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What size pots to use in a 1.2m x 1.2m tent

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Hi there,

I will be using a 4x4 (1.2m x 1.2m) tent looking to do 4 plants at a time... 

I will start in a party cup.. but dont know what size to move up tooo.. 

preferably in litres...

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It really depends on how many plants you want to run. You could probably do fine with 9 plants in 2-3 gal pots. 

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I second the  2-3 gallon pots and if i ain't mistaken you can fit exactly twelve in a 120 x 120 tent. But if you don't want to grow more than four plants at a time i'd use four 6-7 gallon pots.

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I fit 4- 10 gallon pots with over sized saucers under them.

Myself, I start off clones in 4 inch square pots, that sit inside of a 10/20 trays. The 10/20's are paired, one nested into the other, top one has holes in the bottom, and second one is solid. They are common in green houses. 

Then into a 1 gallon pot, from structure building of the plant, during the 2 month wait of freeing up my flower tent, right now is a 4'x4'x7'6" .

Then about a weeks or 2 from going into flower, they get put into the 10 gallon pots.

If I build up to much vegging matter, I simply forego the 10's and do a 1 gallon pot run, fitting a bunch in there, for tent management mostly. 

For me the bigger pots means less visits to the room. Water/feed once a week, and just do time waiting for bud.

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Looking to grow in soil. Photoperiod for now. 
 

I was thinking;
Party Cup
maybe a 5 litre 

end in a 20litre/25lite smart pot


dont really want to transplant more than twice.

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On 6/9/2018 at 9:53 AM, webeblzr said:

I fit 4- 10 gallon pots with over sized saucers under them.

Myself, I start off clones in 4 inch square pots, that sit inside of a 10/20 trays. The 10/20's are paired, one nested into the other, top one has holes in the bottom, and second one is solid. They are common in green houses. 

Then into a 1 gallon pot, from structure building of the plant, during the 2 month wait of freeing up my flower tent, right now is a 4'x4'x7'6" .

Then about a weeks or 2 from going into flower, they get put into the 10 gallon pots.

If I build up to much vegging matter, I simply forego the 10's and do a 1 gallon pot run, fitting a bunch in there, for tent management mostly. 

For me the bigger pots means less visits to the room. Water/feed once a week, and just do time waiting for bud.

wow 10 gal. so i guess you stopped using coco.  soil mixes do allow you to not have to maintain them as much for sure. also makes it so speed of growth is limited in a positive way to suit your schedule.  i'll stick to 2/3 gals. cause if i need to move them ... plus I'll be doing coco which i don't need to tell u anything about. :)

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figure out how much stretch your genetics do so u don't veg too long. then pot size recommendations u were given of 2/3 gal was spot on. if you're using soil, soiless or coco that size will all work. coco will just be faster... if your genetics will need staking use real pots/made up ones from kitty litter/buckets .  just keep it as simple as possible and you'll be find and can show us that dank porn when it's ready :)

how much light u plan to use. with a high yield strain u can get a pound with a 400 hps sog w/1 gal pots.  i felt a 600 in a 4 x 4 would be best for max yields and less pots so that's what i brought. 

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[so i guess you stopped using coco.]

OMG NO WAY SPW!!

I'm using the ProMix that is part peat and Coco Coir together man.

In each 10 gallon pot total, is 1 added gallon of pelite, 1/1/2 gallons of coco coir husks, bio char, then the organics, (Down To Earth)  kelp, bio alive,feather meal, acid mix, langbenight,bat guano, oyster shells, bokashi, coffee grounds, a whack of dinosaur vomit, and wetted with a Buffalo Loam tea.

10 gallon pots with a 12 gallon saucer, for those flood n fills from the bottom only, holds almost a gallon of water/tea to be wicked upward.

No SPW for me, ProMix is the only indoor medium for me....but a hydro system has been invading my sleep lately.

Sorry for the hijack to the OP.

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if your going bio/organic i'd suggest bigger pots as it makes the microbes happier :)

i have the same tent as you and 4 38litre felt pots fit perfectly for me :)

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On 6/9/2018 at 5:15 PM, iGrow420710 said:

Looking to grow in soil. Photoperiod for now. 
 

I was thinking;
Party Cup
maybe a 5 litre 

end in a 20litre/25lite smart pot


dont really want to transplant more than twice.

You want to end up in the biggest pots that will fit in your tent. For soil grows, more soil = bigger plants = higher yield. But give the roots a chance to explore the soil before flipping to flower mode — some plants don't expand their root systems much after they go into flower.

I agree with buddah fingah on this. If you don't use soft-sided pots, consider just one big tub or storage container, and put all four plants in it. Buy it based on dimensions.

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I use 6.5 liter under 600w in a 1.2 x 1.2 tent. It depends on the strain how much plants fit into the tent. 16 for small indicas, maximum 9 for big sativas. But it also depends on how long do you give them time to grow or if you put them directly under 12/12., are they from seeds or clones and so on.

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We have a tent of that size and ran 9 SSH in 5 gallon pots under a 600w HPS. 4 or 6 plants in 5 gal pots is what we would recommend if you're new to managing a grow.

 

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Hi new here this is my first time growing also and I’m probably on the wrong part but really need some help I’m growing 1 plant indoors on my windowsill so only natural sun light and water. About 2 weeks ago some of the leaves have started to curl? Can you help? Thx0C6F9B30-C3E1-4E12-BECB-3C1FDCFFCDCE.thumb.jpeg.a75d1aec38557a0691c5471a4bd50c37.jpeg3EE77ED4-6FF6-4A6D-B03D-812F15E2E75A.thumb.jpeg.b248eac58c831280148542d8f328da31.jpeg232B1453-B267-4BC8-883A-C0C3C2CA79D6.thumb.jpeg.65ed82bb21794ca59ce961419273c3f8.jpeg

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Hey The Derbystallion, why don't you post this, by starting a thread in Bugs,Pests and Diseases ? You will get a lot more eyes on it.

You also need to give us a lot more info, genetics, medium, fertilizer and how you used it, watering schedule, environmental conditions.

maybe a moderator can come along and help you, I'm website challenged.

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Hi basically I’m completely new to growing I don’t really know what medium is? Sorry probably sound really daft...fertiliser I’m using baby bio as I’m trying to keep it as natural as possible. Watering schedule is basically 1ltr bottle of water with 10 drops of the baby bio.that bottle lasts around 1 and a half weeks.. watering every 2-3 days and genetics I basically brought some lemon haze weed and there was two seeds in the bag I planted them both in different pots one turned out to be male and one female.. as for environmental conditions it is grown on my windowsill with natural sunlight that’s the only light it gets it’s also been growing for around 3 months and that’s the stage it’s at now 

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