Holy crap, looks like you're doing fine with 5gal buckets, are they fabric?@musashi, Hey Monsterman! I can't wait to see the monsters you grow in your backyard with those MNS seeds!:
ha ha Monsterman! I would love to earn that nickname! I spent the last 2 years wondering where I can grow some plants in soil. Still looking. I live in an area of 1.2 million people. No big cities, just urban sprawl everywhere. Houses and people friggin everywhere. Growing is illegal here. So, I am limited to 5gal containers. Can't grow monsters in them! I tried 7 gal containers last year but they are too heavy to move around(when the plants are monsters ) which must be done where I grow. So back to 5 gal containers and smaller plants. But monster potent!
Example of a plant being choked by 7gal container. You can see by the 'trunk' on her that if she was in the ground, she's maybe a monster! Good yielder though - 28oz of trimmed bud. Best smelling pot ever Cured 2.5 months now but have not had time to try it!!!! The plant on the left has monster potential if not in container.
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5 gal. containers? Forget about it. Yet that is what I am restricted to next year. Nice plant but no monster. Anyone out there in upstate NY with a little plot of land I can use. I'll grow you some trees and split it with you! I do have one edge next season - MNS seeds! [Edit: Now that I've been drinking bourbon and smoking J's, she's starting to look kind of sexy. Same thing happens with women when I am out and drinking bourbon and smoking J's ]
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musashi said: "Looks like MasterKushSkunk you got there."
Yeah, musashi, I did pick up some MasterKushSkunk! These last 2 years I have been growing - nothing but Master Kush, Super Skunk, Northern Lights, and Jack Herer. So MasterKushSkunk seemed like a slam dunk! I said I had no MNS gear but 'Nevil' did some work on the strains I grow so somewhat related to MNS? I also picked up some Early Queen(Nevil) as it is supposed to finish in September. Late September here can be snow or 80 degrees. I also picked up some G13XAfghan Skunk on your recommendation! I am most excited about those seeds. Not sure they will finish here but I have an idea about using my garage as a greenhouse for a month to finish her! ha ha With these MNS seeds next growing season is going to be hellafun! I learned a lot this second grow, hoping some day to do it right! One important thing I learned on this site is - I don't know jack! Just a lucky grower I guess. Every day on this site I get schooled! It's like going to college for free and your homework is growing plants!
Speaking of monsters, we have a new member, @RileyQuin, he can grow trees and I think he may have planted a crop. Pay attention when he posts up if you like outdoor monsters! I sure do!
To be honest I am terrible at describing smells and such . However the first plant harvested which I am smoking some of without a real cure is smoking remarkably well. I can only imagine how she would be with a proper cure . I always say I start my cure from the moment I hang dry in our local conditions where a temp low 80s is the average and humidity usually between 55 and 75% .
I've been experimenting with both fabric and air pots over the last couple of years. I love the results, but both tend to dry out quickly. I prefer the air pots, but big ones are too expensive. But then I found this@Deach69, Holy crap, looks like you're doing fine with 5gal buckets, are they fabric?
In the first photo I am using a 7gal fabric smart pot. In the second photo I am using a plastic air pot. Another great product. While I ordered 7 gal pots they are they exact same size as a 5 gal bucket.
Four of us used these pots for the first time in 2020 and all 4 of use grew the biggest plants we had ever grown. No other change. Same soil mix, same genetics, etc. Had to be the pots. I will use again. The fabric pots should be set on a small 1-2 inch plant stand.
In the following thread, the first 2 pictures are of my plants 2019 vs 2020. First picture is 2019 plants in 5gal buckets, 2nd picture is 2020 in the new pots. Huge difference - check it out. You can also see the 1-2 inch plant stands I am talking about in the second picture. Hope this helps. Any other questions feel free to PM me!