How many cannabis plants fit in a closet? – Posting Medical Cannabis Dispensary Quebec Canada

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In indoor can vary the number of cannabis plants

How many plants can I put inside my closet? This is one of the questions that our followers ask us most through the blog and social networks. There is no exact number of plants, rather it is a matter subject to the grower's taste.

For example, for a SOG (Sea Of Green) crop we need many small pots. The plants will grow with small size and vertically to take advantage of the space and at the end of flowering they will be like small baseball bats.

If on the other hand, we want make a SCROG (Screen Of Green) crop we need large pots. In this case there will be few copies that will be covered with a mesh thanks to which the branches will be intertwined horizontally.

Both techniques (SOG and SCROG) are aimed at greater optimization and increase our harvest. None is better than the other, since as we have said they pursue the same results: increase production.

Let's give a practical example. Imagine a can of canned food where we can put sardines. Depending on the size of the fish they will enter more or less, but in the end there will be the same final weight. Therefore, not by putting more plants in your crop, you will get a better result.

Red Dwarf indoor crop
Red Dwarf indoor crop

How many pots do I put in my closet?

Let's go to the matter in question which is to know how many pots do I put in my grow closet. To find out the total number of pots, I apply the 100 liter rule per square meter. To find out, we divide the number of liters of substrate by the capacity of the pot we are going to use. The end result is the number of pots we can use with that volume of land.


We have a closet of 1.20 × 1.20x2m. 120 liters of substrate enter this closet and we will grow in 7 liter pots. If we divide the volume of land by the pot capacity (120: 7 = 17,142), it will result in us having a capacity about 17 or 18 pots in the closet.

What if it were a closet of a square meter in 11-liter pots?

We divide 100 by 11, which will give us 9.09 plants / pots for a square meter. For know if we approach 100 liters we multiply the number of pots by volume of the container The closer to 100 liters, the better.

Pots / Volume / 1m Ratiotwo
No. of pots Pots volume Space
142 0.7L 1Mtwo
60 1.65L 1Mtwo
33 3L 1Mtwo
18 5.5L 1Mtwo
14 7L 1Mtwo
9 11L 1Mtwo
5/6 18L 1Mtwo

The advice of Buddha Seeds

Since Buddha Seeds we recommend using a final pot of 11 liters (for indoor cultivation). In this way large and robust plants will grow, and the yield will be higher than with other lower pots.

We hope you have made it clear. It is a simple operation that can simplify things a lot.

What other factors are involved in the plant capacity of a closet?

Light per square meter:

Let's put as example sodium (HPS), as it remains the most common luminaire among growers, due to its low cost and high yield. Depending on the power of the ballast, it will cover more or less space.

Luminaire Ratio by Cultivation Space
Voltage? Dimensions
250 0.6 × 0.6 or 0.8 × 0.8m
400 0.8 × 0.8 or 1x1m
600 1 × 1 or 1.2 × 1.2m
1000 1.5 × 1.5m

It is very important to buy a light that correctly covers our cultivation area, otherwise the plants will glean due to lack of light and will reduce the harvest considerably.

The growers that use “Light Rail”, they can increase the surface of the crop, and therefore also the number of plants per focus. With a good reflector you can also increase the productive area of ​​cultivation, increasing the final crop.

In indoor usually grow small or medium sized plants. This is due to the light penetration of the luminaire we use. If you have low penetration, it is advisable to use the SOG technique.

Medikit car indoor
Medikit car indoor

How many plants do I have to put depending on the type of crop?

As we have said there are different types of crops such as: traditional cultivation, SCROG or SOG.

Traditional cultivation:

In the traditional crop a certain number of plants are placed but, with space between them so that they can develop. If we are going to finish in 11 liter pots, and on average we use 100 liters of substrate per square meter, we will put 9 plants, since 9 × 11 = 99 liters of substrate, with which we would be almost using the whole.

SCROG culture:

For him SCROG culture we use few specimens to fill the mesh, but in pots of a larger volume. One to four floors can be used per square meter. The distribution of land for a square meter would be as follows:

1 Plant → 100 liters

2 floors → 50 liters each

3 floors → 33 liters each

4 floors → 25 liters each

We may not find pots of those volumes, In case it is not so better to put liters of more than less, the grandmothers already said it, it is better than not missing!

SOG culture:

To make a SOG culture we will place many pots in a square meter. It is a laborious technique at the time of irrigation but, It offers very abundant crops. If we want to make a SOG in a square meter, the ideal is to put 36 pots of 3 liters, because they are 108 liters that are very close to the average of 100 liters per square meter.

The 'tail' of Red Dwarf in indoor
The ‘tail’ of Red Dwarf in indoor


It is important to invest in a good reflector. The best reach a reflection of 98%. Thanks to this, growth is accelerated and the harvest increases. The cultivation area is also increased. With 600w and a professional reflector we can cover 1.5 square meters.

It is much easier for newcomers to grow few plants in a large pot. If you opt for many small pots, you will have much more work and controls to perform.

The use of cloth pots (felt) increases the oxygenation of the root system, This facilitates and accelerates its development. When self-harvested, when the roots reach the contact with light, a much denser and more robust radical mass is formed.

In the end there is no better method than another. Each grower has their own tastes and predilections and not for that reason some are better than others. With a powerful genetics, a quality substrate and good fertilizers we can obtain large crops.

To improve it is necessary to read, but not only about cannabis, but about botany in general. We can learn many things that we can then apply to cannabis crops.

We hope that the article has been very useful for you. If you have any questions in the inkwell, leave us a comment here or on our social networks.

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