hi there ... after some time without any further troubles, I might have a new issue:
it's now week 6of flowering, number 1 & 2 did really great so far after 2 stirred up some trouble earlier (which is why I started this thread). I had some trouble with Fungus Gnats, but I nematoded the crap outta those little buggers and they seem to be receding. I still may have a minor case of root aphids tho ... not sure but it looks like it. not too many (had far worse), but when I dig up some soil I usually see one or two bugs running away.
feeding schedule as planned, PH around 6.4, temps due a sudden colder period perfectly normal but there's some wilting going on in the lower regions, maybe it's just leaves dying off ... but they appear to dry out from the tips, or just yellow and then fall off.
especially plant 1 is doing perfectly fine, bud-wise (see picture), but plant 2 is lagging behind: small buds, bud leaves yellowing or not going fully green (dunno which ... see picture).
Also ... when I water the plants, 1 will have reasonable runoff, slowly creeping out of the pot, whereas two doesn't seem to be able to keep the water, even when I water really slow. It just runs through like nothing for some reason even though the are in the very same soil mix
could this (the stunted growth, the water issue, the slow budding) be the root aphids? I do have imidacloprid at hand but I'm somewhat reluctand to put it to use in week 6 of flowering. but then again I may have no choice. What to do?
SeaMaiden? anyone? thanks