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strey
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iam thinking about puting like 1 good sized bullgill(chopped up) like 3 inchs from the bottom of a 5 gal. bucket b4 filling it and then planting the 3-4 in. plant on the top? they would not be transplanted at all so figure in there till flowering is done bout about 3-4 months in the bucket. plants will be outside in holes but in the bucket.. u think the plants would benifit? anyone try this b4 thx hope to get sum advice.

im thinking of puttting rocks 1 in. layer bottom. (for sure) then like 2 in. dirt then 1 fish per bucket then the rest of the mix then plants are about 3 ins. tall as we speak(started indoors 4 tube floro’s..) i’d w8 longer but situtaion requires faster transplant than planned..(long story but just playing it safe) so main question u think the fish would be ready for the plant by the time the roots get down there?

never grew in 5 gal. pails b4 usualy just throw them in the ground and let them go

the soil in the buckets will prolly be sumthing like this

– 1 in.layer rocks on bottom
– 2 in. mix
– 1 med fish on bottom
– rest mix witha a few rocks througout(drainage)

MIX
– 1 in. of rocks
– sum orgainc compost
– sum good black sandy top soil( worms included free. its gotta be dec if they’re there)
– sum pure sand(dunno yet will proly use if i need a lil xtra mix) what ya think?

– sum spagmun peat moss
– and peralaite till it looks good( any ideas how much ina 5 gal pail?)
– and sum all purpose scotts flower and veg. continuos release 10-10-10
– proly sum wood ash too (charcoal ash ne good?)

oh what u guys think bout putting wild moss on the top of the soil? root rot around base maybe?

and with that fertilazer the 10-10-10 scotts long release u think i’ll need to nute the plant again at all? the fert says bout 2 months food so wut ya’ll think?

i do not know the strains just random good bags seeds most look on the indica side 6 plants hoping for at least 3 girls

thinking about doing sum LST also later on.

ne comments and advice i appreacated

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strey
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1 plant per 5 gallon bucket. plz tell me how that is too many for that size.

AngusBeef
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Robby
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strey
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thx for the tip

yes blue gill/sun fish.

AngusBeef
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strey
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well it beena while since i posted but just wanted to update on this yrs grow.

i ended up with 2 females and 1 hermi(killed it right away) and the rest males killed those right away also the biggest female was a very dominate indica and smelty sweet and fruity while budding and a smaller sativa that was really small. w8’d to long to transplant becase it didn’t sex early..(my bad) got learn from your mistakes XD
both ended up Seedless the indica i took early cuase of a stoner deer or a 1 stoner red squirel(ate half. my plant and it was all the tops!!) -.- pretty sure it was the red squirel thou.. needless to say next yr he won’t be a problem.. we had a lil disagreement. he came back for more and no deer tracks at all. but need to definatly have to look into veggy pest(small rodents)/(deer replant) control alterantives than a 20 Ga. but over all i got about 1 oz. not a good turn out but a very good learnign grow hope next yr to do a lot better and to try the fish i never put them in fear of root burn to the roots incase the fish wasn’t decomposed. well ttyl and i hope this helps someone.

skunkyLEMon420
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Use coyote piss around the perimeter of your gorilla garden . STINKS SO FUCKING BAD. but it works. No more stoner deer or squirrels . If you ever use compost make sure that it is composted and turned and mixed evenly throughout to not get nute concentration and essentially nute burn. Make a bed of rich organic soil.. and if you just have one plant you could yield a couple pounds. Outdoor = big yield

I have 40 Lemons and 40 Masterkush going out this spring 40 in two seperate beds. I am aiming for 30 pounds. Hopefully I get more

Hope this will help you in having a successful grow next summer !

strey
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South Texas
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Your making headway.
Chopped fish. OOOOhhhhIIIII don’t know about that. Every Vermin within a mile will be digging & knocking over the buckets for the fish. I got a bottle of fish emulsion at the local Nursery, which the plant can feed off immediately.
Rocks at the bottom is good for weight, but only at bottom.
Sand packs too tight. In stead of sand and/or sandy topsoil, I would use good organic potting soil & organic compost. You can grow in straight compost if its good shit.
Pot ash from charcoal is really bad. I would not add any period. Other additives will take care of that need.
Peat moss kills the microbial life in your soil, causing the soil to pack tight & the plants health will suffer.
Any slow release chemical fert kills the good fungi & bacteria that breaks down the soil so your plant has all the nutes needed. Any liquid organic tea, like Medina Hasta grow, Garrot Juice, etc, from the local Nursery will do MUCH better.
Also, get some liquid Seaweed, & Greensand from the local Nursery, and from the local Grocery Store, get some Whole Ground Corn Meal, (not the bleached, enriched shit), Epsom Salt & 100% pure molasses. Perlite is good, also. If you can get some Rabbit manure, 60% of this would be great. You can feed once per week, every other watering. Too much drainage is no good. An old gray/brown & green bed sheet is good to cover the bucket, they can be seen too easy. To be able to quickly water, leave at least 2″ on top of bucket free of soil, so you can pour on a gal. quickly. Worms will do good in this soil. Stay away from plants that get 7′ or more tall, or use bigger containers. Blood Meal on & around your plants will fert the plant, and keep vermin’s away. Other than that, your looking good.

iam thinking about puting like 1 good sized bullgill(chopped up) like 3 inchs from the bottom of a 5 gal. bucket b4 filling it and then planting the 3-4 in. plant on the top? they would not be transplanted at all so figure in there till flowering is done bout about 3-4 months in the bucket. plants will be outside in holes but in the bucket.. u think the plants would benifit? anyone try this b4 thx hope to get sum advice.

im thinking of puttting rocks 1 in. layer bottom. (for sure) then like 2 in. dirt then 1 fish per bucket then the rest of the mix then plants are about 3 ins. tall as we speak(started indoors 4 tube floro’s..) i’d w8 longer but situtaion requires faster transplant than planned..(long story but just playing it safe) so main question u think the fish would be ready for the plant by the time the roots get down there?

never grew in 5 gal. pails b4 usualy just throw them in the ground and let them go

the soil in the buckets will prolly be sumthing like this

– 1 in.layer rocks on bottom
– 2 in. mix
– 1 med fish on bottom
– rest mix witha a few rocks througout(drainage)

MIX
– 1 in. of rocks
– sum orgainc compost
– sum good black sandy top soil( worms included free. its gotta be dec if they’re there)
– sum pure sand(dunno yet will proly use if i need a lil xtra mix) what ya think?

– sum spagmun peat moss
– and peralaite till it looks good( any ideas how much ina 5 gal pail?)
– and sum all purpose scotts flower and veg. continuos release 10-10-10
– proly sum wood ash too (charcoal ash ne good?)

oh what u guys think bout putting wild moss on the top of the soil? root rot around base maybe?

and with that fertilazer the 10-10-10 scotts long release u think i’ll need to nute the plant again at all? the fert says bout 2 months food so wut ya’ll think?

i do not know the strains just random good bags seeds most look on the indica side 6 plants hoping for at least 3 girls

thinking about doing sum LST also later on.

iam thinking about puting like 1 good sized bullgill(chopped up) like 3 inchs from the bottom of a 5 gal. bucket b4 filling it and then planting the 3-4 in…

grow in 5 gallon buckets outdoors

blingisgreen23
ibTheMan
lazarus718
Breeder

Grow a pair and get a shovel, a pick or a new spot. :evilgrin0040:

If a pot outdoors is needed check with a nursery for one of the large wood pots used for trees. Sometimes they have extra ones or ones that need repair. These are generally used several times by garden centers. Or think about a raised bed.

An outdoor plant will be root bound in 5 gal pots pretty fast.

do you think a person could grow a short indica plant outdoors in a 5 gallon bucket with soil?..what if he grew it indoors starting about march through…