Just transplanted some 6-and-a-half-week-old plants from 1-gal to 5-gallon buckets, using Roots Organic soil in both. Plants are 16 inches high, kept at an average of 68 degrees and 30% humidity. (Altitude is 6500 feet.) The strain is a cross between Burkle and Nina Limone.
How would you water them?
2’x4’x5′ aluminum reflection on walls
1x 4′ Sunblaze t5 54w bulb for seedlings/clones
Viparspectra 300w led for veg/flower [orderded/otw]
Nuitrient:[MG] 24-8-16 vegatative nuits
[MG]18-24-16 preflower/transition nuits
N/A Bloom nuits
Medium: "Just Natural" Organic soil
Pest control: Neem oil & sticky paper
Hi everyone. First time grower. I just wanted to see if I could grow my favorite plant this summer so I decided, why not! I have other gardens of flowers and veggies every year, but I understand this will be completely different. What I want to do is a 5 gallon bucket grow on my porch. I know that the size of the bucket will lower my yield at harvest but I'm doing it mostly for fun and I saw a growing technique called "main-lining" and I thought that it would be the right choice for me. I think main-lining will produce the most for my set up and it keeps the plant lower (I don't want to world to see my plant) Now with my bucket I want to drill some holes in the bottom, put some rocks or broken pottery in the bottom (for drainage) and grab some dirt and worms to fill the rest of the bucket with. I live in a valley that floods 4 times a year so I know the soil is fertile. And my porch gets more than it's share of sunlight.
How many/ where should the holes be? Should I put some in the side?
TL/DR: 5 gallon "main-lining" grow on porch w/ dirt and worms.
Realistically, you could easily fit 2 pot plants in a 5-gallon bucket, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
I highly recommend you mix approximately 25% or more of perlite to the soil. This will help the water flow throw much easier. If you’re using coco, you don’t need to mix it with anything. I recommend this product if you can afford it.
Cons of Growing Pot in a 5 Gallon Bucket
If you just don’t have another bucket to use for a second plant and you aren’t concerned with how much yield you get at the end of your grow, then go for it.
If you are wanting to get the most usable bud from your plants, then give them their own growing space. The more room the more bloom, I just made that saying up but it’s true!
Pros of Growing Pot in a 5 Gallon Bucket
If you want to be covered for a while and use an extremely good product for growing weed then make sure to have a look at this coco product on Amazon. You will have no problems growing in a plastic 5-gallon bucket if you use coco.