This is my first grow and what we’re looking at here is a GSCE auto at 19 days from sprout. She’s in Fox Farm Ocean Forest, in a 5gal bucket and has been outside since planting. She has received only rain and tap water. No nutes, yet.
Her first three days we’re spent with the seed membrane (not shell) stuck to the cotyledons, holding them shut. I had to cut it open carefully with fine trimmers. You could see where the first leaves were bent a little funny and actually made indentions from their points on the cotyledons.
Next three days, horrrrrrrible rain. She stayed on the covered porch and first break of sun was out in it. First six days of her life the leaves got no real sun. I’m a bad parent, I’m sorry! But it gets worse!
Then on day 7, with gorgeous sun, I notice a small hole on the cotyledon that turned to 3 in just a couple hours. It was an incredibly small caterpillar which I got immediately.
So, on day 7, she came in for a week and sat under a 65w light until she really started new growth again. I brought her outside for a couple hours, here and there, and after 4 days, at day 14, she came back out full time.
We’ve had decent sun since, but this is where I’m at a wall. She’s an auto on day 19. I’ve read many articles on this forum of autos going into flower early and I can’t tell what stage she’s in because of her stunted growth. I held off watering for 2 days, and gave her a drink last night.
Do I need to start giving her nutes? I have the Fox Farm trio.
Is there anything I can do to her or give her other than the FF to give her stretch or speed up the veg before she goes into flower?
This is her, right now. Not even 3" tall, 5 pointers barely even forming. Finger for reference since I don’t need a ruler. She is staying outdoor for reasons. Thanks everybody!!!