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BazookaJoe started grow question 4 years ago
I have lots of yellowing on the lower leaves of one plant. After reaserching I think it’s a nitrogen deficiency. Also today I’ve noticed lots of teeny tiny white/clear bugs! I’m super anxious about it, thinking my plants are goners. Any idea on what they are?
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23 comments · 4 years ago
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Week 10
Leaves. Color - Yellow
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
The yellowing is homogeneous and in the lower leaves, it's N deficiency, quite normal in the preflowering phase due to the stretch; give them growth nutes for the first 3 weeks of flower. As for the bugs, Neem oil and insecticidal soap work wonders but don't use them on the buds.
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @BazookaJoe! You're having a slight Nitrogen deficiency from the past weeks, you did not feed enough N when the plant started to stretch, and as a result, the lower leaves are yellowing/dying. This is not really important since those leaves are not getting access to light anyway, you can tuck them out and prune the lower bud sites of your babies. Now about your invaders, it's all about prevention, I know it's too late for you but next time you may plan a prevention strategy from day 1 to harvest. Neem oil is a really powerful organic pesticide, but you don't want it to touch your buds / bud-sites, so it's a bit late to spray anything onto your plants. However, you could use a sponge and slightly treat above&below the leaves. 10-12 drops of pure neem-oil mixed with 1ml of soap (for the oil to adhere on the leaves) in 1L of water, use this mix with your sponge and you'll get a chance to get rid of those invaders. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there ! Your plant looks green and healthy , I would not fear of the bugs at that stage you can still use neem oil to kill them and prevent the bugs proliferation ! By the way with no pictures of the bugs I can only guess that you (may) have thrips , neem will work great in that case. About your N def I think that it is more a Potassium def as the yellowing starts with the lower leaves and you should up your tiger bloom ratio and low the grow big as you'v got 14 hours of sun so she will get in flowering soon. Hope it will help you :grin::+1: