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Maybe a stupid question, but does anyone else have trouble growing things in tiny pots? I don't know if it's just a coincidence, or the kinds of plants I've tried... but it seems like I can get things to grow in pots with a 4" diameter just fine... but everything I've tried in my smallest pot (with a 3" diameter and a little under 2.5" depth) has failed to thrive. The things I've put in it have come from little 2" starters.

Do pots this small just not work, even for little succulents? It's such a cute little ceramic pot with a drainage hole, I'd hate to give up on it...

Maybe a stupid question, but does anyone else have trouble growing things in tiny pots? I don't know if it's just a coincidence, or the kinds of plants I've tried... but it seems like I can get things to grow in pots with a 4" diameter just fine... but everything I've tried in my smallest pot (with a 3" diameter and a little under 2.5" depth) has failed to thrive. The things I've put in it have come from little 2" starters. Do pots this small just not work, even for little succulents? It's such a cute little ceramic pot with a drainage hole, I'd hate to give up on it...

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[–] calming-tea 2 points (+2|-0)

Loool at the title, first of all

Second, I have no idea what you are talking about with inches. Buut, yes size does matter. My usual problem is the opposite, I try to take something too big and it doesn't fit (ok srsly tho, with succulents the soil gets too wet and doesn't dry fast enough, which then kills the plant)

Replanting is also not too easy anyway, but you have to do it sometime.

Adding on the importance of potting mix - and maybe if it's too coarse, it doesn't do well in a very small pot (fyi, I am picturing the tiniest of pots because inches are truly meaningless for me, so you say small, my brain thinks reall small)

Sorry this is useless, I just wanted to find an excuse to say LOL at the title.

[–] Nasrin 2 points (+2|-0)

It's a great title for sure!

[–] calming-tea 1 points (+1|-0)

especially because the circle names are not very big so it's easy to miss the name of the circle. I thought it was Women before opening the post