1st Time grow Indoor Nute burn

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by iSavage3.0, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Hello everyone,

    Just like a lot of the new members, we WILL make some mistakes along the way. After 7 weeks of veg I decided on using fox farm nutes. I believe I put to much about 2 days ago. The smart pots seemed light so I gave them 6.9 pH water with seaweed extract I gave just enough for the pot to have some weight and there wasn't any run off at the bottom. I'm hoping I didn't mess up.

    I've provided some pictures to get some information. I also have some smaller plants that are 15 days from breaking surface. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

    I'm still struggling with understanding nutes, compost tea and regular pH waterings.

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    Thank you for taking the time to review this thread.

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  2. It looked really healthy, any reason why you gave it nutes? I will only give if the plant seems to need them. I look at nutes like antibiotics. If I give them all the time they eventually won;'t work. What is your girl planted in? Unless we know what its starting with already its difficult to say what is "too much" but I wouldn't give it anything else and let her dry out
  3. Fox farm ocean forest. I believed she was just small for her age but this is definitely a learning experience. I hope I'm able to revitalize her. I'm planning on flushing the soil today after work.

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  4. When you start a small plant out in a large container of soil, you will be waiting awhile for it to build a root system and actually get back to growing above ground. The first thing a plant does when introduced to soil is build a root system. The more soil there is, the longer this process takes. The pH thing is easy...and very important to keeping your plants healthy. Before you water your plants or give any nutes (plant food), the pH needs to be adjusted to the range of 6.3 to 6.7 (for soil). Giving your plants water and feed that is out of pH range will eventually lock up the roots of the plant and it will not be able to take in nutrition and the growth and growth rate will be heavily affected. So make sure you get the pH of anything going into your plants within the right range. The same way we don't start an infant out on steak and potatoes, we do not start baby plants out on additives/nutes. Until the plant has time to develop and mature and use up the majority of the nutes that came in the soil straight from the bag, they DO NOT need anything extra. Feeding plants when they don't need it just burns your plants which stresses them out and makes them take time to recover that they could've spent growing. If you don't understand nutes, you need to take the time and do the work to educate yourself about them. They do not grow plants....light does that. Nutes are simply plant food and unless you understand when and how to use them, you need to be very careful with them. The more you know the plant and what it needs at different points in it's life, the better you are able to use nutrients to your advantage. But no matter how many chemicals you pour into your plants, if you don't have adequate lighting to force plant growth, it's a waste. No plant can or will grow unless it has lighting strong enough to get the job done. So put the thought into your lighting that you have into nutes and you'll end up with a much nicer plant and weightier harvest. Don't be a lazy grower. Do the work so you understand the process and the plant. TWW
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  5. In ocean forest you don't need to give nutes for like a month. There's plenty in the soil already. Like he said above if your plants lookin good you don't have to give it any nutes. Looks more like over watering to me. How often are you watering?

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  6. I currently have a 600w LED that I'm using. I was looking into the viparspectra but I changed my mind. It was a cheap off brand from Amazon but I was on a budget. I'm aware of the pH standards and I believe I have an understanding of that process. I believe I just gave a little to much nutes on this round. Would you rotate between a compost tea and nutes or just stick to one process?

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  7. 2 times a week. Should I flush the soil?

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  8. Wait till the soil dries a bit and see how they look. If they're getting burnt tips try flushing with pHd water

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