Newbie af. Hole in leaf but no sign of pests

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by zac graves, Dec 4, 2017.

    zac graves

    zac graves Member

    IMG_4851.JPG IMG_4838.JPG Alright, so I'm going through my first grow atm (inside w/ cfls). I'm barely on my 2nd week of veg. Last Thursday I gave them their first feeding at 1/4 strength, with fox farm trio, as well as starting LST. A day or two ago I noticed a leaf had an odd shaped hole on 1 of my 3 plants. I noticed another one on my other plant today. I only FIMed 2 of the 3 to compare it to the other, and the 2 that I did are the ones with the holes in a leaf or two. And they're both on the same set of different plants, both the end leaf. Being that I'm new to growing, I'm kinda paranoid that it can be pests. I checked under and on top of leaves with a magnifying glass and can't find anything.

    Anyways, can it be a ph problem? My levels are good because I test them, but being that I just introduced them to nutes, can they get a hole from that? I don't mist my plants so I really doubt it's the water droplets magnifying on the leaf. And I keep my closet/ grow room clean, w/ 2 fans constantly blowing on the plants. Are these holes normal? Should I be worried? anything to get me from overthinking that it's pests would be great :)
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    kingtitan Well-Known Member

    looks alright. I don't see any twisting on new growth or anything. Might be from the FIM (I don't see the cut end tips of leaves?). Sometimes LST can do that if the leaf gets caught up with what ever you tied with or maybe it met a shop vac lol

    vostok Well-Known Member

    look for bugs ...caterpillars most likely

    cold pressed neem oil is ur friend

    does bugs and mold really good and organic too

    check leaf for fan? damage

    good luck

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    It happens. Could be a pest could be from moving and bending the leaf and breaking it.

    In veg neem works. I prefer captain jacks spinosad.
    zac graves

    zac graves Member

    If I did wind up getting this, Should I flush my plant after I use it?

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    No. Flushing is for toilets.

    Mix according to directions and spray plant. You can add a little to your water for systemic action.
    oh really???

    oh really??? Well-Known Member

    don't worry about it. Your plant looks good. I would however invest in Neem Just spray a little once a week to fend pests off.

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    Sometimes plants will produce leaves like that. It doesn't look like any kind of pest damage so that's what I'd expect it to be.
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