All 4 of my plants seem to be doing there own thing. They were all germinated within a few days of each other, all white widow autos. Not sure how harvest and dry is going to work since I don’t think they will all finish at the same time now. But the question. The first picture is one that has started loosing it green and turning a little yellow. Is this normal for a couple weeks into flowing or is it a sign of something missing?
Fox Farm, right now they are getting about a liter of water every 2-3 days depending on weight, finger test and moisture meter. I’ve switched to bloom nutrients so I was leaning toward lack of nitrogen. But I figured I better check with the professionals first.
Nitrogen is really important in early flowering when the plant is stretching. Growth in early flowering is significant (a plant can double in size during the stretch.) Stretching usually slows down about the 5th week of flowering when the plant will stop vegetative growth and start focusing on ripening flower.
Hey @whtdrgn the first one is into flower and could use a bit of the shade leaves plucked to me. Even the sisters might do well to pluck a few. I wouldn’t take a lot of shade leaves but the yellow ones and the some lower shade leaves you could do without. Try and open up light to the middle that are cover up bud sites. Best to pluck them right before lights out.
If you can post your feeding schedule alone with nutrient line you are using.
Also lighting specs such as fixture and height from canopy.
I have a couple of GSC xtreme that are a bit different in color once they get into the last few weeks of flower. One gets a bit more purple colors in canopy leaves and bud structure.
I grew the two mothers earlier today his winter and now I have five clones from them and they are looking the same as moms.
If you are into flower feed you should be cutting nitrogen a bit and raising phosphorus leaves. But I don’t cut nitrogen out completely until the last three weeks of flower.
When you water do they purk up? if so they would be under water. Under water an over water look almost the same. As @MidwestGuy said nitrogen is important in the beginning of flower, but needs to slowed down after stretch. Might want to water to 15 to 20% runoff.
Do you know how long they have been flowering? If so, mix nutrients as required, unless your using Jacks.
@Dforce When they were in full vegetation mode a perk after watering was noticeable but over the last couple weeks I would say no I don’t notice any change when watering. Love the camera feed from inside the tent.
@Dforce watering issues, anything is possible. I check the weight as best I can with a full tent, check dirt with my finger and jab a moisture meter in for good measure. PH is as close to 6.5 on the water as possible. I don’t have a soil ph tester.
My set up is very similar and with 3 gallon fabric pots I only water every 4 to 5 days when they actually start to droop and the bag is very light.
My opinion is based on you saying they are always drooping and you water every 2 to 3 days…and with the same set up again, I think they are being over watered.
I like the “pick the bag up” method. Wait until it is very light. They can feel dry to the nuckle but still hold lots of water at the bottom.
They need the FULL saturated to bone dry cycle. I have even done the “wait till they droop again” method of watering. That way you know for sure they are screaming for water. They rebound very quickly each time.
Thanks @Dforce for the tag. I think it’s kinda been dialed in on watering and nitrogen. The lighter yellow is a big indicator, and is usually followed by blemishes that turn into spots. Once nitrogen is too low, then potassium and phosphorus start lacking because they aren’t carried where they need to go.
Also, they are in flower and taking in more water than they did in veg. In 3 gallon bags with soil, a liter may not be enough. You want a good runoff of about 20% what you put in. Let them dry an extra day, and try 2 liters. I imagine 1 liter in 3 gallons hasn’t given much runoff.