Jimi's Corner Mod
- Feb 9, 2020
What???? No guesses yet?Jimi's Tips,
Learn To Read Your Plants.
When I first started growin indoors years back I started out buying every meter, test equipment, even run off test for fertiliser, and anything like that, then an oldtimer told me "Learn to read your plants" , I really respected his wisdom so I took it to heart and have forever been thankful that I did listen to him. He said "if you are ever going to be a succesful grower, you will use that advice". It was the absolute best advice I could of got.
So when I did start I would look every plant over and try to diagnose any problems whether it was nutrient defciencies, ph problem, a disease or infestation, and then I would check with my equipment to see if I was right. Disease and infestations, please use the plant doctor that I posted earlier in this thread, wait here's the link. https://www.growweedeasy.com/cannabis-symptoms-pictures
That went on for about the first crop or two, I don't even know where any of that stuff went but around here somewhere. Now, and for the longest time, I do everything by eye.
I can't stress enough how you should look every plant over thoroughly. Check leaves top and underneath. Just by spending some extra time with your plants you can learn so much more about how they grow.
All plants will TELL YOU just what they need, so pay attention and your crop will thrive.I use NO feefing schedules as I visit all of my plants every day, if they need something I will see it before the meters will.
So to test your skills diagnose this
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This is good practice . Post any answer you have and by all means use the plant doctor. I'll post the answer in a week or so.
Ok here's the answer:
If you look closely you will see the ends of the leaves are curling sidways, yes this can be caused by several things.
Then there's the brown spots, notice where they are located on the leaves, they are not at the tips, which would mean over watering or over fertilisation but in the mid section of the leaves.
So combine the two and that narrows it down a good bit. Because of the curves in the leaves too it leads you to assume that it's fungus gnats.
Next step would be to check for flying gnats. They buzz around the entire plant but what they are after is the dirt, to lay eggs.
The gnat itself doesn't do the damage, it's done by the gnat's larva.
These are comon when plants get overwatered, every time my back goes out and wifey takes charge of the garden but she is learning.
So keep an eye on your girls and they will reward you.