Jump to content

  •  

Photo

planter size?


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 m1hagen

m1hagen

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 117 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:57 AM

Looking for someone (that's everyone) with more experience for advice on pot/planter size.  Last year was the first time I tried to grow anything in pots.  I had a bunch of mismatched 5 gal buckets and various sizes of pots.  I'm going to buy all new this year and was wondering what size is everybody using for peppers. Is 3 or 5 gallon best? or something else.  Thanks!



#1A Guest

Guest

  • Guest
  • Pip
  • 1 post

#2 Edmick

Edmick

    Smokin' Hot

  • Moderators
  • 3,348 posts
  • Location:southern california

Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

It seems that 5 gallon buckets are the go to size for a lot of people here.

#3 juanitos

juanitos

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,637 posts
  • Location:Bartlesville OK

Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:25 AM

i'll leave this here:


juanitospeppers.com - seeds, plants, fresh peppers


#4 m1hagen

m1hagen

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 117 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:35 AM

Thanks Edmick and Juanitos, I guess size does matter.  I could only dream of using pots that big.  I guess 5 gallon it is.



#5 Walchit

Walchit

    Smokin' Hot

  • Extreme
  • 3,821 posts
  • aka:Bhuthead Andy
  • Location:Topeka Kansas

Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:25 PM

That's a monster juanitos! I was gonna say bigger is better but that proves it.

Plenty of great 5 gal plants on here though.

I think alkhall uses 5 gallon buckets and his plants were loaded with pods.

#6 m1hagen

m1hagen

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 117 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:36 PM

Thanks Andy, the wife said to get new pots so the patio doesn't look like a junkyard so I'm going to buy a bunch of 5 gal pots.  Got to treat those seeds you sent me with respect! 



#7 Walchit

Walchit

    Smokin' Hot

  • Extreme
  • 3,821 posts
  • aka:Bhuthead Andy
  • Location:Topeka Kansas

Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:41 PM

A 5 gal pot is less soil than a 5 gal bucket too.
I think its only 3.75.

Cause the 15 gal pots I use don't hold a lot more soil than a 5 gal bucket.

You can probably get used 15 gal pots at the nursery if you have one near you. Maybe if you ask nice enough they have matching ones, but all mine are "junkyard" style. They charge 5 bucks a piece for them

#8 m1hagen

m1hagen

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 117 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

Will definitely give that a try



#9 stettoman

stettoman

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,710 posts
  • aka:stett, stetto, ernestetto, Eric
  • Location:zone 3 MN, upwind of the yellow snow

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:19 PM

It's funny, but being a paint contractor and having a garage and tool shed FULL of used 5 gallon buckets, I've never used one as a planter. I tried 1 and 5 gallon poly bags a couple seasons ago and did ok with them, and I have a few 10-15 gallon tree planters that came with...uh...trees, that I haven't had the guts nor the dirt $$ to fill. I'm planning to try a few fabric planters this year, I hear good things about them...

 

 


Do what I mean, not what I say.....


#10 alkhall

alkhall

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location:Home

Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:31 PM

That's a monster juanitos! I was gonna say bigger is better but that proves it.

Plenty of great 5 gal plants on here though.

I think alkhall uses 5 gallon buckets and his plants were loaded with pods.

 

Actually, I was using ten gallon fabric pots.


I'm your truth, telling lies, I'm your reasoned alibis-Ulrich/Hetfield


#11 luvmesump3pp3rz

luvmesump3pp3rz

    Hot

  • Extreme
  • 607 posts
  • aka:kevin
  • Location:ct

Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:07 PM

i use 5 gallon buckets mostly. big enough for lots of root growth but manageable if they need to be moved.  



#12 Pivitol

Pivitol

    Mild

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Location:NOCO Grow zone 5b

Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:45 PM

I don't know if it's too late but a few weeks ago (the week before Christmas I went to Home Depot and wandered through the garden area they had several large planters marked down more than 50%. Also had different fertilizers marked down, I lucked out and bought a bunch of EarthJuice liquid ferts for $1.40 per qt, 



#13 The_NorthEast_ChileMan

The_NorthEast_ChileMan

    Smokin' Hot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,578 posts
  • aka:NECM
  • Location:Merrimack River Valley New England

Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:25 PM

i use 5 gallon buckets mostly,. big enough for lots of root growth but manageable if they need to be moved.

`
I've used many different size pots....I have only used bigger on a few occasions for reason above...
`
jn9ilbI.png
 
`
But the best growth and fruit production has been with 5 gallon...
 
YzljfQk.jpg
 
 
4Stz6tG.jpg
 

`


"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein 


#14 Major Pain

Major Pain

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 140 posts
  • Location:Kansas City, Kansas

Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:25 PM

I'm trying a 3 gallon pot for an indoor plant... may up it to 5 in the fall.



#15 m1hagen

m1hagen

    Heating Up

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 117 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:35 AM

I'm planning on using 3 gallon pots to try over wintering a few plants this year.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests