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growing marijuana in 5 gallon buckets outdoors

Yeah. I figure two pounds per gallon bucket kid.

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I was going to say it, if you didn’t.


5 gallons with extreme care may get you a QP per plant, but only one grower in ten will get it done. The plants will need daily watering very soon, if not already. Maintaining nute levels in small containers can create all sorts of problems.

Balcony: This can be a great spot if it gets good light—ideally, it faces south—and will usually get good wind. However, you may need to cover your balcony from peeping neighbors.

Garden plot: Probably the most common outdoor growing spot, many will plant cannabis alongside other growing veggies.

Types of outdoor grow spaces

You can make this yourself by combining worm castings, bat guano, and other components with a good soil and letting it sit for a few weeks, or it can be purchased pre-made from a local nursery or grow shop.

Most potting soils used in gardening are loam soils. If you’ve ever worked with potting soil, you’ll know that its composition is rich and diverse, and it looks dark and hearty. Beyond texture and color, the soil should smell rich and alive.

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Don’t underestimate the therapeutic value of gardening. It’s relaxing to spend some time outside, roll up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty for a while. And there’s nothing better than smoking something you grew yourself.