This is my second grow and I have 2 plants in a small tent with good ventilation that are now in late bloom. I think I’m spoiled because my first grow had zero issues and yielded a great crop. The humidity is around 35-40% and temperature is at around 82 degrees F which I know is a little hot but its the best I can get it right now. On the left is Northern lights and the other is Bubble Gum. I’m pretty sure the leaf discoloring and purple stems were caused because I messed up the PH of the water when feeding my plants during early bloom and caused a nutrient lockout. As shown in the pictures the Northern Lights has significantly more purpling in the stems. I’ve tried my best to correct the problem but now I’m about 2 weeks away from harvesting and going to start flushing with correctly PH’d water. The leaves are showing more signs of deficiency each day but I also know that some of is caused naturally when the plant is in bloom and sucking up all the nutrients. Do you think the damage that’s been done already will affect the harvest in any detrimental way?
Hey thanks for the quick reply! I’m aware there are a bunch of issues but are there any you noticed that I didn’t point out?
In 2 weeks my plants will have been flowering for 7-1/2 weeks. I’ve read the range for these strains is 7-9 weeks for flowering. Is it possible the buds just aren’t as big as they should be because of the issues? I’m afraid if I wait to 9 weeks all the leaves will be gone by then as they’re already starting to die and fall off.
My humble inexperienced opinion of one, I would wait it out. Get you pH straightened out is probably the best you can do. Can you send a non-blurple picture? Your plants look like they have issues, but I have had ones that looked a lot worse and they made it to the finish line. Do you have a jewelry loupe to look at the trichomes? That’s the best way to determine if the need harvesting. I would only cut if you see the slightest signs of bud rot.
Hey thanks! I’ll include some more photos. The first photos I posted were taken 2 days ago and these are from today and as you can see its gotten worse.
The Northern Lights on the left has the purple stems and yellowing leaves and seems to be maturing slower. I checked the trichomes with the jewelry microscope and they’re basically all clear with little to no hairs have turned red.
The Bubble Gum on the other hand seems like its almost ready for harvest with cloudy trichomes and even some amber ones with a lot of hairs turning red. This one doesn’t have severe purpling of stems but does have the gross brown spotted leaves unlike the Northern Lights.
So I’m thinking maybe they have separate issues which is causing them to mature at different rates. Seems to be a lot going on here and as a noobie its a lot to try and wrap my head around. All in all it’s about failure and learning!!!
Those trichomes tell you what you need to know.
Those some nice looking nugs.
You cant expect that plants will behave and mature the same. I have white widow that says 60 days in flower and for the most part its spot on. Except 1 is 14 days early with 20% amber. So they will do what they want.
Your plants look awesome. Yes, she’s eating herself a little, but most plants do that in the latter part of flowering. Nice work. Keep an eye out for bud rot - it’s sneaky. That’s the only thing that would cause me to consider chopping early.
Hey @Shygrowgal , my temperatures right now range from 66F at night and 84F during light. I’ve read optimal temperatures for flowering are 65-80F so if anything I think I’m a little too hot during the day. I’m not sure if low temperature is the issue here or if it’s just stress in general.
@Sixpackdad Thank you! I remember seeing my plant eat itself during late bloom in my last grow it just wasn’t this extreme but I think I’ll be okay lol. As far as bud rot goes my humidity is 49% at night and 34% during light. These humidity levels should be fine for avoiding bud rot, right?