I was wondering if it makes much of a difference in yields if I grow in 3 gallon pots or 5 gallon pots.
Short answer: Yes, bigger pots = bigger plants = bigger yields.
In fact it is much more involved than that. It does depend upon how long you veg the plants, how much light you give them, etc, etc,.
I grow in 1 gallon pots and they are severely root bound by harvest time.
Most folks grow in 3 - 5 gallon container very successfully.
Ty. I use 3 gallon but was wondering if under the exact same grow regimen if 5 gallon pots would produce better yields.
That is difficult to say for certain. My guess is that you will see a significant increase in yields.
Example: I just harvested a grow which had three Super Silver Haze, two in ten gallon pots and the third in a three gallon pot. Both plants in the 10 gallon pots produced about 1 lb each dried and cured. The plant in the 3 gallon pot produced about 3.5 oz.
If all other variables in your grow stay the same as well as veg time you shouldnt see that big of a difference if any. Unless you were vegging to long in the 3’s
Then again, every grow we get better so hopefully your seeing positive improvements every time you grow a plant.
I try to stick with vegging for 8 weeks from seed before switching to 12-12
This is only my second grow. I’m still learning
Thats a pretty long veg in a 3gal. Unless the plants get stalled for some reason. If you went to a 5 I would think you would see a noticeable difference
What medium are you growing in?
They might stall a little because I defoliate about a week before I switch light cycles
This round I tried happy frog with some perlite and worm castings
Would love a recommendation for a super good soil
If your looking to improve the growth and speed maybe you should look into coco coir. I ran soil my first round(ocean forest) and switched to try coco my 2nd. My coco plants completely blew my soil plant away.
With that I step aside for the soil god… @Mrcrabs
He is a beast and is a great teacher
Did you use just coco or was it mixed with something else
Pure coco with nothing added, not even perlite
Ty so much. I really appreciate your input. I love doing this and really want to learn as to maximize my efforts
Are there nutrients in coco or should I start feeding right away
With coco you feed right away. It gives you total control over feeding.