Does pot size affect yield of plants?

It is general knowledge in the gardening world that the size of the plant pot will ultimately affect the maximum size the growing plant can reach. This fact is often forgotten by many hobbyists that are looking to start out in growing and gardening.

Choosing the right pot size matters!

Choosing the right container size for your plants is an important factor if you are expecting a great yield. Below is some advice on how to pick the correct size of container for your plants.

If you are a beginner grower or looking to start out, it is not uncommon to just pick any old plant pot or container, especially if you are using an indoor grow room. If you are going to use these pots, always make sure there are holes on the bottom of the gardening pot or container. This makes drainage possible so the plants are not drowning in the water given to them.

Larger pots = larger plants (not always)!

As mentioned before, whatever size you want your plant to be depends on the size of the plant pot or container that you use. Most growers use containers that can hold from 1 to 6 gallons depending on how much space that can be used in their growing room or area. If you don’t have a lot of space, consider smaller pots. If the plant’s roots have less room to grow in, the faster they will reach their limit in growth.

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If you are looking for healthy and larger sized plants, a great way to start your new growth is to begin with 3 gallon pots during the plants vegetation stage and then transferring the plants into a larger, 6 or 7 gallon container before the flowers begin bloom.

With the roots in a new and larger space before the blooming stage, they have free room to grow resulting in healthier flowers and a better yield. Keep in mind the amount of space allocated to your growing hobby, if you have room for larger containers it is recommended you use them.

Overcrowding is an issue

No matter which size of container or plant pot you have decided to use, overcrowding is still an issue that must be avoided. Don’t have your planting containers placed directly next to one another. Try keeping the containers 30cm a part if you have the room to do so.

Overcrowding creates conflict between the plants, they fight for a space that provides optimal light and it always results in a smaller harvest. Space the growing plants out and ensure light is equally distributed for optimal results. With these few tips in your mind when dealing with planting containers, you should have a better experience then someone who doesn’t.


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