Bigger Pot = Longer Grow Time

bigger pots = longer growth cycles ?

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Tony21

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Yep, though the way it's looking, I'm already suspecting there is a limit to the pot size-plant size/yield correlation, and that it isn't a linearly proportional one either.
Whereby the larger plant's slowness can't really be blamed on the pot size either, since her sister in the small pot is going just as slow haha
I do have tropically humid air in the closet now due to all the lovely foliage and big fabric pots, which may be factoring in.

The reason I'm in 56L pots now is that I'm going no-till (again) and you need a nice soil mass to keep conditions stable enough so the microbial ecosystem in the soil remains stable (and active!) too. Also, I want to grow regulars too in the long run.

Now the Sour Stomper, she finished with 230g yield dry. Back then, I put it down to a series of reasons: pot size and feeding regime, along with the plant's own incredible joy of life on the one hand, that made that plant grow to double its regular size (so double the regular yields made sense), plus I did some light LST that really got the tertiary branches of that plant going (which again is a genetic thing and nothing to do with conditions,but further increased the yield). I actually documented that lovely plant's grow here on AFN too.
And I definitely want to grow her again in my current 56L setup, which is going auto-perpetual as soon as I get a giant photoperiod grown out (hopefully by May haha, all depends on the CQ's getting their shit together and finishing :D)

So yeah, I agree there's a limit too. At the moment, I'm tempted to say it's around 10gallons, 40L, for living soil. Not just based on the fact that the Sour Stomper still had a relatively "normal" finishing time while the Cosmic Queens is now dawdling (which as said, probably has other reasons). I know a guy who does an auto perpetual in 10G no-tills, and he's been systematically growing his way through one seedbank after the other in those, experiencing regular finishing times whilst also increasing his yields.

Cheers!
Well said, I agree with what you say. It's all about finding the sweet spot and points of dimishing returns .
Here is an example, AK420 grown in 4 l pots and 25 L. This is week 11, first the 4 l pots
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The big pots, they will take about 1 - 2 weeks longer, but the yield will be 4-5 times as much
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In the last pic one ofotheo4 l pots is hanging to the left, in the front in the 3 l airpots is some Acapulco Sunrise autos that are almost 5 months old and still bulking, the big pots was harvested more than 2 months ago, hahah but they were much bigger of course, just playing around with these. This acapulco strain is very special, it is early days, but one of best I've ever grown.

It's in reused coco using GH FloraNova, Bioworm, bio essentials , Florakleen and Ripen.when I remember I also add great white mycos.
 

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Well said, I agree with what you say. It's all about finding the sweet spot and points of dimishing returns .
Here is an example, AK420 grown in 4 l pots and 25 L. This is week 11, first the 4 l potsView attachment 857457
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The big pots, they will take about 1 - 2 weeks longer, but the yield will be 4-5 times as much
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In the last pic one ofotheo4 l pots is hanging to the left, in the front in the 3 l airpots is some Acapulco Sunrise autos that are almost 5 months old and still bulking, the big pots was harvested more than 2 months ago, hahah but they were much bigger of course, just playing around with these. This acapulco strain is very special, it is early days, but one of best I've ever grown.

It's in reused coco using GH FloraNova, Bioworm, bio essentials , Florakleen and Ripen.when I remember I also add great white mycos.
Yeah those AK420'S are demonstrating that sweet spot concept very clearly indeed!!
Lovely garden you've got yourself going there too! :smoking:

I do autos along side photos....grow the little gaffers on the sidelines until the big girls need the space!!
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o-m-g that is just...... :bow:
I need to snap out of staring at that trunk, I have a heckload of things to get done today!!!! :crying:
Cheers for making me all unhappy with my forced indoor! :p
 

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Yeah those AK420'S are demonstrating that sweet spot concept very clearly indeed!!
Lovely garden you've got yourself going there too! :smoking:


o-m-g that is just...... :bow:
I need to snap out of staring at that trunk, I have a heckload of things to get done today!!!! :crying:
Cheers for making me all unhappy with my forced indoor! :p
:D Haha thanks bud.
 

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@calliandra @912GreenSkell very interesting input guys, thanks for the contribution.
AND for @Tony21 's visuals too!! :p
I'd really like to ask about that acapulco, but can't - I just know it'd be too much of a temptation :smoking:
I've seen the landrace grown out, they let them stand for longass times, kinda like drying on the stalk... that what you're doing there?!:wiz:
 

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heyy watch this please...


30 Litre airpot (7 gallon) and only harvest within 11 weeks ?

bigger pot=longer grow time can be myth.
 

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I have e 15gal and a 5gal going,diffrent strains so test is not scientific, but the 5gal is way bigger all around stalk, bush more colas, everything, the 15gal had tiny stalk little roots that I can tell of at the base and is taking forever to finish, my last run was all 5gal fabric pots and each one even though different strains all were even sized bushes and took about same time to finish and different training on each is what helped my yields, I think. This next run is all 2gal pots to see what happens. One lsd25 on sour 60, and one sour male I hope to breed the fem LSD and sour 60 with. I think 3-7 gal is a sweet spot for most autos were as the xl and xxls will prefer 7-15 gal and fill out nicely. My pot size theory still working progress show
 
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