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    1st Grow problems with pics

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

    First Grow
    12/12 from seed
    Bag Seed
    Day 55 from planting
    Day 47 from sprouting
    Flowering for 10 days or so
    PH has been around 5.8-6.4
    Tap water, PH is over 7 and I have been lowering it with vinegar
    I water about every +/- 5 days or when soil is dry several inches down
    Been mixing ¼ cup of Blood Meal per Gallon of water
    About 10 days ago started adding Fox Big Bloom, thats when the leaves started to yellow.
    Watered with no nutes 5 days after that and they continue to get worse.
    Added ¼ cup of Blood Meal and 3 Table Spoons 2 days ago.

    Temps are between 75-85 in the day, and about 10 degrees less at night.
    Humidity is low, 30-40%

    All pictures are from the same plant
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    From the top of the plant







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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    what size pots are u using ?

    my plants were doing somthing similair and it was because they were root bout and over watered.

    sweet setup dood

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    Not 100% sure how big the pot is, 3 gallons I think.
    Plant is around 2' tall, is that pot too small?

    I also did a little LST about 10 days ago, gently tied the top down, no snap or anything like that, just a gentle bend.

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    I think the PH is OK (5.8-6.4) as long as it's OK to use vinegar to lower it.

    I'll flush her and see what happens, thanks.

    I added more nutes because it looked like the yellow leaves might be a nitrogen deficiency.

    Are the large yellow leaves normal for this early in flowering? The just fall off after a week or so.

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    Quote Originally Posted by green acres View Post
    are they wet or dry when they fall.
    Wet

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    Over-watering is your problem. Wet/dry cycle from here on ok.

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    I've been trying a wet dry cycle, and have been watering only every 5 days or so and even then I feel like I'm waiting too long. I guess she's just not thirsty.

    I flushed her last night and will ease up on the nutes and watering, thanks for all the help everyone, this forum rocks!

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    Pot is 5 gallon but due to a lack of space I only put ~ 3 gallons of dirt in it.

    I hope she's not root bound, there's not much I can do about it with the space I have.

    My soil PH during the flush was about 7 (I had only been testing the water) so looks like a combination of a lot of things.

    High PH + over watering led me to over fert thinking they were missing something, which REALLY casued problems (brown tips, funky colors).

    Still surpirsed I am over watering, but from the "problem solver" thread it makes sense. People talk about watering every couple of days and here I am ~60 days in watering once every 5 days and it's still too much, hope that's not a bad sign.

    Looking back over my pics it looks like I've have some yellowing of the larger fan leaves the entire grow (started off very subtle).

    Going to -
    Lower the water PH even more

    No water until the leaves start to droop so I can see how long they really need between watering (pots have been light and the soil has flt dry several inches down so that's not a good enough indicator for me I guess)

    Less water per watering

    No nutes for a water or 2

    Way less nutes when I do use them (and not more Blood Meal)

    Hope she comes around.

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    A foliar spray with sea tea will help. Using soil in pots is tough, as the soil compacts and can hold quite a lot of water.

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    Where can I buy sea tea locally?
    I tried 4 garden stores and a couple of wal-marts, no luck.

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    You can source it online. Google "Sea Tea" or pure liquid kelp. Make sure it does not have N as an additive.

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    Hmmm.... I saw Kelp in quite a few places.
    Any liquid Kelp w/o Nitrogen work?

    (thanks for all the help btw)

    Something like this?
    Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed (Kelp Extract)

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    the N will be .01 in kelp or .1 maybe. I reccomend Maxicrop, or the original Sea Tea. Store it COLD.

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    Re: 1st Grow problems with pics

    Thanks Boss.

    I'll get some Kelp and try to post the results in a week or so (hopefully it won't be about how my girl died and I threw myself in front of a bus