<Deficiency or Burn Out?> 2nd grow - first time outdoors

Hello all – this is my second grow. First time outdoors. I germinated seeds on May 9th (I have 4 plants, two Skittlz, one Girl Scout Cookie, and one The Bomb). The grow has been going very well up until this last week. I noticed the lower leafs on one plant was developing brown spots and is now starting to curl. This is now happening on 3 of the 4 plants (all but The Bomb).

I am in the PNW and it has been VERY hot the past several days so initially I thought it could potentially be not enough water so I have kept a closer eye on that, but I think it is more likely to be either (A) Nutrient Burn (B) Phosphorous Deficiency or (C) Potassium Deficiency.

When watering I currently utilize Root Farm Base Part I and Veggie Part II and balance the PH level.

I have attached some pictures - it would be great to get any advice on what may be going wrong and how to rectify it. Obviously, the action take for option (A) is drastically different than (B) and (C).

Thanks everyone!





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If you could fill out a support ticket it will assist people in helping you out

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-What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed (photo or auto)
-Age of plant/what week of flower
-Method: Soil w/salt, Organic soil, what brand of soil
Hydroponics, Aquaponics, KNF
-Vessels: Pots, Grow beds, Buckets, fabric pots
-PH and TDS of Water, Solution, runoff (if Applicable)
-PPM/TDS or EC of nutrient solution if applicable
-Method used to measure PH and TDS
-Indoor or Outdoor if indoor, size of grow space
-Light system LED, MH/HPS/CMH/Fluorescents, or other
-Actual wattage draw of lights
-Current Light Schedule
-Temps; Day, Night
-Humidity; Day, Night
-Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size
-AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,
-Co2; Yes, No

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-DWC? RDWC? Autopots? Ebb and Flow? Other?
-Distance of liquid below net pot (DWC)
-Temperature of reservoir
-TDS of nutrient solution
-Amount of air to solution

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-What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed (photo or auto)

  • Skittlz Auto-Flower Feminizied
  • Girl Scout Cookies Auto-Flower Feminized
  • The Bomb Auto-Flower Feminized

-Age of plant/what week of flower

  • 7 weeks old

-Method: Soil w/salt, Organic soil, what brand of soil
Hydroponics, Aquaponics, KNF

  • Soil was made with a mix of Cocoa Coir, Perlite, Root Farm Soil, and Soil with Mycorrhizal.
  • 50% of mix is Cocoa Coir and Perlite and 50% is the more traditional Soil

-Vessels: Pots, Grow beds, Buckets, fabric pots

  • In 5 or 10 Gallon Fabric Pots

-PH and TDS of Water, Solution, runoff (if Applicable)

  • PH of nutrient solution for watering is around 6.0
  • TDS I do not measure

-PPM/TDS or EC of nutrient solution if applicable

  • I utilize Root Farm Base Solution and the Veggie Part II solution. I will Utilize the “Bloom” Solution in place of veggie solution once flowers start.

-Method used to measure PH and TDS

  • Root Farm PH Test

-Indoor or Outdoor if indoor, size of grow space

  • Outdoor

-Light system LED, MH/HPS/CMH/Fluorescents, or other

  • N/A

-Actual wattage draw of lights

  • N/A

-Current Light Schedule

  • N/A

-Temps; Day, Night

  • Day is currently hitting close to 100 degrees but typically it does not get above 90
  • Night time temperatures are currently 75 Degrees but typically it drops to 65

-Humidity; Day, Night

  • Unsure.

-Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size

  • N/A

-AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,

  • N/A

-Co2; Yes, No

  • N/A
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Most of those dead leave appear to be leaves on the bottom of the plant. That is totally normal.

The last photo looks like leaf damage mid plant, but even that I wouldn’t be concerned about unless it effected several leaves.

I hate to break it to you, but your plants are already in their second week of flowering. That could be why the plants sacrificed some lower leaves. You should start the bloom nutrients.

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The one thing I see that stands out is your ph. Since you have mostly soil you need to be ph-ing (make sure you have a good digital meter) between 6.3-6.8. 6.0 is low and could be causing lockout of nutrients

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You are absolutely correct – The two I grew indoors last season got quite a bit bigger before flowering and I did not have optimal conditions. I’m a bit surprised they are flowering already – is that just built in to the auto-flowers - after X amount of weeks the flowering will be triggered or is it impacted a bit by light and nutrients?

Some of the leaves that are wilting are mid plant. I think @AfgVet is right though – my PH has been a bit low. I think the soil has had a lot of nutrients in the short term, but I need to raise the PH to help my girls out.

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