Original thread is Outdoor grow 5x a k47 4x gold leaf. Everythings been going well, besides a ph problem, up until the last month.
Problem 1: Powdery Mildew
I only noticed this a few weeks ago thanks to Will. It had been around for a while but since I had never experienced it I thought nothing of it. I have been spraying with lime sulfur and it is not going away, but not spreading further. This seems to be the least of my problems now.
Problem 2: Thrips/dead plant
Noticing this is also thanks to Will, Ive only ever dealt with one pest and that was spider mites. Started to get a lot of yellow, strange leaves and one plant in particular started to get dying branches - Once pointed out that I most likely have thrips i saw tell tale signs on the leaves.
After going back out a few hours ago, The badly affected plant is near dead, and the other two gold leafs are showing signs that the dead plant showed when it started to turn bad. Im treating with a thrip treatment have only sprayed once but it hasn’t helped.
Problem 3: Manganese
Last time I sprayed (three days ago), i mixed the lime sulfur and veggie and herb spray for thrips, but I also mixed manganese in to fix a possible manganese deficiency. It didn’t mix up well with all the other solutions and after seeing the plants today, they have a thick white film all over the leaves which is not a good sign.
Problem 4: BUD ROT….
Two of the a k’s began flowering months before the rest of the plants, and as you could imagine are much smaller than the rest. For about to months now, the quickest flowing ak has had bud rot, slowly making its way through the plant. I have been cutting out all rot each time i go out hoping hit will finish soon and ill have some harvest off it. It is separated from the rest of the 8 plants in a different area of nearby bush, but i only separated it three days ago. Very bad signs today as one of the large 6-7ft a k’s showed its first signs of bud rot. I had to cut the end off one of the lower branches as it had rot. Below is a photo of the rot off the big ak, and the the rest are of the cuttings off the smaller ak. all taken today
Problem 5: PH
Ive had ph problems for ages and I’m struggling to get ph up. Im waiting on potassium carbonate in the mail as a ph up and for now I’m using bicarb soda which does raise water ph fine, but since i can’t take out hundreds of litres of water to completely ph flush all plants, I’m struggling to get it up to 6.5… all plants are around 5.5 some higher some lower
All in all, they’ve gone from healthy 6ft tall, wide amazing smelling plants to all starting to show bad signs and I’m stuck on what to do. Its been a hot summer and I’ve been busting my ass going out into the bush with a lot of water 3 times a week and the last thing i want is to lose the lot of it. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. And many thanks to Will who has already helped me out a lot.