Ok, cool. You should just get test paper unless you are able to check calibration when it arrives. I wouldn't put anything in your water until you know the base ph. Lemon juice is very powerful. You could be bumping it out of range. I believe that peat pellets should be only allowed to get completely dry between waterings after sprouting the leaves open. Peat should be ph to 5.8-6.2. I also suggest using a peat based medium when you transplant because the ph is different and could cause fluctuations.The humidity is a typo, i meant to say ~70%
I have yet to receive my PH meter, but i water them with boiled water with added lemon juice, and also fermented rice water which is acidic, so it should be definately below 7.
What should the watering schedule be like for jiffy pellets? i find mine drying out pretty fast with the fan blowing 24/7
Thanks for the advice MadHat.
ive them a lite squeeze to ring them out..
No you aren't supposed to squeeze it.Users or rock wool are told not to squeeze it to get the excess water out because it permanently changes its structure from open to compressed. (You're supposed to just swing it with a throwing motion to snap the extra water out.)
Do you think the same applies to using Jiffys? Do you think that maybe squeezing them permanently compressed them to their detriment?
It has no soil for roots. Light damages roots and kills the plant. .. looks really dry there and pellets are not good for autoflowers...
Try everything mentioned and a quick question do you ph your water?Ok, in that case, i will do the transplant to a 30% Coco 30% Perlite and 40% OrganicSoil asap to see if it helps. I will also soak the pellet in water to see if it helps to uncurl the leaves. I will perhaps not use jiffy next time, but i am still trying to salvage this seedling so any advice on how to save her would be appreciated; i could ill afford to lose her.
Try everything mentioned and a quick question do you ph your water?
Try RO water easier to maintain ph and better for your plant.No, i am still waiting for my meter to arrive. Like i told MadHatter, i am using boiled watered (ph > 7 according to the public utilities record) with some lemon juice and fermented rice water which is acidic. I might be pushing the ph way too low. I think i will water the pellet with unadultered water for a while to see how it goes.