New grower: Autoflowers: need help

Discussion in 'Growing Organic Marijuana' started by TripleJ, Mar 8, 2023.

  1. Im growing 4 purple lemonade autoflowers In happy frog soil and all plants are on day 20. I use organic nutrients gave there first feeding 1 week ago of 4-4-4, 2-8-4, worm castings, and mycorrhizae. Couple days after feeding started seeing orange/brown spots started on one middle aged leaf and has now spread looking worse and worse as the days go on. Thought this was a calcium/magnesium deficiency and gave a tea of worm castings, kelp meal, molasses, and alfalfa meal. New growth also started to display light green on the middle of the leaves with dark green edges. Some leafs also starting taking a deformed look. Day temps are between 75-80 with 60-70% humidity. Night temps are between 65-70 with about the same humidity. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
     

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  2. Without knowing more details....You most likely fed the shit out of her and made her cry in pain.....and could also be compounded by overwatering. Take a step back. Do nothing for a couple weeks....water next when the pot is light and can be lifted with two fingers
     
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  3. Thank you for your advice when I did the first feeding I did 1/4 of the recommended dosage per gallon 50/50 ratio of 284 and 444.I also did 1/4 of the dosage for the tea as well. I was watering 16oz about every 4 days in 5gal fabric pots. Do you think it could be a ph issue by any chance? I haven’t ph the runoff due to being afraid of overwatering and haven’t had enough water to measure with the probe
     
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  4. those look like 2 gallon pots...but anyways......lets skip pH as an issue right now.

    kudos on doing 1/4 doses, you minimized some pain. Dont water off a schedule, but water based on the plants need.
     
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  5. the happy frog and water is all you should need if its only day 20 dont start thinking you need to feed plants like you would a pet just let them grow in peace. keep an airflow going and like he said when they are ligh water around the edges 16oz should be perfect no need for teas or anything yet they are for the soil not the actual plant
     
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  6. being autos there is not much room for error if you stunt them your harvest will suffer greatly so good luck dont get discouraged and dont over think
     
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  7. I saw the rust colored spots before I even top dressed for the first time. The spots are the reason I top dressed. I thought it was a cal/mag deficiency. The biggest plant has the most rust colored spots, the smallest has none. Is there anything I can do rn or should I just leave it alone for a few weeks?
     

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  8. What's your light intensity like? I've found autos tend to be light sensitive, especially younger ones. If your lights are too high, the plants end up giving us weird signs that seem like a nutrient deficiency, but are actually not! Over in the autos thread we discuss this sometimes and find that dialing the lights back helps tremendously.
     
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  9. I use a ks5000 light in a 4x4 grow space I have the light intensity at 75%. It’s about 30in from the canopy. Do you think the intensity is to high and should I raise the lights?
     
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  10. Lights are good and plants look good overall. Ride it out for 7 days and report back. Be really careful not to spill nutrients/top dressing/soil amendments on the leaves.
     
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