Beginning of week 13. I see emerald green leaves growing at the bottom of the plant, it even grew a new fan leaf. But the top of the plant has a bunch of Yellow dying leaves. What do you think? Any suggestions? Or just keep going?
Looks like you switched to flower food which has little to no nitrogen and the plant is using what is in the leaves. This is pretty normal but if it gets to bad you can give it just a tiny amount of veg food I say tiny because to much nitrogen during flower can cause plants to grow fluffy buds
It’s in FFO so I didn’t bother worrying about soil measurements. I just let it ride on the nutrients from FFO and when I seen it pre flower I took someone else’s advice and I hit it with half strength flower food Fox Farms. Then my temperature crashed here 20 degrees so I had a overwatering fix that I adjusted to (a few days to adjust that) then I been feeding with one application of flower fertilizer a week but I did see in the forums some people feed twice a week so this week I decided due to the yellowing I would feed twice in a week with flower food. Feeding twice this week I think was helpful as I saw new leaves grow and more pre flower popped up that I wasn’t really expecting. I just use tap water but the tap here is fine I have not had plant issues using this tap water. Maybe I’ll add a touch of veg food as was suggested above.
Use meters know your PH in and your tds in and out.
Otherwise your just guessing, and if that’s your strategy then good luck because it’s hungry. It’s in flower it needs feed at least once a week if not twice a week.
I have the fancy meter but I’ve not used it so much. I had a bad experience using the meter. People were giving me such a wide range of acceptable and not acceptable PPM range that I went crazy making all kinds of adjustments and I killed a plant. I thought after that, what the heck am I doing this stupid meter for? It was looking beautiful until I started listening to people give me crazy ranges of acceptable ranges that I really was making some wild adjustments. I don’t want to get into chasing levels as apparently I am not too good at that and I went down that path already and ended up with a dead plant.
Listen to @Nicky… lots of people on here think they know everything… read others journals and see who is often solicited for advice. Don’t just take every single thing you hear because everyone does things differently.
Kiss With a little knowledge and experience it will come easer. Go with your gut, keep changes small, watch your plants they will tell you what they want.
Some times I will try changes on the house plants if they don’t die maybe I’ll go for it.
@Nicky I got impatient and chopped the AG tonight… I just got inside and it started raining. It was freaking cold outside too and weather in forecast is just going to get worse - more rain and cold. that was huge plant!
I seriously didn’t realize a bunch of stuff you were saying when I first read your post. The carbon dioxide comment at the time…I had no idea what you were talking about. I’ve worked with plants before just not these plants. I do go with things instinctively. I also like the idea of KISS keep it simple silly. If the plants are doing well. Do I need to know the relative required Humidity level of 80%? I want to improve with each experience but not boggle myself down with a bunch of information that I don’t necessarily need to know for a perfect grow.
I did the same thing for the same reason. My plant grew well beyond the forecasted 12 weeks and outside temps were forecasted for 32 degrees for 3 days straight. Then it started pre flowering in new areas…I chopped it at week 14 (insane). It was definitely not done growing.