For a root system to develop and thrive, they will need the following:
Common pots used for cannabis growing
Otherwise known as terra cotta, ceramic pots offer a unique set of benefits to growers in hot climates.
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How to pick up the water from your tray?
Important: Always wait until the top inch (up to your first knuckle) is starting to feel dry to the touch before watering your plant again. This prevents both overwatering and fungus gnats
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.
Easy to find at any gardening store
2-3 gallon container
The larger saucers also take up more space, which also brings us to our next disadvantage.
The plant roots get a lot more oxygen in a smart pot, because air can easily pass through the fabric. The increase in oxygen results in much faster growth, which is especially evident during the vegetative stage.
This is one of the biggest advantages of fabric pots for beginning growers.
However, if you plan to let your plants get larger, you’ll want a larger pot. This applies to both vertical height and a weed plant that you spread out horizontally through stress training, etc.
Tons Of Water Runoff
As you’ll see, there are not a lot of cons and they aren’t really big disadvantages either. I did not list price here either, because smart pots are very reasonably priced, even if they cost more than cheaper regular pots.
One of the reasons smart pots are well-suited to growing larger plants, especially ones you train to grow wide, is that they are almost impossible to tip over.
Naturally, this also means you’ll have to water your plants far more often. We discuss this in more detail below in the section on disadvantages of fabric pots.
Plants Don’t Become Root Bound
Fabric smart pots result in faster growth and they make overwatering impossible. This makes them one of the best choices for your marijuana grow.
If you are growing autoflowering plants, 5 gallons is almost always the best size. For other strains, 5 gallons is usually best, too.