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Please help. Fan leaves

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by , 08-11-2014 at 11:55 AM (112 Views)
So I asked a buddy of mine to look after my plant while I went on vacation. While i was gone He cut off almost all of my fan leaves that we're still nice and green and now my plant is all droopy. Is this plant dead, dying, in shock? And is there any way to save it? I gave it cal mag today because it was really thirsty and took almost a whole gallon of the cal mag water. What should I do to save my plant it is about 4ft tall and flowing not budding. Please help
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    This is the after
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    This is the before
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    It doesn't look like he removed many fan leaves at all, it just looks like the plant has stretched.

    when was the last time it was watered BEFORE you added cal/mag to the feeding you just gave it?
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    Do you have a journal documenting this grow?

    Heres a guide on how to create a journal

    Creating a Grow Journal

    Please send me a link when you decide to start a journal. It is much easier to get help from other growers if you have a journal they can read through and get as much information as possible about where you are currently in your grow.

    the plant doesn't look dead at all.. shoot me some information on it and i'll see if i can help!
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    It was watered 3 days ago before I left for vacation. I watered it early in the am. I doubt he watered it at all for me, but he showed me the pile of leaves he picked off and there was about 10-11 of them. They were all still perfectly green and strong looking. Now the whole plant just looks weak. I watered it 3 days ago with the cal mag, then I gave it almost a gallon of water today and it drank it all up real quick. Does it look like it will be ok?
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    Thank you...It is a white widow plant in a 5gal bucket with organic soil. It is 50" tall outdoor near garden and other plants regular sun light and oxygen. No signs of any big pests. And it is watered ever other day with a half gallon to a gallon of water. Given cal mag once a week 10ML mixed in 2 gallon watering can. Not given all two gallons. It was very healthy looking last week and now it's droopy and weak looking.
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    it just looks like its stressed from being defoliated. Give it some time, it should recover.

    What are you using for nutrients other than Cal/mag.

    Try waiting until the soil is almost dry, pick up the pot and feel how heavy it is. Then water it till you see run off, and then pick it up again and feel how heavy it is. Use this gauge to have a good idea when your pot is almost dry. I dont grow in soil, but rule of thumb is if the first couple inches of topsoil feels dry, its usually safe to water.
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    is there proper drainage in the bottom of that bucket?
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    Besides cal mag I use a small amount of foam miracle grow veggie food. Do you suggest any other good nutrients? This is only my second season growing and all I used last yr was the cal mag and miracle grow food. I have a tool I use to test how dry the soil is that works pretty well. It was kinda dry not totally but def needed some water. Thanks a lot for the advise I'll post a new pic of it in a week to show any progress. The drainage is good at the bottom there are 6 1/4" holes on the side and 8 1/4" holes on the bottom
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    okay thats good drainage. I dont have any experience with MG products, but i would suggest switching over to nutrients geared towards cannabis growing. General Hydroponics Flora series is a great 3 part synthetic fertilizer for hydroponics, soil and coco. Technaflora also makes a great lineup of cannabis friendly nutrient lines (and they're based here in BC, local for me!)

    You're using Cal/mag already, why not try using one of the Botanicare grow formulas? get some aquashield as well.. I think its called hydroguard now. It will help colonize your root zone and help the plant intake more nutrients by creating a healthier root mass.

    start with 1/2 the suggested feeding amounts as per directed and gradually see what your plant can handle.

    I'm growing a White Widow in a DWC bucket and i can get the PPMs of my nutrient solution pretty high in veg. probably around 700-900ppm, without burning the plant. I usually keep it at around 550-600, but its also 7 months old, so she likes to eat a bit less now so i can change the water reservoir much less frequently

    Start a grow journal.. Its fun! And it gives you some organization to your grow. You can document what you are doing and others can view your growing situation and environment and give you sound advice on how to grow some great looking plants!!

    check out the link i sent you!
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    plus your replies to here dont show up in the User Control panel, so i dont know when you reply unless i save the page and refresh, so a grow journal is much easier for others to keep track of your grow with you
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    Thanks a lot. I'll give all of that a try and start up a grow journal. Have a great day
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