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jermainemorris2011 started grow question 3 years ago
Why did 1 only spout 1 true leaf on its first node?
Organic Grown
11 weeks
Organic Grown jermainemorris2011
+2 strains
10 comments · 3 years ago
Week 1
Leaves. Too many
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! Some of your plants have a genetic issue , that's why you miss a leaf on your plant and you have distorted leaves on an other one , the discoloration on the lower leaves is a mutation called variegation but nothing really problematic here as you plant will grow and thrive until harvest. The issue is coming from the white widow lineage as your others plants looks over watered but not distorted. And it is clearly not a PH fluctuation issue as as seedling would have signs of it quick ( not your case ) and die quicker. Just manage to give them less water , maybe less feeding too as your soil may be pre fertilized. I hope it will help you :grin::v::skin-tone-3:
HighTV answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there @Jemainnermorris2011! First off your white widow has a genetic problem NOT a watering problem so no need to change that. No worries it happens time to time. Especially with autoflowering genetics. Its very difficult to get a stable version of autoflowers because the trait is recessive naturally. This leads to genetics that are not "True breeding" aka pure bred and are only "stable" and sometimes gives deformations like this. Take care of the other leaf and you will be fine. The rest of the plants are in perfect health so far. Best of luck finishing out the grow! Please fee free to ask any more questions you may have! :sunglasses:
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey JM i think the plants look great, even the odd WW. I had 1 plant this summer have strange leaf and budsite patterns through the whole grow. I think sometimes we just get a weak seed in the bunch and it has unusual traits. If you keep them all happy and healthy i don't think you will have troubles with the plant getting to harvest...mine didn't, she was just unique. I'm constantly reading about phenotypes and breeders going through their selection to find the strongest males and females, but the recessive traits are still there, they just don't pop up as often as the dominant ones.
Happy growing :v:
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
HI @jermainemorris2011! Looks like overwatering to me, I think your seedlings are flooded in a compact and wet soil, roots cannot breath anymore and as a result new growth is weird/twisted/abnormal. I see you're always watering right at the seedling's basis, but you should water the outer border of your container to encourage roots to spread, searching for water. To be honest at this point I would start over with fresh seeds, since you're growing autoflowering strains, yield will be definitely affected by these early-age mistakes. Hope this makes sense, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
DasBoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi Jermaine , i'm not liking how the WWs are going actually, that's not looking good to me. I think you're experiencing PH-related problems due to an irregular or insufficient watering schedule. I can't really see how much you've been watering but i've had the same problem as you. If you're incoming PH is 6, the soil buffers it out to 6.5 and this is causing some sort of difficulty for the seedlings. If you're feeding 6.5PH and the runoff is 6.0 then your soil is not doing it's job buffering the PH and this is causing these problems. Sometimes if you let the soil go too dry, or stay to humid, it will mess with the PH and cause these wilting issues i can see in the pictures. Only thing you can do is not let the soil stay so dry for so long and avoid over watering, stick to a strict wet / dry cycle and water water feed water water feed schedule. This should allow the seedlings to recover, and grow BIG ! So to answer your question : it's a mix of totally normal but slightly unstable genetics in the early life of a plant (not so bad!) and PH-fluctuations causing nutrient lock outs and difficulties for the seedlings. Hope this helps ! :rocket: