Pots are solid containers made of a variety of materials including traditional plastic, ceramics, and fabric planter pots sometimes with holes in the bottom for drainage. They’re sturdy, give plenty of structure, and work well as a permanent and reusable type of growing setup.
It may seem like a silly thing to get hung up on, but the plant will spend its entire life inside of these containers and it really has a big effect on the growth and yield at the end of its flowering cycle.
So, which is the best, pots or bags?
It’s often overlooked, but there’s a large industry that focuses on making pots and bags for growing plants, specifically the cannabis industry has a ton of options for containers. When choosing which one to grow in, the benefits of each can get a bit confusing.
What’s the Difference?
Bags, on the other hand, are soft and conform to whatever is put into them. There are two main varieties, plastic and fabric, which are generally quite a bit cheaper than pots. In a one-off situation, where reusability doesn’t matter, bags are a very budget-friendly choice.
Final Size Container for Desired Plant Size – General guide
Need to water less often with hempy buckets, which is a great advantage when growing larger plants that drink a lot
Trays to catch runoff from several containers
How to pick up the water from your tray?
Here’s a very quick breakdown of some of the most common cannabis growing mediums for a hand-watered grow. This is not a comprehensive list, but should give you a place to start your research. Each of these different growing mediums have pros and cons.
Many growers claim that composted organic soil provides the best bud taste and smell
Therefore it’s recommended to get twice the normal size if you get fabric pots so the soil doesn’t dry out as fast.