Beginner Grower Here Need Help


#1

So this is my first post on the forum and am currently on my first grow with seeds I had stashed up. My question isn’t on this grow though, I’m doing pretty well had 6 plants to begin with only 2 were female :confused: Other than that everything’s going good. Anyways I have an 8x4 area with a 1000 watt hps and am planning on getting 2 300 watt leds to go with on the sides. I’m planning on having a scrog set up for my next grow but I’m not sure on what size pots to use. I’m currently in the middle of germination with 8 seeds and am planning on having all 8 come out good. I would like to use 3 gallon pots but I don’t know if that would be enough. I’m currently using 5 gallon pots in this grow and aren’t sure how big of a difference it would make to use 3 gallon pots instead.


#2

Is this bag seed? Do you have any idea if they could be autos? I always plant in 5 gallon pots. I found that 3 gallons get rootbound way too quickly. However, I only grow photos, autos grow much smaller, so you could probably get away with the 3 gallons.


#3

We would really appreicate you filling out a support ticket. It is set up for us to help you out in a consistent and informed manner.

Welcome to ILGM and Happy growing

lw


#4

They’re not autos. I got 3 fem black widows, 3 fem Bruce banner and 2 fem Skywalker OGs. What about the 3 gallon smart pots, I’m currently using 5 gallon smart pots. In Bush doctors coco loco. Which is what I’m planning on using for these 8.


#5

My honest opinion, you can do it, but they’re gonna get rootbound in a 3 gallon, and if you want to SCROG then you won’t be able to transplant them and you may get problems. I suggest you save yourself the headache and go with the 5 gallons.


#6

I tried to use 3 gallon with photos. They get rootbound & yield suffers. I now use 5 gallon.


#7

Sounds good. I really appreciate the help. 5 gallon pots it is.


#8

You won’t be sorry. :slight_smile:


#9

@raustin there are designs for mobile SCROG’s; I use them daily FYI.

Pot size in coco is going to be dependent on how large you want your plants. If you are doing a SCROG grow there will necessarily be a longer veg time than if you were doing a SOG grow. I use 7 gallon in coco, vegging for 2 months before flipping. Even in those large pots they become rootbound. Yes; coco is a medium and you feed like hydro drain to waste but it isn’t hydro.

If you can swing it; go for the largest pot size you can handle. In coco for me that’s 7 gallon. In soil I have gone all the way to 15 gallon.


#10

Can you transplant in your mobile SCROG?


#11

The plants go in the SCROG only when large enough to benefit. So by then they are in their final home. I suppose you COULD but wouldn’t usually need to.