Container Size

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  1. Feb 18, 2019 #1

    Themug

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    I'll be growing a few autos this summer outside in containers. I've grown some in the ground before but never in containers. From what I've read so far most people grow them in 3 or 5 gallon containers. My first thought is to grow them in 10 gallon containers. I'm thinking an average 2 foot plant will fill out that sized pot in the course of its life. Am I being silly, crazy, over the top, wasteful and unnecessary or not? What size containers does everyone on here use???
     
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    Autos seem to have a smaller root structure. I think 5 gallon is more than sufficient
     
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    I was just going to ask this, but did a look before. I have some autoflower seeds coming and plant to grow them the majority outdoors, so wondering if 5 gallon "fabric" pots would work or if I could get by with 3 gall fabric for the smaller stature auto flower varieties?

    Also If you are growing inside what is the minimum in either gallons or cubic ft. of soil is needed?
     
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    In my experience, autos go so fast that the pot can be a little smaller than what you might use in photo period strains...I’ve grown autos in both 3 and 5 gallon pots...might get a bit more size from larger but not by much...
    If I’m growing outside, I’m growing autos...much faster but less yield as they just don’t get that big...
     
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    I actually don't grow in anything bigger than a 1-gallon pot. I just finished 2 girls in 1/2 gallon pots. The biggest convenience I see for using larger pots is having to water less often. I have done a couple grows from start to finish in Solo cups. Pain in the butt to water them so often.
     
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    Small containers are great for indoor plant size...for outdoor autos, I like 3 gallon cloth...
     
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    3s and 5 gallons are both great. i found the 5s worked incredibly well for my last grow. someone on the forum told me, "...use the 5 gallon fabrics. your plants will love you for it." they did and grew like bean stalks
     
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