I have 5 plants growing but I have an issue


#1

A customer has a question and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks

I have 5 plants growing but I have an issue. They are about 3 1/2 weeks old but the stocks don’t seem to be thickening. The leaves are coming in strong and I’m worried they are going to break off. How do I fix this?


#2

Get a small fan blowing on them just a Slight breeze just enough to slightly move around a little bit that will strengthen them up :wink:. You should join or wonderful forum we would love to help


#3

I did that about a week ago but it doesn’t seem to be helping


#4

Potassium and calcium help establish strong stems or stalks.


#5

Can I use coffee grounds for potassium?


#6

Coffee grounds are full of good stuff for your plants. Like magnesium, potassium, and even nitrogen.
However they are acidic. You will need to keep an eye on your outgoing pH levels. Coffee grounds also help prevent Fusarium, Pythium, and Sclerotinia fungi from invading. Even help deter slugs and snails if sprinkled around the plant. That is if your growing outside.
As far as your stems being small, how far are your lights from the plant? Is she stretching to reach them? If she is tall and thin, bury her deeper and put more light on her. I’ve done that before. Lastly, like mentioned above, put a small fan on them. Just get the leaves moving a little bit. That will help as well.