Root Bound Containers?

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  1. Jan 9, 2020 #1

    Reesche

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    Hi you guys.... Just finished a crop and shot a few photos of the containers I had them in....

    Would you consider these 2 containers root bound?

    They grew under (8) T-5 lights. Didn't get very tall but that's ok for the room. Probably do not need to grow any more than (6) plants with these lights.

    Would it be better to go to a larger container next time?

    See attached photos....

    Thanks again!
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    First one yeah, second one nahhh.
    I'd stick with those pots under those lights, you're fine. If that was a plant that you weren't harvesting, the first one would be slightly overdue for a bigger house. But at the very end of flower it's not a tragedy. Mine look like the two examples by the end of harvest, too! The big thing to look out for is whether your leaves are starting to cup downward, like an umbrella. In the last couple weeks of flower, even, I wouldn't sweat it.
    Nice plants for a t5, keep up the good work. If you upgrade to LED, the growth is more vigorous and they would definitely outgrow those pots by mid flower. But you are on the right track.
     
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    I would look into air-pots/smart pots just for better root development and to avoid getting root bound. Only problem is they tend to come in bigger sizes then what you have going and you are doing well based on your pics so I wouldn't be concerned either way.
     
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    Hydrofarm makes a heavy duty 6" rigid vented square gallon that I swear by. They sell them on Amazon $5 each
     
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    Hey reesche! Here, I found my most rootbound mother plant and took a pic for ya. This is what you are trying to avoid. If you see this, yeah you're pretty pinched!
    20200109_183238.jpg
     
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    I flower in 11 gallon totes. My roots look like your second example
     
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