Early signs of problems ahead?

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Hi farmers,
This is my first grow ever which is an outside grow consisting of 5 plant all derived from bag seeds that I had saved for years.

I’m very excited to be growing and every morning I rush to wake up and run out to check my plants for anything different. I took some basic pictures of certain areas that have me concerned. I might be overreacting but I do want to catch problems ASAP before they get bad. I love my babies. Here are some pictures:
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The family: 4 unknowns and one apparently autoflowering female.
Let’s start with the autoflower.
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I noticed some of the stems for the leaves are a dark purple rather than green and one of the lower leaves has just a slight yellowing.
I did a little research and my thoughts are needs more nitrogen?your thoughts?
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It seems on all the plants the first single bladed leaves are starting to warp slightly and and lose some of their green color. Is this normal for our plants?
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And my last 2 concerns a small pin hole and a rust spot (2 different plants)

I know these are very small but I do want to act fast on any problems I can.
Some info about the plants:
They are 1 month old outdoor plants.
They are all in 1 gal smart pots filled with Roots organic original soil.
No nutes added yet.
I water them when the soil is dry about 2 inches into the soil and I use 1 whole bottle of Poland spring on each plant about 18 fl oz per bottle.

Thanks for any knowledge you guys can shed on me.
 
mysticepipedon

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You have a few passing pests, maybe thrips + others.

In veg, outdoors, I liked to spray plants with diluted neem oil, which seems to repel just about anything.

BTW, don't water by measuring the amount of water you add, water by fully watering the pot. After watering, the side of a cloth pot should be damp.

If you haven't perused this post, have a look.
 
LexLuthor

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What kind of soil and nutrients are you giving them?
 
Noobstar

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You have a few passing pests, maybe thrips + others.

In veg, outdoors, I liked to spray plants with diluted neem oil, which seems to repel just about anything.

BTW, don't water by measuring the amount of water you add, water by fully watering the pot. After watering, the side of a cloth pot should be damp.

If you haven't perused this post, have a look.
Damn pest, is there any specific well known brand for neem oil I should be looking for? I’ll be sure to read all of that post as well. Thanks
 
LexLuthor

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No nutrients yet, but the soil is organic
Roots organic original soil to be exact.

Ok, I have never used Roots, but I just looked it up, it has a decent amount of organic fertilizer. So I think it is an irrigation problem, like mystice said, water the soil completely, until runoff comes out the bottom of the pot, then give it a decent amount of time to dry back, that could be anywhere from 2-6 days or so, it depends on alot of factors. The easiest way is to lift the pot after watering, get a feel for how heavy it is, then everyday lift the pot to see how much water is left. Don't water again until at least 50% of the moisture in the soil is gone.
 
Noobstar

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Ok, I have never used Roots, but I just looked it up, it has a decent amount of organic fertilizer. So I think it is an irrigation problem, like mystice said, water the soil completely, until runoff comes out the bottom of the pot, then give it a decent amount of time to dry back, that could be anywhere from 2-6 days or so, it depends on alot of factors. The easiest way is to lift the pot after watering, get a feel for how heavy it is, then everyday lift the pot to see how much water is left. Don't water again until at least 50% of the moisture in the soil is gone.
Alright, my next watering will be tomorrow. I’ll be sure to make a mental note on how heavy the pots are before and after. Also I’ll be buying some ph up and down because I’m going to need to start using tap water instead of bottled water.
 
LexLuthor

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Alright, my next watering will be tomorrow. I’ll be sure to make a mental note on how heavy the pots are before and after. Also I’ll be buying some ph up and down because I’m going to need to start using tap water instead of bottled water.


When using the type of soil you have, you do not need to pH the irrigation water. I know so many will tell you different, but the only thing that changes the pH over time is the alkalinity of the water itself, not the pH of it. Soil has buffers that are added for this exact purpose, the only time you would need to pH the irrigation water is when you don't have buffers in the soil, like DWC or coco coir.

Read this post about pH, very insightful. Good luck.

 
Noobstar

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When using the type of soil you have, you do not need to pH the irrigation water. I know so many will tell you different, but the only thing that changes the pH over time is the alkalinity of the water itself, not the pH of it. Soil has buffers that are added for this exact purpose, the only time you would need to pH the irrigation water is when you don't have buffers in the soil, like DWC or coco coir.

Read this post about pH, very insightful. Good luck.

Oh wow, yea I didn’t know about those buffers. Great post you mentioned, great info. Thanks a bunch
 
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