My plants are about 35 days old and seem pretty healthy overall. They were showing some signs of stunted growth and when i check the roots it seemed like it was time to transplant them from 5quart pots to 12s.
My concern is the plants lower leaves. They are turning yellow and getting a dried crispy feeling to them. I have started to lightly spray the plants with a neem oil mix to ward against a possible mite problem and am now worried the new soil i added was not fully sterilized. If there is anything in the soil causing this yellowing what can i do to prevent my plants from further harm?
The new soil mix was a blend of hummus and manure soil with some perlite and vermiculite.
H=Answer if you grow hydro or aero
C=Answer if you grow coco
S=Answer if you grow traditional soil
L=Answer if you grow soilless other than coco (Promix, Hyponex, SunshineMix)
R=Answer if you grow in RockWool
T=Answer if you grow in HydroTon
D=Answer if you run any type of automatic drip system, including into soil or soilless
E= EVERYONE needs to answer lol!
E-indoor or outdoor- Indoor
E-soil, soilless, coco, aero, or hydroponic- Soil
E-specific medium- Miracle-gro Potting Mix(.21,.07,.14)
CSL-Soil type/brand- See above
HCL-Hydro/aero/soilless system type
SCL-Anything you have added to the soil
SCLR-Soil or slab runoff pH
E-Water source- Pur filtered tap water
E-Source water pH- Cheap ph meter i bought at lowes says about 7 but I am not sure if i can trust it.
HRT-Source water EC (if hydro)
E-Age of plant- about 35 days
E-Type of fertilizer-Peters All purpose plant food (.24,.8.16) I have only just started using fert. at a little less than .5 tbsp/gal. The instructions suggested 1tbsp/gal.
E-Rate of application (if hydro, this is your PPM number, preferably after each component is added)
E-Lighting source and distance from plant- 6x40watt florescent tubes in shop fixtures. About 2-3 inches from the top of the plants
E-Air temperature (both day and night if you are running a dark period) Around 80 degrees depending on what time of day it is and how intensely the sun is heating up my house.
E-Air % Relative humidity- I do not know yet
E-Lighting schedule- 24hrs
E-Type of ventilation your room has-a fan or two directed at the lights and partly at the plants.
TR-Did you pre-soak your media in pH corrected solution?