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Buds drying out and I didnt cut them yet.

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Dear Grasscity,

I need some help I know what happened but the last 2 days my buds have begun to dry and I dont know why. Below is a list of my specs. Also included are pics. I LST this and all was growing great no burn no lock out. Then last week I noticed a branch with 4-5 colas on it was torn where it connects to the main stalk (No pics if you think they would help I can post them tonight) I have no idea how it got torn. Could this be causing my buds to dry it. Over the last week I've watered twice once with nutes and other without. I usally water 1 every 6-7 days but it seemed to dry out quicker since I've noticed my problem. So this time it went 3 days between watering.

What type of medium; soil Fox Farm Ocean Forest
What strain? Not sure
How old are the plants? Day 52 since 12/12 switch
What type of lights and how many watts? 600watt HPS and 6 23W 2700K CFLs
How far from the lights? 600 watt HPS 15 inches away in a cool tube clfs inches away
What is your watering frequency and source of water?
What, how much and when was it fed? Fox Farm Tiger Bloom Big Bloom Kangaroots Microbrew Sledge Hammer Black strap molasses and Harvest Moon PH up
What is the medium/runoff pH 6.5
What are the temps and humidity in the room? Temp 55-80 Humidity 30-40
What size pots? 5 gallon smart pot
Any bugs? No

Please tell me if I can save her and how.

Thank you

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Why did you cut off all your fan leaves? It looks like sense you cut them all off your plant is using the smaller leaves for energy and thats why they are dying like that. Never cut the fan leaves. Looks super frosty and purple though :) props



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Thats one fiiiiine looking plant you got there man. Props =]

Im not sure why it would be drying out, unless you might be close to the finish line?

Your plant is really looking amazing and it looks like its just absorbing all the sugar restores(roots, leaves, storage cells) and sending it all to the buds (they usually do this near the end of flowering as one last push to try and pass on the genepool).

Since you say one stem actually TORE off it leads me to believe from your LTS a) your plants stems aren't very thick and B) the bud actually grew so fat it snapped off a branch.

Since everything looks cool, I cant really spot a problem

Edit: I was gonna say something about the fan leaves but I've seen and heard both ways regarding having them there or promoting direct light absorbtion to the budsites by having them gone. Potatoe. Potato

P.S can you give any tips on your LST method? It looks pretty good

Edited by vodkanerd, 26 February 2011 - 01:36 AM.



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Have your buds stopped growing??? Are they airy as hell??? All the leaves dying and dry- crispy???I just had 50+ plants go through that, 3 consecutive harvests and now I am growing organic. You should be flushing by now, it looks like nute overkill. Are you adding nutrients to the sledgehammer? Seems like that's a contradiction. I would try and flush with pure water pH'd at 6.0 to 6.3 and only give it water. Looks stressed and it may take a while for it to come out of it, looks like it'll die before then. Did you remove the leaves? From experience that can be the cause of death. I have grown about 300 or so plants to harvest, not saying I'm pro, but from having high numbers like that I have seen a lot of things go wrong, sometimes for no real reason at all EXCEPT stress. The temp goes from 55 to 80 is going to be my first guess at something fixable. keep the night temp as close to the day temp for now to reduce stress. At most you want a 15 degree swing indoors. Add a heater at night and drop your daytime to low 70's. If your buds are airy, you might as well as flush and cut them down as I tried numerous things to save the 50 I had problems with. Nothing worked for me and the longer I left them in there the more dead they became until all I had was hash making material. Just my honest opinion. You'll have to be the judge and executioner.
BTW I searched for hours and couldn't find help online if it's temp stress in late flower.



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Why did you cut off all your fan leaves?

I cut a few that blocking light to lower buds 15-20 max any other fan leaves I removed were already 1/2 dead And they were just drying out and turning brown. The other thing is some of the roots are exposed could that be problematic?

Attached are pics of the tear and the thickness of the stalk.

Please tell what did this.

PS. Tips for LST this is my 1st try I pinched out new growth like crazy and keep 6 -7 side branchs and train them around Then it was about a week maybe 2 before I switched to 12/12 I quit pinching and trained that growth. Also since it stretched so long and the limbs were flexable I bent a few over to incearse light penatration. But I did that at day 20 and this is 54. Also she is nowhere near close to finishing I have another on day 89

Thank you for your help.

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