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25 gallon pots are huge!! Last year I went from 5 gallons to 17 gallons and I never saw any big growth or root difference between the two after pulling the plants and examining everything. I had plants over 6 foot tall, lush, green, with big buds. The only thing about the smaller pots is the wind will blow them over.

I feel a consistent water and nutrient schedule is key. This year I went to 7 gallon pots. I say this because pots and nutes are $. PH is key is the key for quick growth and use a cal/mag supplement, a soil recharge nutrient. All the other nutes are plant specific and pretty easy to follow directions.

Sometimes I wish I lived in warmer climates and then I watch the news.
 

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25 gallon pots are huge!! Last year I went from 5 gallons to 17 gallons and I never saw any big growth or root difference between the two after pulling the plants and examining everything. I had plants over 6 foot tall, lush, green, with big buds. The only thing about the smaller pots is the wind will blow them over.

I feel a consistent water and nutrient schedule is key. This year I went to 7 gallon pots. I say this because pots and nutes are $. PH is key is the key for quick growth and use a cal/mag supplement, a soil recharge nutrient. All the other nutes are plant specific and pretty easy to follow directions.

Sometimes I wish I lived in warmer climates and then I watch the news.
My Back sure knew when I tried the 25gallons out LOL
I stick with my 10gals and 7gals I plan to try some Autos out in.
 

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Yes, 25 gallon pots are big! Wish I had purchased something around 15 gals. I will have to see how it goes. Hopefully they do not start to flower because of the change in light. I really kind of forced the move to outside too early because I started too early inside and they got too big and starting to smell to keep in the tent.
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The one thing I do different than I've heard anyone else is that I am constantly trimming leaves and clearing the canopy so light can get everywhere. I have 10 weeks on veg now and today I switched to flower on my lights.
 

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It was supposed to get below 32 degrees here last night with a thunderstorm before that so I was trying to figure out how to protect the plants. Decided to move them into the shed for the night. The 25 gal pots are a bear to lift. I moved one inside and was looking for another solution. I think that I found a great solution. Turns out a 55 gal garbage can fits perfectly inside my pot rims. I bet it was more comfy inside the can then in the shed. All of the plants have definitely slowed down in growth since they have been outside but the temps have not been that high and there is one way I could keep them all inside my grow tent, maybe I could have kept the small ones under lights but I wanted to just move everything outside at one time.
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White Widow in 25 gal pot
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OG Kush in back in 25gal
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Amnesia in comfy enclosure for the night.
 

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+/- 59 days from soil pop for the big 3. I think we are past anymore freeze issues for weather here so this should be home. All 12 received FF nutes yesterday. Questions: 1. Do I just keep topping these outdoor plants?

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2. This is supposed to be an auto Candy Kush. It looks very funky. It had a stubborn shell. Is that all this is? I am going to let it grow and see how it develops.

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+/- 68 days from soil pop for the big 3. Here are some pics of the White Widow which is showing issues. No issues with the Amnesia or O.G. Kush. They are in 25 gal fabric pots with ff Ocean Forest soil and ff Big Bloom and Grow Big. Schedule is water, water, feed. Water is straight out of the well. Some of the damages are from heavy wind and rain a week ago possibly. Any ideas? Another question- Do I just keep "topping" these? Or do I stop at some point during Veg?
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+/- 69 days from soil pop for the big 3. Still looking for suggestions regarding my tipburn? on the White Widow and topping questions from yesterdays post. Adding another question to the list. For these outdoor plants how much trimming of the underbrush do you trim off, if any at this stage? I am in the Northeast so that is my weather conditions. All 12 plants have now begun to start showing some visible growth after getting settled from the move to outside permanently, a couple of moves into the shed because of freeze warnings, some harsh wind and rain, and the wait for consistent 70 degree days.
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Here is one of two Candy Kush Auto-flower
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Here is the other Candy Kush. Still stumbling along.
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25 gal pots?? My back started hurting the second I read that. Glad I am indoor and a 7 gal pot is to big for this old back. I will stick to 5.

Good job though arch. I agree on the pruning though.
 

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