You can’t grow cannabis without media and containers! We think that coco is the best media for growing cannabis. We offer our recommendations for the best coco for your grow and everything you need to prepare it. We recommend different growing container options for transplanting and the best pots to use for final containers. We also recommend our favorite saucers and plant elevators.
Coco and Other Media
Brick Coco Coir
When you buy brick coco, you are responsible for turning it into a superior growing medium by rinsing, buffering, and mixing with perlite as we describe in our tutorial.
10 Pound Brick of Coco
11" Perforated Strainer
Prepared Coco Coir
If you want to take the easy route into your coco grow, you can select a product that has already been rinsed and buffered. These products are several times more expensive than a dehydrated brick, but you can skip the rinsing and buffering steps which are a laborious process.
Royal Gold Coco Fiber
Roots Organics Cocopalms
Canna Organic Substrate
Whether you use a prepared coco product or a dehydrate brick, you should mix your coco with perlite.
One Cubic Foot of Perlite
Germination media is very helpful to give plants an easier experience for the first few days. It provides a good buffered media for the plants to start their lives.
The kits linked for US and Canada come with trays that are very useful as little humidty domes. The best option available in the UK is a bag of 100 jiffy pellets - you'll have some growing to do - but it is a great deal!
Pots: Growing Containers
Seedlings do best when they are started in small containers. This is true for both Autoflowers and Photo-period plants. To get the best growth you should always keep the plant in an appropriately sized container.
Fabric Nursery Bags
The alternative is to use plastic "solo" cups with lots of holes punched into the bottom for drainage. However, we highly recommend the fabric nursery pots for the best growth.
Once the little seedlings have three nodes and are working on their fourth, you should transplant them out of the seedling pots and into their second containers. I prefer keeping this second step small when growing in coco and I go up to only a half-gallon pot. In soil, the second step should be 2 or even 3-gallon.
1-Gallon Transplanter Pots
When choosing final containers the first concern is drainage. Smaller containers drain better, but require more frequent watering. In most coco grows, 3 or 5-gallon final containers are best. We recommend either Air-pots or fabric pots because they drain well and create the best environment for roots.
5-Gallon Fabric Pot
7-Gallon Fabric Pot
You want a durable saucer that is thick and fairly rigid. Avoid the cheap flimsy saucers!
Hydrofarm 14" Saucer
In the style of growing that we recommend, you want to increase drainage and improve aeration whenever possible. This is why we add perlite to the coco, it is why we use fabric or Air-Pots, and it is why we recommend plant elevators.
Gro Pro 13" Plant Elevators
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