A customer has a question and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks
This is my first grow (outdoor potted in soil) and thus far I’ve purchased 25 seeds from your company. They all germinated very quickly. I originally oredered 10 Northern Lights feminized and they did quite well for about 3 weeks, outdoor from day 1. At 3/4 weeks I also germinated and planted 5 bubblegum autoflower seeds in solo cups.
At that 3-4 week point there was a heat wave in my area with temperatures at about 90-100 F. At that time 7 of 10 NL that were thriving just died and 3 of the 5 freshly planted bubblegum popped through the soil with brown, small, and disfigured seed leaves and what appeared to be “damping off”. They certainly were not overwatered but kept watered properly as the soil would dry quickly in the heat.
I am wondering- could that level of heat itself cause the plants to die? I was working long days during the heat wave and came home to dying plants. I can imagaine it was just too hot for the newly planted bubblegum seeds, but the 10 NL had been outside in direct sun for weeks and were doing very well.
So, I currently have 3 of 10 NL growing strong and 2 bubblegum doing well. I just germinated and planted 5 more bubblegum autos and 5 amnesia haze autos outside in 2 gallon pots and with roots organic 707 soil. I am waiting for them to break through the soil. I can legally grow 12 plants and have 15 going, expecting that at least a few of the new seeds won’t survive.
Do you think that the large number of plants dying off was in fact caused by the heat/sun? The timing seemed more than coincidental and I really don’t want that to happen again. If you have any advice, suggestions, or thoughts on other possible reasons so many of the plants died, I would greatly appreciate it!
Also, the soil used was roots organic green lite, water pH was good at 6-6.5, and no added nutrients were used at that point due to their age.
Best and thank you!