Can I pls get a solid answer on what this is ??

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Smokeydabear420

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I have a 3 way meter for my soil ph is on 7-8
Moisture is on 8-9 and they are getting enough light from my sf2000 there planted in fox farm ocean forest they are 3 weeks old just started nutes today. What is the problem here pls help also what I can do to fix it ???
 
Jimster

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Fox Farms has a lot of nutes in it already, you might be seeing an overdose situation. Flushing won't help since the soil is time release. Some strains just don't handle Fox Farms, at least initially. It has a lot of pre loaded nutrients and roots sometimes seem to have issues with it. How much water are you giving? Do you water to see any runoff or just a fixed amount?
 
Beachwalker

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I have a 3 way meter for my soil ph is on 7-8
Moisture is on 8-9 and they are getting enough light from my sf2000 there planted in fox farm ocean forest they are 3 weeks old just started nutes today. What is the problem here pls help also what I can do to fix it ???
Those meters aren't accurate they can't even be trusted for moisture. Also DON'T feed the foxfarm yet, it's still adequate to feed that plant, I suspect you have pH issues causing lockout going on.

I recommend you get real pH & ppm meters and accurately start testing what you're pouring in, from my years using ffof soil I've noticed it likes 6.5 pH for best results

If I were you once I got a real meter I would do a slurry test to know what's going on with your soil.

Absent of meters, I would flush the plant with plain 6.5 water to correct the lockout, but it will likely happen again until you know what your water readings are and make corrections if necessary in my opinion, good luck
 
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Smokeydabear420

Smokeydabear420

Fox Farms has a lot of nutes in it already, you might be seeing an overdose situation. Flushing won't help since the soil is time release. Some strains just don't handle Fox Farms, at least initially. It has a lot of pre loaded nutrients and roots sometimes seem to have issues with it. How much water are you giving? Do you water to see any runoff or just a fixed amount?

I don’t water till water comes out the bottom I just water till soil appears wet.So my plants won’t harvest?
 
Smokeydabear420

Smokeydabear420

Those meters aren't accurate they can't even be trusted from moisture don't feed that foxfarm yet it should be adequate for that point I suspect you have pH issues going on you need to get a pH meter and accurately start testing what you're pouring in and also do a slurry test to know what's going on with your soil
Slurry check ? And I use reverse osmosis water.
 
Beachwalker

Beachwalker

Slurry check ? And I use reverse osmosis water.
Yup, Slurry check. Also consider proper meters for best results. When I get a minute later I can look up what specific issue that plants showing but it comes from the soil so again its back to what you're pouring in, and needs a slurry test in my opinion

Edit: taking all day to load but this looks like what you got going on hope this link helps

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https://images.app.goo.gl/dbApSfsGsh6a8S8p6
 
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Beachwalker

Beachwalker

Also you got to start getting run off

I flush my soil plants with twice the normal water every third watering

Others may run a smaller amount through every watering

regardless how you do it you've got to start running water through your soil at some point to remove what the plant wants gone


So considering you're using RO water I would: flush the plant, stop feeding nutes immediately, get pH meter, and start running off water regularly
 
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Jimster

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I don’t water till water comes out the bottom I just water till soil appears wet.So my plants won’t harvest?
When you don't run water enough to come out the bottom, salts from the nutrients can start to accumulate causing high levels of nutrients and salts in concentrated areas of the soil. Running plenty of water will help to dissolve the excess salts in the growing medium. This is the goal of flushing... to remove excess nutrients. It is a balancing act between using enough and too much nutrients, and it is surprisingly easy to overdo it.
My advice, and this is mine only, is to water with plain water until water starts to come out of the bottom, then add a little more water. Let it drain out for a few hours or a day and then repeat the process, checking the runoff at the start and finish of flushing to verify you aren't having other issues and that excess nutrients and salts are eliminated.
In growing, a certain percentage of nutrients doesn't get used and is usually washed away in runoff, etc. Without a way to eliminate the excess nutrients, they build up and begin to cause toxicity and lockouts. If I grew in FFarms stuff (I use Promix), I wouldn't feed anything for a few months, maybe the entire grow depending on how big my plants are. Less is better.
 

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