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Environmental conditions can be conducive to the growth of cannabis plants, or it could be stressful. Here are bits and pieces of information that growers want to know of to prevent these external factors from stunting plant growth or worse, killing them.
When plants don’t flower, of course, there is an underlying issue. It may be related to light cycle. Growers usually identify it first, so it’s easier to solve the problem.
For outdoor growers, this animal is a friend and an enemy. First, birds are quite helpful in getting rid of pests like caterpillars and worms. But they can also turn out to be the enemy if allowed to touch plants during germination. That is because they happen to love eating seeds.
Cutworms can destroy seedlings. Naturally stealthy, it is difficult to catch because growers can only see it in action at night.
Signs of Powdery Mildew
Soil problems can be challenging. It is quite true for those who grow outdoors. Because soils differ, some may or may not be suitable for growing cannabis in its various stages. Hence, growers need to ascertain the type of soil before even cultivating. If it is not suitable, the right ones can be purchased.
Growers should be aware of gophers. They attack the root system of plants. Fortunately, it does not appear to target cannabis plants. Moreover, they help its growth by eating other insects or critters.
Cultivating cannabis is fun. For some people, growing itself adds to the experience of its use. Hence, in this article, we cover most of the likely problems cannabis growers may experience.
Answer: This plant is showing classic signs of root problems like root rot. The fact that your plant is drinking less than normal also seems to indicate that there’s a problem at the roots. When the whole plant seems to just “deflate” overnight, it’s often caused by root problems. Heat can be a trigger (root bacteria love warm temps) and will also make this problem worse.
2.) (My prefered method) Conversely, you can start adding Aquashield to your nutrient-water when you feed.
My soil / coco coir / growing medium seems to stay wet no matter what
This will build up colonies of good bacteria that out-compete the bad bacteria and actually promote plant growth.
Make sure that water drains freely from the bottom of your container (it’s recommended that you provide enough water to get at least 20% extra runoff every time you water your plants). You should see water coming out the bottom within a minute or two after watering. Then don’t water your plants again until the soil is dry up to your first knuckle.
1.) You can purchase Hydrogen Peroxide in 3% – 35% strength.
For soil / coco coir grows, you generally only want to water the plant when the soil feels dry if you press a finger in it. You can also use the “lift the pot” method to decide when to water your plants (basically wait until your pot feels “light” since the plants have used up all the water). For other growing mediums besides soil, your watering method will vary, but if your plants are drooping and you’ve been feeding them a lot of water, it’s a good idea to cut back and see if that helps.
Switched to flowering stage by changing the lights to 12/12 (2700k). Two day later, the plant leaves were drooping, curling inwards, drying out and tips were turning black. Other leaves were a bright green and now almost yellow.
If you think you may have root problems, there are two easy ways to deal with this.
Why is my whole plant wilting, curling, with tips turning black and leaves turning yellow? Question: Why is my whole plant wilting, curling, with tips turning black and leaves turning yellow?