Originally Posted by mr.brunch
If I may chime in.... I think maybe you are giving them too much of everything.... plants don’t require lots of nutrients/additives, and it is easy to love a plant to death.
As you are in soil, might I suggest that you repot, water (plain water) and let them get on with it.... feed every third or fourth watering, with a general nutrient feed nothing fancy.
Also try not to water too often, unless they need it.
Feel free to tell me to butt out if you like, but I think this will help in future.
All the best of luck
Thank you. I've been like a silly puppy 'chasing my tail'.
I transplanted to the new mix to have better control of nutrient feeding. I read several places that Sunshine #4 is a good option. However, I've experienced issues with it straight from the bag. After further research, I've found that it's far too acidic so there are nutrient lock-out problems. The obvious minimal solution is to add dolomite lime to raise the soil PH.
NOTE: I popped ten new seeds from a different breeder and they all died when planted in the Sunshine Mix.
I've decided to add coco coir to the mix and amend the soil with dolomite lime. I'll also add more perlite and vermiculite.
I've yet to decide if I'm going to nip off all the buds and force these back into vegetative state.
The bottom line is I've done a terrible job thus far. I'm an embarrassment to the ICMAG community but I'll do my best to get this grow back on track.
Please forgive me, Mr B.