Is a three gallon pot to small to finish growing in if I use smart pots?
3 gallon is normally used for an auto, so yes, but if you are growing a photo plant, then a 5 gallon is recommended.
Thanks @raustin. About to finish my first attempt and looking down the road at next grow. Wanting to know how small so I can try more than one plant next time.
Simply put…more roots = more fruit
3 gallon is ok for Auto’s.
5 gallons + for reg photo’s.
Are you growing autos? You’ll be fine with 3 gallons if you are, but it floating be too small for a regular photo plant.
Growing A photo plant. It’s doing fine in 5 gal but trying to guess what I’m going to do in my next grow in a 4x4 tent.
Thanks @tanlover442 I was trying to guess how many I’m going to try on my next grow. I guess 4 plants in a 4x4 should be enough room.
If all autos 4 may work. But if 4 photos then ull have to keep a ‘semi’ short vegging time. Those girls will get cramped
With that in mind think I’ll do just 3.
You might even consider just doing 2. Your yield will be the same but would have more room to deal with plant issues.
I suggest starting with more than you expect to keep. Not all plants are big n healthy n fast growing. Cull the weakest/slowest. Keep n nourish the healthiest
3 reg photo’s and LST will fill a 4x4.
@tanlover442 that’s what I’m thinking. 3 and l s t.
I just finished a grow with several plants in 1 gal containers. They were clones and I only vegged them for a month. The end result was ok, but they required a lot of frequent watering. I only did it expecting to use them for butter.
Personally I think 7gal is perfect.
So yes, you “can” finish in 3 gal pots. It’s just not optimal.
Im about 4 weeks into flower, using 3 gal and 7 gal smart pots. All Photo strains. They need more frequent watering in the 3 gal vs 7 gals. I did just 2 plants in the 7 gals pots and the other 7 in the 3 gal pots so i could keep their size down. The 7 gallon plants are bigger and will yield more. I like with the 3 gallon pots the size of the plant is much more controllable. I have too keep mine low and wide, so when they flower i have enough head room to keep them from being burnt. I also went with 3 gallon pots because i was doing more plants so i can have variety without severely overcrowding my tent which is 96x48x80… 12 diff kinds it is pretty cramped as of right now… The 5 gallon pots will definitely make for a bigger plant. So you could do 2 bigger plants in 5 gallon pots in the 4x4 or 3 smaller plants in 3 gallon pots and get the same yield. Just depends on how you like to grow. My next grow ill probably do 3 plants in 15 gallon smart pots in the tent… keep from over crowding too much.
Look up 3 gallon vs 5 gallon pots on the search bar up top… our own Latewood has said he has gotten the same yield from a plant in 3 gallon vs 5 gallon so why waste the extra dirt and nutrients ?..
15 gallons in a tent!!! Can u say SUPER LST CROPPING!!! I want tags!!!
That sounds good @Dr.DankThumb420. I’m only growing for Wife and me so I don’t need tremendous yields. I’m willing to swap yield for variety so I can treat multiple ailments.