5 gallon OR 10 gallon pots? Does size matter...? :)

I will add that you can do a test grow with the smaller containers. If you don’t like the results, you can go back to the larger containers. You could grow in large and small containers side by side for a test but unless you are growing clones any differences that you see could be just because they are different seeds.

Another important thing to remember is that yields per square foot of canopy are what really matter. Many smaller plants may produce more than a single large plant.

Do what works best for you and your grow space.

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Technically speaking i think you’ll be best off pairing the container size to the size plant you want. It you flower at 18" then your plant won’t likely use up everything available in a 7gal container…especially if you’ve been transplanting your way up to 7gal.

I keep my plants on the smaller side for ease of management in the garden. The largest pot I’ve got at the moment is 5gal…any more than that and I’m just wasting resources…the roots will never fill out to use everything available.

I do five gal pots inside and the plants do fine, supposedly with the fabric the roots self prune an never become root bound. They are easier for this old man to get in and out of the tent too.

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“Happiness is homemade” agree :100:percent!
Nice setup…!
Happy growing :beers::saluting_face:

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Always grown indoors using 5 gallon pots, transplanted this one into a 2/3 full 3 gallon pot. I think I’m gonna keep her where she is.


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I missed that you are growing auto flowering plants. I grow autos in 7 gallon bags. Many folks use 3 or 5 gallon for autos.

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For context, I forgot to mention that I’m located in far northwest Montana. Lookup the Flathead Lake for some beautiful photos, or the Mission mountains/Mission Valley. Just a couple hours south of Canada and a few hours east of Idaho border.

It’s been very rainy here the last couple of days and supposed to last a week at least. Wondering if I should provide supplemental light? I’ve been trying to keep the water intake guarded from the rain. I’ve also been noticing spots on the leaves that almost looked like miners to me so I pinched leaves with fingers just in case.

As soon as I got of work earlier, I went ahead and repotted the oldest in fear of the small pot it was in. It was originally in a small plastic indoor pot. I ended up using shears (that’s all I had on hand) to cut the pot away from the soil. I mixed natural soil with the original treated medium and buried the stem up a few inches. Photos included below:


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Some say no I say yes. I did a comparison end of last year through this year on here and saw a difference. It’s called Actual pot size results.

The last post was actually in a 10gal. I thought it was an autoflower, When I realized it was a photoperiod, I transplanted ot to a 10 gal.

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I threw a little more info in there at the end to save you some reading!

The end results to me was based on autos, pot sizes affected the growth. When it comes to photoperiods I do not believe pot size makes a difference, since you have time to do different things to it.

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I use. 10 gal. Rain Science bags.

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Quick update. Brought them in from the storm last night and applied supplemental light inside for a few hours before giving them pitch black and letting them dry out over the last few days after a heavy rain. They stood up nicely and I have them back outside with some windshields (this valley and its wind man).


I use 26.5 gallon/100 litre totes, 2 plants per tote…

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That is a straight up bush! So beautiful

I’m in the Midwest also and in the beginning phases. Considering 20 gal for outside as I have several acres. What is the best and most economical soil options to go with ?

Put it in the ground if it’s legal!

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