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¿Sabías qué el tamaño de la maceta limita su crecimiento?

When choosing the different items necessary to obtain a small crop, you should take into account some elements that are sometimes not given as much importance as they require. One of these elements are pots. From Kannabia Seed Company, as a bank of marijuana seeds we want to give you the best tips for the correct growth of your seeds.

The choice of pot for your marijuana will also depend on the type and variety of plant chosen and the results you are looking for.

Several variations are possible: between feminized and autoflowering seed, and between potted and indoor cultivation.

Autoflowering seeds vs. Feminized

For autoflowering varieties, the best option is to plant the seedlings directly in their final planter, since the life cycle of these plants is very short. Also, as they do not grow very tall, small or medium sized-pots are perfectly adequate and will not limit the growth of marijuana. As a guide, you should allow 7.5 liters per 30 cm of height. For feminized seeds, it is recommended not to plant directly in the final planter, but keep the seedlings and the small plants in smaller pots, until the root system is sufficiently developed that the roots fill the pot and need a larger space to keep developing, giving better results and greater productivity.

Indoor vs. outdoor cultivation

For interior grows, it is recommended that the pots do not exceed 11 liters, in order to take advantage of the space and control the height of the plant, so the light will reach all parts of the plant in a homogeneous way. For outdoor marijuana crops grown in pots, it is better to use a large pot so the plant can realize its full potential. A recommended capacity would be 25 liters. You should also pay attention to the color of the pot, especially in warm places.

Black and small pots can be harmful to the plant, because the combination of a pot that absorbs the rays of the sun, the moist soil and the hot soil of a terrace, can result in a plant that does not have a sufficiently developed root system. The best advice is to use white or porexpan pots of at least 10 liters. New generations of autoflowering seeds are usually larger than earlier generations, but although the plant is larger, it is still recommended that the planter is no more than 20 liters.

From Kannabia Seeds Company we would like to state the following items in accordance with current legislation in force in Spain:

1.- That cultivation should only be for personal supply and consumption.

2.- That the use and purpose of your cultivation must be therapeutic.

3.- That the plantation should be carried out in the privacy of your own home, similarly the consumption. And most importantly, all information that is given references a small cultivation.

The cultivation of cannbis for personal consumption is an activity subject to legal restrictions that vary from state to state. We recommend consultation of the legislation in force in your country of residence to avoid participation in any illegal activity.

The purpose of this publication is purely informative, horizontal transfer of technical horticultural information.

Kannabia accept no responsibility for any illegal use made by third parties of information published here.

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The cultivation of cannbis for self-consumption is an activity subject to legal restrictions that vary from state to state. We recommend consultation of the legislation in force in your country of residence to avoid participation in any illegal activity.

The purpose of this publication is purely informative, horizontal transfer of technical horticultural information.

Kannabia accept no responsibility for any illegal use made by third parties of information published here.

umnamed
18/07/18

Hola tengo unas plantas feminizadas de exterior (no son autoflorecientes). El caso es que las sembre a finales de abril y poco a poco fui aumentandole el tamaño de la maceta hasta llegar a su utlimo transplante, en una maceta redonda de 42 centimetros de diametro por 44 centimetros de altura, si no me equivoco equivale a una maceta de 60 litros. Las semillas son AK47 y para el mes en el que estamos 18 de julio no tienen un tamaño superior a un metro contando solo la planta (sin la maceta). Seria posible decirme si ese tamaño es normal, o si es una maceta pequeña o normal... tengo tapada la tierra porque tengo 3 gatos y no quiero que hagan sus necesidades hay... es malo tener esas maderas puestas?.

Gracias de antemano por la ayuda y un saludo

David Kannabia
27/08/18

Hola, no se los motivos que ha podido pasar, te explico unos pocos por si te pudiera dar alguna idea:

  • Las raíces son fotosensibles a la luz, en el momento del trasplante ha podido recibir luz directa y se queman por ello y eso no hace que crezca la planta.
  • Por un compuesto de tierra no bueno para este tipo de plantas.
  • No usar un estimulador de raíces en la fase de crecimiento, también al mismo tiempo no alimentarla con sus abonos de crecimiento.
  • Estar expuesta al sol durante todo el día. Estas plantas necesitan un poco de sol, y luz solar (esto no quiere decir que sea directa del sol) esto retrasa muchísimo el crecimiento.
  • Las maderas que pones para las mascotas pueden producir algún tipo de hongo si las pones directamente pegada a la tierra después del riego, ya que absorbe la humedad y produce hongos.

Si pudieras mandar alguna foto para ver cómo va y su estado podríamos acelerar la floración.

Un saludo y espero haberte ayudado.

Pontus
31/03/20

Hi!
My plants are 3 weeks in so I might be worried for nothing, but I get the feeling they're growing a bit slow since they're autoflowering and only take around two months until harvest, correct?

The two seeds I've planted are BOTH autoflowering AND feminzed but you give two different recomendations for these about pots in the text? Would you recomend me to change the pot and if so, when?

Since they're in pots I keep them out on the balcony all day on a sunny day but keep them inside with lots of sunlight when its raining or windy.

Thank you very much!

Pippi Kannabia
30/06/20

Hi Pontus, 

thank you very much for your query.

Yes, our autloflowering strains are ready for harvest in approx 2 months, depending on the strain and we never recommend trasnplants for auto seeds.