Short and sweet

Laverne’s bottom leaves are turning yellow… Is it because the plants are short this time, and the leaves are still in the dirt. My first two were tall and skinny… I’ll get it right eventually…I also dropped the lights back down into place after I watered… And the light kinda dropped on them… Not the full weight of the light… The ratchet thingy caught it just on top of the plants. I didn’t think it hurt them but then today Laverne’s bottom leaves are turning yellow.
So? What do you guys think?
LSD auto, 3 weeks, ocean forest, Earth dust, 18/6, lights about 9" from top of plants, ppfd 425-450


Laverne is flowering way to early… so the light drop is a whole nother issue. autos do there own thing soooooo.
Light drop damaged those leaves nothing you can do about that…

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Are you spraying the plant with water, or using a foliar spray? Or did you have to rinse after the light fell? The bottom yellow leaves are fairly common once flower starts, as the plant starts to consume them, but I’m not experienced in your feeding program, so that may be an issue. The damaged leaves from the light probably won’t recover. My 5½ week old auto started flower at 3 weeks and is 2 feet tall. The autos are really finicky. The ruderalis (auto gene), in my opinion, kinda shocks them when they decide it’s time to flower.

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lights about 9" from top of plants,

9 “ is way too close. I try to keep my lights around 24” at all times when possible.

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@JAQ Totally skipped that. @duhneese In flower you want it to be a good bit higher and you want your ppfd between 7 and 800.

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I spray them.

Water or foliar feed?

Mine are definitely not in flower… We’re only 3 weeks old …

Water only

Definite preflower, just a few days from full flower. And avoid spraying with water only. It causes lensing and will leave burn marks.

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How can I already be giving in to flower already??? Holy crap … They are just babies lol

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Autos start flower between 3-5 weeks. This one started right at 3

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And you can check out that earth dust here Earth Dust All-Natural Plant Nutrients – The Green Sunshine Company

I’ve heard and read good things and I didn’t do so well with my first try… Using happy frog stuff I think I killed my other ones with

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Wow … I’m still just 2 1/2" inches tall though

Is there something I should do differently? To stop the flowering so early? That’s crazy… Literally less than 3" tall

It’ll stretch some. I had one stay 3" until 3 weeks, then shot up to 18" before harvest. Autos are a little unpredictable

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So I stay with the 18/6 light schedule though?

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Respectfully disagree. It’s an old wives tale. It doesn’t happen in nature. It took glass beads in a lab because the water droplets were evaporating.

I mist my plants all the time. Twice a day mostly.

If you want to read the research:

Optics of sunlit water drops on leaves: Conditions under which sunburn is possible

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Negative. Autos flower when they want, and that’s it.

@oldmarine thanks for the check. Now that you mention it, mine were totally fine outside after rain or heavy dew. Exnay that info @duhneese my apologies

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