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Cannabis Growing Containers

Container Solutions

Here at HC, we provide container solutions for today’s diverse growers – all with your unique growing needs in mind. We’re proud to offer a complete line of cannabis planting containers for both vertical and outdoor growing operations. HC’s cannabis solutions include round and square containers, trays, inserts, and propagation, as well as sustainable fiber options.

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Your chosen production method often determines your necessary container size.

Indoor Cannabis Growing

A high plant density is best for indoor growing with multiple layers to maximize space and yield. Using a smaller container such as a 2.5-gallon or a tall 1-gallon will allow you to create a uniform canopy. The tall 1-gallon pot can increase the plant density and the number of growing tiers in the existing space by reducing the final crop height.

We recommend using a 2.5 – 4-gallon container (depending on plant density) in a single layer for indoor or greenhouse growing methods. Whichever system you decide on, creating a filled-out canopy during the flowering stage is the best approach.

Outdoor Cannabis Growing

The plant will be in a container longer than those grown in a more controlled environment. We recommend a container of 5-gallons or larger to prevent the roots from becoming root-bound for crops with longer than six weeks of vegetative growth. Each container size has limitations based on the final size of the plant. For example, a small container will not withstand the increased size of the root system at eight weeks of growth. However, that container is perfect for a crop only growing for one to three weeks in the vegetative phase.

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With so many cannabis planting containers to choose from in many shapes and sizes, HC’s your first-choice provider for horticultural cannabis planting containers.

HC’s cannabis planting containers are sold throughout North America, utilizing a vast network of horticultural distributors committed to the industry. They not only understand the unique challenges and scheduling limitations growers typically experience but are continually searching for applicable and timely solutions to enable your operation to run smoothly and efficiently.

Our intuitive online filtering system will allow you to find the distributor that’s right for your growing operation quickly and easily. CLICK HERE 

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Every plant has unique watering needs, and our cannabis planting containers offer a variety of drainage solutions. Whether you require shallow, low-volume watering or thorough, deep root watering, HC has the proper drainage solution for your watering needs. From four drainage levels to flood floor and watermat compatibility and more, HC has designed its planting containers to satisfy the drainage demands of an evolving growing environment.

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Container Options - Pros & Cons

Thermoform Containers

Thermoform containers are an economical solution for those interested in many of the features and benefits of traditional injection containers. While they provide some strength and durability, including automation compatibility, they’re not manufactured for repeated use in growing operations. Thermoform containers are ideal for limited growing applications and brief cultivations where the plant is grown quickly in a temporary container and eventually extracted and transplanted directly into the ground or a larger container. Thermoform containers are a solid choice for propagation.

Bottom line – an economical and automation compatible growing solution often used as a starter pot.

Blow Mold Containers

Blow mold containers are the next step down in terms of strength and durability from injection containers. Many feature ribbed sides for additional strength, sturdy corners to avoid cracking, and a wide base for additional stability when relocating plants in your operation. In addition, they feature side and bottom drainage – both high or low, depending on your irrigation practices. While blow mold containers can be reused multiple times, their side rib construction makes them unsuitable for automated equipment due to denesting issues. However, if you’re looking for a large capacity, blow mold containers often come in sizes up to 65 gallons.

Bottom line – if you need middle-of-the-road strength in a larger size and aren’t concerned about automation limitations, blow mold containers are your choice.

Injection Containers

Injection containers are designed for strength and longevity over their blow mold and thermoform counterparts. This enables them to be reused multiple times with the ability to withstand the environmental elements of growing outdoors for extended periods. As a result, they’re an ideal choice for growers who cultivate plants bound in resin containers (for some duration) exclusively outdoors. Injection containers are manufactured with thick walls and heavy bottom construction, featuring large drain holes ideal for outdoor irrigation. In addition, injection containers are automation friendly as labor shortages force growers to implement automated equipment to offset labor costs.

Bottom line – if you’re looking for a super-strong, super-durable resin container you can use outdoors, again and again, injection containers are your choice.

Fiber Containers

HC’s fiber growing containers are produced in a closed-loop water recycling facility with recycled newsprint and corrugated fibers. They allow moisture to move freely throughout the walls of the container for optimal drainage and healthy root systems by ensuring the entire plant can breathe – maintaining necessary oxygen levels while limiting root rot caused by over-watering.

Best of all, by either removing the bottom of the fiber container or simply allowing the roots to grow through safely and naturally, you can directly plant the entire container into the ground or a larger container without causing shock to the root systems. If your cultivating method is to grow starter plants before planting them into the ground, this option is great to limit your plastic waste and avoid root shock. The container will maintain its integrity long enough to establish a healthy root system.

Bottom line – a sustainable solution that saves time and prevents root shock to the plant.

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