5th attempt first time grower

Hi. So after all but giving up i talked to a local plug and grower and took his advice of KISS.

On Jan 1st (or there about) I dropped a WW Auto seed straight into a 3 gal fabric pot full of damp Happy Frog. No dome, no nothing. Just sprayed it with distilled water every few days. It sprouted and thrived. I’m trying to grow as organic as possible so trying to not add anything. Balancing the heat from the light and the humidity have been thought but I think I have it worked out.

So here are pics taken every 2 days BUT today I noticed a few yellow spots. Nothing under the leaf but can someone tell me what it could be? There are no bugs or mites anywhere in site. I’ve been watering it every 2 days or until the top few inches of soil are dry.

The spots are yellow and only on one leaf. Bottom of leaf looks perfectly healthy.
Yellow Spots on leaf
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My opinion is your plant is Lacking of something. I used distilled water for my plants also but i would add CalMag to my distilled water to give it what the plant needs. Distilled water has 0 to 1 Ppm & at that age i would use a light Dose of Calmag

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@Dame619 I don’t have calmag. Is there something else I can use? Again, I’m trying to grow as organic as possible. So would it be effective to pulverize some egg shells, mix it with distilled water and use that to water it tomorrow?

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You can use about a tablespoon of epsom salt per gallon of water to help with magnesium.

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I’ll be watching good luck :+1:

Mine did the same thing with happy frog plant worked throw it cut the leaves of off I’m sure I over waterd they look good though. Stop

@elheffe702 But I think it might need calcium. Do calcium and magnesium go hand in hand? I’m going to check the PH tomorrow because tomorrow would typically be a watering day. I’ll check the PH going in and the run off. Hoping I can get away with not adding anything or only adding natural nutrients, We’ll see. It’s my first grow since the farthest before this only got 2 little leaves and then it died. I didn’t have the correct soil though. This one has been popped, germinated and sprouted all in the Happy Frog with nothing but distilled water added so far. So having it this size is very exciting even thought it isn’t even 3 weeks old yet.

Oh and I took a macro of the leaves before the spots showed up. Just wanted to share.

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Eggshells sound like they’d be a good calcium source, but I’ve never used them myself.

Yeah I know people use them for flowers. And used to mix eggshells into my son’s hermit crab food for calcium. That’s all I have to go on. Lol.

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Egg shells and teaspoon of epsom salt in a 1 gallon jug. Has to soak for at least a week. After it’s 1/4 cup to half gallon. That’s your calMag. Longer it sits the stronger it gets so in time decrease dosage.

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@viktor7 how many eggshells? And I need to let it soak in the gallon of water for a week?

At least 6. Yes. at least 1 week and you will know cause it will begin to stink like the worlds biggest bulldog just farted.

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What do I do for calcium in the meantime fo the plant? Just let it go?

Use unsulphored molasses for both calcium and magnesium iron and trace elements are also present. It’s cheap available at any groc store and good on pancakes too lol By the way it’s my experience and imho if you need nutes at such an early stage something is wrong with your planting mix or water or both

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Also correct you shouldn’t need nutrients for 2/3 weeks. Young sprouts are easy to kill when feeding. Very delicate and requires very little. Water light air that’s it for right now. You can’t rush a sprout into matutity

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Ok so I checked the PH of the water. About 6 going in and 6 for the runoff. So seems ok. Soil was pretty dry today and I didnt get a chance to water her until now. Does it matter if I water while the lights are off?

Here are some new pics. One of the leaves looks like its canoeing but it’s a fairly new leaf so maybe that’s why?? Or maybe she was super thirsty?? And you can see the 3 spots. They havent changed or spread.

So I conferred with my associate and he noticed that my plant had water on the leaves. I had been misting the leaves when watering her. He said he THINKS its a burn from the lights hitting the water spots. What do u all think???

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That’s definitely a possibility. On my first grow, I was foliar feeding with the lights on, burning the leaves in spots. The water acts like a lens and magnifies the light.

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Yeah i always water her when the lights are on. Should I water her when they’re off? I adjusted them to turn off at 7pm. I have them off for only 4 hours. Is that too little?

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