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how to grow weed in a container

How to grow weed in a container

Standard plant container with saucer

This is a container with a hole at the bottom for drainage, plus a saucer to catch the water.

As mentioned earlier, some growers start their marijuana plants in their final container, which is usually larger than a 1-gallon pot. Starting in a big container isn’t as simple as starting with a small container, and can cause slower growth at first, but here’s you can take to get a seedling to grow quickly in a large container.

How to grow weed in a container

For vertical growing with multiple layers, a high plant density is best to maximize space and yield. Using a smaller container such as a 2.5-gallon or a tall 1-gallon will allow you to create a uniform canopy.

Container Options – Pros & Cons

The tall 1-gallon pot can increase the plant density and the number of growing tiers in the existing space by reducing the final crop height. We recommend using a 2.5 – 4-gallon container (depending on plant density) in a single-layer for indoor or greenhouse growing method. Whichever system you decide on, creating a filled-out canopy during the flowering stage is the best approach.


Injection containers are designed for strength and longevity over their blow mold and thermoform counterparts. This enables them to be reused multiple times with the ability to withstand the environmental elements of growing outdoors for extended periods. As a result, they’re an ideal choice for growers who cultivate plants bound in resin containers (for some duration) exclusively outdoors. Injection containers are manufactured with thick walls and heavy bottom construction, featuring large drain holes ideal for outdoor irrigation. In addition, injection containers are automation friendly as labor shortages force growers to implement automated equipment to offset labor costs.