leaves cupping up and twisted new growth

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by Kryan, Jan 30, 2013.

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    Kryan

    Kryan Member

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    zack66

    zack66 Well-Known Member

    How warm is the top of the plant with the light going?
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    Kryan

    Kryan Member

    It gets 85-90 up top right around 1-2 inches under the bulb it is 80-85 and the rest decreases to a nice 70-75. I have a larger room I was wanting to switch to but it got very cold outside so I put them in the cubby to keep warm, I did water it right before putting it into the cubby for the first time in a bit I let it go dry (because the cold weather kept the roots wet and the larger room has high humidity 40%+ while the cubby is only 15-25% humidity. The plant resumed growth happily for a node, then second node began to twist a bit, however it is straightening out a tad with the additional growth. I also cut off the bottom two fan leaves when I put it in the cubby as I think the cold was causing nute lock outs and I wanted to give way to the new bottom branches (which I want to turn some of them clones.) This plant is kinda bushy and wanting to shoot 4 branches off of each node which is only like 1/4 an inch apart. The plant is only 6-8 inches tall and has already presented me with 3 visible pistol locations showing :) I have been doing 24/0 lighting. My plan is to keep a room 24/0 and a room lol 0/24 I will physically move the plants every 12 hours on rolling platform to the other side of my room and close it off from the lighted side. I plan to use this for my SOG setup so I will only be moving four plants at a time and I will keep the mother in the 24/0 room with the other plants. I know it sounds crazy but should I worry about the mother getting fussy in her older age with other plants around (healthier and younger?) hogging up her precious CO2? I imagine she would be fine for at least a few generations and then I could chose the nicest of the four to replace her and put her in the flower cycle. I also have a plant in my DWC unit that is doing well but it has the presence of hard white deposit on the clay and arg green mold on the surface of the plug! The plant itself also has little red specks allll over a couple lower leaves. I also have to admit that this is my first grow and the people at my local hydro store told me I would only need the GH Grow... arg I presume to ensure they got to sell it as well as the Micro later. I ordered for $35 a combo of 1 Quart each Grow, Micro, and Bloom. So I let my tap set out now for over 24 hours in a separate reservoir and will be switching it shortly to that one with Grow and Micro finally. I tossed a small amount of micro in the old mix yesterday to help it out I will post a pic from my phone after this in a separate post. It lol has thicker upper stems going to the fan leaves than it's lowest ones lol looks like a lil ape.
    I think because of me having all my lights soooo close with it being cold and cfl I have no stretch... like literally none I have like 8 nodes in 5 inches growth :/ I want my plants to be taller. This plant has been a hard grow its already been a month from seed roughly. I am switching a few of my 6500k with some 2700k to help the plant desire stretch even though it's light beats down direct. I have been experimenting with mixing local fertilizers to please my plant as I am was having a hard time with MG 6 Month soil. The plant is going to need transplanted soon so I didn't want to deal with it till it had pushed through this mix. I am using 1/4 dose miracle grow Orchid food and 1/2 dose of sea kelp and 2-4 drops of Super Thrive. I also treated my soil with ironite which helped a lot of the issues I was having. The Orchid food and sea kelp are acidic which is why i choose them because my water is near 8 PH. It's 6.3-6.5 after I add the ferts. It's a low PPM it's like 125 out of the tap and I run it though a brita because I heard rumors my areas water is questionable even though, seeds seem to like it and I had no issues when I used it. I was just worried about the PH. After I pass it through the brita it's 75 PPM and I raise it to about 150PPM with my low dose nutes.
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    Kryan

    Kryan Member

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    zack66

    zack66 Well-Known Member

    Sorry I didn't read all that, too stoned. Ditch the superthrive for starters. I'll check back tomorrow.
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    dbdweller

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    Kryan

    Kryan Member

    What is your issue with SuperThrive Zack66? I from my experience would actually have to say that I accredit SuperThrive for saving my plants lives... They were subjected to temps that reached as low as 50 and had to survive from just the surface heat of the soil created with CFL... All my plants were looking like a tomato plant at first frost but when I gave them a shot of SuperThrive and water was the only time they pushed through the cold temp nute lock outs and would actually still grow. I have read nothing but good about it cept large amounts would stain roots in a DWC (so I don't use it) and make it harder for me to detect root rot. I also read a person saying in flower not to use it because it can confuse the plant and possibly cause it to hermie? I haven't flowered so I do not know this and won't test it till I am further along and using clones to verify. I did however do a test, I literally floated a seed in superthrive for like 30 minutes instead of germinating it and when planted at the same time as the fully germinated seeds it has started to catch up. I however stand behind Miracle Grow Seed Starter I know MG isn't a fave brand here but the Seed Starter always beats my plugs and any other soil I have started seeds in with the largest first leaves of all my sprouts.
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    zack66

    zack66 Well-Known Member

    Those top temps seem kind of high. Do you have a fan blowing on them? I see your using GH nutes. Can't go wrong with those. I also use 1 drop of superthrive in a solo cup of water to put my freshly cut clones in for 24 hours. I don't ever use it for anything else. You may want to look into making some teas for your grow. Good Luck.

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