Need any help & advice

First time grower, I’ve been trying to diagnose this issue and I think it’s either a P or cal deficiency but honestly I’m not sure. Any thoughts?

I’m pretty new and don’t really have an answer for you, but I do have this image I’ve found somewhere to help me when I have problems.

Also, the good folks in the “know” here are going want a bit more info on what they’re working with. Fill out the support ticket, and I’m sure someone will be along with some answers. :+1:t3:

Soil or medium:
PH of runoff or solution in reservoir?
What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS
Indoor or outdoor
Light system, size?
Temps; Day, Night
Humidity; Day Night
Ventilation system;
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,
Co2; Yes, No

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Adding to that, what size container are you using @Tr4414 ?

Welcome to the forum!

It’s a relatively small one, I can upgrade to a larger one tomorrow when the soil dries out a bit. I’ve been planning to for a few days but I didn’t want to stress it more than I need to while it was doing this

Putting up won’t ever stress a plant, in my opinion. Can you pull the plant out of the pot and take a photo of the root mass now?

I usually wet before a transplant, and then water the plant in the new container.

Using the Xbox controller as a reference, I can tell your container is small. I’d like to if it’s root-bound.

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Correct, ph imbalance, but before the root bound happened, there was a nitrogen toxicity. What soil are you in? Miracle grow?


I meant “potting” up, not putting up.

I figured out the typo KeystoneCops lol.

It’s not miracle grow but it’s not the best soil, this was just a cheap run to try and get the hang of it before I invest in more. I knew my ph was a little high, the root ph is at 7.3. Now I know to transfer earlier as well :joy:

Yep, flush her out to get 6.2-6.5.

Also would you mind explaining how you know it’s root bound, the nitrogen imbalance and the ph imbalance? I’m not just trying to grow one or two plants for fun so I’d like to learn how to spot these deficiencies and how to spot them earlier than this point :slightly_smiling_face: any tips are more than appreciated!


I’m not leaning towards rootbound just yet…
I’m leaning towards a ph issue and possibly hot soil and a little overwatering… :+1::grin:
I’ve grown trees in solo cups , root bound wont cause this…
Ph will and improper nutrients at such a young age will…
And overwatering will always screw things up… :+1::wink:
When growing in soil , you will see deficiencies 1 to 2 weeks after the problem was created…
In soil , you will always be playing catch up… :+1::wink:

Yup, peachfuzz said it correctly. But I’m still betting root bound lol

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I asked about container size in addition to the other questions posed by @GreenPinkie . I think those answers will help diagnose the symptoms your leaves are showing. The plant can be root bound and deficient for unrelated reasons… or for the same reasons.

I’d aim for the best environment you reasonably think you can provide the plants. A good medium, good lighting, and a nutrition program that has proven to work for cannabis.

I always wait to water until the soil is dry about 1.5 inches down, and I’m using fox farm nutes at 1/2 strength twice now because I just started feeding about 8 days ago. But I’m currently buying new soil and fresh distilled water and going from there. Thanks everyone!

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Welcome to the forum!

A general rule of thumb, when you are in pots that small and the leaves reach the sides of the pot it’s time to transplant. Usually, if they are not root bound they will be soon at that point.


Appreciate it, thank you!

Alrighty then! Late as usual but time fr learning!

Ph for soil should be between 6.3-6.8 for proper nutrient uptake.

The burned tips scream slight nuteburn. Aka u started feeding too soon or heavily. Possibly both.

Ph imbalance (never woulda noticed. Good eye Mr Vert) because of the freaky coloring behind the burnt tips. Looks like she is overabundant in N and under in other things. Which leads to… N toxicity can and will lock out other nutes…

Like @Bubblehead said, if ur plant hands reach over ur pots, especially in such small pots, rootboundness can be in ur near future. But usually its noticable by rapidly yellowing lower leaves

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