How to make my weed plant grow quicker? How to make the Ph in my soil go down? Why is

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by WeedxManxEli, Jun 16, 2010.

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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    This plant is about 2-3 weeks old. it is and outdoor/ in pot plant. I water it daily. I check the Ph and it is always about 7 something. I want to get the Ph down but I don't know how. Also I think my plant is REALLY small for its age. Anyone know how to make it grow faster? Can anyone give me tips on how to make it grow faster and what kind of things make it grow faster? All help is appreciated!!!!!! The pictures below are my plant!

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    trichlone fiend

    trichlone fiend New Member

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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    Thanks but that really didn't help. I am thinking about moving my plant inside but I don't know what kind or watt light to use right now. Please help. All help is appreciated!
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    alienascii

    alienascii Member

    don't water it every day... get a moisture meter
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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    I have a moisture meter. And since I water it everyday and it's been outside. It stays around the MOIST part of the meter. The meter I have is a 3-in-1 meter. It measures Moisture, Light, and PH level!
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    HookdOnChronics

    HookdOnChronics Well-Known Member

    to get the PH down, go buy some 'PH down'. And stop watering every day. Only water when the soil's dry. That plant is severely stunted for it's age. I suggest you do some research
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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    What's a good common PH Down that I can buy in a local Homedepot or Lowes? And Should I wait until the Moisture meter says the soil is dry to water it? And about how bad is it's grow stunted?
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    alienascii

    alienascii Member

    what kind of soil is it in? miracle grow or something with time-release nutrients will give you problems, especially with all that watering...

    EDIT: You can find phdown at your local hydro store, or order online. if you have the cheap 3-way meter they sell at home depot, water when it gets to 4 or lower. The growth is stunted pretty bad...
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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    Its this soil that I got out of this trashcan that fulled with compose soil! The last person to live in my house was a gardener and I just use that. My neighbor has GREAT soil and fertilizer. Should I ask her for some of her soil because it's good soil and I don't even know what kind of soil I have here. She has ALOT of bushes and plants and shrubs around her house that she has grown and kept up with this soil.
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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    Yeahh. I got the $10 3 way meter from my Local Lowes.
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    alienascii

    alienascii Member

    soil like that may be great soil, but not appropriate for indoor growing unless sterilized. Can you pop another seed?
    if you can, use Ocean forest or one of the other high quality soils.

    you should do some research. why not get Jorge cervante's grow bible? totally worth it.
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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    Right now my moisture level is at 7 and my PH level is between 7 and 8. What now?
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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    Where can I get the "grow Bible from"?
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    Fisherman Pete

    Fisherman Pete New Member

    that meter you have is a POS, plain fact. it will become the bain of your life. moisture should not be an issue, you should not be using a meter but learning to tell, lift the pot when it's dry, learn the weight, water and then only water again when the dry weight. it seems vague but you'll rapidly realise and learn the difference in weights. the ph function is also usless, more in the fact that it doesn't work. my first grow had me adding maybe 20 drops of ph down for 6.5, after spending money on a digital meter, i found that the same 6.5 was actually more like 4.5 whilch explained my rather failed plants.

    good soil is also important, to start with there could be any number of bad creatures living in that trash can, it's always good to know exactly what is in your pot.

    as said, research needs to be done, it is key
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    headbangaboogy

    headbangaboogy Member

    Pick up Ask Ed by Ed Rosenthal while your there
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    headbangaboogy

    headbangaboogy Member

    there readily available at most bookstores
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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    Ok. So I should go buy some "Good" soil and transplant my plant into that soil? Also, should I go buy a digital meter? If so where can they be found out? And should I continue to try with this plant or trash it and start all over from seeds?
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    Fisherman Pete

    Fisherman Pete New Member

    i think you should buy soil, read up on what you want, what you need to add to it. and i would most definitely recommend a digital meter, it is essential een if just to learn that 15 drops = X

    you can probably save that plant if you want but at that size and such, you might as well start over, not much harm in it.

    as to where to buy, well, the internet :D or failing that just hit up google with your location and hydroponic store.
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    alienascii

    alienascii Member

    Yeah sorry I didn't mention it I have one of those meters but only use the moisture function, the pH meter on it is useless...

    You can get a decent digital pH meter on ebay for $20
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    WeedxManxEli

    WeedxManxEli Active Member

    Ok. I think I'll just let this plant keep going but I'm going to start another plant also when i go and get more seeds. And where can I get a digital meter at? And do you know the best stuff for indoor growing because I'm going to grow indoors now because my brother is about to go to college and no more sharing a room and no one comes in and if they do they look at my plant and don't know what it is. So for about 3 or 4 seeds how many lights and what type should I use? I haven't gotten the seeds yet I just need to know what to use first!

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