I'm getting some real problems with the leafs on my girls, they are starting to go yellow and dying on the edge of the leafs, i assume it's some sort of deficiency but, unsure what. Any help would be great
If you copy-n-paste the appropriate troubleshooting form, and fill it out as completely as possible, we'll have something to work with.
The link to the form is in my signature.
LEAF PROBLEMS HELP. PICS ATTACHED
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
CSL-Soil type/brand LOAM BASED, J. ARTHUR BOWERS, JOHN INNES NO3
HCL-Hydro/aero/soilless system type
SCL-Anything you have added to the soil JUST COCO BALLS
SCLR-Soil or slab runoff pH 6.7
E-Water source OUT OF TAP, LEFT TO STAND FOR 24 HOURS
E-Source water pH 6.5
HRT-Source water EC (if hydro)
E-Age of plant 4 WEEKS AND 5 DAYS
E-Type of fertilizer 2 PART VITALINK BLOOM
E-Rate of application (if hydro, this is your PPM number, preferably after each component is added) 2 ML PER LITRE OF WATER
E-Lighting source and distance from plant 3 600W HPS, ON A LIGHT MOVER/RAIL. BETWEEN 12 AND 16 INCHS FROM PLANTS
E-Air temperature (both day and night if you are running a dark period) BETWEEN 29 AND 31 IN A DAY AND DOWN TO ABOUT 26 ON A NIGHT
E-Air % Relative humidity BETWEEN 35% AND 42% HUMIDITY
E-Lighting schedule 12/12
E-Type of ventilation your room has AIR INTAKE FROM OUTSIDE. INDOOR FAN TO MOVE AIR. OUTAKE GOING THROUGH CARBON FILTER
TR-Did you pre-soak your media in pH corrected solution?
Looks like a ph issue, nutrient overdose and possibly overwatering or spraying too often.
What are coco balls, and why did you add them?
Are they foliar fed, or sprayed with anything? (this includes any ferts, ammendments or additives)
Did you just switch them to 12/12, and did they look like that already? (4 weeks old?)
A two-part bloom fert...?
How are you testing the ph?
you said about spraying well when they were about 2 weeks into bloom i got an infestation of the dreaded spider mite. i did hit them hard with the spray but, it did the job and wiped the out. it was several days after this treatment that this problem strated to manifest.
they have been on 12/12 for 4 week 5 days, the plants are 7/8 weeks old from taking cutting.
i test my ph with a digital tester and it has just been recalibrated last week.
the coco balls are clay/terracotta balls, they are in there just to give abit ov space for airation of the roots and soil.
the clay balls,2 part vitalink and 6.5 ph is something i use always and up until now have never really come across any major problems.
With info offered, I call 'em like I see 'em.
Likely the curling leaves with burned edges that looked like ph stress and/or overnute is actually a result of the anti-mite stuff. Some are harsher than others, and all of 'em I'd rinse off with ph'd water, and raise lights till dry. From what I understand, it can clog the pores restricting transpiration and aspiration, and on a plant already stressed by mites, a little tlc is in order.
How does the new growth look? If from the spray, the newest growth shouldn't look like that. Old growth with the worse signs will likely die-off. But plucking them off may add the final stressor before nanners, so use your best judgement and an abundance of caution.
Do you fish the clay balls out after every grow? (curious)
6.5 ph is ideal for peat based mixes.
cheers rusty mate,
one thing i didn't do was rinse the spray off of the leaves. the worst plant is the one that got the primary infestation ov mites so in turn i paid more attention to it in terms ov treatment, i gave it just that little bit more. i did think it was something to do with the mites but, i didn't realise that i should have rinsed the spray off of the leaves. well you live and learn, if i have to spray any future crops then atleast i'll be armed with the knowledge i've learnt today.
as for the clay balls, no i bin them and get new each time.
all the new growth on the plant around the buds looks excellent, you are almost certainly right. i tried to upload a picture of plants and buds but, for some reason i can't up load it. if i can put one up later i will do.
cheers for the help rusty.
Good luck with 'em.