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Young Plant, Dying?

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by TokeUp08, Apr 11, 2008.


    TokeUp08 Active Member

    Ok so this is my first grow, I read up a little on the forums but I'm still very inexperienced. My plant has been growing since April 3 and I transplanted it because the pot I had it in was tiny. I used regular potting soil with a little 16-8-8 nutrient granules. About 5 minutes after I transplanted it, it started to fall over so I used plastic wire to hold it up. Is it going to die? :confused:
    Growing under
    2x23w Helical lights
    17on 7off
    Oh, and this plant is from bag seeds.

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    Picasso345 Well-Known Member

    Switch to 18/6 for lighting.

    Let that soil dry out. It looks soupy in the pictures.

    Do you have a fan gently blowing on the plant? That is required to strengthen the stem.

    Next time save the nutrients until the plant is 3-4 weeks old.

    smokesignal34698 Active Member

    i can tell you that soil is not going to give you what you want and deserve for your time and effort.(unless you just watered before pic like 2 sec before)you need better drainage and a gental breeze will help strengthin them out.but remember genetics are #1 and your investing at least 90 days to grow a crop and if im putting that much time in i definatly dont want crap and thats 90% what you end up with bagseed.I have seen a few exceptions to that.very few though.hope i helped.

    TokeUp08 Active Member

    It died yesterday, completely flopped over and started drying out. I don't have a fan, because I'm growing in a small space and don't know where to get a small fan. I plan on buying some seeds this week for my 2nd try, what strain is the easiest for a new grower?

    Smokesignal - I had just watered the soil not long before I took the pictures.

    mafeeker Active Member

    I had this same problem with my first grow. From the looks of it, you really had a bad soil for that seeling. I suggest a simple organic potting soil to begin with and refrain from overwatering at all costs. They don't need any nutes in the beginning, and make sure you let the top layer of soil dry before watering, probably three times a week or so. A fan is really pretty necessary, but if you can't, try to shake the plant gently for about 1 min 2 times a day, this will strengthen the stem. Otherwise, they will flop over. Northern Lights is pretty easy to grow indoors and yields great results.

    mafeeker Active Member

    Also, remember, weed is a weed, so it's a pretty hardy plant. In most cases, too much human influence is the problem, don't be afraid to let nature run it's coarse if the problem isn't too severe.

    Twistyman Well-Known Member

    Ya, unfortunatly I've killed a wack of plants by loving them too much... Didn't think it was possible, but alas I did it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :o

    youngbuzz101 Well-Known Member

    I wanna know if my clone is going to make it. first time growing outdoors. i bought a clone off a buddy 3 days ago. and it doesn't look to good i don't know if the roots are still trying to grow or if it is just dying ill post a before and after pic.

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    MunchieMadness420 New Member

    I'm in the same boat as o'boy. I am new to growing and my plant curves upward a bit, and the other stands straight up. Will upload a pic soon, but my question is what should I do?

    Nizza Well-Known Member

    imagine the roots are like humans, they need air. if you deprive a human of air it will slowly die, and as do the roots. Although you may be able to get away with using heavy soils, it takes a really healthy root system to be able to fight overwatering and suffocation

    good rules to go by are water in the morning before the lights come on if possible, this avoids the roots from drowning in water overnight as plants use less water during the dark period.

    Ringsixty Well-Known Member

    Stop playing in the Mud. Your over watering.:peace:

    MunchieMadness420 New Member

    These are the two plants: IMG_20130827_115432.jpg IMG_20130827_115417.jpg IMG_20130827_115407.jpg IMG_20130827_115404.jpg

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