Lower leaves have black\dark coloring at main stem


#1

OK. So this is my first post. I am growing a single plant outdoors for my first grow. I’m not sure of the strain, as it was given to me by a friend. I’m pretty sure its a female, but the coloration is a bit of a concern to me. Has anyone ever experienced this, and, if so, what do I need to do to cure it?
BTW, the plant is short, but its roughly 3 months old.

Pics will be added as soon as I have a chance to take a few.


#2


#3

Does that pot have drain holes in it? What is the ph of water and run off. Start there. Plant is pretty small for 3 months old


#4

Yes, there are drain holes in the bottom. As for pH, the water I put in was at about a 6 the last time I tested. Run off water has never been tested. I agree its small for 3 months. There was an issue with it about 2 months ago, I had it in the ground. A horrible storm came through and ripped it out of the ground, destroying most of the root system. That was when I replanted it in this potter. I’m wondering if when it rebuilt the root system, it started its life cycle over.
At any rate, after that, it took a couple weeks, but it started to show signs of life again. When new leaves started to grow is when I noticed the color issue.
I hope adding this new info helps to determine my issue.


#5

Start over…get quality seeds, plant more than you plan to keep, cull the weak and male, use 5 gallon cloth or plastic buckets with drainage, use growing media(not Miracle Grow fertilized stuff) , buy PH and PPM meter—$20 on the net.


#6

Don’t start over. Plant just needed time to regrow roots. Can you get a pic of the stem that’s black?


#7

Yeah I wanna see it as well


#8

Its hard to make out from the pics, but where the stem meets the leaves, its discolored. I’m wondering now if its a possible trait of the strain.


#9

One other question, off topic. Does this look female, or is it still too early to tell?


#10

IMO the wetness if the soil and the unfortunate root issues have slowed development down to a crawl. When conditions aren’t right, plants will stall growth until they’re happy again or die (over simplified answer). You’re still in veg and showing no signs of sex yet. I recommend SuperThrive for the roots and plant stress, and re-pot with added perlite to the soil mix that you choose. Also pick up a pH meter if funds allow. You could always add sweet lime into your soil mix to help maintain a neutral soil ph.


#11

Looks like female plant for me and stems are purple not black. thats bc your watter is to cold or your pH simply bad. i has the same problem with higher pH. correct pH and watter temperature will solve the problem
don`t use tooo much nutriens for young plats. 1/4 (3ml/L)