What’s Wrong With My Plants? I’m Lost!

Can anyone help me with diagnosing what’s going on with these plants? I’m completely lost and think I’m close to losing them.

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Strain: BlackBerry Kush, Bubble Gum, AK-47
All FF Nutes and Soil (Dirty Dozen & Ocean Forest)
Don’t Know the exact PH but it’s tested good on pill test.
Temps in 70s and dehumidifier running at 55. I’m worried the plants are eating themselves alive. I only feed half a gallon once a week. I’m beginning to wonder if they aren’t receiving enough nutes. I use 4 Yehsence 1500W (260W) and I’m about to add a Horticulture QB 288 (x3).

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You had a good grow going, or they would not be that big and advanced. However, something changed drastically and your grow is fried.
The Meters are essential to a productive grow.

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So many things to look at…

@tanlover442 is right about a decent pH meter. With fox farms nutes it’s 100% essential. A ppm/tds meter is also a solid investment.

How many drainage holes are in those buckets?

You only feed 1/2 gal per week, what’s your watering practice?

Did these plants get overly dry at some point? To the point of severe drooping?

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Not buckets. WalMart large planters. Drainage can be an issue.

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I see at least 1 bucket, and plastic containers. All of which probably don’t have adequate drainage.

They all have holes in the bottom with perlite, and are sitting on bricks to drain.

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When I used plastic containers (before felt bags), I’d put 8ish 1/4 holes in the bottoms, and several “rings” of holes towards the bottom 3” of the containers.

Raising them with bricks is good. Perlite though, has a tendency to float up through the soil.

Ultimately this pic has me stumped. I know I’ve seen something similar in my reading, but I’ve never encountered it personally, and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is.

Do you think the issue could be malnourishment?

My first thought is pests. Have you inspected really well with a loupe or microscope?

Then roots.

After that… I’d like to know some pH and ppm runoff numbers.

For the flowering ones that are crusted?

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All of em.


How often do you feed during flowering? I have had pests and I recently started using Don’t Bug Me.

What/which pests?
How did you use the “dont bug me”?

I feed about 1/week during flower, but I’m not using fox farms. So I watch my soil and feed when indicated.

Used as a foliage spray.

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Do you have any suggestions on videos that can help me not make the same mistake?

And crap, don’t bug me “Contains Pyrethrins”.

I’ve used pyrethrins two times. Both times my plants were completely nuked. Much like you’re seeing. I’ve sworn never to use them again.

Here’s the last time.

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I thought those were nuked from being underfed. I’m completely lost. Confused at this point.

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It can be confusing.

What pests were you trying to eliminate, spider mites?