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Old 03-19-2008, 12:38 PM #11
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Here's a few shots to get your courage up!



My 11 Northern Light clones, 10 in 16 oz. cups, 1 in 2-liter for comparison.


A bit closer:




The comparisons, won't know for sure until I get done, they still have 25 days to go.....but looks like the 2-liter will yield more. But, in low height situations, the cups work just fine.




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Here's a few shots to get your courage up!



My 11 Northern Light clones, 10 in 16 oz. cups, 1 in 2-liter for comparison.


A bit closer:




The comparisons, won't know for sure until I get done, they still have 25 days to go.....but looks like the 2-liter will yield more. But, in low height situations, the cups work just fine.




A bit closer:





Peace - OGH


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Old 03-19-2008, 02:17 PM #13
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SCROG one or two clones.....get used to the idea of chucking out clones. Every time I trim my moms I throw out dozens of potential clones.

Why would you put yourself through the daily hell of watering 16 little cups? You can get the same yield with a proper SCROG of probably one plant. Larger pots are preferable because they stay more evenly watered and ferted than little pots. Less extreme fluctuation in moisture levels.

You can finish a pot plant in a shot glass but this doesn't mean it is a desirable container.
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Just from observation, not scientifically tested.... but....


as oldgrayhair seems to be seeing, smaller pots can restrict plants size, so, as a previous poster suggested, you might be better planting 4x per [bigger] pot.

Personally, as it is something as important as Marijuana, I would spend whatever it takes to maximise the potential available.

Hydroponics use less rootspace than soil, why not live life dangerously and do your first COCO grow.... ?

From doing SoGs a while ago... what really counts, IMO, more than "seeing roots growing" is seeing the plant is growing, vigorously. This applies more with Hydro where the initial dramatic acceleration of growth can, if ignored, lead to wildly differing plant heights and subsequent loss of yield. [Average, total, do not get seduced by the stars of the show, it is about achieving a uniform crop, leading to the maximum possible total.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:33 PM #15
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The "hell" of watering my little cups is actually my therapy :-)

With 16oz. cups, you will be watering everyday. With my 2-liters I can water every other day. After comparing the number of cups I can fit, vs. the number of 2-liters, the difference is so small I'll go all 2-liters next round as I'm pretty sure I'll get more weight.

I'll be pleasantly happy if I can pull 7g. dry per clone in 16oz. cups...I may be sadly disappointed, who knows.....but I'll have learned a bit, which is priceless.

If by chance I get 10-14g dry from the 2-liter, well, I'll be a happy grower for many more moons.

The only time I use larger containers if for moms, they get 2-gal bags.

To the OP, as per your question, yes, you can totally flower in solos :-) My next experiment will be finding a 16oz. container that is as deep as the 2-liter. Then I'll see if depth of roots plays more of a role in final weight vs. volume of soil.

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The "hell" of watering my little cups is actually my therapy :-)

With 16oz. cups, you will be watering everyday. With my 2-liters I can water every other day. After comparing the number of cups I can fit, vs. the number of 2-liters, the difference is so small I'll go all 2-liters next round as I'm pretty sure I'll get more weight.

I'll be pleasantly happy if I can pull 7g. dry per clone in 16oz. cups...I may be sadly disappointed, who knows.....but I'll have learned a bit, which is priceless.

If by chance I get 10-14g dry from the 2-liter, well, I'll be a happy grower for many more moons.

The only time I use larger containers if for moms, they get 2-gal bags.

To the OP, as per your question, yes, you can totally flower in solos :-) My next experiment will be finding a 16oz. container that is as deep as the 2-liter. Then I'll see if depth of roots plays more of a role in final weight vs. volume of soil.

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ps- Thanks very much Dr. Dog, I've peered into many of your grows, so your compliment means a ton!
right on mang nice solo cups when i run sugar shack in 2 liter soda bottels i average 14-21 grams per dry, my 1/2 cup soil grow yielded 1/8th dry and was rolled into a dutch tulip. as for {Then I'll see if depth of roots plays more of a role in final weight vs. volume of soil.} yes rootmass play a major roll in finial yield. i veg under hella wattage in cfl's total of 420w. with the mixed color cfls and nutes used i get crazy fast root growth


another 2 liter bottle shot for encouragement my plants finish 26-36inch tall from floor when flowered @ 10-12 inch
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There is nothing wrong with Solo cups. One way to maximize the Solo cups is to plant your clones into one cup, once the plants start to become root bound, cut the very bottom off and plant the whole thing into another cup, about half way down into the second cup. This will allow your roots to grow into the second cup, keeping them from getting root bound and help improve yield, and you are only using an extra 3-4 inches of vertical space.

If you are going for bonsai style plants, the Solo cups are great for that as well. There are many possibilities and ways to make the Solo cups effective. SO I would say give it a try and see what you get.
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There is nothing wrong with Solo cups. One way to maximize the Solo cups is to plant your clones into one cup, once the plants start to become root bound, cut the very bottom off and plant the whole thing into another cup, about half way down into the second cup. This will allow your roots to grow into the second cup, keeping them from getting root bound and help improve yield, and you are only using an extra 3-4 inches of vertical space.

If you are going for bonsai style plants, the Solo cups are great for that as well. There are many possibilities and ways to make the Solo cups effective. SO I would say give it a try and see what you get.
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Hey, I have a tiny 2 X 2 X 2 area and 16 extra clones I can't use. As soon as roots show, I'm going to put them in solo cups of soil/perlite in trays and into 12/12 light. Is it actually possible to get to end of flower without killing them? I want them to stay short, and I'm wondering what the smallest possible pot I can use is. Not worried about yield, just want some fun bonsai nugs.

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