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#1 karm0720

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:15 PM

I transplanted my plant to a bigger pot 2 days ago and now it looks like its dying. I also added some nutrients after switching pots and I think thats the problem. Is there any way to save it?

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:55 PM

I'm not too much of a pro but it could be a lot of things, starting with transplant shock. Did you harm any roots? New soil? New nutes?

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:09 PM

I'm not 2 sure if I harmed any roots...it seemed to be alright when I transplanted it. I did add new soil and a small amount of nutrients after I transplanted it though...

Any thoughts on how to fix it or is it a lost cause? I read that flushing out the nutrients might help but I'm worried that if I do that, i'll just end up over watering it and make the leaves even more droopy...

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:47 PM

how long ago did you transplant?

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:50 PM

3 days ago (Nov 13)...

The first day after transplant is when I noticed the leaves starting to droop. The bottom 2 leaves also started turning yellow. Then over the next two days it just got worse and worse and now it looks like its just about dead...

Is there any way to save it??

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:54 PM

just let it dry out if it hasn't already.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:45 PM

and then...? Wouldn't it just die?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:27 AM

and then you water again. . .have you not read anything about the plant you are growing? it likes a wet dry cycle. meaning you water until the soil is saturated and then you let it dry out.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:51 AM

Flushing at this stage will only confuse the issue at hand, making a diagnosis even harder. OG is right, let it dry out then water with ph balanced water, not to much, and hopefully she will come back.

What kind of nutes did you use and how much, 1/4-1/2 strength is what I do when transplanting

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:23 PM

so just continue with normal watering and hope for the best..

When you said let it dry out, I thought you were referring to the leaves or the actual plant which didn't seem to make much sense..I currently water it ever 3 days after the soil has dried out. And I have read several books, however this is the first time I am having this problem.

Also, I'm using 20/20/20 nutes....not much either (less then 1/4) as it was the first time and I also didn't want to burn the leaves..



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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:41 AM

Karm, get yourself a good growing book e.g. Indoor/Outdoor Grow Bible is my personal favourite smile.

It could be over-watering that is your problem...hard to tell from here smile Get used to the weight of your pots, when they are heavily watered vs when the soil is bone dry. Don't try to water on a tight schedule, learn to give the plants what they need by observation.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:19 AM

the proper way to watering in containers:

1. after a transplant without watering feel how heavy the container is.
2. give a thorough watering and feel how heavy it is.
3. when the container feels like when you first transplanted it's time for another watering.
4.DON'T WATER ON A SCHEDULE.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

I'l definitely try that out and also get a copy of Indoor/Outdoor Grow Bible...I bought 2 books in the past and honestly they were a waste of money.

Thanks a lot for the tips....it was much appreciated!!

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:26 PM

What I do if I'm not sure about watering is poke my finger into the soil near the edge of the pot. If you feel only humidity 2" down, it's time to water. Fill the finger hole in when you're done for next time. Check every day.
The amount of water a plant needs daily doesn't change much over a few days, given a stable environment, but it does change continuously. You get a feel for it after a while.
I hope you can save her. Good luck.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:52 AM

Go and get Thrive Alive Red, Sugardaddy and Root66..
add 20ml of each to one gallon of non Chlorinated water..

This is great for this..
This mix lessons the shock to you plants after transplanting..
This mix also works great for raising clones in the Box..

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