Hello all I have 2 plants in soil that need help. They have been a challenge for sure. A couple of weeks ago I tested the run off because I noticed they had stopped growing. The ph was almost 8.0 so I attempted to flush both of them with plain distilled water and I brought the ph down to 5.5. After a gallon each both plants stopped draining and was retaining all of the water. The ph also was not coming down.
I ended up reporting them to improve the drainage. I added more perlite and I washed the roots with water. The roots were wrapped around a big glob of dirt from the previous repot. I moved them from a gallon container to a 3 gallon container.
So I mixed in more perlite and I added the new mix to the bottom of the 3 gallon to about 3 inches. Then I added a layer of the clay hydro rocks hoping it would help. Then I put the plants in and I tried to spread the roots out across the container to give them some room to breathe.
I tested the soil after the first flush and the nutrient ppm was over 3000 as well which is another reason I washed the roots.
I replanted them and knew it will take a little time to recover but now it’s been 2 weeks and they are starting to look worse.
The lights are about 20 inches from the tops. Not sure what Other information you need to help diagnose. Here are some images. Thanks for any help on This. It’s been a long bumpy road for my first time.