help ID problem please

Discussion in 'Growing Organic Marijuana' started by rangelia, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. This was started in a solo cup with just a basic/ generic starter soil, no nutes. This pic was taken minuets after transplant. Everything was looking fine until this happened. I had been watering every 2 days with just about 3 water bottle caps full of water. I thought probably a deficiency of some sort because i hadn't used any nutes ( until puting in the pictured organic soil). The yellowing leaves seem to have light brown blotches on them. In 2 days it has gotten a little worse. I have one more that was started the same way as this one but it looks fine.


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  2. forgot to mention, Im using LED's about 20" above.
  3. #3 nuker121hydro, Jun 30, 2015
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    It could just be burn from going from starter soil to organic soil. I wouldnt worry yet. Watch new growth. If new growth has issues, ask again. For now, just lifta... Leave it the f#*k alone. Best advice your gonna get right there son...
  4. #4 nuker121hydro, Jun 30, 2015
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    And if your using a true organic soil, you need to keep soil moist, not wet, just moist. Spray topsoil with a spray bottle in between waterings.
  5. thats the thing, ,,, it did this before i put it in the organic soil. Could it be because lack of nutes?
  6. to me looks like youre over watering the plant. you can see the super saturated ring of soil around the base of plant. soil should be moist, not wet.
  7. thats because i just transplanted and gave a little water to help settle the soil. This started/ happened when i was only watering about 3ml every 2 days ( in solo cup).
  8. If this was a problem pre-transplant, I'd wait a few days after you xplanted and see how it's doing. New growth is what you should be looking at here.
  9. Looks like a little burn of some type but nothing big. You judge the health of the plant by the new growth and by whether it's leaves are reaching up for the light. Other than the two older leaves having discoloration, the plant looks pretty good. Be sure not to get your LED too close. I've seen where people have burned their plants doing that. Also, looks like you've got that plant transplanted into a huge container for the size it is right now. It's going to take it forever to get rooted in with a container that size, so don't expect too much to happen up top for a while as far as your foliage goes. It's always better...and keep your plants in containers relative to the size of the plant and to pot up a size only when the plant has become slightly root bound in the current container. Your biggest challenge is going to be not over watering. The right way to water your plant is to water it sufficiently and then let it become at least 80% dry before giving it anything more. For some reason, this is quite difficult for most people to do. I would advise you to buy yourself a pH pen and a way to adjust your pH levels, since giving the plant water or nutes with an incorrect pH level will cause root lock up and your plant won't be able to take any nutrition in from the soil. Not sure what type of soil you're using there. You mention organic, but not whether it's an organic MJ growing soil or if it's just "organic soil" off the shelf. If you can, it's always best to either use a soil you've mixed by a recipe for growing MJ or to use a formulated grow soil...since you are certain with these options that the soil contains the proper nutrients for the plant. Take the time now to read up on these topics: Soils/media. Watering. Potting. pH. Nutrients. Lighting. There are some basics that you have to know in order to grow these without pulling your hair out and working really hard to produce nothing. LOL You're always better to be armed with information BEFORE you dive into something like this, so do some reading about the plant and how to grow it and you'll feel much better about what you've got going on. Good luck with your efforts and if I can help you in any way, give me a holler. TWW
  10. #10 rangelia, Jun 30, 2015
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    thanks for the repplies! Iv got this set up in a ,,,,,,, cant remember what its called atm, but its in a fabric (walmart bag) pot. The "pot" is setting on about 3" of lova rock with about 2 or so inches of water under the lova rock... I was under the impression that with this method, you couldn't really over water... is that right? Oh, my soil is from the "easy organic soil mix" here in the organics section. I couldn't source everything,, but i got the basics covered.
  11. The fabric pots definitely help with the overwatering. Just keep that bottom reservoir filled like it is and you'll be fine. You can still water-in teas and have no worry of the overwatering.

    Transplanting is one of the easiest/fastest ways to correct a problem that was caused by your soil. You just put it in some good stuff, so again I'd say to keep an eye on the new growth and not worry about the leaves that are already damaged dieing.

  12. thanks! will do.
  13. Good advice here. Keep an eye on not overwatering and and just leave it be for awhile. It'll pull through just fine.

  14. what are those things on your leaf?

  15. some dirtt or something. .. after seeing the picture i saw that and went and checked it.
  16. #16 bobrown420, Jul 4, 2015
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    How much LED are you running?? (wattage) - I run LED lamps but not on seedlings and when I put the seedlings into the veg room (LEDs) I put them way outside the direct light for at least 4-5 days so the plant gets used to the change. LED lights can burn seedlings for sure, they will bleach out the new growth. Move the plants away from directly under the LED or better yet, try some CFL lights to get the seedlings up to speed. I have a nursery for seedlings/clones and just use CFL for a week or so until the young plants get some legs under them then gradually start with LED - meaning putting them in the perimeter of the light and gradually over a few days to a week move them under direct light @ 20" min.

    What does "organic soil" mean to you (the OP) exactly??

    Oh and it is WAY TOO SOON to have any "deficiency" - the seedling still has its first leaves (cotyledon) which the plant will use to feed on while it's growing bigger/better roots. When growing organically there's no reason to think in terms of deficient anything. You provide the proper soil and the plant and the organisms in the soil work WITH the plants roots in a symbiotic relationship. You are not in that circle of life, so there's no need to "intervene" with any sort of fertilizer to "help" things along. This thought process is very important. You do not need to "feed" the plant.

    Organic growing is about feeding the soil.


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