I have 5 5 gallon fabric pots with autos … Everything was fine and then about a week ago they started dropping one by one… When I tested the soil it is wet in the bottom to halfway up on every pot…but dry on top… The branches on my gelato are deep red.Uploading: 1606999287101750455697665272305.jpg… red… I am 20 days in… I need help to save them please
Can you fill out a support ticket? And tag an experienced grower,say @kellydans
Welcome to the community ! my first thoughts looking at the plants the Leafs look puffy overhydrated an also droopy. I would start by letting the pots dry out good before you water again see if can get those leafs to stand back up. You’re off to a good start . Also if not already Elevate the pot a little put some space between pot and floor will help to dry the bottom out quicker.
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You might also want to give them a little breathing room and separate them some so they aren’t touching each other.
I have same issues with fabric pots. Wet at bottom and dry on top. If I wait for the bottom to dry out, the top gets too dry amd acts hydrophobic.
What medium are you using?
+1 for elevated pots. I used a milk crate, cut off sides and uses those to keep my planter off the ground so water could properly drain. I have switched over to a self wicking system in a 5 gal bucket, working out nice so far.
I affirm the two recommendations made. Space between pots and set bags on risers so the bottoms also dry out. My intake fan in pointed at the floor of the tent and I have a four inch fan moving air along the floor as well. This in a 3x3. I also have a circulating fan at canopy level. is your medium adequately aerated with perlite, rice hulls or similar?
That’s a good question I’ve never done one yet but there are plenty of folks who know.@Myfriendis410?
I just added 2inch home made risers yesterday… And the medium is straight happy frog… Also when I seen what was going on, I pushed on the sides of every pot to loosen the medium to maybe aid the drainage… now I guess it’s a wait and see
I also increased the heat in my groom to 75 instead of 73 to aid the pots in drying out is that ok
What’s the humidity in your room? Too high humidity will,prevent the pots from drying evenly.
40 to 60
@Ghost74. I am in fabric pots also. I used the two knuckle rule for watering which made it weekly. Now I go by the weight of the pot and none of the girls need water for now going on 10 days and they still are not drooping. I also do what you do with mashing the fabric pot a bit. I am going to take the suggestions here to raise them from the trays. This is my first indoor grow after a youth time of just dropping seeds around by the creek and alley ways and coming back months later…
I use fabric pots and use the method JaneQP does, go by the weight of the bag. It may take sometime to get the knack of lifting the bag but for myself and others it seems to work. happy growing
I raised then up and spaced them out do you think the 2 sad looking ones will make it…I’m still letting them dry out
What size pots how old and what amount are you feeding when feeding… As far as water goes…
I used 3gal bags for mine. From the beginning I mostly went by weight. At two months I noticed a little green mold powder on the bottom inch of the bags. I’ve always had a fan going at floor level but even when the bags are light, when I lift them their trays have moisture (sweat I assume). I’ve just raised them up on racks about two inches. Do you think maybe a flush is in order? Plants look good but if there’s mold, might there also be root concerns? Hope you don’t mind my asking questions on your thread. New to forums and not sure of protocols.
I would spray it with peroxide all over the outside of the pots and wipe it. After that get your fans blowing at the pots like you are. Let them get really dry this time round. My pots are all elevated. It probably was because you’re plants were on solid ground and got no airflow? This should help.
How do the plants look?