Stunted Growth and the leaves look like they are changing colors

Continuing the discussion from Dyin seedling:

So its about a week later and i see no difference Help!!! what should i do ?? I let it dry out for about 3-4 days because it looked overwatered then feed it at 5.8 Ph . Why do the leaves look like that ??


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You should only be giving a few teaspoons of water, around the edge of the cup, every day to a plant that size. You’re in coco so it has to be watered every day, and fed every day. Are you pH’ing before or after you add nutes to your water?

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Did you ever get a TDS meter? How are you testing input Water pH? What is your input Water? Tap, RO? Not to mention in Coco the substrate is inert, so you need to supply it with nutrients if you aren’t already.

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Ive been giving 2 tsp on big bloom and grow big

Got ya. I’m not sure about how to use those nutrients so I’m not sure if that’s good or not…

You might determine if the pH of the runoff is within tolerance. Many nutrients may never make it to your plants if the pH is out of balance.

If it is correct, from the looks of the photos there’s a gap in the nutrients provided vs what the plant wants. I would attempt to determine if the 3 primary, 3 secondary and 7 trace minerals are in those bottles. N-P-K fertilizers alone cannot fulfill plant requirements. In coir you have to provide everything.

I feel for you freind :sweat:
Idk anything about coco :confused:

Is this your first grow or first time in coco?

What brand of coco, you may have amended coco that’s has nutrients preloaded and need water only for 4-5 weeks. You can water more than 1tblsp at their age. I would go 1/2 a solo cup watered in a ring 6” away from the base of the plant. That’ll get those roots spreading out searching for the water creating deeper and stronger roots. Coco should be watered or fed daily and around the 4th week to run off, the Sour it about time to feed nutrients if it’s a amended coco :love_you_gesture:

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Coco is great for growing. I believe myself all new users should use coco even tho it needs more attention for watering purposes. If u run into a lockout issue or a deficiency it’s super easy to flush out and fix where as soil is nothing like that. I loved the results from ffof first grow but kept seeing all the looks and rapid growth from the coco users so I tried coco and I won’t switch back.

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If that is coco u want the whole pot to be wet not dry out depending on the coco of coco u wanna treat it as soil I believe but coco is not supposed to dry out as it will cause u all kinds of issues even when I plant my seed in a 7 in gallon pot to start o soak the whole pot with some runoff Everytime it gets watered. Not in saying when small it needs it daily as u can start off by watering one day and waiting 2 3 or 4 days til I see the coco on the top layer start to get any dry spots then feed her again. U need to make sure the pH is adjusted as well before u feed the pla t. The wrong pH will cause u nothing but lockouts and issues. Good luck.

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Mother earth

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Both first time in coco and grower

I ph my water after i add nutes around 5.8

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Amen to that the lockout and flushing brother in coco :love_you_gesture:

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@Mark0427 is giving you some solid advice on watering/feeding in coco. When you somt keep coco wet or water to run off the salts and minerals will collect around the root mass/zone creating lock out. PH is critical for nutrient intake and can create multiple issues :love_you_gesture:

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I’m in the process of switching to hydro now. Or well in the "getting my shopping list together while learning everything I can about it process " :sweat_smile:
I will probably end up buying a 6 pot rdwc for my 4x6 tent, and I’m thinking I want to build a “fallponics” with a large tub 15gal or so for my 3x3 to play and learn with.

But I kinda agree, each has there pros and cons and I can totally see how hydro could be better for beginners weather it’s coco or otherwise… At the same time it could be worse I think :thinking: if the beginner doesn’t have a basic understanding of a few things it could be catastrophic quickly I believe…
But yeah I’m starting to feel like soil kinda sux indoors.

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Hydro is a bit different from using coco coco is consider like a hydro grow with a medium. Hydro from my understanding is a plant grown on a nute res with Rockwood hydroton or something along them lines hydro is a bit challenging if u don’t have a water chiller to keep the water at a set temp raising and lowering temps from light heat makes the pH jump up and down alot more if u have the chiller to keep the res at a set temp or the res in a good set area u might have some good stuff. I don’t fully understand the whole ins and puts of rdwc as I just don’t get how the nutes run thru the medium and come out the other end and back into res and nothing change. Makes me no sense if that’s how it works.

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Coco is just a form of hydroponics.
Tips for Using Coco Coir in Hydroponics - Coir.com.

And rdwc works just as you described. Basically you mix a solution fill every thing up and all the buckets are tied together and solution is pumped in one side of side of bucket and out the other to the next bucket till it gets threw them all and back into the reservoir.
It works based on fluid dynamics as watercis moved by the pump more water has tk take the place of what was moved and since it’s all tied together, then all the water makes its way through at some point.

It’s basically a fluid and drain except it never drains, or like a bunch if bubble buckets tied together with a large reservoir that helps keep the nutrition solution mixed and cool as there is more water so more thermo mass to distribute heat. As well as the more water you have the more stable the ph is…

But Coco is a good introduction to hydroponics because it’s kinda like soil.

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Good luck with the Hydro switch brother, I’ve toyed with the idea and have 1 bubble bucket for 2 years and a DIY Aeroponic system I built. My tents and closet are full at the moment and couldn’t squeeze another plant in… maybe a so cup grow :joy:. Gonna stay with Coco for now :love_you_gesture:

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Haha wanna grow big plants. If u can make a solo cup live the whole life in the solo cup I don’t care who u are or what any1 says if u complete a solo grow start to finish u are a god. It is such a pain in the ass to get it to keep a solid color let alone get bud to grow on it lol. If u complete a solo u r a god of growing in my eyes cuz it’s a biotch

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