Autos Very Slow - Rain??

Discussion in 'Auto-Flowering Strains' started by bottleman, Mar 6, 2018.


    bottleman New Member

    Hey there,
    Second timer here - so pretty fresh.

    I am doing an outdoor grow (autumn here), and the amount of rain has been phenomenal. inches and inches over the past few weeks, and as an outdoor grower w/o a green house there isnt much I can do about that.

    Good for all the established plants (non mary in the garden) but my seedlings seem to have copped it.

    Im growing Moby Dick, Ak47 and a Tangerine Dream.

    All 3 have a good perlite soil mix - the Moby is in the largest pot (5 gallon) the AK/Tang is in 3 Gallon Pots. All with lots of peat, Perlite, Vermuculite and minimum nutrients. I did add some very light ferts and some lime on the very bottom layer of the moby and the Ak. Drainage is excellent.

    So what is happening? The Moby sprouted on the 12th of Last month and this is it today.:

    Moby Dick - so small for 25 days - leaves are whitening and touches of purple?


    Ak47 (jack 47 Auto)- The healthiest of the lot, around 2.5 weeks


    Tangerine Dream Auto - Copped it the worst, around 1.5 weeks, moved out in the rain when it was very heavy overnight. I think its lost, one leaf fell off?


    The pics make all these look even more white than they are. Just so much rain. But I am just wondering - is this way too slow for autos (especially the moby) and are there any tips/rainbows in site of these improving?

    Lalee74 New Member

    The same just happened to my White Widow auto did your plant recover?

    Dendrophilly Well-Known Member

    I have a few like this, Im guessing it was an issue with my soil mix. I remixed the dirt I was using into my old dirt and the new seedlings seem fine.

    MATTYMATT726 Well-Known Member

    I am not an outdoor grower, but believe it's easier to establish them inside for a few weeks and transplant them outdoors. Obviously not the only way, but safer than planting in bad weather or babies in bad weather. Now as for why they are small and not growing. Vermuculite retains water. If it's non stop raining withou medium drying out, the roots could be drowning. No oxygen and no dry medium for roots to grow and search for water mean small plants. Jist my thought and surely a possibility. I would setup new pots. Carefully transplant and let them grow indoors for 2 weeks or so till recovered. Buy some thick window plastic and pvc and make a small greenhouse till the rain stops. Good luck.

    SheldonCooper Well-Known Member

    Hey. I would have start them indoor for a couple of weeks with as much light as possible to get them a perfect start. I never grown outdoor on the other hand, but i guess thats the way to start autos if you want it really good. I would have done it that way.
    Ive got in indoor grow going that i will finish first, then i will do an outdoor grow if the weather allows me.
    Anyway, all good overall bro! And thank you for sharing, respect.

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