Girls are hard to raise

I’m not only new to growing but new to the entire marijuana world. I’ve purchased books to try to pickup and understand the lingo. Funny how one gets attached to your girls especially being my first.
These are “cheese” from seeds which I started in my hydro system. I kept them under the hood until they were almost to close to the lights.

I moved them a week ago to soil in 5 gal cloth containers and placed them in my grow tent. Temp is 76 and I have the filter running on slow. I’ve attached pics showing the leaves turning brown towards the bottom. Otherwise they seem stable but have not got any taller? I just ordered a PH tester and solution. I think my mistake was with the nutes. I added more in warn water early when I moved them to soil. I added a little more to the one in the hydro which now shows the same leaf issues.

Many thanks in advance. Steve

First welcome to the community I agree I think a little bit too much nutes. Keep taking care of them. Once you get your meter do your test make adjustments accordingly. Good luck


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  • What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed
  • Method: Soil w/salt, Organic soil, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, KNF
  • Vessels: Pots, Grow beds, Buckets, Troths
  • PH of Water, Solution, runoff (if Applicable)
  • PPM/TDS or EC of nutrient solution if applicable
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  • Light system
  • Temps; Day, Night
  • Humidity; Day, Night
  • Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size
  • AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,
  • Co2; Yes, No

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You have a case of nutrient burn. Please fill out the above and be as detailed as possible. In particular; what brand of soil, what type of water, what nutes and how much etc. Just saying “soil” isn’t helpful lol. (It happens) There’s nothing wrong with a long post and pictures in clear light are always welcome.


Will do and thanks for your help. I’ve kept a grow log and even though I didn’t give much nutrients I did add it when I moved to a container in-between the 2 weeks I’ve been following thinking it would help with the shock of the transfer. Funny how one becomes attached to your plants!

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Thanks again, now I have to get my grow dictionary to look up some of these questions. LOL

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You are not doing badly at all. It’s also pretty normal to become invested in growing these. We all do it to some extent. Keep asking questions, posting on your log here and you’ll get lots of support. It’s a good group of growers here and all they want to get out of it is some great bud porn haha.


This whole post is correct! One becomes super attachd to the ladies. Allost hate to chop them… until u remember u cant wait to chop them :joy:. And loads of great growers who just want to watch your nuggets stack up.

One last question. What made you go From Hydro to Dirt? Usually the other way around


The hydro system I have is small and is just for getting the seeds growing. The light does adjust upward but only so far. The instructions indicate to keep the light 1-2" above the plants. Now that I have 2 in the tent, should I continue to keep the veg light within a few inches above the girls? Or do the hand over the top of the plant to determine if it’s too warm? THX

You probably don’t have to keep it that close. It’s not a strong light, too far away will be an issue too.

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Might want to add a lot more medium to those bags.

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Yes thanks I couldn’t figure out what size pots to use so I went with 5 gallon cloth pots and I cut myself short on medium and ordered more. How should I add new medium? Leave the plants in place and just add around the plants?

You’re in good hands (and so are your girls!)…I’m just dropping by to say welcome. :v:

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That’s going to be a pain, but I would prep a second bag first.
Then make the sign for a Vulcan “hello”, put your palm on the soil and grab the base of the plant.
Then turn the whole darn thing upside down and try to get it out in one shot.
If you wet it first, it will move in a better clump…depending on how inter-twined the root mass is.

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Hey thanks for the welcome. I’m learning so much on here.

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Thanks I’ll try doing it like you suggested. The roots were almost a foot long when I placed them in the cloth pots. Now to get the PH under control. 8.5 PH right out of the tap.

I’m 7 1/2 weeks in from germ. The nute burns are under control. I was using Fox-Farm tiger bloom nute but stopped as I tried that again and got a slight burn, not like the 1st time. I’m getting brown tips on the leaves now. I started Cal-Mag with each watering, hope that’s what I needed. So I’m not adding any nutes as I have burns every time.

I don’t see any signs of flowering, should I be? If you remember, I turned on both the bloom and flower lights from one of my last post several weeks ago. Do I need to go 12/12? These are auto-flower so shouldn’t they bloom under the current 18/8?

I was successful in adding more medium which many of you suggested. I was brave enough and started 3 Blueberry auto’s a few weeks ago. I figured with all the money I’ve spent my first oz should average about $400…LOL

• What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed: Cheese auto-flower
• Method: Fox Farm Ocean Forest Organic Potting Soil
• Vessels: 5 gallon cloth pots
• PH of Water, Solution, runoff (if Applicable): PH 6.6
• PPM/TDS or EC of nutrient solution if applicable:
• Indoor growing
• Light system: Topo Grow 600 Watt
• Temps: Day, Night 80/76
• Humidity: Day, Night 50/50%
• Ventilation system: Yes, 4” 190 CFM fan
• AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier:
• Co2: No
• Current grow stage: 7.5 weeks
• Hours of light/dark: 18/8

But the average per OZ will get lower the more you grow :+1::kangaroo:


Hey P&G74 and other growmies… Wanted to run something across to you. Should my tent look likes it sucked in? I’m running a 4" fan and also a small oscillating fan. From the pic, the 2 on the right are cheese and at 9 weeks.

They have a deep bluish green and showing pistils!! I knew they looked different so I had to YouTube for starting of flowers and learned about the white V shaped hairs.

The one on the top left is also cheese and a little behind the other 2 growth wise but it’s a brownish green but also started pistils and leaves look like they are troubled. It seems every time I add nutes I burn them so basically they’ve only been receiving PH’ d water.

What should I be adding nute wise since it’s starting to show flowers? I have Fox Farm stuff. Should I leave the lights at 18/6? Should I cutoff the oscillating fan during darkness? They’re female auto-flowering.

Thanks, Steve


I talk to my girls daily. Checking on them multiple times each day. I had the same thing happen to me and I diagnosed the two problems. One was to much nutrients from the yellowing in their leaves and secondly my tap water is way over chlorinated. You can take a bucket of our tap water and don’t use a water filter. It came out brown and I read to let the water stand in the bucket for a few days.

Well I did that and it didn’t help.You could still smell the chlorine a week later so I got me a water filter and the water comes out clear…like it should.