Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By Urdedpal
  • 2 Post By Racefan
  • 1 Post By oldman60
  • 1 Post By Cultivator

Thread: Brown Roots?

  1. #1
    420 Member Grim_Reefer4_20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    *~*Wisconsin*~*
    Posts
    280

    Brown Roots?

    What does it mean when my roots are brown ?
    420 Magazine
    Creating Cannabis Awareness Since 1993
    http://www.420Magazine.com

  2. #2
    New Member Urdedpal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    0

    Re: Brown Roots ?

    Can you elaborate a little. Roots get stained by nutes. Especially when using boosters. Is this soil or hydro. Where is the roots brown. Did you smell them, you don't want root rot.

  3. #3
    420 Member Grim_Reefer4_20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    *~*Wisconsin*~*
    Posts
    280

    Re: Brown Roots ?

    its hydro and it smells like flowers or something... like a green smell.. ?hard to explain. i dont think its root rot. how do i get them to turn white again. and the plants leaves are not errect anymore. They are flimsy and weak and turning kinda a dark color :s

    thank you
    420 Magazine
    Creating Cannabis Awareness Since 1993
    http://www.420Magazine.com

  4. #4
    New Member Urdedpal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    0

    Re: Brown Roots ?

    Dark green leaves is the beginning signs to overfert sometimes. They normally look robust the first week then the burnings start to happen around the middle of the pot plant. It gets ugly real fast sometimes.
    Limp is not good, what hydro method. DWC?
    I say flush with 24hr aged water. Leave nutes out for a while, Also check your ph and watertemp. Water should be always under 80 degrees.

    Roots should be a yellowish white to a tanish color. Using plain water for a while should lighten the color.
    BTW Root Rot is very easy to get using DWC and DWC stands for Deep water culture also referred to as bubblers.
    WizHigh likes this.

  5. #5
    420 Member Racefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    3,549
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Brown Roots ?

    Tug on a few of the brown roots. If some come off in your hand easily and are mushy...you have pythium better known as root rot. Do a search on pythium. I brought a thread over that explains it pretty well. The limpness makes me believe root rot due warm reservoir temps with low dissolved oxygen ratio. It's extremely important to keep reservoir temps below 70 degrees fahrenheit. I truly hope I am wrong because pythiunm is hard to bounce back from and has to be eradicated before more plants can be introduced to the room.
    Last edited by Racefan; 03-09-2007 at 10:22 PM.
    WizHigh and JB42 like this.

  6. #6
    420 Member quantuman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    here and there
    Posts
    890

    Re: Brown Roots ?

    and what if is in haydro and the roots stat to be Brown in the and of the process ?
    its meen thet in the direction of the and?

    otherway everything is ok

  7. #7
    420 Member LEDRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    933

    Re: Brown Roots?

    Did you touch the water with your hands? If so, were your hands washed very well? Did you touch tools then then intered your water, if so did you wash your hands well before doing so?

  8. #8
    Member of the Month Winner - December 2012 WizHigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Trying to find out whats in H&G Roots Excel?!
    Posts
    4,876

    Re: Brown Roots?

    Use peroxide or hygrozyme to keep your Res clean and keeping good healthy roots. Like Race said keeping your temps below 70 is ideal. U can use small bags of ice or frozen bottles of water to drop the temps.

    1.5 -In Progress

    2nd growGROWING OPS PRESENTS: GDP Meets the Relatives "Scrog run in 100% Coco" - High Yield Feeding System" (Journal Is Paused for Now!)


    DIY Water Chiller for Hydro!!!!


    WEMEMBER OF THE MONTH MAY (Staff Nominates)VOTE





    "When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
    Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
    And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
    Speaking words of wisdom, let it be!

  9. #9
    420 Member oldman60's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    584
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Brown Roots?

    Could be your nutes. GH two part looks like mud and will stain the roots brown.
    WizHigh likes this.

  10. #10
    Member of the Month Winner - January 2013 Cultivator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    3,146

    Re: Brown Roots?

    some nutes stain roots but easy to tell diff. if the feel slimy or plants look limp its usually rot. pics would help. take 10 or 20 litres of water in a bucket and add h2o2 then wash roots in bucket. then add 5ml per 10litres of h2o2 to res with just base nutrient and no enzymes. repeat this every 5 days untill roots start to look white again. hydro must be kept sterile, that means pots, pipes, airstones, tools, meters, hands and anything else that comes in contact with res. ideal temps are 63-67f but u can hit 70f if u use right enzymes. check out my journal and feel free to ask questions.
    WizHigh likes this.
    Current
    Cultivators 7200w build and grow perpetual
    http://www.420magazine.com/forums/jo...perpetual.html
    Current
    Cultivators Play Pen
    http://www.420magazine.com/forums/jo...-play-pen.html
    finished
    Cultivators Cultivation High Quality Yield
    http://www.420magazine.com/forums/jo...ty-yields.html
    finished
    DWC - Drip Irrigation HYDRO Current http://www.420magazine.com/forums/jo...ml#post1596084



    if at first u dont succed, dont try tell other folk how to grow! learn urself first!

    PLEASE VOTE


    PLEASE VOTE MEMBER OF THE MONTH

    PLANT OF THE MONTH

    NUG OF THE MONTH

    http://www.420magazine.com/forums/420-contests/