Please Help Diagnose!

Day 27 wedding cake autos. Was doing light Lst training and everything was going great until one day I was lst training the plant and I kinda handled her roughly. Nothing broke or anything but when I was done she had. Slight lean. I waited to see if she was going to get better and was showing signs of improvement but now is looking bad today after I gave her her first light dose of grow big by fos farm. Now I’m not sure if this is due to nutes or due to Underwatering. Reason I’m suspecting Underwatering is because I have a friend who is helping me along the way and he has been giving his plants (same seeds) water in their pots until there is runoff. I have never done that. Actually the most I have ever given these 2 plants is around a 3rd of a gallon between them. Plants were growing faster and busier than my friends but have kinda slowed down. I am using fox farm ocean floor in 5 gallon pots with a pH of 6.5…can anyone give me some insight as to what might be going on? Have I been Underwatering them and now it’s just catching up? How much water should I be feeding them at this point? First timer. Thx in advance

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To answer your watering questions: a plant that size should be watered to runoff and the soil left to dry out before watering again. Cannabis prefers wet and dry cycles. Overwatering is far more common than underwatering.

A word on feeding: you should be feeding a balanced cannabis fertilizer. Fox Farm products are fine, but be sure to also feed Big Bloom for the micronutrients (copper, boron, iron,…) and Tiger Bloom which contains potassium and phosphorus.

If you are using FF Ocean Forest you shouldn’t have to feed anything for ~6 weeks from your last transplant. It’s best to use a PPM/TDS/EC meter and begin feeding when you note that runoff PPM is less that 1,000.

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A support ticket will help us help you. Can you please fill out a support ticket? Please include what type of water you are using (RO, distilled, tap.)

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So if I haven’t been feeding until the point of water runoff since I have had them do you think it’s safe to say Underwatering is playing some sort of role in this?

If you keep them moist consistently that can result in overwatering. Not just too much at once, but the right amount too often.


I closed your other topic covering the same thing. Please do not open multiple posts on the same subject.

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