putting a container plant in the ground
I've got 2 brain strain 7pots in the same 5 gallon pot. it's about 4 ft tall. needless to say it's root bound as heck. now, but I can't afford a pot big enough to help the situation. plus when I repotted this thing last time I way overcompacted the soil. this is my first year growing. it was a noob mistake. yes, you read that right. it's both overcompacted AND rootbound, and I can't afford a bigger pot.
I am strongly considering just digging a (really deep) hole and putting it in the ground. any thoughts on this? I've got a bag of topsoil sitting around, so I can condition the soil around it a bit. and I can try to break up the root ball a bit.
I live in florida, so "winter" is sort of a misnomer here. my goal is to get as many pods out of it as possible, but it's dropping buds like crazy. is putting it in the ground a good idea? I mean it seems like it, but things that seemed like a good idea have hurt my yields a lot. so this time I'm asking BEFORE I make a drastic decision. so, any thoughts? it's about to be the weekend. now is the time to do it.