General Marijuana Growing
Post By WaxxyNuggets
Cpl of questions about mycorrhizal and Sledgehammer Bushdoctor in the
The Grow Room forums; I transplanted four plants into air-pots then watered them right away...a cpl of days later a cpl started looking prettydroopy ...
Cpl of questions about mycorrhizal and Sledgehammer Bushdoctor
I transplanted four plants into air-pots then watered them right away...a cpl of days later a cpl started looking prettydroopy and slightly yellow. It's been several days and it's not worse but I'm still real concerned. I'm thinking I should have used mycorrhizal. The next feeding after I transplanted them I used a diluted mix of Fox Farm Big Bloom and Grow Big. Not sure that was a good idea. I'm thinking I should have used some Bushdoctor Sledgehammer but I didn't have any so I ordered it through Amazon and it should be here hopefully by Tuesday, Wednesday.
Can I add mycorrhizal to the top of the pots or does it have to be mixed into the soils roots and do you think Bushdoctor Sledgehammer will help the stressed out plants?
If its soluable mycos, mix in water and soak the root system. W/o pictures I'm going to assume you fed after you transplanted? Imo I would wait like a week before adding nutes to the water again. The roots are trying to stretch into the new soil/enviro, by adding nutes your roots are gonna be put under stress trying to do two things at once. I feel that your transplant shock is being aggravated by adding nutes. Water as normal with no nutes for a few days and see if she starts to perk up, flushing might put more stress on the root system at this point...
Just read op again, yeah I would wait until they are happy in their new pots before feeding them ANY nutes.
Thanks Waxxy..I fed them only water right after the transplant but a cpl of days later..even after I saw they looked a bit shocked I added nutes top that next watering which was probably a mistake. I'm just thinking that the next time they need watering in a cpl of days should I again just add water or if the Sledgehammer arrives...add that with the water..or not...and should I add mycorrhizal....or will the my corr not really help the shock anyway.
So nothing really helps a shocked plant other than praying lol...and watering it with my straight rain water..?
The one in the first photo in the front is the droopy one and the other behind it is slightly yellowed but I "think" they're looking slightly better..unless thats wishful thinking..P1010274.jpgP1010275.jpg
Edit: I was also trying LSTing them for the first time. Two are Barney's Kush Violator and the other two are Barney's LSD
Last edited by abuilder; 06-30-2012 at 01:21 PM.
No experience with Sledge hammer, but your plants look fine and dandy. Just keep up with the watering and I would suggest a light nute dosage on the watering after next.
I'm not against adding mycos, a little root stimulation never hurt anyone, just drench the rootball and they should perk right up over the next week.
Thanks brother...as I thought too. One more plain rain water watering then hopefully my Sledgehammer order will be here and I'll do the flush as Fox Farms recommends because so far they've been spot on http://foxfarmfertilizer.com/FoxFarm-Soil-Schedule.pdf and then as you said a diluted nute watering and then back to normal..assuming my girls come right back. I wanna veg longer than normal so I can do the LSTing properly because I've seen some pretty outrageous results using that method. I think as a noob I'm trying to get everything in all at once....lol..the LST and airpots and the mycos yada yada...so I'm checking myself not to go over board in any one area especially over doing the nutes because I know thats a sure way to kill your plants!
Thanks again bro
Good call man, yeah the KISS method is hard to follow when your trying to learn everything at once. These ladies are hardy, I was expecting something super sad when I saw the thread, looks like you're on point. Keep em green
My plants were doing PHENOMENAL!..beyond my expectations then I started in with those air-pots and on top of that I bent each plant over to LST'm. I musta blown their minds...lol..and totally stressed'm out...which totally stressed me out...so I quickly looked up "hydroponic stores" near me with Google cause there's none close by and I see one that just opened a half hour away so I call but just get their answering machine so I drive over there anyway and it's just a hole in the wall among other storage kinda store fronts...not for walk in business...lol...I was so pissed but when I got back I noticed my girls were looking a hair better..probably because of what you said...they ARE hardy or at least really really were, which is probably what saved them...whewwww.
Not that I need to tell you but this growing thing is very emotional...hahaha..at least for me it is. Now I see why some might think ganja is addicting..it ain't the smoking that is..it's the growing! lol
Dude I feel the same way. When my ladies are down in the dumps I feel I'm a few steps lower... Basically when things aren't going as planned, I think, "Screw my public/social life, I've got ladies to cure" and become a hermit with a butthurt attitude until they turn around. With happy plants come happy growers.. addicting is right, I start on one breeders page and by the end I'm trying to spend a few hundred on genetics to add to my room. Its an expensive love love relationship for sure
Originally Posted by abuilder
There are many in the same boat, lol.