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OfflineJoMain
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New Plant Problem
    #505617 - 12/14/10 04:13 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

Hi, my buddy is havin a small problem and i thought maybe you guys could help. His leaves seem to be curling a bit just on the top so far.
1. Are you growing from seed or clones? seed
2. How old are your plants? 10 days
3. How tall are your plants? 2"
4. What size containers are they planted in? quart maybe?
5. What is your soil mix? 2 parts Schultz's Potting Soil Plus.
1 part Perlite.
1 part Vermiculite.
1 part Worm Castings.
1 SMALL handful of Granulated Dolimite Lime per TWO gallons of mix.


6. How often do you water and what type of water do you use? distilled, only watered the soil 1x and that was today
7. What is the pH of your water?  7.4
8. What kind of fertilizer do you use and what is its NPK ratio?
9. Do you foliar feed or spray your plants with anything? no
10. What kind of lights do you use and how many watts combined? cfl 4x26
11. How close are your lights to the plants? 1"
12. What size is your grow space in square feet? 4 square feet
13. What is the temperature and humidity in your grow space? 78 degrees, 45%
14. What is the pH of the soil? not sure, can i test with a pool kit?
15. Have you noticed any insect activity in your grow space? no
16. How much experience do you have growing? my friend grew 1 time before this


here are some pics





thank you!


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Re: New Plant Problem [Re: JoMain]
    #505781 - 12/15/10 01:31 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

bump for any ideas or maybe this is normal?


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Re: New Plant Problem [Re: JoMain]
    #505800 - 12/15/10 03:13 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

looks dried out and a little heat stressed to me :shrug:

try moving your lights away a bit, do you have a fan on the plant? you should.

don't water until the soil's dry but when you do ensure that maybe 10% of the amount of water you watered with comes out the bottom of the pot. you can use pool pH test strips on that run off water to see what your waters pH is becoming once in contact with the soil.

also a pH 7.4 is a bit high for soil. aim for ~6.5


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Re: New Plant Problem [Re: ChillWillis]
    #505808 - 12/15/10 03:39 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

cool thanks, i moved the light away a bit.  also i have pH water <6.8 for future use.  the jiffy its in under the soil is still very wet but the soil is dry all around the puck.  thanks again!


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Re: New Plant Problem [Re: JoMain]
    #506072 - 12/16/10 09:41 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

Chillwillis gave you some great advise.  I would add
Make sure that your thermometer is at the level of your canopy so it is giving you acurate readings.  One inch away only works if you have proper ventilation.  Those CFL's can still generate some heat and your leaves look heat damaged.
Also, I have heard that the pots you are using are not the best, because they absorb water and let it evaporate to quickly.  Might be the reason your soil is dry but your jiffy puck is not.  Just an idea.


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Re: New Plant Problem [Re: muse42]
    #506105 - 12/16/10 11:55 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

aye, at that size you may as well transplant to a solo cup with holes on the bottom or something similar.

I also don't really like those jiffy pucks very much, they don't break into the soil over time like they probably should.
good for germination but beyond that I dislike them.
the soil in them is retains more water that the rest of the soil in your pot which may also be the reason that your puck is still moist.


also as soon as you see roots coming down to the bottom of that pot you're gonna wanna transplant to a 1-2 gallon pot. once your root ball is pretty sizable you won't really have to worry about the moisture of the puck because the root system will already be well established, at that point water whenever the top inch or two is completely dry.

no nutrients til you get the 4th node and at that point do it at 1/4 - 1/2 recommended strength.


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