I’m a new grower using Superb Soil have one WHW plant in wk 2 of veg & 3 that just popped in soil. Should I use 5 gal or 3 gal cloth bags and how much superb soil is required per plant any help would be appreciated.
Depends on how big you plan to grow your plants. I have grown in less than 1/2 gallon pots to larger than 5 gallon buckets, and there are guys here that do solo cup grows that would amaze you.
Well being a first timer I’m doing this in an area of my garage I can’t answer that question but I was thinking my 5 gal pots.
For me I use 3 gals for autos indoors and 5 gal for photoperiods
I use 5 gallons for autos and my next photos ill use 10 gal. Only reason being i use super soil and i dont have to supplement for 30 to 60 days
5 gallon is a good size pot for a indoor grow. I like to fill pots full with soil. Good luck
For photos I use 7 gallon pots because I find I can water an entire gallon of water with little to no run off. I use living soil, so run off isn’t necessary to me.
Amount of soil needed, 1.5 cuft bag with 25% perlite added to that will fill 4-five gal fabric pots 2 inches from the top. Hope that helps.
When hand watering, i think bigger is less labor and smaller pots require more frequent attention.
The bigger the pot, the more room for roots, and the bigger the plant. 3 or 5 gallons work great for autoflowers. If you are growing photoperiods, might want to stick to 5 gallons depending on your environment.
Superb Soil is super nutrient-dense and can lock out sensitive seedlings. Because of this, we recommend that Superb Soil comprise 1/3 to 1/2 of the total container volume. So for a 3 gallon pot, 1- 1.5 gallons should be Superb Soil and the remainder should be a well-draining topsoil.
Yes, smaller pots tend to dry out faster and require more frequent waterings. Never let your soil dry out completely as this is detrimental to the soil microbiology.
Our p4p, 5 gal, was a plant on fire, she grew to a bush, her fabric pot and her width both attest to a wider base could equal wider plant.
Also mentioned in other topic, her stalk was the size of a quarter after veg 26 days compared to 2 others in different mediums same strain.
I think p4p would have better yield with some leafs removed here and there to promote light penatration. Pot 4 pot likes full plants for photo ops. We dont mind, we said if she stacks, she has potential, and we get to compare her to one that has minor defoiliation for that comparison.
Pot 4 pot is great deal for first timer, lots of neat toys that are useable, ilgm seed purchase gives or did give us coupon, we recvd 15,% off p4p, p4p purchase gave us 40.00 coupon off to ilgm seeds. The cost of the seed , 5 gal pot will pay for itself with our little harvest to come.
Picture using I phone lense from p4p.
Just add water a seed an light. Not bad for newbie.
Seeds dropped 9/1 to germinate, 26 days veg, 33 flower, 59 total.
3 gals cloth bags fit inside 5-gal bucket for watering or moving into 7s or 10-gal bag base (half bury).
That is an incredible plant!!! Her buds are stacking so well!!!
Defoliation is a hot topic. Definitely a practice that we utilize almost always with photoperiod plants and sometimes with autoflowers. Defoliation can be useful to expose developing buds to more light. However, fan leaves are how the plant gets most of her light energy. So, it’s a fine dance of removing some leaves for benefit of bud development but keeping some so that the plant can still photosynthesize to her best ability and build those developing buds. For this plant example, you’d be fine removing her bottom fan leaves that are shaded by taller parts of the plant.
She’s been spared for her final photo op for apotforpot.
We went 50 plus days not smoking, we have started to sample on one. I love being out most of yhe day, you are greated with a fruity aroma that is very pleasing and the high keeps getting better with each passing day.
5 gal fabric bags are wide base, ours is a bush with lots of potential.
Yours girls are looking great, everyones report on their bk’s have been off the charts. We think so too. Time will tell.
@Newt tested some in sept, over 30% thc content, most experienced growers said they would be adding banana kush to their vault of flavors to keep. Sounds promising to us.
I did. @pr grew it, and gifted me a bud. The results:
Nice! BanaNa kush autos sound interesting. What breeder are those from? Looking good in there sir.
I have a question, being i am soon to go organic. With living soil, do you not let it dry up before watering again? Ive been told yes by some, and no by others. Seems keeping it moist is best for the microbes and living beasties. Any input would be much appreciated.