Droopy leaves problem, any help?

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  1. #1 OrganicGrass, Jun 25, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2017
    I've been growing a blue cookies plant in an organic soil outdoors. It's been somewhat droopy since it got it's first fan leaves and it seems to only be getting worse. I have three Strawberry cough plants and one other Blue Cookie and they all seem to be doing great (the other blue cookie is only a couple weeks old, it sprouted pretty late). It's in a 5 gallon smart pot with 2 parts FFOC, 1 part FFHF, about 20% perlite plus double everything here...
    • .625 lb. Fish Bone Meal 3-16-0
    • .625 lb. Bat Guano 0-7-0
    • .625 lb. Blood Meal 13-0-0
    • .375 lb. Rock Phosphate
    • 3/32 cup Epsom Salt
    • 1/16 cup Sweet Lime (Dolomite)
    • 1/16 cup Azomite (67 Trace Elements)
    • 1/16 cup Kelp Powder 0-0-17
    • 1/16 cup Mycorrhizal Fungi (300 spores per gram)
    • 3/4 tsp. Powdered Humic Acid 90% Pure
    I also add a compost tea about every 10 days.
    Could it be overwatering? I water all my plants the same amount give or take. Any suggestions help..
    I'm attaching a picture of the droopy blue cookies and of my best growing plant which is strawberry cough, both are at night and I know they droop a little after the sun goes down but the blue cookies doesn't look any different during the day, the leaves stay down. Snapchat-1011329219.jpg Snapchat-1213085338.jpg
  2. Let it dry out some. Seeing it's only 5 gallons lift the pot each time to determine if it need watering. Root need to get oxygen and overwatering drowns the roots and causes issues like root rot. I would suspect after 2-3 days between waterings it will recover.

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  3. I usually water every other day. I stopped watering it's been 4 or 5 days and it is still drooping the same.. also the other Blue Cookies plant is starting to have the leaves twist.. could it be the temperature? its about 95 degrees at the hottest outside..
  4. Now you're underwatering but I'd rather underwater than overwater. Adjust to maybe every 72-96 hours (3-4 days) and see if it continues. Other than some droopy leaves it looks good
  5. When you mixed your soil, did you give it some time to "cook"?

    Looks to me like it's thirsty but hard to tell just by looking, is the smart pot light when you pick it up? Do the fan leaves feel limp or are they still somewhat rigid?
  6. It's gotten a lot better, I added a compost tea the next day and it came back up. Thanks for the reply though.
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  7. looks like the only cure for that is patience. does she still look good after the watering? be careful with those spikes. that looks like a final destination accident waiting to happen.u could trip and impale your neck.
  8. definitely start getting used to what the pot feels like when watered. that was the best way in my opinion to check. scratching the surface wont tell u jack. you can also just feed half of the pot one day, and the other half the next this way your roots have more surface area exposed to air
  9. and did you also spray anything on the plant apart from h20? i noticed that if you spray anything other than water it can clog the stomata and make the leaf wilt and feel like paper mache. once you water and clean leaves theyll stand up all perky and feel hard again. i killed two weeks of growth from one of my plants befroe figuring out this was the issue. within 5min of spraying the plant, all the leaves stood up higher than ever before and felt strong
  10. if you showered the plants with no air movement it might have clogged them a bit
  11. Too dry... under watered. Those air ports are great for the roots, but gotta watch the lack of moisture.

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