Diagnosing plant problems:

Discussion in 'Growing Topics' started by stoneygreenbud, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. stoneygreenbud

    stoneygreenbud Super Moderator

    High fellow growers,

    When you have a problem with your plants, it can be caused by one of many problems.
    To help us help you, we need as much information about your growing situation so we can make an accurate
    diagnosis.

    Please answer as many of the following questions as you can when you submit a new thread.
    Don't be intimidated - if you don't know the answer to a question, skip it.

    Soil Growers:
    1. Are you growing from seed or clones?
    2. How old are your plants?
    3. How tall are your plants?
    4. What size containers are they planted in?
    5. What is your soil mix?
    6. How often do you water and what type of water do you use?
    7. What is the pH of your water?
    8. What kind of fertilizer do you use and what is its NPK ratio?
    9. Do you foliar feed or spray your plants with anything?
    10. What kind of lights do you use and how many watts combined? (HPS, MH, fluorescent, halogen, incandescent "plant lights")
    11. How close are your lights to the plants?
    12. What size is your grow space in square feet?
    13. What is the temperature and humidity in your grow space?
    14. What is the pH of the soil?
    15. Have you noticed any insect activity in your grow space?
    16. How much experience do you have growing?

    Hydro Growers:
    1. Are you growing from seed or clones?
    2. How old are your plants?
    3. How tall are your plants?
    4. What type of hydro system are you using?
    5. What brand/type of nutrients are you using?
    6. What is the Ph of your nutrient solution?
    7. What is the PPM/EC of your tap water?
    8. What is the PPM/EC of your nutrient solution?
    9. What is the temperature of your nutrient solution?
    10. Does your PPM/EC show a rise or fall when you do your daily PPM check?
    11. Does your pH show a rise or fall when you do your daily check?
    12. Do you foliar feed or spray your plants with anything?
    13. What kind of lights do you use and how many watts combined? (HPS, MH, fluorescent, halogen, incandescent "plant lights")
    14. How close are your lights to the plants?
    15. What size is your grow space in square feet?
    16. What is the temperature and humidity in your grow space?
    17. Have you noticed any insect activity in your grow space?
    18. How much experience do you have growing?

    Finally, make sure to describe your problem in as much detail as possible!
    It's a big list, but there are a lot of potential problems.
    Just do your best to help us, and we'll do *our* best to help you.
    Good Growing!

    A special thanks to lilbuddie, source: Gardens Cure,

    ~Stoney~
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