How tall can you let them go...

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by wd2006, May 15, 2006.

  1. Say I have a place that can allow the plant to get as tall as 8 feet If I want it to....how big will the pot that holds the plant be...if I want a tall plant?

    How much time must I leave it in the veg state for it to grow 4-5 feet tall?

    Can I use LST in a way that the plant grows sideways and tall so that this way the plant is tall and thick with flowers?

    Or will LST restrict size...or it depends on how you do it.

    I guess I can LST the veg state for a while then get rid of the ropes and let it climb higher so that there are more stems and they all get to grow up.
     
  2. LST will restrict size compared to the same plant untrained but will not force the plant to necessarily be short -- you can LST it and grow it out and just veg it like that for a long time to let it gain some height. Rule of thumb: once you switch to flower stage you can expect a doubling in height, so to finish at 5 feet let it veg to about 2.5 feet.

    Get a big pot, at least 5 gallon but 10 or more would be better. The plant above can only do as well as the plant below can support.
     
  3. So its 5 gallon pot per plant?

    thats goes for hydrophonic systems too?

    Plus 5 gallons...but how wide should it be?
     
  4. I was talking about a soil grow, I'm not the person to answer about hydro. Yes, 5 gallon minimum per plant. The height of the pot shouldn't matter much, the roots will spread to fill whatever space you give it and hold on well, whether a tall narrow pot or a short wide one (as long as it isn't too short and wide). Keep in mind that a tall narrow pot will allow you to keep your plants closer together under the light source.
     
  5. See the only reason I want to use hydrophonics is because the machine will water the plants by itself...I cant access the place where the plants will be too often without having to open a wall...so I cant water the plants like every third day...

    How often do you have to water your plants when they grow in soil?
     
  6. when ever the soil gets dry silly
     
  7. So then choosing Hydrophonics over regular soil...there is no advanage since watering plants would be every two weeks..

    See I cant get to my plants very often since they will be behind a wall...and I will have to cut the sheetrock everytime I want to get to the plants....is there a way for me to know about when its time to water them..instead of having to open the sheetrock every week and then dry walling it back up and painting it.

    I was thinking of maybe hooking up like a small plastic tube that would come out of the wall and every two weeks I could just hook up a funnel to the tube and just feed the water...the tube would go through the wall and into the pot down near the center...good idea?
     
  8. So you want to grow this plant blind? What happens if it gets sick?
     
  9. yeah you've asked a LOT of questions without doing much reading. you'd help yourself out a lot if you just started reading some grow guides. it takes some effort growing and hydroponics is definitely not any easier. the plant will need nutrients and you will have to replenish that... so you'd still have to visit them.
     
  10. I'm no hydro expert but it takes quite a bit of babysitting to keep the PH in the correct range, the water and nutrient solution at the right PPM, etc. Sounds like a tough row to hoe if you ask me.
     
  11. for a 8ft plant you will need at least a 10 gallon pot. anything smaller and it wount grow taht tall because it will become rootbound.
     
  12. My estimate : 30 gallons (little over 111 liters) or more required.
    A healthy 8 ft plant is gonna suck up a whole lot of water.
    My 1 ft plant gulps about a 0.7 liters of water per day during flowering.
    If you plant is 4 times taller it should be at least 2 times wider.
    2x2x4 = 16 times more water. 0.7 x 16 = 11.2 liter.

    Unless you think a 10 gallon/37 liter pot can absorb 11.2 liters PER DAY you really need 30 gallons or more.

    You can't just submerge 1/3 of your pot every day! Even if you could without rotting the plants root away, you will poison the soil of your plant in the long run with calcium or chlorine from the tapwater.
     
  13. you have to check the ph daily when you use hydro
     
  14. [quote name='wd2006']So then choosing Hydrophonics over regular soil...there is no advanage since watering plants would be every two weeks..

    See I cant get to my plants very often since they will be behind a wall...and I will have to cut the sheetrock everytime I want to get to the plants....is there a way for me to know about when its time to water them..instead of having to open the sheetrock every week and then dry walling it back up and painting it.

    I was thinking of maybe hooking up like a small plastic tube that would come out of the wall and every two weeks I could just hook up a funnel to the tube and just feed the water...the tube would go through the wall and into the pot down near the center...good idea?[/QUOT:(E]bad idea you have to check on your plants daily to many things could go wrong make a false wall that you can move daily
     

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