Originally Posted by siftedunity
i like the original post but after thinking about it, you say that you use small pots, the pot gets filled with roots and they get fed 5 times a day. well, if you planted in a bigger pot, the root system would be biger and would be able to absorb more from each feeding so you might not need to feed 5 times a day. point im making is, the reason you need to feed 5x is because the root system is small. if it was bigger you wouldnt need that. ive got plants ive left in a small pot too long in veg. the plant is big and bushy and the roots are rampant like the first pic in this thread..
but if i repotted in a bigger pot, the roots would not be clogging up the pot and the pot wouldnt dry up as quick. i have to water it more often cos it sucks up everything in the little pot.
on the other hand in flower i water once a day and use a five litre pot. by the same time the next day, the day the coco is nearly dried out and they get a full litre each daily. with no run off at all. but i water with fresh ph water now and again to make sure i dont get build up of salts or whatever.
no disrespect to the op as i like his method.. just my 2cents
Bigger isn't better holds true with plants.
I can't remember where I read it, but pants only make as many roots as needed. Any extra root growth is diverted energy.
As a personal example: my USD in #2 smart pots are as big as the same strain in 5g rdwc buckets.
Imo, only reason you would want larger is if you were vegging for two months, and growing trees.