3 or 5 gallon in a 4x4 and why

Well , I’m wrapping up my first grow in a few weeks and I just got a 4x4 today so I’m ready for another round and to get in a good rotation this time. My last and also first grow got root bound and it stunted her bc I didn’t switch from the solo cup fast enough and I only had these little pots.

So 3 or 5 gallon pots ? , plastic , fabric or air pot? and why ?
Thank you !

P.s. my fan , filter and light are coming in the next 2 weeks.

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I prefer 5 myself for auto. Bigger for photo. Cloth and soil guy. Just me. 4 photo in 7-10 fit 4x4 of big tent perfect. Tried a sog…failed miserably…back to comfort zone with big fat plants.

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I’m sticking with my autos for now. I think im gonna go either 5. One of these WW was hard sativa leaner and she was tall af.

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Not really sure that root bound is an issue with cannabis. I’ve grown plants from seed to harvest in solo cups. Right now I’m growing 5 plants in 1 gallon pots. They do require watering more often, so that’s really the only downfall.

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I like the 3 gallon you won’t waste as much soil but you do have to water more often if you feed it right it won’t be searching for food so the roots won’t even usually fill a 3 gallon when I use them

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Five gallon fabric pots i would go they air prune the roots gives ur plant plenty of room to spread its roots and bigger pot bigger plant and yeild

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Bro this is a white widow that was grown in a five gallon fabric pot and it was grown in all natural organic nutrients

i got seven ozs of good bud and another two ozs of popcorn bud so 9ozs in total

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Very nice ! Way better than my WW :rofl:

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I done alot of lst training and defoliation and lollipopping aswell

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My personal preference is 3 gallon, small space and like to run several plants at anytime. Dialed in conditioning, nutes , lighting and good training can get you some really good harvest :love_you_gesture:

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Bigger the roots bigger the fruits!

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I wanted to just do a 4x4 12” raised bed in the bottom of my tent but that idea got vetoed

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I don’t really think bigger than 5 gallon is likely need for MOST homegrowers indoors. Many use 3 gallons successfully

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Out of curiosity, say a new inside grower said they had 3, 4 week old photos in 3 gallon bags, and a 2½ week auto in a 1 gallon bag, in a 32x32x63. You think this new grower would be in a heap of trouble? I am this newer grower BTW.

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I vote Fabric pots 5 gallon Keep in mind the fabric pots vary in Dimensions and shape.

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I like 7 gal! diff strokes for diff folks

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I grow four plants in my 3x3 all of the time. You do have to train and shape them to the space. It can easily be done as long as you put in the time to make it work. I would get the auto into a 3 gallon bag. It is the size I used when growing autos. You will also have to deal with the timing differences between the auto & photos. The auto may start flowering sooner than when you want to flip the photos.

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@beardless It already has been some work lol. I’ve been tying them down and have them at about 8" tall. I just put the auto in the 1 gallon yesterday. I put it in 1 gallon for space and plus the strain has done horrible so far. I haven’t seen any terrible differences when transplanting (harming the plant) so if she keeps growing the way she is, I just may jump her up to 3 gallons this next weekend. She should start flowering in the next week and a half or so.

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5 gallon fabric. Get those roots room and also get more air to them. I have heard many use 3 gallon for autos but I use 5 gal. Personal preference.

Either 3 or 5 gallon fabric. The size probably has more to do with medium and water / feed frequency. This little SOG was six clones in 1 gallon pots with coco.

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