Hey there, forum peoples!
You all have been amazing so far on my other threads, so I thought I could reach out for some general help here, as time is definitely of the essence.
I was all set up to grow my autos, and then was suddenly gifted with six new photo plants! They arrived in alright looking condition, and I’ve kept them seperate from my autos, just in case, but there is something obviously going wrong here.
I realize fully, that it is probably the lack of nutes. I’ve inspected them pretty well for pests, and haven’t seen any. These look like pretty young plants. (I wasn’t prepared, at ALL, to grow photos yet.) So all I have on hand is my soil for the autos, and some cana coco and Jack’s on the way, which will be for these plants. Buuuuut… it’s going to take a week to a week and a half for me to get the coco & nutes & more pots delivered here. (I live way out in the country, so ordering online for most of these things is my only option.) I had initially thought they might be okay for a few days without being fed, but it’s either that, (probably?) or the light, that is messing with them. They have honestly gone from looking pretty healthy, to feeling fairly crispy, in less than a week.
All I really know about these plants, is that they are not autos. They are clones that are a genetic copy of their mother, they are the LSD strain, and have been grown, thus far, in a coco coir medium in small solo cups. I have no idea what their feeding/watering/light schedule has been.
I put them in my tent, (just set it up recently) by themselves, under one 320W HLG QB V2 Rspec LED, and they are 27 inches from the light. I’ve kept them on a 18/6 light schedule. They have a small fan blowing on them. I am not used to what coco feels like, (it’s certainly different than what growing in soil feels like to me) but I’ve been watering them a little bit every day (about a third of a solo cup’s worth.) They seem pretty wet and spongey, to me. I have no nutes to feed them, until they arrive on my doorstep. A week or more.
Is this what it looks like is wrong with these kiddos, no nutes at all in the last week? (I’ve had them just six days, water only, no nutes… and they just… look like they are getting progressively worse. .) If I would’ve known I was getting these, ahead of time, I would have been much more prepared for growing autos and photos at the same time, but they were basically just dropped off here. So now I’m at a junction that involoves a real quick learning curve on my part. All my research so far has been on autos, so I’m flying pretty blind.
I’d really like to save them, if it’s at all possible! But… I’m just not sure what to do… and I’m hesitant to introduce my healthier looking auto plants (just over two weeks old) into the same tent with them, as of yet. They are still pretty young themselves, the autos, just over two weeks old. (I have pix of them in my “Bel’s Green Babies” thread.) They, on the other hand, appear to be thriving. They are on a windowsill in a seperate room, under a 240 watt led shop light and sunshine, and they seem to be pretty okay so far!
I’d really love for these new plants to live. But they aren’t looking good.
Will they survive another week without nutes? Or… should I try to use what I have on hand, to give them at least something to eat?? I only have the soil trio for my autos on hand right now, which includes some Fox Farms Light Warrior, Happy Frog and Ocean Forest. They’ll eventually get transplanted into coco, in 5 gal pots, with Jack’s nutes. But like I said, that could be a week or more.
Any and all advice is certainly appreciated.
Thanks, all, and plenty of photos coming in a few minutes as I can sort them (by date received, up until today) to show you the progression of what’s up.
I appreciate you all.
Uploading pix now.