Ring Around the Bush in a 3 gallon felt pot and a cage

mj796

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Hi all,

I used to be a huge RDWC fan and decided to try out soil growing outdoor on the patio. My little plant ended up with 5 main stalks with the smallest being in the middle of the other stalks that i LST'd using a cage so that they would wrap around and i dont know what happened but more stalks sprouted out than i thought would happen so ive got an almost even layer after doing some foliage cleaning and lollipopping. FIrst pic is week 2 after i ripped out a weed that was wrapped around this little baby. It wilted then i fed it some water with epsom salt and it came back to life the next morning. So this is around 7/5.

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This is a week later. 7/13
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This is a week later 7/21.
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This is a week later. 7/28
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This is a week later 8/5 after i cleaned up the stalks that are hiding in their little corners of the pot. The tallest shoot is probably 2.5-3 feet where it has grown above the second cage layer. Not really in an area where i can scrog so i decided to transition them to bloom starting about now by changing nutrients to blooming.
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i know it looks kinda stupid with not seeing the main stalk but i get the feeling that its already gottin root bound and was toying iwth the idea of transplanting to a 7 gallon pot for the next 10 weeks. this thing just started growing like a wildfire over the course of the next few weeks. see below.

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Its starting to show signs of flowering now. So ive finished off the transition phase and am starting it on a blooming regimen. Anyone have any ideas on whether i should transplant this monster into a 7 gallon. im hoping it wont get more than 4-5 feet tall but this (i believe its a jack) is just stretching now. im tempted to scrog but its a lot of work and theres already about 15-20 good tops showing in the current canopy. Im more experienced with dwc transplants than pot soil transplants. Im just a little worried that the hid stock stem is getting more rooted and ill run into problems with the bottom pot roots sticking to the bottom. Do you think i can just cotinue to flower out of this 3 gallon pot? its pretty wide now but is short; though in terms of size, it is holding about 5 gallons of rootball and soil. she gets watered every 3 days with a flush first then nutes. Drain to waste job. Would welcome any ideas or comments.

Thanks!
MJ
 

2broke2smoke

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I don't beleive being rootbound should be much of an issue in a felt pot as they should air prune the roots. I am a fan of the 7 gallon felt plots, have pulled 12 to 14 oz consistently per plant in 7 gallon pots indoors for years. The old saying more root more fruit holds true, so it behooves us to run the biggest pot we can for our environments.

I honestly can't say that up-potting after flowering starts will be beneficial. I have no frame of reference there as I always have my plants in there final volume at the start of flower.

looking good so far, best off luck to you:D

2b2s
 

JoseyWales

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Hi all,

I used to be a huge RDWC fan and decided to try out soil growing outdoor on the patio. My little plant ended up with 5 main stalks with the smallest being in the middle of the other stalks that i LST'd using a cage so that they would wrap around and i dont know what happened but more stalks sprouted out than i thought would happen so ive got an almost even layer after doing some foliage cleaning and lollipopping. FIrst pic is week 2 after i ripped out a weed that was wrapped around this little baby. It wilted then i fed it some water with epsom salt and it came back to life the next morning. So this is around 7/5.

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This is a week later. 7/13
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This is a week later 7/21.
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This is a week later. 7/28
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This is a week later 8/5 after i cleaned up the stalks that are hiding in their little corners of the pot. The tallest shoot is probably 2.5-3 feet where it has grown above the second cage layer. Not really in an area where i can scrog so i decided to transition them to bloom starting about now by changing nutrients to blooming.
View attachment 263628

i know it looks kinda stupid with not seeing the main stalk but i get the feeling that its already gottin root bound and was toying iwth the idea of transplanting to a 7 gallon pot for the next 10 weeks. this thing just started growing like a wildfire over the course of the next few weeks. see below.

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Its starting to show signs of flowering now. So ive finished off the transition phase and am starting it on a blooming regimen. Anyone have any ideas on whether i should transplant this monster into a 7 gallon. im hoping it wont get more than 4-5 feet tall but this (i believe its a jack) is just stretching now. im tempted to scrog but its a lot of work and theres already about 15-20 good tops showing in the current canopy. Im more experienced with dwc transplants than pot soil transplants. Im just a little worried that the hid stock stem is getting more rooted and ill run into problems with the bottom pot roots sticking to the bottom. Do you think i can just cotinue to flower out of this 3 gallon pot? its pretty wide now but is short; though in terms of size, it is holding about 5 gallons of rootball and soil. she gets watered every 3 days with a flush first then nutes. Drain to waste job. Would welcome any ideas or comments.

Thanks!
MJ
We got a long way to go i would put it in a 10 gallon pot. That red pot is a brute 10 gal trash can. I payed 19 at amazon just checked today and it's 25
 

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