Am I overwatering?

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by Smokedout219, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Pretty much killed my last plants with overwatering. I'm trying to be as careful as I can to not let it happen again but fear I may be messing up. Please take a look at my pictures and give your opinion. Thanks in advanced for replies. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415848550.586899.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415848570.242053.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415848586.843717.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415848605.443970.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415848621.691865.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415848637.144225.jpg
  2. What soil r u using

  3. #3 Smokedout219, Nov 13, 2014
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    I'm using ffof, cut it in half with coconut core. My room did dip down to 63 degrees. Hope that didn't contribute to the problem.
  4. Looking good, flood them then let them go dry it really isn't rocket science, one or two show signs of over watering, they look healthy overall so you'll see improvement straight away if you let em dry properly
  5. At first i thought it said 89 degrees, i was like damn thats hot.
  6. They look good to me. Make sure your ph is good cuz FFOF is kinda wacky these days with their ph.
  7. I use 5 gallon fabric smart pots , I water till I see run off and let dry, boxmaster is correct not rocket science ...
  8. #8 MJtheIndicator, Nov 14, 2014
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    If you are worried or see drooping, just stagger your schedule. One day on, one day dry. If you are in a big pot bigger than the plant and its relative rooot zone try to water for how big you can estimate the roots to be if its a small plant it might only need a cup of water. Soil moisture doesn't always evaporate quickly, there is residual moisture in the air as well to account for. In truth your plants look healthy and I think with a positive outlook you will do great this time.
  9. I watered them for the first time today in four days. My pots all have very good drainage so I'm really struggling to believe I'm overwatering. Does it at all look like it could be underwatering? Here's some more pictures. Thank you so much for your help, this forum is a life saver. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415940318.512920.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415940335.440608.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415940350.178620.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415940364.209832.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415940378.843951.jpg
  10. I have two of the smart pots right now and on the next grow I'm switching to using them on every plant. I know it's not rocket science, sounds weird but I really struggle to tell when my soil is no longer moist a couple of inches down. The ffof is very dark and feels a little naturally moist to me. Go easy on me, I'm just now learning to crawl.
  11. They could be worse off, the last one looks to be the one struggling the most and it does appear by sight alone to be too much moisture if you are on the west coast keep in mind right now there is high humidity unless you are able to monitor with a cheap humidity sensor. These plants aren't on the brink and are generally looking correct, slight droop no harm no foul. These pots do look big for the plant so keep in mind the moisture is going to rest throughout the volume of soil and remain as an overall wet mass. Its good to train yourself in wise water practices so you won't be struggling with mold later down the line. I wouldn't guess the root zone of these plants with this much leaf are in need of more than a cup of water approx. When a pot is large in early growth it helps to understand if the soil is rich and proper the plant will be expending more energy hormonally on root growth to fill out the pot, leaf growth sometimes takes a back seat and at times will seem to be lacking in energy, but this balance comes with experience and timing.
    Watering 101

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