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Old 01-12-2017, 06:15 AM #631
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Have anyone tried to put many plants in one big pot. I mean putting 6 plants in one big 90L (23gal)bucket vs putting every plant in one smaller pot 10L (2,6gal). Is there going to be competition for root space?
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Have anyone tried to put many plants in one big pot. I mean putting 6 plants in one big 90L (23gal)bucket vs putting every plant in one smaller pot 10L (2,6gal). Is there going to be competition for root space?
ill try it if u don't (didn't)
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COCO Hempy Style 2018

After reading this thread i was sort of wondering what exactly happened to Dalihempy ? I personally feel that this thread should continue and perhaps brought back to life. I use the hempy buckets with botanicare coco currently . I like the perlite up to the drain hole then 100 % coco. I have been using milk jugs ( like the love handle) i also made one out of a recycled plastic coffee can. The coffee can one i put all perlite in bottom then 75 perlite 25 % coco layer followed by 50/50 layer with pure coco on top. That plant in Hempy coffee can took off like grease lightning. I also have a bag of botanicare coco that has premixed amount of perlite in it i think its 70 %coco and 30 % tiny pieces of perlite That i have not tried. I have found that a lot of hydro stores dont promote or even know what a hempy bucket is . Maybe because with hempy buckets you dont go thru as much nutrients as other systems .I have been using Earth Boxes my wife purchased for me over 20 years ago outdoors and they work great. Earth boxes and hempy are very simalar to hempy but they are more of a bottom feeder as the design has a water tube that u irrigate through . But my love of Earth boxes drew me to hempy style i also read the bottom feeder thread and found it very interesting. I totally get what the the hempy was originally designed for. The systems ability to just water every other day and flexibility in watering or not having to worry about over watering. No pumps and no mechanical gadgets. Just give a holler if u like the coco hempy but please no debates ,anger or insults to other gentlemen and ladies please show kindness to one another this world needs much more of it .
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Did this a few years ago.
One gallon plastic coffee can Hempys, perlite on the bottom and coco on top. Was looking to be a great grow until the Fungal gnats got me at about week 4 in flower. Still finished but light crop and quality was not like the parents of these clones.


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I've got some recent ventures with coco and its a nice change up and transition to hydro, coming from solely soiless water /aact grows. Currently running several type of hempys out of curiosity. Started w/ 1 gal smart pot soiless rootball to 2.5 gal bucket. 4:1 perlite:vermiculite. A 5l traditional 4:1 again and now 2l coco. River rock at bottom for stability. They all work. Enjoy the ride.
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Great i was going to try a sog maybe. One step at a time for me tho i think being a beginner like me its good thing to start with one plant to maturity. Seems like Gnats are always there in some form around coco tho. I kind of wonder if the coco was left to dry a little 1/2 inch or so on top would help
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After reading this thread i was sort of wondering what exactly happened to Dalihempy ? I personally feel that this thread should continue and perhaps brought back to life. I use the hempy buckets with botanicare coco currently . I like the perlite up to the drain hole then 100 % coco. I have been using milk jugs ( like the love handle) i also made one out of a recycled plastic coffee can. The coffee can one i put all perlite in bottom then 75 perlite 25 % coco layer followed by 50/50 layer with pure coco on top. That plant in Hempy coffee can took off like grease lightning. I also have a bag of botanicare coco that has premixed amount of perlite in it i think its 70 %coco and 30 % tiny pieces of perlite That i have not tried. I have found that a lot of hydro stores dont promote or even know what a hempy bucket is . Maybe because with hempy buckets you dont go thru as much nutrients as other systems .I have been using Earth Boxes my wife purchased for me over 20 years ago outdoors and they work great. Earth boxes and hempy are very simalar to hempy but they are more of a bottom feeder as the design has a water tube that u irrigate through . But my love of Earth boxes drew me to hempy style i also read the bottom feeder thread and found it very interesting. I totally get what the the hempy was originally designed for. The systems ability to just water every other day and flexibility in watering or not having to worry about over watering. No pumps and no mechanical gadgets. Just give a holler if u like the coco hempy but please no debates ,anger or insults to other gentlemen and ladies please show kindness to one another this world needs much more of it .
Coco Hempy user right here . I've also used earth boxes outside. Pretty awesome styles of growing IMO. I get the same perplexed looks from the guys at the hydro store too. It's pretty funny.

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Leaving hempy coco bucket dry on top with mature roots

Yup i grew in same janitor 3 gallon bucket . I use the same metal shelve system too but much smaller. I dont want to start a big argument about hempy bucket watering like was done earlier on this thread . So if the plant is well established and the roots are more mature Do you let your hempy run a little dry on top before you water again ? I guess after reading up on the auto pot system i am sort of curious how it appears to dry up on top before valve opens to let more water in to bottom feed the plant.
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Yup i grew in same janitor 3 gallon bucket . I use the same metal shelve system too but much smaller. I dont want to start a big argument about hempy bucket watering like was done earlier on this thread . So if the plant is well established and the roots are more mature Do you let your hempy run a little dry on top before you water again ? I guess after reading up on the auto pot system i am sort of curious how it appears to dry up on top before valve opens to let more water in to bottom feed the plant.
I don't recommend letting coco dry out ever. It may lead to EC spikes and pH fluctuations which often causes people to chase phantom nutrient deficiencies by adding calmag and and/or a plethora of other additives.

The idea of letting coco dry out comes from soil practices. Soil typically does not hold a ton of oxygen in comparison to coco when fully saturated so soil growers play a wet/dry cycle to get more oxygen to the roots. Coco users don't have to worry about that as coco holds plenty of oxygen at full saturation.

Now as far as autopots go it's slightly different. This is because the nutrient feed is coming from the bottom instead of the top. As a result of the system the coco never really drys out and if there is a small top layer of dry coco it acts as more of a mulch than part of the root zone medium. Bottom feed is a pretty cool concept and if done right seems to be very conservative on nutrients. The only downfall of bottom feed is the higher potential for nutrient build up if one doesn't have that part of the grow dialed in, but otherwise they are awesome.
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