Harlequin (overwatered->stuned growth) recovery

Good day, this is my first ever cannabis plant, as many i overwatered it and got few things wrong (soil, obsessive watering), but i am going to change soil or add perlite and i stopped watering so much and understand how to water better. But i want to ask in your proffessional opinion what else these leaves indicate if they do? This is after a month, no hate please.
My water ph wasaround 7, so i added 7.5ml vinigear to 1.5L water bottle (to reduce ph) and these are results of the test, this kind of acidity would be problematic?
My question will th eplant recover? i can see it started going light green once again from the middle and little leaves keep popping out, it’s clearly stunned like like seeing naked 9/10 for the first time. I just popped more Harlequin sprouted seeds into little pots, but i still wantrecover this first one, don’t want to leave it dying.

Are you feeding it?

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Not at the moment,i am very careful with watering now. No nutreants, just ±2ml of sensizym into a spray bottle, i thought it might help root developing and it will recover faster.

Needs nutrients, if this is in coco, there is no nutrients in it.
Also recommend a digital ph meter. Strips are not accurate enough.
Vinegar is okay to use once, but ph down is better to use often. Phosphoric acid specifically.

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It’s terra seed mix and i know it’s only for seedlings, but i realised too late. I am thinking about digital ph meter to get more accuracy, i just mixed vinegar once, will try to get my hands on ph down soon.

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If it’s seed starter you should be able to transplant it into pot friendly soil and get it on its way to recovery. Seed starter has no nutrients so the seedling needs to be repotted as soon as it establishes itself, or better yet, use soil in the bottom of your pots and use a little seed starter in top inch or two. Seed starter makes it easy to get established and soil gives it nutrients as it develops.

In general, the bigger the container the longer you can go without having to feed your plants, but at some point you will need to choose a nutrient line and learn how to use it. Alternatively you can learn about a living soil and pure organic gardening. Either way, it’s going to take some effort on your part, luckily you’ve joined a forum where members are happy to help in your quest to successful grows regardless of technique and growing style you choose to explore.

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Use soil on bottom of the pot and seed started on the top for this recovering little one or for new seedlings you mean?
I use 25L fabric bags and spray bottle, well the idea at least was to use spray bottle until veg, but first plant so it didn’t end as planned. I am sure happy that i found this forum, i am germinating 4 random seeds and planted 5 more harlequins, in little containers this time, hoping that i will manage to get perlite or Happy Frog soil, i got recommened in another forum. Will try to put four fabric bags in 60x60x140cm tent side by side and to LTS, do you think carbon filter will do the job to hide the smell? i live in flat.
I do have flawless finish and sensizym advanced nutriens, would that be enough? i am unable to spend any money at these times and currently in debt even.

Forgot to mention 1 harlequin dried out, i missed watering, managed to safe the rest i think, will see soon how many survived…

For all future grows, use seed starter just top inch or so. It is easy to transplant out of plastic cups or pots so it is recommended to start out in small pots and transplant up as needed. As a general rule of thumb, when leaves extend beyond all four sides of the pot you should have a good root ball and the plant is ready for transplant.

If you want the current grow to get back on track you need to repot your plants into soil. If you can get it out of the seed starter with a small root ball all the better, but most likely the seed starter will just fall off the roots. Doesn’t matter either way, get them in soil. No additional seed starter needed. Give them a good soaking and in a few days they should start perking up. Happy Frog is good to use.

Don’t hook up the carbon filter until they start stinking, they have a limited amount of filtering they can do and using it when not needed is just shortening it’s useful life.

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Update:
I missed watering sprouted seedlings and they all dried out…
Still have another 4x randomes all germinated well. I know it’s stupid question to ask here, but perhaps anyone could help out a fellow grower with seeds i dried out. I am so frustrated right now as those were great harlequin fem seeds to help me out with certain disorders…I would understand if noone could though as i live in baltic state so with shipping and all that :x

@Covertgrower @Noctis420 @BStarr @Oldsoldier1976 @Blackmoon @CalamityJane I tagged You guys here in my journal if that’s okay :slight_smile:

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Fine by me @valke167

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By the way i have flawless finish, sensizym avanced nutriens. What another nutrient, similar to Big Buds, can i buy that would go well with ones i have? Low budget mode

I’m not the one to answer questions like that sorry @valke167

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Hi mate, thanks for the tag. I am also not the best person to advise on nutrients as I’ve only recently started out with all this myself.

I just winged my last grow using seaweed extract for when in its veg stage and biobizz bloom nutes for flowering.
I am also on a budget so tried to keep nutes to a minimum, but many would argue that in order for everything to work in harmony you’d require the ‘full range’ of whatever brand you choose.

I found out the hard way, this is NOT easy to do this on a budget. And if you buy cheap you end up wasting money because it’s shite - better to get the good stuff right from the get-go.
As painful as it is, of you haven’t got everything that you need it might be worth waiting until you do to avoid losing more seeds… even if it means buying everything bit by bit. :pensive:

Oh and set reminders for watering! :rofl:

But don’t lose faith. You can do it. :v:

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Thanks a lot Jane, I think i will try researching if biobizz would work well with what i have. But yeah definetly keeping your advice on getting more expensive and realiable stuff, so it pays off in a long run :stuck_out_tongue:

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I transplanted my lady to glass cup and sprayed around her twice, i am affraid to overwater again. How often should i water her now? By the way she is back in the tent, that’s for photo only

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Well done for transplanting. I’m too afraid to try that and just put mine in their final pot, but I grew an auto so maybe you can do your own bit of research on what suits you better. :wink:
One thing you want to be careful of is getting the leaves wet - try to avoid that.
Did you add any perlite to that soil?
CJ. :v:

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@valke167 that glass has no drainage.
Tiny seeds don’t like a lot of water and don’t like wet feet (roots)
Soil wants to be well aerated.
Have you used the glass to see the root formation?
Up close the medium looks better that it first did.
I find this stage the hardest.
Funny cause back in the day when I knew nothing I’d make up small pottles of potting mix plant what ever bag seeds I had in it and boom 100% strike.

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Seems like your are determined to make this as hard as possible. A drinking glass is a bad idea. For one, It has no drainage, and two, once the roots reach the glass the light will kill them off unless you keep the glass covered with something else. Many growers use clear solo cups so they can check on root development but they put the clear cup inside a colored cup.

The soil looks like it lacks perlite which is necessary to keep it from compacting. It almost looks like coco I buy.

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