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heyhey started grow question 3 years ago
First and second pair of leaves is heavy affected by previous ph fluctations and calcium deficiency, should i remove them ? Should i top this plant also ?
Green Crack Auto
8 weeks
Green Crack Auto heyhey
Green Crack Auto
18 comments · 3 years ago
Week 3
Leaves. Other
DasBoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey Heyhey, i had the same thing as you have, the leaves don't recover, but removing them is actually HST for your plant. What I suggest is keep the plant going as it is, and take the time later on around week 6/7 to remove them when they dry out themselves. Anyway your plant will recover, just make sure you're following the plant's needs like cal mag and bloom nutes. Good luck hey hey, stay in touch too ! dassit :rocket:
HighTV answered grow question 3 years ago
When looking at leaves that are damaged from Ph fluctuations its important to note that the "damage" is actually the plant drawing nutrients that it previously stored from its leaves.

Incorrect PH causes the plant to be unable to intake the nutrients from the water so to make up for it the plant draws the needed nutrients from its leaves where its stored. I do not recommend removing these leaves as the plant has decided "this leaf is the most efficient to take nutrients from" and removing the damaged leaves without fixing the PH issues will just cause more leaves to be drained for nutrients.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
Removing leaves so damaged they wont recover is ok. I know many auto growers who do top but they plan it early on so not to stress the plant too late in its time cycle.
Happy growing :v:
MaryJaneUSA answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey man I don’t recommend topping in this situation because looks like your plant is still recovering and you’re at week 3, it will start to show its pistils by week 4 and will focus on flowering by week 5. If you top now, you may shock it; even with DWC.
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey @heyhey! Yes go ahead, they won't recover and will take energy to the plant whereas you want energy to be driven elsewhere (into the main stems). You will - by the same time - increase the airflow on the lowest part of your plant. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! Hard to tell you without any pictures of the damaged leaves but if 50% or more is damaged then you can remove it ( I personaly wait on 70% damaged ). I would not recommend to top her if your leaves are damaged , she will have to recover twice more : one time from the ph fluctuation and another time from the topping. I hope it will help you :grin::+1: