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paulsgrows started grow question 3 years ago
From the start I’ve been watering with ph 6.5. I just discovered my runoff is 7.1 and I have what I believe to be a zinc deficiency. Similar issue on my previous grow. How can I fix my watering routine such that the ph stays more stable?
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17 comments · 2 years ago
Week 5
Leaves. Veins - yellow between
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there Paul, sorry to disappoint you but you most likely don't have zinc deficiency! Such a deficiency is exceedingly rare in soil, mostly it's a "lab" thing, and in your case it's not what's affecting you. You have two issues: burnt tips and Mg deficiency. Burnt tips are from a (slight) excess of NPK fertiliser, most likely the nitrogen. The yellowing you're seeing well that's the Mg part. I see you're on a 24hrs light schedule. There's a very good reason you don't see any successful grows with 24hr light schedule: the plant goes into overdrive and needs more nutrients especially mg which is used to regulate photosynthesis when it's lights on, so even though you've been feeding Mg, well the plant just needs more. The plant's now stressed and the problem will start spreading eventually becoming pretty bad the leafs will burn on starting with the edges. For sure you'll need to reduce the light cycle and I suggest reducing it to 18/6 to reduce stress, but I know you'll end up reducing it to something less than that. Try also making a foliar spray with your calmag and spray the plany shortly before lights on. Increase it in your feed too. For the pH issue, I see you're pH ing down, hopefully using a store bought pH down and not some kind of homemade pH down recipe. Next feed cut out the algamic all together because it will raise your soils pH and it contains N in it which are two of your problems. Hope this helps ! :rocket:
DILLIGAF answered grow question 3 years ago
@paulsgrows you need to adjust the soils ph down a bit You can use liquid sulfur mixed with water once your soils ph is down a bit you wont get the large swing in difference at runoff also 6.3 would be better to feed at than 6.5 Hope this helps mate