Hi ILGM Community!
I am first time grower and probably should have reached out for help a little sooner… but here I am.
I am growing 4 outdoor White Widow Autoflowers in upstate NY. They sprouted 5/21, so we’re at about the 7.5 week mark. I am using Brut Worm Castings Super Soil Concentrate mixed about 50/50 with organic potting soil in 3 gallon grow bags. I haven’t applied any additional nutrients (should I have?), and did not do any pest mitigation prior to the beginning of flowering because I didn’t notice many issues… and wouldn’t have known what to do anyhow. My research has had me hesitant to attempt such measures due to the maturity of the plants.
So now the plants are definitely showing some sign of wear, either from pests or some combination of pests + environment. I am also curious about the general well-being and development of the plants. They are each unique in their growth - one is much taller, one is developing the most substantial buds, and one has a yellower hue. Any guidance or insight would be very much appreciated. I posted some pictures below…
I have just started 5 new autoflowers (super lemon haze & gold leaf), so I am looking to leverage everything I learn during the first grow to make this next one more successful.
Thank you in advance for your time, attention and wisdom!
P.S. The white powder on the soil in a couple of these pics is some food grade DE that I delicately applied to just the soil this morning.