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growing cannabis in 3 gallon pots

Growing cannabis in 3 gallon pots

A lot of people use hydroponics, where plant roots are free flowing in what is essentially a circulating water bath. But that can be a problem for inexperienced growers, because if you accidentally add too many nutrients to the water, you can burn or kill the plants because the roots suck the extra nutrients right up. Soilless media act as a buffer to protect the roots.

Q: Can THC be topically absorbed? Could people who grow fail a drug test if they touch their plants?

A: All sorts of prepackaged items are available, like grow boxes or grow tents, that are probably best for a small space like a closet, or fo r someone who doesn’t want to get into growing marijuana too intensely.

Q:How would a home grower comply with the rule that limits them to three plants in flower?

Answer: A big thing to remember with marijuana plants is that they need to flower to produce THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that gets people high) and other medicinal cannabinoids. In order to do that, they need 12 hours of light and 12 hours of total darkness a day.

In addition, because you aren’t growing the plants outside where carbon dioxide is abundant, you must supplement the indoor air with it. Many small-time growers use CO2 tanks (similar to those on a soda fountain machine) with a regulator valve. You can get these tanks from grow stores or beverage suppliers. You can also buy automatic controllers for the tanks that release CO2 at the ideal ratio of 1,250 to 1,550 parts per million.

A: Hemp is basically a cultivated variety of sativa. For several thousand years, it has been bred for tall growth, fibrous stems and low THC levels. It still has the medicinal cannabinoids, but you need so many hemp plants to get valuable cannabinoid content — more than 100 — that it wouldn’t be worth growing at home.

Growing cannabis in 3 gallon pots

Maybe take a look at how much training you want and are able to do.

Penultimately, wrap your head around training techniques.

Because of your small space, (My first was a 2x3x4.5) here are my thoughts.

Consider final height of your plant. My 4.5 could hold a 2.5′ tall plant. You can fill your space with bud, regardless of how many plants you grow. A single plant in a large pot, well trained, can give you a nice plant and lots of smoke. A sea of green can be done with several small pots because the plant’s don’t get too tall.

Your thoughts on 5 gallon smart pots vs. 3 gallon smart pots in small tent

Have any of you tried both 3 gallon and 5 gallons pots in a small setup, like mine? Did you notice the 5 galllon pots produced more? My personal limit of plants is three. I have enough room to perform watering and maintenance. I also have had enough this harvest to last me until my next one in a few weeks. However, I’m starting the fourth crop late. I may be suckin’ wind come around December

You can fit more smaller pots in a tent than you can large. More plants means you can have more strains. Should you get one to hermie or go ballsy, you have several backups. Fewer pots, well, the opposite of what I said about lots of pots.

Absolutely the most important thing to think about when determining the number of pots. get ready for it. circulation. If you can’t circulate over, under, and around all of your pots, and are not sure pots will not be touching in the future, you have too many pots.


I am in the process of starting my fourth grow. Things are settling down as far as getting in the groove of perpetual harvests. My timing still needs work but I suspect I’ll always be wrestling with grow schedules the rest of my life.

I liked 4 pots in my space. I was fortunate not to have lost any, in there, but had I lost half my crop, I would still have two.