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lqmnoor started grow question 4 years ago
I'm having issue with slow growth, do take note that i had lighting problem in week 1 causing sprout to grow too high. It has been a few days since changing the light setup and i am able to see growth, however it is very slow. The leaves are growing too slow. What is happening?
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CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hey Iqmnoor , so basically what the deal is is that you can think of a plant sort of like a rocket. in the begining the rocket is on earth and has to focus all that energy just to lift itself up, so it's working hard even though it's not moving much - that's where you're at the seedling stage, then as it start shooting upwards it's still pushing pretty hard but it's still low compared to where it wants to go that's early veg and veg, as it reaches the outer atmospher the rocket doesnt need it's boosters but it's still working hard even though it's pretty high up, that's pre and early flower, finally when it's in outspace it doesnt need much anymore it's loose from gravity and the smallest push can send it far, that flower and late flower. So what i'm trying to say is that cannabis plants are like rockets, they take their time in veg and eventually they'll shoot off really quickly, you'll see. Conversely i see your substrate temperature is a bit high at 23°C , bring it down to 21°C with more ventilation and colder watering temperature (21°C not lower than that !) and it should somehow help a bit.
souljasam answered grow question 4 years ago
It is most likely due to the light issue you mentioned. Now that you have the new light in there it will take a little bit to adjust and then should start growing a bit faster. It also depends on the height you have your lights at. It doesn't look heat stressed but that's one thing that can cause slower growth, Just let it be and let it do its thing. The biggest thing to watch out for is overwatering. Overwatering can also cause slow growth cuz the plant is suffocating. I like to water based on the weight of my pot. Ill lift it right after watering to gauge how much it weighs fully watered. Then just lift it every day and water once it feels considerably lighter.