In coco you have to feed way more often than in soil. I use the bigger 7 gal pots when I’m growing in coco so I can get away with feeding twice a day.
In soil, I’ve found that the 5 gal pots are plenty big enough for the plants grow large, but just small enough for them to be thirsty every night.
@WilIy, when you say coco peat are you referring to the pre mixed Mother Earth Coco Peat?
You can do 3 gallon pot for both living and coco but 5 gallons is much better for living soil. The reason for bigger gallons for soil is the microorganisms will thrive better.
Yes I am. Is that kinda the same as soil or no
Yes, it’s considered soil, but you get some of the benefits of coco. Most importantly, if you’re using Coco Peat in fabric pots, you don’t have to worry about over watering your plants. For example, if you check on your plants to see if they’re ready for a feeding/watering and they’re almost ready, but not quite, it’s perfectly ok to go ahead with it, while in plain soil it would be better to wait until the next morning. There’s enough coco in there to keep a sufficient amount of oxygen in the root zone even with the soil saturated.
Depending on your water source, and what kind of nutrients you’ll be using, you might want to add a bit of Cal/mag every other feeding or so. Not as much as if you were growing in plain coco, but maybe a half dose, because the coco that’s in the soil will steal some calcium and or magnesium along the way.
It’s very good soil. I’ve been using it for years. I now alternate my grows. I do one run in coco, and then the next one in coco peat. I go back and forth because the coco grows are exhausting feeding twice a day for 3 months straight. So after a coco grow I switch back to soil to cut my workload down to one feeding per day.
I’m actually starting a soil grow currently, but my local grow store was out of the Coco Peat, so I went with a Roots Organics mix that’s extremely similar to it, with coco mixed in.
Ahh ok, so 7 gal pot is because your using coco coir not coco peat, that’s where my confusion was…I see why now thanks
Holy Christ! those look epic! Outstanding job!… I have my plants in 20 Gal fabric pots they are photos, Og Kush/ purple punch, for me they are bushy as I started the first week of flowering yesterday so far so good, never done sizes like this, interested in seeing how it turns out Hey Kids! It’s the TimberLadd Kush show! OG Kush/Purple Punch flowering stage
Thats all i use peat moss some peat loom dirt very sandy ,perlite an cow shit mixed up
Pot size and plant count are dependent on the grow space available. I have a few 2 x 4 tents and closet and cabinet and run 2 plants each in 3 gallon pots. I’ve ran 6 in 1 gallon pots but it gets cramped and feeding occurs everyday
2 in 3 gallon pots
6 in 1 gallon pots with a 3 week veg and the light flipped
Very nice set up yes i have 3 grow spaces i never grown autos ther very fast an cool lil critters i dont know how much ill get but i like my small plants that are like 20 inchs tall
I dont know how much to expect from them yet ,as in wieght once i know this ill adjust sizes an pots an things
How is the coco peat going im thinking of getting away from dirt ,i use peat an loompeat ( sandy soil an peat ) an perlite nuthi g but fish fert for blooms an molasses im using shop lights this round may buy expensive set up next time not sure i kinda like the challenges of doing things lil diff .
Really haven’t used it long enough to tell if I’ll like it better than FFHF soil. I have one mbap sprout that’s 1 week up and doing great. I had to start another Maui Waui after the first failed to sprout, the second one is struggling they’re all in mother earth coco peat. I’m trying it and advanced nutrients for the first time. Figured I’d try a couple different substrates and feeding methods to see which fits best for me.
I dont give my sprouts anything for few weeks i havent realy had no probs except wondering about lights i use shop lights an DIY stuff im thinking of building a set of lights im maint by trade kinda retired i dont like just buying things premade ,same with dirt lol
Those look great! I have a package of 3 gallon fabric pots that i was considering on using my next grow. Do i need to feed daily in 3 gallons? I understand its not much soil in such a small pot for all the roots so I’m guessing it will need alot of nutrients and micro nutrients plus all the microbes… what do i need to know growing in 3 gallons of dirt to get a big plant, other than the basics?
No difference in feeding with 3 gallon pots Grow Bro, a drench to drought routine will work with liberal run off to keep the root zone healthy and PH in range, once a week dose of beneficial microbes to replace the ones that rinsed away during the run off. I feed daily with coco only
Okay, so not much difference. They probably just dry out qucker, i would imagine. I am considering using the 3 gallon pots because of manageability. I see how this first grow went and how the plants grow now. I see where LST will be most beneficial. It will be easier for me to get the hang of it with smaller plants.
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