well i think ill just give you the rundown on everything i'm doing and you can decide what u think. OK here goes lol i have 3 17 day old auto-flowering lowryder fast buds, a monster kush plant 17 days old, that looks terrible, and a new seedling that has sprouted yesterday.
i messed up on the 17 day olds big time the first week because i didnt know what i was doing with the lights so they got way to stretched out and so i found this out and was told to repot them and bury the stem half way. so i did that and got ALOT of cfl lights and put the lights about 3 inches away and they looked way better until a few days ago i noticed the leaves on the monster kush started looking really yellow and the leaves started curling inward. this could be the cause of overwatering for sure or because i put about 1/4 a teaspoon fox farm big bloom fertilizer in a gallon of water and watered them? im really not sure but im letting everything dry out and see if that helps then water them with regular water and a 1/4 teaspoon molasses. i also have alot of air circulation and air blowing on them. the temp stays at 75 85 degrees, and humidity is 45. im growing them in a small closet so space is always an issue.
well basically this is what i got going on ha, lemmme know what you all think!
Hi 420girl101 -
Couple of thoughts/suggestions. First, I wanted to welcome you to the 420magazine community - I think you'll be amazed at the quality of people here, and their willingness to help if they can.
Second, I'd like to suggest you start a grow journal thread and post the details or your situation in a grow journal. There are so many people here who will be willing to help you all along the way, and that will be an easy way for both you and them to help guide you as your grow progresses. It will work even better if you provide pictures so we can see what's going on. You'd be amazed at the quality of help you can find here. Once you start a journal, people will find it and offer help, and grow forum moderators (who are all excellent growers) will check in to make sure you're getting help you need, too. Can't recommend this enough!
I'm not a soil grower (I grow in hydro), but I know that for someone to help your immediate questions regarding the issues you have with the 17 day olds will be what kind of soil you are using, and what it's composed of.
You mentioned you have a lot of air circulation blowing on them, but I'd suggest you have a light amount of circulation/movement in the closet, but it doesn't need to be blowing directly on them. Your environmental conditions seem pretty good, otherwise. My only thought there is that 45% relative humidity is a little lower than ideal (not too bad though), but you don't want the wind to keep blowing the moisture off of them either.
Burying the stems was probably a good idea if they were over-stretched. Good luck, and let us know if you start a journal by mentioning it here or posting a link here. Hopefully some soil growers can weigh in and help you more with your soil questions...
Also, the last link at the bottom of my signature has a tremendous wealth of information that you will find helpful along the way -- it's worth the read, for sure!
thanks guys! i got my journal going and posted some pics so hope u all check out my journal and stay updated on my journey through this i will have lots of questions so stay tuned on my journal! keep on growing strong!
well i actually have another question other than the question about the fertilizer in my journal. i have been trying to figure out the best lighting schedule for my plants and have decided more people recommend leaving constant 24/0 of light on my fast buds throughout there whole lives. but for a couple days i have been leaving the lights on all of my plants all the time and i now no that is not good for non auto-flowering buds. so do u think my plants will be messed up gender wise if i change the light schedule for the non auto-flowering plants to 18/4?
i definitely agree with you 100% but im still confused as to what to do next with the light schedule for my little ones, the light actually gets dimmer gradually in the place i am growing so thats good. do you suggest putting them in 4 hours of darkness a day starting tonight? or how do i gradually move them to different light cycles.