Newbie needing some advice...please!

Hiya everyone, so im looking for some help, any advice would be gratefully recieved!
Im on 1st day of week4 and iv noticed afew (maybe 4/5) tan patches/dead leaves, iv been frantically searching the world wide web and im hitting a wall, any help would be amazing, thanks for reading.

2x bag seed
Indoor soil grow
Runoff is at 6.7/6.8
1x400w led 1x20w cfl
Around 25° day 18-19 at night
No vent system except what the tent has to offer
2x 9" fans
Feeding foxfarm bloom
Unsure of TDS and humidity

I think we’re going to need some more information.

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im new to this also but they look nice and green, you doing any nuts yet

Thank you iv just edited the post :slightly_smiling_face:

Iv been doing nuts from veg, grow big and then bloom for flower!
Thank you and good luck on you mission!

if your soil has nuts in it, it just might be a little nut burn, you might want to do 1/2 strength nuts

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Its just standard potting soil, dont think it has nutes in :confused: im not useing the recommended dosage either as i have read about nute burn so was worried about over doing it altho this does look like it, im calm on the surface but inside im screaming lol its a learning curve either way being this is my first :slight_smile:


im new to this also, to me it does look like a little burn but i think you are ok for now. lets tag a few ppl so we can confirm this @Countryboyjvd1971 @raustin @SmoknGranny @Donaldj @dbrn32 @FloridaSon @garrigan62 @Hogmaster @Happy_Pappy


What dosage are you using? It does look like some nute burn.


I’m gonna agree with @raustin @daddydays…looks like they got burned a little…they will survive!


I concur, tips like that usually sure thing.

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Aww seriously guys/gals you have calmed my insides some, i havnt given any feed in the last 5 days so should be ok? I do 3ml per litre.
Do i just leave them or cut them? I read somewhere that i can cut the tip of the leaf off?? I dont want too lol

I would leave them for now. Chances are your growing medium was still charged with nutrients is all. A lot of them will burn leaf tips on their own.


Thanks for the tag.

Looks like other members have this covered. If I’m wanted, please feel free to tag me.

I’m still trying to find my way back to @Countryboyjvd1971 topic…

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Your problem is NUTREINT BURN


Nutrient Burn is one of the MOST common mistakes a new grower makes,
reason for this is, because a newer grower will use a chemical nutrient
most of the time and listen to the directions on the box. This is a NO NO!
Depending on the age of the plant, size, strain and soil mixture you are using
also has a factor. There is no set guideline when using nutrients, but I can
give you a good example to start out with so you will not burn your plants.
It’s always good to start out light, rather than feed heavy. Remember you can
always add more later, but can not take out when you added to much. Chemical
and Organic nutrients differ. Chemical nutrients are more readily available
and can burn way easier than organics can. Organics are easier for a newer
grower to use, most of the time, and lessen your chances of burning your plants.
I recommend not using more than ½ teaspoon of chemical nutrients per gallon
of water. Unless the plants are very big 5 feet+, then it’s safe to use 1
teaspoon per gallon of water. When your plants first emerge you want to wait
at least 2 weeks before feeding your plants, unless your plants are in a soiless
mixture, like pro mix. The cotyledons (its first set of round looking leaves) are
what give the plant its food until they get the first 2 or 3 sets of leaves. If
your plants are in a soiless mixture and are over the first week of age; you can
feed a weak amount of nutrients, like ¼ teaspoon per gallon of water. Soiless
mixtures are different from soil plants and soiless plants need to be fed more
when using this mixture.

I also recommend not feeding more than 1 time a week if using ½ teaspoon per
gallon of water for chemical nutrients. You can feed every other day,( this
goes for chemical and organics) at very weak amounts, but doing this may contribute
to over watering, and for that I do not recommend feeding more than once a week.
Some people feed 2 times a week using like ¼ teaspoon per gallon of water… Use 1/4
strength for first feeding and then go up to 1/2 strength from the 2nd feeding when
using chemical nutrients. It’s very easy to overdo it. When using organics, depending
on which one you’re using, I recommend using 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. When the
plant gets bigger you can work your way up to using more nutrients when the plants
get bigger.

As for soil mixtures, there are a lot of different kinds of soil’s out there. Using a
rich soil mixture is not recommended for seedlings. Seedlings that are under 2
weeks of age you do not want to start them in rich soil, using a seed starter
mixture is one of the safer ways. Seed starter mixtures are weak in nutrients,
so it will not burn the seedlings but will provide them enough to get past seedling
stage, but the downside is you have to transplant into a better soil mixture after 2
weeks of age. If you decide to start with this mixture, do not put your seedlings
into a big pot. Start them out with using a cup or a small pot.

Nutrient Burn causes leaf tips to appear yellow or burnt. They can also be brown
and twisted and crispy looking. Depending on the severity it can show many different
symptoms and shows on lower part of the plant when its young, at older stages it
can move anywhere on the plant.

To fix the problem when you have Nutrient burn, you want to flush out the plants
with lots of water.


Soil should be flushed with lots of water, Use 3 gallons of water per one gallon of soil.
Flush very thoroughly, after plant recovers usually after a week, you can resume using
nutrients after a week or a week 1/2. When you flush your soil, you flush everything out,
a lot of nutrients go with it, including the soil nutrients.

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Change out the reservoir, flush out any lines and clean out the entire system and
replace with plain water for the first hour, then start out with lower parts per
million (PPM)
Its good to clean out your system every 2 weeks and replace with fresh water and
nutrients. Some people change everything every week!

Ahh, nute burn! Stop this by not adding to much chemical/organic nutrients to your
water , foliar feeding. DONT feed more than 1 time a week unless using weak amount,
use 1/4 strength for first feeding and then go up to 1/2 strength from then on when
using chemical nutrients. Its very easy to overdo it. Causes leaf tips to appear
yellow or burnt. NEVER give nutrients to plants that are under 2 weeks of age, at
this age the soil nutrients are enough to suppyliment them until 2 weeks of age or
more depending on how good your soil is. Using fert’s before 2 weeks will almost
likely kill your plants.


Thank you so very much,
So this will be the 6th day with no feeds soil is very dry, should i flush like you said or just leave her and feed with water only?
The recommended dose was around the 15ml mark, i thought that was way too high myself so lowered it to 3ml but obv that is still waaay too much!

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In your case where it’s not over kill. Just water for now. Say for the next week and a 1/2


Which one bro i haven’t been updating much im dealing with some migraines lately and trying to figure that all out @FloridaSon but ill tag you back in if you need it lol

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I didn’t know you had more than one. When you’re feeling better, hit me in what you have going.

Will set to watching this time. I didn’t realize I was tracking so many and now I’ve lost some in all the topics.

Two forums aren’t helping, either…

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