I knew transplanting could shock the plants so I was extra careful to :
Transplant them just before the lights turns off for the day
do it carefully, not touching the plant itself, just the root ball
Water the soil just enough to moist it, not drench it
Raise my lights from 24 to 40 inch and lower the intensity to 75%.
I transplanted them in a soil mix made with (50% Fox Farm Happy Frog, 10% Chicken manure, 20% coco coir, 20% perlite, small amount of blood meal and bone meal). They were previously in a mix of coco coir and perlite.
I transplanted 4 plants. 1 day after one plant was drooping, yesterday a second and today a third one. The fourth one seems to start drooping too.
I looked online and thought it has to do with overwatering, but I haven’t been watering them since transplanting. I thought they would just go fine and get better, but the first one is really not getting better at all
Do you have any idea of what could cause this? Thanks a lot for your help!
When I transplant I normally wet the new soil till its all fairly moist, then I water the plant, then I do the transplant, then I water again to settle the soil around all the roots. They may droop a couple days but then rebound.
Cannabis really does not like transplanting so I just plant my seeds in the final pot after soaking 24hrs.
Damping off is not as big a problem after the plant gets older. So watering well after a transplant is best. Tapping the container on a hard surface will fill in the voids.If it was me I would set that droopy one in a bowl of water for about 30 minutes. Then put it in a medium lit space. It may recover.
Thanks! I’m curious about good vs. bad readings of PPM. What would have been considered a bad reading? Do you have any link to share with good information I can read about PPM for Cannabis?
Just to be safe I transplanted the one that I really don’t want to lose into a soil mix without chicken manure. That way I would have a way to check the difference between the others that are still in the mix with chicken manure.
It really doesn’t work that way. A proper experiment would be multiple clones of the same plant run in multiple containers to determine your issue. If from seed, every single plant will behave differently. With a 9.0 PH you have problems.
In soil you should be fine down to around 1,000 ppm before needing to supplement. You can search around here or on Google to find those answers.
At this point I’d say you need to be using different media (soil).