First round oval leaves dying

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by ganjaradio, Apr 5, 2010.

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    ganjaradio

    ganjaradio Member

    Is it normal for the first set of oval leaves to die off? My plants are a little less than three weeks old, and the little oval leaves are dying. I do however have about three nodes on each. Also what is the optimum temp for the seedlings?
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    joeg235

    joeg235 Member

    if the other (new) leaves are fine and show no bad signs then don't worry about the cotlydons (oval leaves)
    Temp s/b in around 75 f
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    joeg235

    joeg235 Member

    btw - if you have 3 nodes you are not seedling anymore but are most likely in vegetative state.
    have u started nutes?
    Pics help ;-)
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    ganjaradio

    ganjaradio Member

    That's the thing. I'm using miracle grow potting soil. Which is asking for trouble. Miracle grow is notorious for having hotspots with nutes. However I put the potting soil in a large black pot like the kind you might buy a tree in last year and it's been sitting outside throughout the summer, fall, winter and in to the spring. So I'm hoping the soil has evened out a bit. So, I don't want to be overzealous with nutes. I over fert last year and ended up with three males. However I beleive I may have a nitrogen deficency, as well as heatstress. I will attempt to get a few pics and post back. Yes they are in veg 24 hr 6500k fluor tubes 6000 lumens.
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    ganjaradio

    ganjaradio Member

    Here are some pics if somebody is willing to diagnose.

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    ganjamanuk

    ganjamanuk Well-Known Member

    ph is off, causing nute lockout.

    get a ph meter, its a must even for newbies/cheap-assed grows.
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    joeg235

    joeg235 Member

    agreed- check PH but I'd bet on N def. I use FoxFarm Grow Big.
    Also, recently read that sex is determined when seed is fertilized- not env factors - which can contribute only slightly.
    I usually grow 3 - 4 per strain, increasing the odds of getting at least one F to 4/5
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    SwungChris

    SwungChris Member

    Yeah it's probably not getting the amount of nitrogen it needs. Also make sure you flush every once in a while so nutrient salts wont build up too much on the soil. Also next time if you can try getting soil with organic material like bat guano and worm castings.
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    brnsch666

    brnsch666 Member

    Letting soil sit out through the seasons is usually not good. Contamination by unwanted weed seeds and bug larvae/eggs most likely will occur. No good for an indoor grow room.
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    ganjaradio

    ganjaradio Member

    That's new, I'll have to check that out. I've always heard you can stress your plants into hermies, or males. I'll get a hold of a ph meter and test the soil.
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    ganjaradio

    ganjaradio Member

    How about the brown spot? Does that indicate anything? Because it's spreading pretty fast.
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    ganjaradio

    ganjaradio Member

    Can anybody tell me what this brown spot that is rapidly spreading indicates?

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