

    #3
    Use a 3 gal. pot, Click image for larger version

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    • ellz
      ellz commented
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      My goal is to have plants that look that nice. Well done.

    • gman420
      gman420 commented
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      Thank you. I am going to get a bigger pot. That's a nice plant, I hope mine turn out like that.

    #4
    As long as you manicure them (as PRIMO mentioned) a 3 gal pot would work for a small grow. I personally prefer 5 gallons per plant but I do indoor hydro and don't have to be discreet. Best of luck with your crop!
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    • gman420
      gman420 commented
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      Thanks for the advice. I am going to switch them to a bigger pot.

    #5
    It can be done but 3gal is the standard. Lots more attention needed in small containers but it has been done.
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    • gman420
      gman420 commented
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      Thank you for your input. Based off what everybody is saying I am going to switch them to a bigger pot.

    #6
    1 gallon is fine - it will stay low - I use 2 gallon
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    • gman420
      gman420 commented
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      Thanks. I have a gallon I may switch 1 of the plants into and I will probably grab a 3 gallon for the other as that seems to be what everybody is recommending.

    • Canuck147
      Canuck147 commented
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      Most autoflowers don't like transplant.

    • gman420
      gman420 commented
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      Thanks! I wouldn't have known. I guess maybe I should just stick with what I have and hope for the best then next time go with a bigger pot from the start.

    #7
    Yes it's especially bad when those 1gal. fabric pots have over grown plants in them, i won't use them with photo period i'll use 1gal plastic when i know i'm going to have to pot up. Good luck to you
    Be nice Be humble Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 450 viparspectar
    1 3x3x6 tent- seedlings veg t-5, CFL 54watt w/reflector- viparspectar 450 veg. light only

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    • JDU
      JDU commented
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      Agreed x10 lol. I hate re potting from a smart pot!! Sure it can be done but the effort & energy expended & stress of tryin not to rip the plant free of its roots..... I'll NEVER use a smart pot again except when it's the final stop.

    #8
    After reading through the responses I decided to move them to a bigger pot.

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    • SoOrbudgal
      SoOrbudgal commented
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      Good move

    #9
    For my 1st auto grow I have 4 in 3 gal plastic buckets & planters- just starting to flower, 2 in 3gal fabric, 2 in 1gal fabric & 1 in a 7.5 gal plastic- seedlings. I'll know what I like to use in about 100 days 👍

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    • SoOrbudgal
      SoOrbudgal commented
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      Sounds really good to me JDU hellish hot and humid eh?? Watering everything except weed every other day. I been spraying for aphids in my garden nothing on the MJ yet that i can tell, seen some white moth very small but nothing eating them yet.....

    • JohnEmad
      JohnEmad commented
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      Should be a big harvest from 9 plants. Interested in the results for sure..

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