One way to test this is to use the same seeds or clones and try them at the exact same time in different sized containers. The reason for doing this at the same time is to make sure the growing conditions are identical for the seeds in the different sized containers.
Let’s face it, buying everything to get started growing weed can really get expensive. If you can find a way to save a few dollars, that means more money in your pocket for buying seeds and fertilizers. An easy way to save a few dollars is to use 5-gallon buckets instead of buying fabric or air pots for your weed.
With everything in life, there is good and bad. So, now we will go over the pros and cons of using a plastic 5-gallon bucket for growing marijuana. First up, we will go over the pros.
Does Bigger Pots Mean Bigger Yields?
You grow it the same way you would in any other container, but you need to make sure the bucket has more than enough holes drilled in the sides and bottoms. When you water your plants, you want to ensure any excess water flows or drips out of the container. This will allow the water to flow through and evaporate from the bucket. It also allows air to get at the roots providing oxygen.
I can’t think of any more cons to using a 5-gallon bucket. If you use my recommendations above, you will have success growing your pot plants. Now, let’s go over some more questions you might have on this topic.
The size of the growing pot definitely affects the yield of the marijuana plant. If you use a 1-gallon container, you can’t expect a sativa plant to grow to its full potential.
How Do You Grow Pot in a 5-Gallon Bucket?
What I would expect for a yield in 5-gallons of grow medium is at least an ounce or more of bud. If all conditions are good during the grow, then look for a yield of a few ounces. Make sure to use a good flowering fertilizer so those buds get extra large. Here’s a good one on Amazon you should check out.
Yes, of course if you were to bump up the container size to a 7-gallon or larger, chances are your buds would get even larger. So, it might be something to consider on your next grow.
Despite the hurdles, many first-time growers still choose to cultivate cannabis indoors (which is legal in Alaska, Colorado, Washington D.C. and Oregon), and there are steps to maximize a plant’s chances of succeeding. It all starts with a plant’s genetics. “For your typical closet setup, you’re going to want a plant that stays short,” Lipton said. “A lot of time that means an indica. Sativas are really tall and lanky.” (More on the difference between those two families here.)
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To understand the flowering cycle, it’s important to remember that cannabis is a plant. And, like most plants, it follows the seasons. To trigger flowering — which will take 55 to 60 days to complete — growers reduce the time plants spend exposed to the light source from 18 hours to 12. “You’re basically telling your plant it’s mid-September,” Lipton said.
Trigger the flowering cycle.
Relative humidity: 30 to 45 percent. “If you live somewhere humid, you’re probably going to want to buy a dehumidifier,” said Lipton. “In Boulder, we sometimes have to add humidity.” At home, that can be done with a reliable humidifier.
What size pots for indoors?
Just so, how many pot plants can you grow in a 5 gallon bucket?
These blow-molded pots are known as a #5 Or 5 gallon trade pot and they are used by nurseries. These pots actually hold An Actual Volume Of: 3.9 gallons gallons and not 5 full gallon . Pot dimensions (11 3/4 Inch Diameter x 11 3/4 inch Depth) and the have 5 Drain Holes.
Also to know is, how big is a 5 gallon pot?
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Beside above, does pot size affect yield? Yes, same plants same veg ect. in different size pots, The larger pot will get a bigger yield. The plant will use its 2-3 week stretch to grow roots and find out how big it can get.
It is best to keep your cannabis plants in pots varying between 1.5 – 3 gallons, 3 gallons being the norm (1 gallon is 3.8 liters). If you have a lot of room in your grow space then you may even want to consider 5 gallon pots.