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how many bags of dirt
    #15591 - 04/30/08 01:12 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

do i need for 5 seeds?


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: weezerfan19]
    #15597 - 04/30/08 01:19 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Well, that would depend on the size of your containers. Do you know what strain they will be? What's your growing setup like? I would think you'd need at least a gallon pot per plant, but probably 3 gallon containers up to 5 gallon containers, unless you're doing a sea of green.

Once you know your container size it'd be a lot easier to know how many bags of soil you need, depending, of course, on the size of the bags. :lol:


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: Sirius]
    #15603 - 04/30/08 01:21 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i think ill use milk cartons


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: weezerfan19]
    #15605 - 04/30/08 01:22 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

then get 5 milkcartons worth of 'dirt'


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: derx]
    #15608 - 04/30/08 01:23 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

word. man i shouldve thought of that LOL


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: weezerfan19]
    #15621 - 04/30/08 01:29 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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i think ill use milk cartons




How tall do you intend on growing these plants?


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: Sirius]
    #15626 - 04/30/08 01:31 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

about as tall as they get to flower but they cant grow too tall because i got to grow on the DL. LOL


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: weezerfan19]
    #15642 - 04/30/08 01:42 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Find some three gallon pots, square if possible. What kind of lights are you going with dude?


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: Sirius]
    #15698 - 04/30/08 03:26 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

get a 5 gallon bucket and grow them all in there... assuming these are bag seeds/cheap lighting/etc...


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: riverwood]
    #15701 - 04/30/08 03:34 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i suggest you hold off on the grow until you move out of your parents house.


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: dirtytaco]
    #15722 - 04/30/08 04:36 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

milk cartons like the square cardboard ones? if you meant milk jugs, youll want to darken them some how, roots dont like light so much.

a lot of times you can go to a walmart or a lowes and theyre usually throwin out pots that are much better than milk cartons.

im waistful with my soil. i use a 6olb bag per hole outdoors... :shrug:

but you can grow succesfully in a gallon milk jug. as far as how much soil...how ever much it takes to fill it. youll only need to cut off enough of the top that itll be big enough for a full grown stalk. that way you can maximize root space

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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: just me]
    #15725 - 04/30/08 04:47 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

im gunna use the sun for light and keep them outside near this shed no one goes near.


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: weezerfan19]
    #15800 - 04/30/08 08:46 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

why use containers then? small containers outside make things much more complicated.


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: derx]
    #15814 - 04/30/08 09:06 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

there is too much concrete to use soil


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: weezerfan19]
    #16191 - 05/01/08 03:30 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I'd assume you need at least five gallon pots then.


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: Sirius]
    #16286 - 05/01/08 01:33 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

outdo...lots of soil. r u saying that theyll be sitting on concrete, or that the soil has a bunch of broken concrete in it?


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: just me]
    #16290 - 05/01/08 01:40 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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outdo...lots of soil. r u saying that theyll be sitting on concrete, or that the soil has a bunch of broken concrete in it?


the plants will be in milk cartons outside on top of concrete near a shed


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: weezerfan19]
    #16293 - 05/01/08 01:43 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

ok. still didnt answer what you mean by cartons...cuz i get this picture of the skinny square cardboard ones....


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: just me]
    #16296 - 05/01/08 01:52 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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ok. still didnt answer what you mean by cartons...cuz i get this picture of the skinny square cardboard ones....


yeah thats what I plan on using and maybe some other things I can find as well


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: weezerfan19]
    #16325 - 05/01/08 02:29 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

dude, scratch those. you want healthy roots. those cartons are what, a helf gallon, maybe less?

get gallon jugs and paint them black, or like i said lurk around your walmart or your home depot, and youll see they throw out a lot of the little black 1 gallon pots that their plants get shipped in

or spend a few cents on real ones...in the long run this will more than pay for itself. youll be let down by stunting your root growth


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: just me]
    #16336 - 05/01/08 02:41 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

or go to walmart and buy a five gallon bucket used for mopping, or find a friend with cats who uses the buckets for litter and wash them out, or go to home depot and buy empty 5 gallon buckets, or go to a construction site and get some for free that are being tossed......

there about 80 million things you could use out there that are better then cardboard or plastic milk jugs. If you're growing outside both of those containers will not have enough room for your plants to grow.

Honestly, if i were you, id buy some wood and construct a small box. That way you can fill it with all the soil you want, have multiple plants growing in it at once, and they'll have a good amount of room to grow in.


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: coda]
    #16408 - 05/01/08 03:54 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

coda, dont you worry about roots competing? i mean if you build a big enough box, like the size of a bathtub then you really dont have to worry...

and dont forget, any thing you use, give adequate drainage!!!

but like he said youre plants wont like you too much for giving them a tiny space for their veins ya know


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: just me]
    #16420 - 05/01/08 04:08 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

why are these going to be on top of concrete?

your description makes me think of you sticking your plants in some urban area by some abandoned shed. they will stick out like sore thumbs sitting on a slab of concrete. At least put them in some tall grass or something.


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: Yrat]
    #16637 - 05/01/08 11:26 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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coda, dont you worry about roots competing? i mean if you build a big enough box, like the size of a bathtub then you really dont have to worry...




http://www.growery.org/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5544/an/0/page/0

No, and that link will lead to you a good explanation why not. Not only is that person growing multiple plants in one box, he barely changes the soil in it. The results are pretty damn impressive.


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: coda]
    #16645 - 05/01/08 11:46 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i like his set up. he has them spaced pretty far. like i was sayin, if its a big box, definately do able. ive seen a few bathtub grows.

forgive me for questioning your expertise :smile:


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: just me]
    #16701 - 05/02/08 12:44 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

you can do 4 plants in a 3x3 box with no problem.  A friend of mine, before he left the country heh, used to grow that way.  Got some damn tasty nuggets from it too.  Sure you can't cram it full of herb, but damn, done right 4 plants can give you a nice amount of smoke for a small space :smile:


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: coda]
    #16801 - 05/02/08 01:15 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

indeed. how deep would you suggest making said box? and how would you go about drainage.

im thinkin plywood floor on it, with a shit ton of 1/2" holes...

with maybe 6 lil 1"x1" blocks to elevate it just enough to let drainage occur


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: just me]
    #16841 - 05/02/08 01:46 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

you don't really need drainage per se. Here, this is from that thread i linked you too.

Watering
Watering is, on average, done once every 3-4 days, when we give 10liters (2.5gallon) water that is fed with Biogreen nutrients. Watering is made easy by pouring the water from a can into drainage tubes that run into the earth, on the bottom of the box, where the water is evenly distributed over all soil. Moment of watering is decided by our tensiometer, an accurate soil moisture sensor. It is important that the soil doesn’t dry out too much because it then loses the “power” to absorb the water from the bottom of the box.


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Re: how many bags of dirt [Re: coda]
    #16843 - 05/02/08 01:50 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

if i werent such a big fan of the earth, id try this.

thanks for posting that, i guess you could tell i just viewed the pics hahah

makes sense tho about just keeping it moist enough to penetrate all the way, no more no less.

i hope the OP is taking all this in


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