Too many brown hairs?

Discussion in 'Plant Problems' started by Uprizer, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Uprizer

    Uprizer Registered

    Could someone give me some advice please?
    I have a 3' plant just starting its 4th week of bloom and about 25% of the hairs have turned brown already, is this normal?

    I am growing in soil with a 600watt dual spectrum bulb.
    Am feeding with 7ml of Ionic Bloom and 1ml of Ionic boost twice a week.
    Temp and humidity are fine and otherwise the plant looks healthy.

    I am just a bit worried as this is my first grow and I want it to go well.

    Any help would be appreciated:)
  2. olympus999

    olympus999 Registered+

    that picture of your avature is you?
    If 80% of hairs are brown then its time to harvest.
  3. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    That is too early.

    What else can you say about the buds? Do they appear moist or dry? Are the hairs still kind of normal looking or are they all shrivelly and tight up against the bud?

    Are there dead, grey areas?

    Hard, crispy buds that dry prematurely can mean a Zn deficiency.

    I don't believe it's a good idea to mess around with micro nutes that late in flowering. But you can check on your pH to make sure that it isn't just a nutrient lockout.
  4. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    Oh, do you have pics? Zn def. will also affect leaves. Post em if you got em.
  5. RainyDayWoman

    RainyDayWoman Registered+

    Pistils are not a good indicator of maturity.

    According to The Cannabis Grow Bible by Greg Green:

    Neither are fan leaves. Also:

    Brown hairs can also be a sign of pollination. I don't give any nutes the last week or two of flowering. If you're not sure, take a sample!
  6. latewood

    latewood Banned

    Growing in soil? You might have nutrient burn! I water soil plant with nutes, then 1-2 times with just water, and as long as they look healthy and are thriving, I don't add anything extra.

    too many times new growers get caught up in that, "Add nutrients to get more buds, and they end up burning up the roots...then the Bud turns to crappy weed...

    Really should post pics, when you want advice on burnt or brown hairs, that you feel are unnatural...Otherwise, all you get get is somewhat educated guesses; Or not!
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2006
  7. Uprizer

    Uprizer Registered

    Thanks for all the advice, cannot post pics as my digital camera is only cheap and any close ups appear blurry and useless.
    Am thinking it is nute burn now as the tips of all the leaves are yellow,
    will flush and see if that stops the problem.

    Thankyou:) :) :)
  8. Uprizer

    Uprizer Registered

    To Stinkyattic: The buds appear slightly wilted but look very moist and there are no dead or grey areas
  9. latewood

    latewood Banned

    what are your temps?

    good idea to flush...anytime you have a problem...flush.
  10. Uprizer

    Uprizer Registered

    My temps range from 22-30 degrees c
  11. Uprizer

    Uprizer Registered

    Flushed with 12 litres of warm water today and fed 7ml of bloom and 1ml of boost.:confused:
  12. zlessley

    zlessley Registered+

    def just sounds like they got pollinated, it happens, oh well
  13. Uprizer

    Uprizer Registered

    How could they have gotten pollinated the only other plants in the growroom are 10 B-52's that are only 2 weeks old from seed and have checked the plant for male flowers and found none.
    Can they self pollinate without male flowers?:confused:
  14. latewood

    latewood Banned

    Just be patient...wait a couple days, see what happens.

    soil right?
  15. Uprizer

    Uprizer Registered

    to latewood....yes i am growin in a 80-20 mix of composted bark and perlite
  16. zlessley

    zlessley Registered+

    one of your neighbors could have a male that's in flower.. it happens.. usually to me because my neighbors are bitchass punks that couldn't grow decent weed even if you gave them jorge cervantes' entire catalog...

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