Originally Posted by tomitillo26
Do you really need containers as large as 45 gallons?
Do you need
them that large? No.
Will you benefit? Probably, especially if this is a multi-year project. More space = bigger root system = ability to support a greater number of larger bines = more cones.
The "very large" pot I'm growing in is something like 10 or 12 gallons, and it was fine for the first year -- my results, in terms of growth and harvest, were about par for course for a first-year plant. But now that I'm in the second year, I'm sure the space is gonna be an issue, and I'm not gonna get as many cones as I would if I were in the ground, or a monstrous 45-gallon pot. Heck, in order to compensate for the limited space, I'm only growing three bines instead of the usual six, so, that's cutting the harvest in half right there.