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    leaves curving

    Hi, the leaves on my plant are curling outward and the leaves are tunring a light green color on the edges. One of the plant is 2 weeks old and the other is 1 1/2 weeks old. They are in regular potting soil with no nutes at all. I let the water that I water them with sit for 2 days. They are under 4 CFL's that are 100w each and throw off 1600 lumens each. they are in a 6,6,6 inch pots. the temps and humidity are good. I still havent read the PH I am still waiting for the reader that I ordered. I still havent feed them yet. I will try to get pics if I can.
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    Re: leaves curving

    probably the heat

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    Re: leaves curving

    that's a toughy.
    there is no pain you are receding
    a distant ship smoke on the horizon
    you are only coming through in waves
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    Re: leaves curving

    Hey Cleeo, I would love to help you out here but im not to sure of the problem.
    Is ther any chance of pictures or maybe a update on how they are looking now?

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    Heres the pic. The leaves are like this in several other leaves and I dont understand why. Nothing else is wrong with the plant except for the leaves curling. Sorry for the quality of the picture it was taken with my camara phone.
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    Re: leaves curving

    well the leaves are green, its not nitrogen, i think whats happening is your going to long in between watering, get a water meter and test it yourself.

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    Re: leaves curving

    Quote Originally Posted by buddyblaze420
    probably the heat

    my mother agree's, she said water more often and back your light up a little bit, also do you have a fan blowing directly on the plants? if not, better get one.

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    Re: leaves curving

    Thanks for the reply. Would the leaves go back to normal once I get a fan blowing on them everyday?
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    Re: leaves curving

    go to home depot or lowes and get a digital thermometer with an additional sensor on a wire. Place the sensor close to the tops of your plants. That way you'll be able to get a room temp and a plant temp.

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    I doubt its the heat. I had a heat problem during the 2 say heat wave over heat and the leaves turned brown around the edges. The temp in the room is good and I took the temp of the top leaves with my infra red thermomter it read 76.2 which is good. I also have a fan always blowing on it which will prevent it from getting to hot. It happens when I water it. I dont overwater because I only water when the soil is dry. Maybe it has something to do with the PH I am still waiting for the PH package that ordered to be delivered.
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    hmm...maybe not enough light. how far away is your light? I couldnt tell from your pic but it looks similar to what happened to me. When I first started using cfls for more veg room I had them vertically instead of horizontally. Then I made a shoe box reflector with some foil too. Works great now.
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    Re: leaves curving

    Theres enough light. I think if there wasnt enough light they would have been stretching. They are growing very fast with new sets of leaves everyday. I am using 27w CFL which is actually they throw of 1600 lumens each. Each plant has it's own light. I just dont know whats the problem this is so fustrating. I am hoping it is the PH so I can fix the problem once the order I sent for gets shipped in.
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    i would say its overwater but you said you only water when dry. is it happening to all the leaves on the plant or just that one? if only one its a small defect and wont hurt anything.
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    Its happening to 35% of the leaves. Maybe it is overwatering because when I observed it these past few days it starts to happen every time I water it thats why I thought it was the PH but I only water when the soil is dry. I take my finger and put it 2 inches deep and make sure the soil is dry.
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    Re: leaves curving

    That's a classic sign of MG deficiency. Are you using tap water? If so, it could be lockout due to high mineral content. Try feeding them with 1 tablespoon of molasses per gallon water. Or 1/2 teaspoon of molasses in a 1 liter bottle of Aquafina.....

    Hope this helps
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