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Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by weed is love weed is life, Nov 13, 2017.

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    weed is love weed is life

    weed is love weed is life Active Member

    This spring im gonna plant some autos, about 20. I'm considering to plant the plants directly into the ground or put them in a 5 gal bucket. If I were to plant them in the ground would I feed them fertilizer the same way? FYI I'm on a budget of $300 including seeds and fertilizer.
     
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    chemphlegm

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    Organicare=80 dollars, will take you through 2 maybe three seasons of this.
    buckets provide more control and protection and options for placement/moving, purely a personal choice.
    use slow release organic feed outdoors for best results. I know of no better than Organicare composted chicken shit.
     
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    weed is love weed is life

    weed is love weed is life Active Member

    I was watching a video about slow release fertilizer. I'm not sure which ones to buy. I don't want to have nitrogen burns.
     
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    chemphlegm

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    be sure now, Organicare, amazon com, 80 dollars for fifty pounds, a real no brainer, follow directions on bag
    indoor, in ground or out. I've never seen N burn in my rooms with that fertilizer following directions
     
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    weed is love weed is life

    weed is love weed is life Active Member

    Damn 50 lbs. Don't know where I'm gonna put it. Thanks for the help I'll look into it.
     
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    chemphlegm

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    you can purchase smaller bags of course, check out the selections in amazoncom for best results. I use grow and bloom.
     
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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    How much of that will be left for soil and amendments and/or fertilisers? I've always prefered planting in the biggest planting bed I can over using pots outside.
     
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    weed is love weed is life

    weed is love weed is life Active Member

    I'm planing on spending 100-150 for soil and nutrients.
     
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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    How many plants? Do you also have to buy the pots? Plants in the ground don't have to be watered near as often and the money spent on pots can get you more soil. As for nutrients you could use something like Down To Earths Bio-Live and not need to feed anything else.
     
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    weed is love weed is life

    weed is love weed is life Active Member

    Around 20. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    That would be a lot to try to put in the ground on that budget if they were photos but since they're autos you could do a continuos bed.
     
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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    After checking out the organicare it looks like they have a few dry amendment mixes that are pretty comparable to Bio Live.
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    With your budget, you would do better planting directly in ground and amending your native soil with some basic organic amendments or one of the numerous amendment blends.
    I think you'd be pushing it trying to fill 20 decent sized pots with good soil and have enough money left over for seeds and nutrients. The benefit to pots is that you can move them when it rains and that can be extremely helpful in late flower.
     
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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    Exactly where I'm coming from. You'll get a much bigger root system that way. As far the advantage of being able to move plants in late flower when they're in pots they were talking about autos so that probably wouldn't come into play.
     
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    weed is love weed is life

    weed is love weed is life Active Member

    Ya I agree. I've decided I'm just gonna put them into the ground and add some different soil and nutrients.
     
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    weed is love weed is life

    weed is love weed is life Active Member

    Yea just the pots alone are like 80$ for 20.
     
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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that 80$ could be that much more soil and if it's worked into your native soil you'll get a much bigger root system. Looked into the "double digging" planting bed prep method.
     
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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    Another advantage of using the dry amendments is that you can minimise or even completely eliminate the need for messing around with liquids.
     
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    weed is love weed is life

    weed is love weed is life Active Member

    Ok thanks for the help I really appreciate it. I'll look that up and see what it is.
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    OP, plastic pots can be found at most nurseries. Often for free. For autos, 3 or 5 gallons would be big enough. Sink the pots flush with the ground. Plant directly into the pots. Good luck
     

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