Im about 4 weeks into veg. This has been a tough one, I feel like constantly chasing problems (or perhaps making up problems in my head. Mainly, its dropping in the plant with small leaves forming on new growth. Then you also have some funky leaf formation on some plants (see second pic). I have since defoliated, and once again they look like crap. Sometimes I think its light intensity, which I quickly scale back, or under watering, over feeding, and now possibly board mites.
75/70 degrees, RH around 60.
FFOF soil and trio. Calmag frequently, silica every other feeding.
Mix of strains mostly indica leaning.
Last water was 800ppm/6.5ph. Runoffs were around 6.2-6.4 with 1100-1300ppm. So I maybe hitting them early with notes, I am now just watering and might do a sledghammer flush today.
Originally had too much wind, so thought it was wind burn. But you still see it on newer growth.
Board mites I found start with curling leaves, then get progressively worse. I don’t see much leaf damage at all, other than some discoloration which is probably due to messy watering. As a precaution, I pulled some sample leafs and put them under a microscope, I didn’t see anything at least that appeared to have the slightest movement.
I haven no idea what to do, I don’t want to start bombing the tent or other measures until I confirm its mites. But what else is it, could it just be classic over feeding at this point? Ill snag another picture pre water then another a few hours later. I don’t think its overwatering as the stems will also droop when they look thirsty, I understand that overwatering will show leaf droop but stems still sturdy. So its wind, genetics, nutes, or bugs. Never easy…