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MadameMary started grow question 3 years ago
Hi, it is my first time growing autoflowering strains, so I have a lot of questions, I ll try to reduce them to the fundamental one.

What increase on the nutrients amount is the correct?Im using a fully organic scheme.

Thanks all for your help,Have a nice month!!
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29 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 3
Leaves. Too few
BeefWellingtons answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello. First, I want to say both of the previous answers are correct. Deficiency can be caused by too much nutrients, and you do have signs of overwatering, however the most common mistake is incorrect ph. For soil, I agree with @ValhallasGarden that 6.5-6.8 is the range you need to dial in. This is most important.

Second, @Athos is right about letting the plants suck up existing nutrients from a nice, healthy potting soil. You should not need to add much nutrients in the first 4-5 weeks if you start with good soil. Then, you add small percentages of recommended nutrients and watch how the plants react. I have been guilty of going overboard with the nutes and using incorrect ph multiple times and it always turns out bad. Less is more with nutrients in soil. Good luck, and please pick one of the other guys as your grow answer, not mine. They provided the answer between both of them.
The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
By looking at your diary and seen the stats I can see a few things that will lead to damages here . Firstly because your medium is soil you should raise your PH to optimum levels (6.5-6.8) , the second thing I see if you are using A LOT of nutrients for a very young seedling . I would reduce the amount of nutrients you are using to just your basic needs until your plant is showing signs of a deficiency . If you keep feeding them nutrients in that amount when they are young you will eventually cause burns . The plant cannot uptake all the nutrients you put in the soil , so its best if you do it every second or third watering . Right now at this stage of growth I would only be giving them a rooting agent , chelation agent ( humic / fulvic acids ) and a little bit of CalMg then in a couple of weeks you can start adding more nutrients . You will see auto flowers like nutrients when they are a little bit older but as for this moment less is more until she develops a little more . I hope this info serves you well on your journey ! -Happy Growing!
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
You are using soil, so let the plant feed on the soil and start feeding when you see the first signs of defiiencies on the lower leaves. Then when you start feeding, it is better to give small frequent feedings, rather that one strong one. I do that and start feeding around week 8 (when using 11 liter pots); start with a strength of 0,7 to 0,8 EC (350 to 400 PPM), give the plant a week and watch how it reacts: does the deficiency continues? Then up the strength 20% to 30% more, does it turn dark green showing signs of excess nutes? feed less. It's difficult to give a schedule and I advice against following one, because it depends on how much soil you use, how much nutrient it has, how much light you have, your temperatures, your humidity, etc. with a nute strength of 0.7 to 0.8 EC it's difficult to do much damage, and if it turns out it was too little, you can always feed in 4 to 5 days a stronger solution. Hope that helps