Read the leaves. They are speaking to you, maybe even yelling.
Growing marijuana is not just a matter of putting a seed into some soil and watching it grow. They need care and attention in order to grow big and strong and produce a high quality yield.
You can tell the health of your plants by the color, size and strength of your leaves. What does this mean? Are they droopy? Are they yellow? Are they little?
All these problems could be caused by a variety of situations. Over watering, under watering, no enough or too much calcium, magnesium and/or potassium. You start to see signs of a problem the quicker you react and solve the problem the less likely you will lose your crop. But if you ignore it and hope it will work itself out – your plants will die.
If you want prevent these problems from getting out of control and costing you your crop – then manually feed and water your pants. Automated systems are greatly convenient but they can malfunction. We had originally used an automated hydroponic system, until we started to have problems with pumps. The pumps would go out causing the plants to either miss a feeding or be overfed, because the system did not drain.
That is why we decided to manually feed, which is painstaking and time consuming, but it allows us to examine each plant closely and better combat problems should they arise.
- Calcium deficiency if a shortage of occurs for too many days then the root could end up damaged and the root will no longer grow and your plants will not grow or produce anything worth having. Sea of yellow.
- Magnesium Deficiency
- Potassium Deficiency would be yellowing edges turning dried and brown.
Click on the picture above and you will be transported to an article in 420 Magazine that provides more detail about yellowing.
- Not enough water
- Too much water
- Not enough nutrient
- Too much nutrient
Dark Purple Stems and Droopy Leaves
- Too much nutrient, which nutrient lock out has occurred and you need to flush the plants with plain water for a day.
These are the the things that we have discovered because it has happened to us. So that is why manual feeding is best. You want to avoid any of these from happening because every mishap causes a little bit of damage to your plant which effect yield and potency.