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.
Easy to find at any gardening store
Most regular plant containers come with a matching saucer. These are placed under the plant and catch the runoff water for each individual plant.
Helps prevent plants from getting “root-bound” via “air-pruning” from the sides
I have tried most ways direct planting and transplanting. They both have problems. For me two transplanting are the best to grow. Direct planting has at times have a shallow root system and stress with watering. If you start with a tube stock you get a tap root development then transplant to a 200mm pot then into your final pot or ground. You will have a great root system. Bigger container are very important for the final stage. Soil is also important but I experimented with garden soil vs soil mix in the end I had a better crop with garden soil . Could of been a fluke that I don’t know. If you’ve a great root system growing you will have no problems.
In this way, we have a hole of the size of the smaller pot (A) in our larger container (B). Remove the plant from its pot and place the rootball in the hole (B).
Beneficial microbial life creates its own enzymes to break down organic molecules, so it isn?t necessary to add them in liquid form. Enzymes have been developed to replace and simulate microbial life when not present (hydroponics etc.).
This is the biggest difference between organic and mineral fertilisers; the former feed the soil and the plant at the same time, leaving a rich and alive substrate, while chemical fertilisers only feed the plants, leaving a poor and barren substrate. Leaving aside marijuana plants, this problem affects all soil crops around the world.
Is it possible to use the same soil several times?
The second great advantage is its relative tolerance to mistakes, thanks to its powerful buffer effect. For this reason, it?s recommended for novice growers who begin growing marijuana plants, because in this way they can learn the basics of cannabis farming without the need to use expensive hydroponic systems, which are also more difficult to control.
When using organic fertilisers – and with a PH level from 5 to 8 – it won?t be necessary to correct the PH level. The soil itself has good buffers to regulate the PH, which are responsible of softening pH fluctuations. The ideal PH level for growing in soil is about 6.5.
Put some soil on the bottom of the larger pot (B), and place the small pot (A) in the center, add soil on the sides and until filling the pot. Press gently the soil (B) and then remove the smaller pot (A).
What type of containers should be used for growing marijuana plants in soil?
It?s not advisable to grow several plants per pot, because both both branches and roots will compete for the available space. If you want to do it, use large containers (growing trays) and leave the longest possible distance between plants.
Robert Witbracht 2016-03-12
I’m 86 years old & have never tried growing weed plants before,although I have grown about every other kind of fruit and veggy. I have a space about 25X15 ft with good sun from about 9:00am to3:00pm with “fair” soil. Could I use some old tires as a base for each plant and fill each with a “suggested” potting soil to grow transplanted plants? and how much space should I allow between each tire? also I need some advice on the mixture for the potting soil. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Robert Witbracht