Some type of nutrient deficiency?

This is my first time growing and I cannot figure out what type of deficiency I have. I used a basic organic soil and am attaching pictures of my current added nutrients. Please help!

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What makes you think you have a deficiency? From the pic your plant looks fine. If there’s something I’m not seeing then please give more info.

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PH of runoff or solution in reservoir?

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I think I do because all of the new growth is yellow. Ive always read its supposed to be green. Ill post a better pic

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If your plant is growing quickly, sometimes the new growth is pale, but it will green up after a day.

If the new growth stays pale, and the paleness moves down the plant, you could have a micro-nute lockout (iron, zinc) caused by a salt build-up, or bad pH.

Have you flushed your soil at all?


Ive never flushed. It does seem to be greening out as it grows though and it has been growing extremely fast.


Okay, I see what you mean. That fan leaf has discoloration. You should fill out the support ticket. I need to know your Ph, soil, size and all that other good stuff.

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You’re probably doing fine. If your starting soil was hot (full of nutes), it can sometimes cause some issues with lockout, but if you’re only using that fish emulsion, you’re probably not having those issues.

I’d say give it a few more days, and if everything greens up properly, your girl is just growing fast.

Definitely make sure your pH is in the zone, and if you can measure your soil’s ec/tds (this will tell you how much “stuff” is built-up in your soil/how much your plants are eating), do that asap to make sure those things aren’t part of the issue.


Strain; Jack Herer auto flower

Soil in pots, organic

System type? Na

PH of runoff or solution in reservoir? I dont know


Light system, size? 3 LED grow lights 19w

Temps; Day, Night 74 degrees both

Humidity; Day, Night

Ventilation system; No


Co2; No

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Ill definatly check the ph today.


I’d really like to know your Ph and so should you! Do you have a Ph meter? If the Ph is off that can lock out nutrients and give you a deficiency. So check that Ph! :slightly_smiling_face:


You should always check pH pretty consistently like the others said…

I personally don’t think you have any problems except maybe just a tad over watered but not much, leaves just look slightly bloated. I would let it completely dry out and go from there


@stvn13 you have been getting great advice from our friends here on ILGM like always we all are here to help you out, I agree with all off the above posts, and I also think that your Plant looks great :+1:, just an idea for you if you are getting your Ph meter if you like you can get a 3 in1 which is for Ph, PPMs or TDS, and temperatures best of luck if I can help feel free to ask keep growing :v:️.

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Ok, so ph is 7.3. definatly to high so im gonna go with thats the issue. also overnight the tips of the new growth is weird.

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i’ve also been watering with tap water. I just checked the ph of our water and its 8.3. So should I be watering with a different water? Also should i flush or figure out how to get the ph down?

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I would get your PH down a bit. Also you may want to think about picking up some Cal-Mag. You may want to start adding some too your nutrient mix. I checked the website for that fish emulsion and did not see any mention of it containing calcium or magnesium so having some cal mag on hand might be a good thing.


Thanks, Ill look into getting cal mag. Im also researching how to lower ph. I think the next round of plants im going to use fox farm products and follow their schedule to see how it works.

You can use vinegar or lemon juice to lower your Ph, but it’s best to just use some Ph Down. I highly recommend getting a Ph kit like this.

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Awesome. Ill be buying that payday.These next few days would it be a good idea to mix distilled water and tap for watering to balance ph?