I have a little baby working on her first couple sets of true leaves. I had started her from seed in the ground outdoors, but unfortunately had to move her inside to makeshift grow area. When I transplanted to a half gallon pot, I definitely cut a lot of roots out of the ground, she was so small I wasn’t expecting them to go so deep or wide. Definitely didn’t harm the bulk of them but it happened.
Water till runoff after the transplant and put her in her new home. Water hasn’t drained after 2 weeks and growth was coming in right in top of each other it seemed. So I transplanted into new Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil with extra perlite, from the miracle grow it started in. No pics of roots, but during the transplant I heard and saw some more ripping…most of the roots looked good, but the top area was very brown…newer roots looked nice and white, but the bundle up by the stalk was very dark…is that root rot?
Did it sit in water for too long? Now the bottom leaves are starting to yellow and die. I’m worried I have root rot or I just damaged too much of the root system to recover? Overall it just doesn’t look happy either!
Makeshift grow environment:
45Watts of full spectrum LED 18” from top
Runs hot at 86f day to 76f night at 50%-60% humidity
Fan blowing angled up between lights and plant top.
I’ve had a successful grow a little in the past that was all cobbled together, but the beginning went smoother.