I should be str8 man, if i have to im gunna cut tops of 1gal milk jugs off and use them for a while but i dont even want to have to fuck wit transplanting. i mite just grow start to finish in my 5gal pots. I rlly dont see any harm, it isnt like i have a 1000 watt light trying to grow 10+ plants. i just wanted a good 8 to be able to start so i can have atliest 4 females at the end of this...
You'd be better off stepping up your container size. There is a reason for transplanting and stepping up as your plant grows.
If you start out in 5 gallon buckets, your plant will grow straight down to the bottom of the container from day 1.
a plant can still be rootbound in a 5 gallon bucket. once the roots hit the bottom of a container it starts to fill in with roots and get rootbound.
if you start in a small container your roots go down then start to fill in around the sides of the container. you're not making the plant rootbound but creating a starting base for those roots to expand in all directions once it's transplanted.
you can get through an entire grow transplanting only twice. It will be better for your plants in the long run.
ps i love your avatar grrower. bubbles as the green man or osmethin like that haha. gutta love the trailer park boys..
Green Bastard representin'
they make degradeable cups that minimize transplant shock. i'm starting mine (after germ) in these cups and when the roots grow through, put them in larger containers. i figure it'll save a couple days of shock the 1st time i move up a pot size.
I've heard mixed reviews on those cups. I hear that they end up restricting root growth as they are harder than the surrounding soil and roots have a hard time breaking through the cups.
Granted, I dont have any first hand experience with them.