This is my first plant - in Hydro and it is looking a bit rough. Any ideas what may be occurring here?
Strawberry Kush CBD Feminized
Germinated - 6/15
Moved to bucket - 6/22
Current PPM is ~ 420, PH ~6, air temp - ~80, 16hrs light/day.
I have given it some nutrients in one feeding and have replaced 1/2 the water at this point. A small does of Cal-Mag as well.
General Hydroponics Flora Series: FloraMicro, FloraBloom, FloraGro - 3-Part Hydroponic Nutrient System
Seems like it has a lot of new growth but those leaves are just ugly.
It looks like your roots haven’t hit the reservoir yet. Make sure your fill the bucket so the splashing of water bubbles are reaching your roots. During the early part of your DWC before roots reach the res you’ll need to raise the water level higher than the bucket water line. After they get to the res you’ll see some explosive growth.
Could be a PH issue if the clay pebbles where not prepared prior to placing … does not look to bad tho I’d see if they power true it … I’m not a professional so take it with salt … but in my experience in DWC is that the water needs to have air … so it should look like a roaring boiling pot of water …
The water level listed with your DWC probably has a fill hight marked on your fill tubes. This usually brings the water level to a few inches below your net pots. That is correct but you would need to cultivate your seedlings with long enough roots to at least reach outside the net pots upon transferring to them.
forgot about this post. they look good. had a bit of root rot and think i got that worked out. i trimmed the two wild bottom leaves as they started to yellow and were covered up so really not catching any light. hopefully she keeps moving forward.
thanks for asking!