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Grey_man_2074 started grow question 4 years ago
Help, my leaves are dieing, I think I may have been overwatering. Is this a symptom. Spiders and slugs are a problem too any tips? I laid back on watering and new growth has appeared, it’s a fine line though before they dry out in the 50 deg peak temp.
Week 11
Leaves. Edges burnt
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there! You may have overwatered your plants, but they're also showing other symptoms, I think you overfed and gave too much nutrients in the past weeks. Now, about your slugs&snails attacks, the best way to ensure they won't be a problem is to secure your plant with a physical barrier, I've managed to build some great protections with plastic bottles (on babies), or in late stages with tarpaulin around stakes. Otherwise you can catch them by creating simple traps, they're attracted by orange rinds, milk and beer, so you just have to fill a yogurt pot with beer and wait for them to drown themselves into beer paradise. I'll be around, keep us up-to-date, and happy growing!
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
For slugs and snails, use cooper stripes, they have some kind of allergic reaction to it, or beer traps, they drown on it; crushed egg shells help keep them away too.
There are many things that can be factoring on your plant dying: pH out of range, since you are not meassuring it, much less adjusting it; too much nutrients, your trouble started when you upped the dose to 4 ml of biogrow, 4 ml of biobloom and 1ml of fishmix, that can easily be around 2.5EC/1250 PPM (I use biobizz), give them plain water for now, or better yet, give them a light flush and dial back the nutrients after that. For reference I never go higher than half that concentration or I start having trouble; third and foremost, temperatures, you are having dangerous fluctuations and go from really cold at night to really hot during the day. 5°C is too cold, hell 15°C is too cold and 50°C during the day... Unless you can keep them under better temperatures they are going to suffer, a lot.