Dear Dan, I’m totally new at growing. I have a few indica seeds, five in total, and I wondered if I should grow them the entire time in a five-gallon bucket, or should I start small and then keep re-potting them as they get larger. I know re-potting can be a little tricky. Is a five-gallon bucket too big, or is a smaller bucket or planter OK? – Michael R.
I believe in growing your plants in the same container for the duration of their growth cycle instead of starting with smaller containers and then re-potting as the plants grow bigger. This is because I believe that the tap root seeks out the confines of any given container and then sends messages through hormones called auxins back to the plant to let it know that space is limited. The plant then responds by restricting growth above ground in order to adapt to the size of its container.
It’s perfectly okay to start your plants in plugs or small cups, but as soon as you’ve seen roots get near the bottom of the medium, transplant into the planter you want to use throughout the plants’ life cycle until harvest. If using a five-gallon bucket, I recommend a vegetative time of between 5-7 weeks before inducing flowering. This gives roots plenty of room to breathe and absorb water and nutrients, without being so root-bound that they struggle to compete with each other for resources.
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