First grow auto and fem



Hi all. First timer here. Here is what I have:

SpiderFarmer 2.5 x 2.5 tent and fan
Auto white widow from ILGM on top and feminized Roberts Gold on the bottom
Fabric pots and nutrients setup from a pot for a pot
Started germination process end of February
Light is led from spiderfarmer
18 on 6 off light

I feel lost. Any advise is appreciated. Thanks.

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Welcome @Sm0key .I am quite sure we as a community can help you “find your way”. What would you like help with specifically?

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I am just not sure how these are looking? Good or bad? The leaves are very different so I can’t really compare them to each other. The auto seems like it’s been growing way longer than some of the others I have seen on here. And it looks much smaller. I am not testing for ph, should I be? I only water, is that okay? As in I haven’t added anything other than what came in the grow kit.

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To my untrained eye the auto does look off color. Knee jerk reaction was Ph problem. The photo will be more forgiving than the auto and it looks pretty good. Let’s get some more eyes in here. @PurpNGold74 @Myfriendis410 @Bobbydigital @Cannabian @dbrn32

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Water should be ph’d before giving to the plant unless you’re giving reverse osmosis water or distilled water (my plants didn’t like distilled water). Off the bat looks like a magnesium problem. I haven’t used pot for pot yet so maybe they can chime in @aPotforPot

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Somethings definitely not right, the yellow one is very sad, chances are the other one will follow suit soon. You should contact pot for pot, but also check the ph of your water before you mix your food and after… make sure it is in range. What you may have is a plant unable to take in the food you are providing. This often is confused with a deficiency, if the ph is off the food will not be available even though its there. Thebissue compounds because the plant isnt using the food it tends to build up in the soil. You may need to flush and restart? But ask pot for pot first to be safe.

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Thank you for the information. I usually use distilled water but I will switch to bottled water.

Very interesting! What symptoms did you see? I’ve used both distilled and RO and haven’t noticed a difference from the plants’ perspective.

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It seemed to leach the nutrients from the plant. Mind you, I never used it with nutrients, just during the fresh soil period. As soon as I switched off distilled, the plant went back to normal.

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Looks like Mg deficiency to me, too. I use the apotforpot kits and have experienced the same issues. Took me a while to recognize the Ca & Mg deficiencies. I always buffer the coco before planting and give it Ca-Mg supplement (I use Calimagic) after about 4 weeks. I also adjusted my pH to the 6.4-6.5 range and that seemed to make a huge difference. Lastly, I was also using distilled water and had difficulty controlling the pH (I use pH Up and pH Down). A great suggestion from this forum was to use distilled with tap water (as a buffer) and that solved my pH control problem. Happy growing!

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