In my empire of dirt
shoot,we all know you 3'cho_me
/you sir are on my list of "usual suspects" !
shoot,we all know you 3'cho_me
/you sir are on my list of "usual suspects" !
Good evening pop_rocks.looks like we have a new friend around!
please feel free to comment or just post random words of encouragement!
f'nut is a cool guy and we can all learn through his expence!
this goes for you too GG, and anyone else who may be lurking
chime in and lets cheer our man fiddy on!
those chicas are looking great and will soon be ready to multiply
yeah you could take the first set of cuts and then wait a few weeks and take the second
as long as you give them at least a week or so to recover before flpping to flower you will be fine
their nodes are really tight and you may need to take an extra node off to get the cut end deep into the rr cube
lets see how they do and we can think about that later
another idea would be if that lower growth starts to stretching, cut those and try rooting that
in addition to lst on top, im a big fan of lolypopping the bases
it improves yields at the top and provides improved airflow
also,it makes it easier to check on any irrigation gear you may have and just looks neater
will def have to talk to him about the local laws re food trucks
thanks for helping me think this through and sharing what you know
even if it does not pan out i am enjoying learning new things
i hear you on comfort being top priority when you ride!
we are all getting older,man and our priorities grow too!
now its more about having fun and just enjoying the ride
Keep your sausage in your pants Tri_Cho_Me. You should have your hands full with your grow anywayGuilty. I'm a lurker. I was giggling at your sausage conversation, lol.
Ph problems not a big deal those leaves will diie off newayI think I have discovered some type of deficiency on my #1 plant. I had a look at the girls last night and the #1 had some very slight spots on her first and second set of leaves. It was hard to see last night but easer to see this morning. Looking back on Sunday mornings pics I don't see it at all so it's defiantly something new. The patchy spots are kind of a yellow/brown/gold in color and toward the edges of the older growth. I looked at a few diagnosis charts and found 4 options that seem to fit. Granted mine are at the very early stages so it's hard to tell. Here is what I found.
1. Potassium (K) deficiency. Yellow or brown spots on older growth. Also mentioned that K deficiency is common in your most vigorous plants.
2. Magnesium deficiency. Same symptoms as above.
3. Phosphorus (P) deficiency. Same symptoms as K def but also red or purple stems. I did notice some of my stems are red on this plant.
4. PH fluctuations or root problems/rot.
My gut says it's a deficiency and not a pH or root problem. I've been pretty consistent with a 6.5 pH when watering them so unless my pH pen is failing me I think I'm good. I'll test runoff next time I water to be sure.
The water I use comes from a natural spring and has a ton of minerals in it. I didn't have and mag deficiency on my last grow and I never had to use cal/mag so I'm doubtfully that lack of mag is causing this. I do have cal/mag so I can add some if need be.
I'm really thinking it's a K or P deficiency. Just a gut feeling but the pictures look the most like what I am seeing on this plant. I'm thinking of giving them a light dose of bloom fert with just P and K and no nitrogen. I have a bottle of fox farm big bloom organic with an N-P-K of 0-0.5-0.7.
Am I just freaking out over nothing or is this something I should try to get under control right away. I have herd people say you can do more damage trying to fix a problem that you don't know what it is. Like I said this just showed up in the last 24 hours or so so I'm trying to be proactive and do the right thing.
Anyone want to give me their opinion of what is going on please be my guest. Also any advise or tips on whether to do something right away or to watch them for a couple days first. They will be due for water in a day or two so if I'm going to supplement the water with something I can do it then. Here are 2 pics the first under halogen light and the second under floro's.
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Good morning tleaf. Cloning is defiantly something I need to learn that will make me a better grower. I'm sure it will just take some practice and being patient. I usually need to do something successful a few times to get confident and I hope to start getting practice in a couple weeks.Cloning isnt to difficult , keep moist not dripping dont mist directly and make sure the tray stays warm and humid o and wait lol...thanks fr the compliment ny plants actually happier now than ever, need to post mre pics honestly been a while for me...
So maybe it is a pH thing after all. I was looking back on my first grow and I had some yellow spots on some of the leaves when they were young as well. Maybe the roots aren't developed enough to fully support all the growing they are doing. I suppose the plant might be moving nutrients to new growth because that is where it needs it most.Ph problems not a big deal those leaves will diie off neway
Thank you tleaf. I'm sure I've seen the chart in the past but didn't think about looking at it in this case. I see that Ca and Mg are locked out below 6.5 and P isn't as available as it should be according to one of the charts I was just looking at. I'm going to water at 7 next time and check the pH of my runoff.Well the rust spots are calcium def. But not because you dont have enough in your nutes but because of lickout. You have to familiarize yourself with the ph lockout chart..
Sounds good tleaf. Looks like I have to raise the pH of the water I'm giving them a bit. I guess I need to flush once in a while so the acid doesn't build up and mess with my soil pH. I've never herd of pH'ing based on how plants look but it makes sense to me. Thanks for the input.no problem, testing the runoff will def help figure out if the ph is outta whack. 6.5 to 7.0 nutrient work well for soil but be careful because after constantly pouring a solution in your soil will lower or raise the pH past inaproapiate levels. its best to ph accordingly to how their looking.
after checking the runoff water with a pH thatll bring your soil to a good pH.
Good morning pop_rocks.good to see others joining in the fun!
i agree with checking the ph in the run off
right now the plants are small and like tl,jr mentioned, those are the first leaves to go as the plan grows
but if there is an imbalance we want to identify it
i forget which fox farm soil you are running but i know the ocean forest i use is about 6.8
i run my feedings at about 7 as i think the soil drifts lower with time
i think because of your light feedings build up is less an issue once you get to larger containers but there should be enough nutrients in the fresh bag mix to sustain your plants at this stage so i would go light on any additives
have you ever tested the ph of your water?
how about after a day of letting it sit in the air?
how about after running it through a charcoal filter?
/just throwing some ideas around
once you get a good mother establish, maybe you could run your own test and see where on teh plant produces the best clones
im kind of on the fence but like the clones taken from larger stems
i just take the lower growth as root it because i would ahve thrown it away so not much to loose
i kind of feel that plant health and overall cloning conditions prob play the largest role in rooting success
Good afternoon pop_rocks.checking ph is not as important when growing in soil as it is in hydro
when growing strictly in water the plant has only one source of food
any imbalances are amplified and can take hold very quickly
this goes for ph as well as ppm/ec
ive seen plenty of plants grown out using nothing but dirt and water
they came out good but you want to grown the best your genetics have to offer
plus, its a good learning experience and something you should at least understand
good on tl,jr for catching the spots!
yes, i was thinking of a britta type filter
it will filter out most solids and im wondering what effect that will have on your ph
ill be honest tho and admit that as long as my girls look happy i dont really fuss with them too much
its more about being able to diagnose problems and take the proper course of action when they arrise
otherwise, if it aint broke i dont mess with it
just got some new tires for my bike and am super excited to ride
im sticking around tonight to watch the baseball but tomorrow it will jsut be me and mrs chicky on the trail, so maybe i will be able to bring the camera and take a few pics to share