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GaianMonkey

Potting up schedules?

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Just a quickie to all the coco growers. What size pots do people use as they pot up. I've gone from jiffy plugs to 1 litre smart pots, and not sure where next? I'm thinking 3.8 , 8 , then 12 or 16 to finish. Might skip the 3.8l pot.

 

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@GaianMonkey You certainly won't need over 12litres in coco,unless you're growing trees. I start seeds or cuttings in 70mm square pots,then 5" round pots,3.6litre square,then finish in 6.5litre square pots. With autos I use a 5" round pot for about a week,and then into 11 litre square pots for finals. But sometimes I just use the 11litre from the off. ATB mate :yep:

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I go from small round into 6litres and then into 10 litre pots. Plants grow bigger than I like them in some ways as always end up needing support. Have got yields I'm happy with though so gonna stick with it.

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I go from 5 or 6 litre pots into 17 - 20 litre fabric pots,  the roots go crazy in fabric pots and they are impossible to over water

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I find potting up from fabric pot is a bit of a pain, and it seems to be damaging to the roots too as they are ripped from the edges. I think I'm going to stick to standard pots as I pot up, but finish in 12 l fabric pots (which are about right for my space and no. of plants... I'm not growing trees, but I'm also not only growing wee plants in a SOG set up). 

 

I'm at jiffy plugs to 1l to 3l to 7/8l to around 12l, (can't see a need currently to bump up to or pot up again to 16l)

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i go from 3" rounds to 1L to 3L to 6 or 7.5L finishing pots, i used to sometimes finish with 9L pots but tbh i didn't really see much of a difference in yield between 7.5 and 9L pots, but you do use far more coco/compost with the bigger pots though.....

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2 hours ago, GaianMonkey said:

I find potting up from fabric pot is a bit of a pain, and it seems to be damaging to the roots too as they are ripped from the edges. I think I'm going to stick to standard pots as I pot up, but finish in 12 l fabric pots (which are about right for my space and no. of plants... I'm not growing trees, but I'm also not only growing wee plants in a SOG set up). 

 

I'm at jiffy plugs to 1l to 3l to 7/8l to around 12l, (can't see a need currently to bump up to or pot up again to 16l)

 

Yes definitely a pain to pot up from a fabric pot but I should have explained it better,  I use fabric as the final pot going into flower,  I use smaller plastic pots in veg.

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I go small plastic pots for cuttings. I'm not sure but they are pretty small. Then 1 litre and finish in 3.5 litres. Used to go straight from 1 to 6 but don't see any difference in yield and I'm saving coco. Actually yielding slightly more and maybe due to watering more often.:hippy:

 

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1 hour ago, lennyd79 said:

I go small plastic pots for cuttings. I'm not sure but they are pretty small. Then 1 litre and finish in 3.5 litres. Used to go straight from 1 to 6 but don't see any difference in yield and I'm saving coco. Actually yielding slightly more and maybe due to watering more often.:hippy:

 

3.5 is quite small,  I used to use small pots like that but every time I increased the pot size my yields went up,  bigger roots,  bigger fruits as the saying goes....

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On 7/12/2018 at 10:12 PM, Tigstar82 said:

3.5 is quite small,  I used to use small pots like that but every time I increased the pot size my yields went up,  bigger roots,  bigger fruits as the saying goes....

Maybe but not so much in coco in my opinion , watering/feeding more is a bigger advantage in coco and a lot quicker veg flowering in smaller pots so quicker grows than waiting for multiple pots to root out. If I was growing taller plants in a bigger grow tent or cupboard then I would use bigger pots but I don't think I would ever go above 6-7 litre pots, unless i was growing trees! Through a lot of experience and experiments this is best and way of growing for my situation. Easy 2 - 2 1/2 a plant in 3.5 litres. I grow 8 in my space! It works well

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3 minutes ago, lennyd79 said:

Maybe but not so much in coco in my opinion , watering/feeding more is a bigger advantage in coco and a lot quicker veg flowering in smaller pots so quicker grows than waiting for multiple pots to root out. If I was growing taller plants in a bigger grow tent or cupboard then I would use bigger pots but I don't think I would ever go above 6-7 litre pots, unless i was growing trees! Through a lot of experience and experiments this is best and way of growing for my situation. Easy 2 - 2 1/2 a plant in 3.5 litres. I grow 8 in my space! It works well

 

Iv been in coco since 1998, in fact iv only ever done 1 soil grow as my first grow,  iv grown in all sized pots including dustbins, iv currently got 1 in a 25 litre pot and have to water every day cos it drinks so fast,  my minimum is 5 litres but even that's pushing it

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Oh and the 25 litre takes a gallon a day

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This is my 25 litre pot, plant started from clone first week of june so its about 6 - 7 weeks old,  its actually rootbound and I need to transplant and yes before anyone says, my floor is dirty I dropped a pot yesterday lol

 

This is a little overkill as its only a fem seed run but you can never have enough seeds :D the other plants are all in smaller pots tho cos I was sexing regular seeds and they will be revegged and cloned later

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