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best pots to grow weed in

Best pots to grow weed in

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Fabric containers

Common pots used for cannabis growing

Otherwise known as terra cotta, ceramic pots offer a unique set of benefits to growers in hot climates.

Ceramic pots

For a root system to develop and thrive, they will need the following:

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Best pots to grow weed in

When using a container that lets air in through the sides (such as a smart pot or air pot), you will need a larger than normal saucer to capture all the runoff water, since water will be seeping down the sides of the container.

What do marijuana roots want?

Since smart pots dry out faster than regular cannabis containers, you should get double the size as your normally would, and it’s recommended your final size should be at least a 5-gallon container (anything smaller than that dries out in just a day or two!). So if you would normally get a 2-gallon container, you’d want to get a 5-gallon smart pot.

Since growing medium dries out from the sides, air pots make it difficult to overwater your plants, but that also means you will end up watering more often

While transplanting makes it easier to give your young plants access to plenty of water and air, it can stress the plants if not done right, and it can also be too much work for some growers. So many growers start their plant in it’s final container.

Best pots to grow weed in

Water needs to be collected after every watering, so you need to find a simple and effective water collection system. This might be easier than you think!

Here are our top tips for transplanting:

Different containers are better for different growing mediums. Air pots are ideal for hydroponics, for example. As long as your roots are developing healthily, then you’re doing something right!

A few days before it’s time to transplant, avoid watering your plants. This helps the soil to stick better when removing it.

4. Transplant When Needed

However, the task of growing cannabis can be daunting for novice cultivators. Marijuana can be quite particular about its growing environment, so you need to read up on the proper techniques. It can even be helpful to find growing guides for specific strains!

You need to consider things like cost and the size of your grow room, as well as how many plants you are growing. Even with limited space and a reasonably low budget, you can make any of these pots work for you; but you may need to adapt the growing process depending on the qualities of your container.

Eventually, your young cannabis plant will outgrow its seedling pot and will need to be transferred (transplanted) into a larger container. When the plant’s leaves reach the edge of the pot, it’s time to move the plant.

3. Finding the Right Sized Container

In the main, you need to ensure that the container is the correct size and provides adequate drainage and airflow. Once you have that covered, you should be good to go!

Here is a brief breakdown of the most common pots used in cannabis growing: