In Illinois and attempting my first grow. Been reading a ton and would like any advice anyone might give.
Have a Maui Wowie in the right that I took from a friend who germinated from seed on April 30. He got frustrated and gave up, as the plant looked stunted. I replanted in fox farm ocean forest June 30. It looks better, but still looks like it has nitrogen deficiency. Both plants have leaf minors. I hit them with neem oil on Saturday. Will neem oil kill the leaf minors?
The plant on the left is Zkittles. I germinated it on May 29. started it in used potting soil with no nutrients. I replanted in FFOF on Jan 24. To me it looks N deficient as well. I read with FFOF, I should not need to add nutes this early, but what do you think? I did top dress both plants today with Dr Earth 4-6-3.
Last question. I topped both plants for the second time, but it doesn’t look like they are developing second main shutes. Did I not take enough when I topped?