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First Grow - Advice Welcome

420Troubador

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Hi guys, I recently started growing my plant and I've noticed that the leaves have started to 'bow' down (see images below) and the plant doesn't seem to be getting any taller or the leaves growing anymore/as quickly.

I believe it's because I accidently overwatered as the soil was too moist and it's been about 2 days now.

I carefully transplanted the plant into drier soil this morning, keeping some of the moist soil around the roots so it still has some water...

Paranoid that the plant isn't going to grow properly/anymore and die and would really like some support.

My setup: (if you require information about it)

* PC case growbox
* Coco-Soil
* LED 12W Bulb (emits approx 38.000-42.000 Lux & colour of 3500-4200k)
* (x2) 5V 16" Fan (RPM: 1500 +/- 10%, Airflow / CFM: 20 )
* Mylar interior

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*Sidenote: if you're wondering why the second leaf is slightly curlier/smaller it's because it got stuck underneath the seed shell and didn't pop out straight away whilst sprouting.

*aswell as apologies for being a noob at growing
 

dirt mcgert

Nug of the Month: Dec 2016 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Nov 2016
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

I would say if you just transplanted give it a few days for her to recover and see how she looks. How old is she?
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

she was planted may 23rd so a week and 2 days old so far
 

dirt mcgert

Nug of the Month: Dec 2016 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Nov 2016
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

She's still young I would just let her do her thing for the next few days. If it starts to get worse let us know on here. Good luck
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

Thanks for the advice - I shall just leave her and not water her until I check to see how she is doing in about 2 days will update the thread when I check on her
 

dirt mcgert

Nug of the Month: Dec 2016 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Nov 2016
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

I would add a little more soil to that pot to bury your stem a little bit
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

Ok will do that, thank you. does this look good enough do you think?:

 

dirt mcgert

Nug of the Month: Dec 2016 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Nov 2016
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

Looks fine. If you have a spray bottle spray the top of the soil to get it moist but not too wet. I've got an SSD about the same age.
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

yeah I have a spray bottle shall do that now added 5 small sprays soil feels damp but not soaked - I've also moved my LED light slightly closer but not stupidly close there's a good 5" from the plant - I really appreciate your help
 

dirt mcgert

Nug of the Month: Dec 2016 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Nov 2016
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

I'm not familiar with the led bulbs I know cfls can get close, if she looks like she's not liking it raise it up.
 

UIHuigh

On Vacation
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

yup bury the stem if you choose, put some air in motion! and move your light away if its going to supply what your seedlings need it will doso from 18 inches just fine some blurple leds are a little intense for seedlings imho for the first leaf sets.
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

cheers for the advice - I have a 12W fan behind the plant should do the trick have also raised the light but could only raise it to 11" as its in a Pc case
 

UIHuigh

On Vacation
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

A 12 volt would do as well, as long as the foliage rustles even a bit the microclimate under the leafs will exchange gasses needed for photosynthesis !
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

I could only raise my light to 11" as its growing in a pc case is that ok? Will try to use a card tube to direct the fan air more onto the leaves.
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

managed to find a empty Dr pepper bottle so used a craft knife to make a 'air funnel' and can see her moving from the air flow slightly side to side (lol finding my diy skills amusing):

 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

12 W LED (full spec of blub is on my very first post on this thread) will invest in a more powerful bulb later for flowering unless anyone knows of a cheap LED blub I can get online
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

haha fair enough thanks man for the tips the strain I'm growing is an auto northern lights indica dominant which I quite enjoy myself so really hope it grows ok after all this
 

420Troubador

Active Member
re: First Grow - Need Support - Over Watering?

Day 2: checked on her this morning and the leaves haven't began to raise themselves up just yet but I think she looks better than yesterday - what do you guys think?

I can see the two tiny leaves have grown a tiny bit more since yesterday so that must be a good sign?

 
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