I am currently on my third attempt at growing indoors in the humid South. I have been using AK47 autofems and free Do Si Do autofems that I got when I bought the AK47s. I have had a lot of trouble with these plants and I just can’t seem to get my pH and nutes right. I also am getting fungus gnats, which I am trying to fix with neem oil. The plant’s leaves keep dying off to what I think is nutrient lockout do to me doing poorly at ph’ing the water.
Anyways, I am wondering if I have a more difficult strain or do I just suck at this?
I read that autofems can be finicky and didn’t realize before buying these seeds that strain matters a lot for difficulty.
My question is: is there a better strain for noobs that will be more forgiving? I have googled a bunch of sites and there doesn’t seem to be a consensus, so I thought I’d ask here.
Also, is there a good ph meter out there? I bought one off amazon, but it seems like it doesn’t read right. I will put it in my water after adding nutes. It’ll read a ph of 5.8. I’ll wash it off, put it back, no added nutes or anything, and now it says 6.2 or something. Is this normal dilution of the nutes, or is my meter crap?