Hi everyone. I just completed my first grow… I think and plan on harvesting within the next 24hrs. Everything started off smoothly-
Grew white widow auto, in a 3 gallon fabric pot, with miracle grow organic potting mix.
PH hovered between 6- 7 at any given time
Didn’t add additional nutes until growth spurt during veg stage - used organic materials - coffee grinds, banana peel tea, epsom salt, aloe vera solution and when entered flowering stage switched to organic biothrive bloom solution (npk: 2-4-4). I was cognizant of not over feeding it using 1/4 dosage every other waterI got.
Used 300W LED grow lights (2 x 150w cree xm-l2 bulbs). Full spectrum, par value at 850 umol w/55k lux at 18inches.
I started the grow outside for the first 3-4 week. It managed well through some really hot days and to avoid any risk at that point I brought inside to avoid any peeping neighbors.
Here’s what it looked when I first brought it inside- prob week 4-5.
It was doing well indoors under the lights using the manufactures recommended distance and temp around 75-82 degrees.
I had a fan for ventilation, but then noticed some yellowing on top leaves with brown spots and determined it was potentially wind burn so I adjusted that.
The new growth continued to yellow, even though I readjust height of lights to make sure there want too much stress, but pretty much just started falling apart. I got a little nutrient test kit and nitrogen was low (which from what I understand during flowering is normal and not to add too much more at that time. P and K were at moderate levels.
There were so many different signs- nute burn, nute deficiency, over watering and simply couldn’t figure out what was going on. I came to the conclusion that I may have overwatered it even though I was carefully monitoring the dryness of the soil.
I’ll be harvesting today, but any ideas or thoughts on what went wrong?