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Answer these simple questions the best you can.
If you do not know, or do not use something; Just say so = NA
Strain; Type, Bag seed, or NA - Jack Pot Auto and AK47 Auto
Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco? - Pots
System type? - N/A
PH of runoff or solution in reservoir? - No runoff, pots much too large to water to runoff
What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS - No nutes used
Indoor or Outdoor - Indoor
Light system, size? - Two 300W LEDS
Temps; Day, Night - High temps 79 degrees, low temps 65 degrees
Humidity; Day, Night - Day = 65%, Night = 50%
Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size, Ventilation is very good (tent is open)
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier, - N/A
Co2; Yes, No - No Co2
The scenario. I started seeds in 7 gallon pots because I did not want to transplant shock on autos (first mistake). The potting soil was wet when mixed due to rain, so the soil at the bottom is very moist.
Two of four seedlings germinated. I call these #1 and #2. I germinated two others in paper towel and plated them. I called one #5 and the other #6. #6 came up without its “head” and died.
All of the seedlings did very well at first (pics on grow journal: Beginning the Journey - Advice Welcomed).
I started with one light on and added the second light a few days into the grow. #5 has always been under two lights.
I watered lightly with a spray bottle during germination to keep seeds moist. Because the soil was moist, I did not water other than a very light mist for almost a week. The top soil became very dry (the day after adding the second light and plants were doing well) so I watered about two ounces per plant (the tap water was PHd to 6.5 using Up/Down). Soil tests suggest a PH about 6.7.
#2’s left large leaf drooped a bit the day after the watering. I noticed a slight burnt or dead tip and one of the tiny second set of leaves on #1, but it still looked good overall. At this point I figured it was still too moist didn’t water. Also, I should note that I tested the soil moisture and about two inches down in was slightly dry, but very moist at the bottom still. So, I put large holes in the soil down to the bottom to give them some air and to dry the soil at the bottom.
Nothing happened for another day - all looked exactly as before. Also, #5 was doing great and I did not give it any water as its soil was still moist.
The next day I checked them and #1 had drooped just a little. I felt the leaves and they seemed “thin” or dry (not puffy like when over watered). I tested the soil 2" deep all around #1, #2, and #5. All the readings came up dry. I Also used my finger and it felt dry. So, I misted all of them very lightly (one or two squirts of mist) three times over about eight hours. Nothing changed for another 8 hours.
Today, I look and #2 seems to be drooping slightly more, one of #1’s large fist set of leaves seems to have wilted at the tip and I am guessing will die. #5 appears to be drooping ever so slightly.
Soil Moisture Tests
Will upload pics of plants following this post so they can be enlarged if needed.