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Root Rot In New Plant/seedling?

Discussion in 'General Indoor Growing' started by SmilingNinja, May 15, 2018.

  1. Previously had this up under a different username but apparently my user was offensive so....

    Basically, I've got a plant in rockwool/hydroton in a hydro setup, but the growth has been stagnant. I figured it was probably root rot, so I added some mycorrhizae to the nutrient solution with no results.

    Just today I cleaned out the reservoir with 3% hydrogen peroxide and gave the roots a little swirl. Also cut off the dead leaves cos I didn't want them contaminating the reservoir. I'm not sure whether it can be saved, or whether I should just cut off the roots and treat it like a seedling? WhatsApp Image 2018-05-15 at 13.54.23 (3).jpeg WhatsApp Image 2018-05-15 at 13.54.23 (2).jpeg WhatsApp Image 2018-05-15 at 13.54.23 (1).jpeg WhatsApp Image 2018-05-15 at 13.54.23.jpeg WhatsApp Image 2018-05-15 at 11.21.01 (2).jpeg WhatsApp Image 2018-05-15 at 11.21.01 (1).jpeg WhatsApp Image 2018-05-15 at 11.21.01.jpeg

    I'll attach some pictures so you can see the progression and the roots themselves
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  2. CrimsonEcho

    CrimsonEcho Premium Member Supporter

    They are dead if you havent got the patient and know how imo but in any case i would ditch them they are pretty beaten. Its a shame tho i lost 4 seedlings to root rot due to my bad watering practices and they were at their 3rd node and didn’t recover. I hope yours do but i don’t really think they can.
  3. DGP


    What are your water temperatures? Anything over about 69f or so will likely cause root issues.

  4. When it comes to seedlings in rockwool, i only water about once a week or so... Rockwool holds a lot of water and young plants cant use it fast enough and it causes rot.
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  5. Water temperatures I'm not sure exactly, but the roots are barely touching the water. I've got it in a "spacebin" (bin version of spacebucket - self explanatory lol) but I'm trying not to let it top 80F overall temperature, not sure about the reservoir specifically (I've got in in DWC).

    I've since gotten rid of the rockwool though and i'm just growing it in hydroton cubes, with a daily wash of like 20ml 3% h202 with 80ml water in addition to regular watering (hydroton drains super quick)
  6. Definitely where I fucked up, but I've since just put it straight into the hydroton clay balls, I'm hoping for the best
  7. This is called Damping Off= too much moisture, at the most crucial time in plant development. There are simply not enough roots to drink all that moisture up. It is notorious for not draining well

    Coco Pellets are much better in many ways. I combine them with coco net pot inserts, then infill with small ornamental stone from Dollar Store

    Either way, use an eye dropper and feed minimally

    I would try to save this as you can learn a lot that way

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  8. You reckon I'm good to leave them in the hydroton clay? I'm just worried bout it drying up too quickly

    Might put it in the net pot, and bring the water level up till its just touching the taproot, then gradually lower the level as the roots grow longer
  9. Go to my thread and start from the beginning. You'll learn alot
  10. Going through it, but I'm low on time and money to be buying water beads and new seeds, and those perfect planters - I can't even find them where I am

    You reckon I really should just get new seeds all together??
  11. I think it’s time to just start over. Learn from our mistakes i guess.

    We go again :(
  12. I think it’s time to just start over. Learn from our mistakes i guess.

    We go again :(

  13. The water beads were an experiment. They have been replaced with coco net pot inserts. If you get one size bigger than your pots (happy accident) it provides more room for stones to support the main stalk, AND, gives a small air gap between the coco insert and the bottom of the net pot, which seems to help root development

  14. Ahhh that's a smart idea to be fair...

    I'm not entirely sure if the plant is dead yet, not really sure how to tell