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Over watering weed

If your leaves constantly seem plump, and full of moisture, you’re probably over watering. The leaves are absorbing more water than they can sweat out. They become heavy, and will droop and curl under.

It is very difficult to over water when growing weed in coco. The coco doesn’t hold as much water as soil does. It runs straight through just making the medium damp. You can water every day in coco, and still not suffer from over watering.
If you have any questions about fixing an over watered cannabis plant, then feel free to ask for help in our cannabis growers forum

There is a fine balance you have to find, which is specific for each grow, it will take practise on your part to get it right. Don’t let the medium completely dry out, as this will affect the microbes living in the soil.
If you over water your cannabis plant, the bacteria in the root zone will also not be able to breathe. This will cause a rise in bad bacteria, which will bring on root rot.
The symptoms of over watering a cannabis plant will display for a number of reasons. The roots of a marijuana need water and air in order to uptake nutrients. If you water the plants too much, your plants will not be able to absorb these things effectively.
If you get run off after watering, remove it. Do not let your plants sit in wastewater as this will also cause over watering too. Remove run off immediately after feeding/ watering your plants.
If your plants show the symptoms of over watering, then you are most likely letting your plants sit in run off. This will also prevent air getting to the roots. Water you coco everyday, but always make sure you remove run off to prevent salt build up, and root rot.

Over watering your cannabis plants will have an effect on their whole nutrient uptake. Your plants growth will be diminished, and your plants are prone to getting mould and rot.

The symptoms of over watering a cannabis plant will display for a number of reasons. Find out if you are over watering your plants here.

Over watering weed

If your plant medium seems to stay wet for a long time (more than 4-5 days or so), you may need better drainage. This also can happen when growers put tiny plants in a pot that’s way too big.

Wait until the top of the growing medium is dry about an inch deep (up to your first knuckle).
Overwatered cannabis plants are droopy with leaves that curl down. As a result of overwatering, leaves often turn yellow or show other signs of nutrient deficiencies (especially when it comes to younger plants and seedlings!)

If your plants are already overwatered, you can try to increase the temperature and airflow to help the water evaporate more quickly. You can also use a pencil to gently poke some air holes into the growing medium to provide extra aeration and oxygen to the roots.
Whenever a seedling has droopy leaves, it means that the roots are either not getting enough water (underwatered) or not getting enough oxygen (overwatered). This seedling has been chronically watered too often, preventing the roots from getting enough oxygen. As a result, the seedling has stayed small and mostly stopped growing.
This sick marijuana seedling has several symptoms including droopiness and leaves with brown spots that appear to be a nutrient deficiency. Surprisingly, the true cause of both problems actually is the thick, wet, muddy soil.
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Problem: After watering, your plants start drooping. Usually the droopy leaves will feel firm and appear curled down (the whole leaf will be curled, not just the tips, which is often a sign of nitrogen toxicity). With overwatered cannabis plants, you may also notice Chlorosis (leaf yellowing that is similar to a nitrogen deficiency).

The main sign of a cannabis plant being overwatered are the droopy leaves, though other symptoms often appear around the same time!

Overwatering and underwatering cannabis plants are easy to do and can cause multiple symptoms including slow growth. Learn to recognize and fix these issues.