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Flowering in 3 gal pots

dogmeat

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so im trying to grow a crop in 3 gal pots .... 4 plants in a 39in square tent . 900w led light ... ( last grow was 3 plants in 5gal pots and kinda ran out of room but worked out ) ... just wondering if anyone has done this and results ... so far everything is going good ... going to do the scog thing .... plants are about 1 1/2 foot tall and have been topping and bending ...going to set up net for the scrog thing .... just wondering if pot size will affect grow ... thanks ( ill try to send pics once I figure it out lol ) plants were started from clones in cups and in 3 gal pots now and growing awesome .... just over 3 weeks since trans planted :) thanks
 

Emilya

Member of the Month: Mar 2019 - Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2020
container size definitely affects total yield, but running a scrog will help with that too. 3 gal pots are ready to go to flower sooner than a 5 or 7 though, so it makes sense that with the larger container sizes and appropriately longer veg times to fill them, that you would get more yield as a result. A plant vegged for a month and finished in a 3 gallon vs a ten gallon... there is not going to be a lot of difference in size... its all about the time you put into it while in veg.
 

dogmeat

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container size definitely affects total yield, but running a scrog will help with that too. 3 gal pots are ready to go to flower sooner than a 5 or 7 though, so it makes sense that with the larger container sizes and appropriately longer veg times to fill them, that you would get more yield as a result. A plant vegged for a month and finished in a 3 gallon vs a ten gallon... there is not going to be a lot of difference in size... its all about the time you put into it while in veg.
thanks im thinking of going to flower in next 2 weeks just because they are growing good with the topping and bending and such , looks like a lot of bud sights ... close to same in 5 gal pots lol
 

Remedy808

Member
If you stay in 3 gallon pots, you will have to water much more frequently. Pots could dry out daily on a big plant. Feeding too often could lead to problems such as overwatering. If you stay in 3 gallon pots, make sure you flush every so often. With the frequent watering, you may have excess nutrient build-up in the soil. It can be done successfully, but I'd personally recommend transplanting before you start flowering.

Best of luck dogmeat!
 
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