I just received my seeds and am planning to start them in a 5gal bucket, (one seed per bucket). Once the weather permits I’m going to take them out side. I’m planning on leaving the plants in the bucket. The question is how much less will the plant grow, if any, being restricted to the bucket.
There are plenty of growers that use 5 gallon buckets. I will tag @Fieldofdreams
Not a dirt farmer. But with hydro my girls grow better in a 15 gal bin than in 5 gal. I’ve seen a lot of pretty girls in 5 gal buckets. If you want to expand her horizons maybe cut the bottom of the bucket out.
5 gallon container compared to the ground the difference will be substantial. Bigger roots bigger fruits.
Thanks. If I were to transplant me ladies from the 5gal bucket to a traditional garden, is there a maximum size before it’s to late?
before flowering if you can.
I recommend using the 5 or 7 gallon fabric pots you can grow some nice big plants in pots.
Thanks, that’s a good idea.
@hawkmaster1 This plant is in a 5 gallon fabric pot.
Thanks for the tag @GreggT
@hawkmaster1 you can grow a pretty large photo plant in a 5 gal indoors as long as you give plenty of time for veg and all the nutes she can handle. I’d drill a shit ton of holes in the bottom and bottom edge and bury the bucket a bit and that will allow her to grow beyond the container into the surrounding soil. Also being partially buried will slow down how fast the container heats up in the sun and dries out every day. I’m certain you can grow monsters outside in buckets.
These are my current run but they are autos so I had no say in the flip or how big they didn’t get lol.
Awesome, thank you so much for your reply.
Wow! Look at all of those buds!
If you are growing photoperiod plants outdoors and startng them in the early spring then I would suggest a bigger pot for final home. If you start them in April then the plants are growing for over 6 months. Long growth time requires bigger pot sizes for bigger plants. 10 gallon minimum.
I’m planting White Widow feminized. Thanks for you thoughts.
And cloth will drain better.
You can set the fabric pot on the dirt and the roots will grow through the bag into the soil. It depends on what you want. If you have a good (long) growing season and want as big as plant as possible, grow directly in the soil or large grow bags. Sometimes smaller has its benefits. Bad weather or if you need to move the plant, 5 gallon bags may give you more options. You can always do more. You know, all your eggs in one basket .
I personally like fabric pots for outdoor grows now, seems like everything I grow in a fabric pot grows better and has healthier roots vs hard containers like buckets…
And I do it on the cheap with the blue re-usable Walmart bags for most things…
This is how I grow a ton of things outdoors if I don’t want to put it in the ground directly… The only thing I do differently is I use large black concrete mixing tubs instead of kiddie pools, as the kiddle pools tend to fall apart after a single season…
Thanks, great idea.
@mingleme The Fabric pots also work great
I grow some of mine in cheap black 9 gallon around 32.5 litre pots here in Oz i dont drill them out and place in ground i just leave as is due to laws here an can restrict there size but if you want size go larger fabric pots or drill them out and sink them have seen some monsters in 10 gallon fabric pots. Good luck with your grow