I am new to growing and currently on my first grow with 1 plant, an ILGM Sour Diesel Autoflower.
I am trying to figure out exactly what the issue is with my plant. To sum it up, I am growing in organic soil, Coast Of Maine Organic Growers Mix in a 5 Gal pot. I added the Coast of Maine Seed Starter Mix in the middle of the pot to start it off initially since i was not going to transplant. I am doing water only, so no extra nutes or anything other than some dry amendments later on. I didn’t know what my PH was until just a few days ago and found out it was at a PH of 8.0! I just did a watering last night with a PH of 6.5 using a PH down to lower it. I hear many people say you don’t need to PH water for organic grows but i did it anyway just in case. If it is a PH issue, I guess i will have to wait some days and see what the new growth looks like.
Also, i watered from the bottom because i have a few gnats flying around, so that’s another issue i am having and i am not sure if the larvae are messing with the roots or not.
I have a Mars Hydro TS600 (100W) that was initially 30 inches away and now at 27 inches away with a light schedule of 24/0. I thought maybe it could also be Light burn but probably not.
Although this issue has been present since the beginning of its life, I don’t think its growth has stunted at all and continues to grow. Below are some pics and i also added the link to my original post for you to look back at and maybe follow on my journey
I appreciate any help with trying to figure out what is wrong here. I’ve gotten lots of help already, but doesn’t hurt to have more eyes take a look.