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Is there a standardized chart showing which Net Pot Sizes to use for each type plant/vegetables?

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I would like to know this as well. Im currently using 1 3/4 in pots for lettuce. Seems okay

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eircsmith

Thanks for threads. I am also facing same query and eager to know as well. I am also using 1 1/2 in pot for my plants.

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grizzman

There is no standard. I’ve grown everything from lettuce and herbs to tomatoes in 2″ net pots. It’s really just a matter of preference. Unless you need the roots to be contained within the pot, there is not a lot of reason to use larger pots in my opinion. But I am sure others will disagree.

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NonCircNick

I don’t have a lot of experience but I will throw in what I have learned. The small 1.5″ net pots will basically only fit a piece of rockwool. If you want to add a medium to the net pot then I would suggest a 3.75″ net pot or a little bigger.

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sdgrower

I’ve grown squash in 5″ net pots inside a 6″ pvc pipe and tomatoes, peppers and eggplant in the 10″ net pots inside 3 gallon buckets. Both ran drip for a few minutes each hour, not constant like nft so I needed more medium. The net pots had grodan and clay pellets. For things in nft or water culture I would use much smaller since the roots grow out the net pot more. For drip and ebb and flow a little bigger is better to hold the moisture. The medium you use makes a big difference too, rock wool holds way more moisture than perlite or clay. There is no set guidelines I’ve seen but the plant will let you know if it needs a bigger pot.

Is there a standardized chart showing which Net Pot Sizes to use for each type plant/vegetables?

Can net pot size affect yield in DWC?

forknowledge
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convex

Small nets can still yield large plants:

squarepusher

the factors i believe that would effect growth are
1) will the netput support the stem thickness?
2) the distance from the bottom of the pot to the liquid level (how far the roots have to travel).

other than that, i think not much

forknowledge

the factors i believe that would effect growth are
1) will the netput support the stem thickness?
2) the distance from the bottom of the pot to the liquid level (how far the roots have to travel).

other than that, i think not much

squarepusher
DazedNconfussed

I agree. On my last grow I didnt keep up all that great on the water level and would let it drop to around half full before I would top off or change. This time I top off every other day not letting it frop more then a few inches. I am noticing much nicer and fuller roots, and quicker growth up top.

Maybe by keeping more roots submerged and not letting half hang out of the water it aborbs more nute?

Im going back to hydro but this time Im gonna give DWC a shot Im just wondering if net pot sizes could possibly affect yield, the bigger the better? ]]>