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    Question First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    Hey.
    I'm looking to start growing a few plants outside. I live in Australia in a relativly temperate climate. I need to grow inside a pot or something so that I can easily hide my plants inside if the need arises. What kind of pot should I get? And what sort of soil should I fill it with?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    Get a 5gal plus with wheels, or with a rack it can placed on. Even if they stay short 4' to 5', it's easier to roll than carry.

    What ever soil you use, mix it to prevent compaction. The shop nearby (me) is doing a side by side comparison grow with different mediums. The one that is doing best right now is a mix of equal parts (in ebb and flow by the way), Potting soil, coco coir, and fytocel (sp).


    I'm partial to 5 gal buckets... my self. So versatile... they carry, they make seats, great step stools,

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    Re: First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    Wow. Thanks for that extremely practical piece of information. I need more help though, regarding how *exactly* to plant the seed- how deep, etc. I have three seeds available. Can they all grow in the same bucket?

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    Re: First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    Read some of this, and then we have some more :-)

    http://www.420magazine.com/forums/ho...need-know.html

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    Re: First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    Read the FAQ's lots of good info. place the seed in a paper towel (damp) in a plastic baggy (sandwich or so) and forget about it for 3 days. start checking everyday after 3, and when you see a little root plant it root down in about in inch or so. I would avoid putting them in the same containers... Their greedy girls and it's not long before one gets big and chokes the others out.

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    Re: First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    Quote Originally Posted by HeadMed View Post
    Their greedy girls and it's not long before one gets big and chokes the others out.
    iv had 2 of my girls die this week because of this

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    Re: First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    Go to Magnet Mart or any big hardware store for pots. Mitre 10 stores also have cheap garden materials
    http://www.420magazine.com/forums/ge...n-mediums.html

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    Re: First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    Hey you should only have 1 plant per pot/spot. The plants get fairly large so you should only have 1 plant per pot. I hope that helps, I am a first time grower as well but if I learn more from growing I will let you know.
    ~Tamemoe

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    Re: First Grow- Looking for information on how to get things started

    the bigger the pot the bigger the roots, the bigger the roots, the bigger the plant, the bigger the plant the more bud