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Can i grow multiple cannabis seeds in the same pot

Growing multiple plants in one pot

Besides the problems of competition for nutrients, and disease being shared, what is the problem with growing multiple plants in one pot with shared soil, etc?

Serious question is serious. I know everyone has separate pots. I’m wondering if it’s for efficiency or for something more.

Hammerhead
Disabled Farmer

plants will be competing for nutrients and space. Thats pretty much it.. They wont reach there full potential. If this was on a larger scale it would work fine. Plant Beds work great..

pinecone
Sativa Tamer

Besides the problems of competition for nutrients, and disease being shared, what is the problem with growing multiple plants in one pot with shared soil, etc?

Serious question is serious. I know everyone has separate pots. I’m wondering if it’s for efficiency or for something more.

If you stick multiple plants in the same size containers that you would otherwise use for one plant the same size they won’t reach there potential. However, when most people do this they use larger containers. Over the past year I’ve been running anywhere between 1 and 4 plants in a 22 gallon Sterilite tote. I don’t see any drop off in performance versus the 4 gallon pots I was using previously. I have not had any nutrient disorders or unmanageable pest problems. I had a few spider mites, but I consider them to be a highly manageable pest with organic controls.

Since you are using a large volume of growing medium in these small bed type things you want to re-use it. The mixture in my tote-bed has been in continuous use for over a year. When its time to harvest I just chop the plants at the stumps, dig-cut new holes, and replant. I have a little bag of worm castings and some other dry organic fertilizers in small Ziploc bags, but I don’t need to store big bags of soil, coco, or peat anymore – and I don’t have to mix up soil for each run.

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The following pictures show 1, 2, and 4 plants in my tote respectively.

How Many Cannabis Seeds Per Pot?

If you have ever wondered how many cannabis seeds per pot, look no further. One seed is all it takes to grow one plant so even if you see plants that look like as if they were bushes it is all just one seed. Regardless of the apparent size of the plant, all growers know that only one cannabis seeds per pot is required.

So you know how many cannabis seeds per pot, but you want to know what will happen anyway?

If you use more than one or many cannabis seeds in a pot, the cannabis plants will begin to compete against each other for nutrients, so the smallest cannabis plants (which sometimes may be the best phenotypes.) will get wiped out by the bigger cannabis plants.

If you are growing from regular cannabis seeds they could also cross-pollinate resulting in buds with cannabis seeds in them. It sounds simple enough but if the buds have seeds inside them, the potency of the strain can be reduced up to 30%. Each cannabis seed is a plant and they need their own space to grow and thrive, as well as to produce bigger and better buds. Remember that more than one cannabis seed per pot is too many.

You might find our FAQ Submission How Many Marijuana Seeds To Grow A Plant? useful!