New grower who needs HELP

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beginnergrower

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Hi! I’m a very beginner grower and I need some serious help. Little backstory - My sister gave me some of her bud about 2 months ago, I found a seed, decided to germinate it, and now I have a plant that is about 15 inches tall, very sparce, and looks just awful. I purchased soil that is supposed to be great for cannabis plants, I have a grow light on it for about 12 hours a day, keep the room slightly warm, and water regularly. The plant looks very thin and dormant, with lots of dead leaves. Again, I’ve never done this before and I don’t know the strain. Please check out the pictures and tell me what I’m doing wrong!! Is this plant too far gone to be saved?? Thank you!!
 
Oldguy71

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Give us the details. What dirt, how much and often do you water, are you feeding it, if so what, how much, how often, what light, distance of light, ph, temps, humidity?
 
beginnergrower

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Here is the soil, feed, and light that I use. The light is about 12-14 inches from the plant, but I have the ability to move it closer. Again, I’m not experienced so I’m just trying to learn from this plant.
 
beginnergrower

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Give us the details. What dirt, how much and often do you water, are you feeding it, if so what, how much, how often, what light, distance of light, ph, temps, humidity?

Here is the soil, feed, and light that I use. The light is about 12-14 inches from the plant, but I have the ability to move it closer. Again, I’m not experienced so I’m just trying to learn from this plant.
 
GNick55

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Here is the soil, feed, and light that I use. The light is about 12-14 inches from the plant, but I have the ability to move it closer. Again, I’m not experienced so I’m just trying to learn from this plant.
Here is the soil, feed, and light that I use. The light is about 12-14 inches from the plant, but I have the ability to move it closer. Again, I’m not experienced so I’m just trying to learn from this plant.
you’ll need much better light to get the job done.
what about temp and humidity control?
where are you growing it?
 
beginnergrower

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you’ll need much better light to get the job done.
what about temp and humidity control?
where are you growing it?

I’m just growing it in a well lit room with a small room heater. I normally keep it around 75F degrees, but it gets to about 80F sometimes. To be honest, I have no idea the humidity of the room, but I do have a small humidifier that I keep on low for about 6 hrs a day. Sorry to be so vague with my answers but thanks for taking the time to answer
 
beginnergrower

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I’m just growing it in a well lit room with a small room heater. I normally keep it around 75F degrees, but it gets to about 80F sometimes. To be honest, I have no idea the humidity of the room, but I do have a small humidifier that I keep on low for about 6 hrs a day. Sorry to be so vague with my answers but thanks for taking the time to answer

what light would you recommend?
 
Oldguy71

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A “600 or “1000” quantum board light would be good for 1 plant or 2 small ones. Good choice of dirt. I would use a more balanced fertilizer, something more like a 1-3-3 ratio. Your temps are fine and your humidity is probably good too unless you live in a desert.
 
beginnergrower

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A “600 or “1000” quantum board light would be good for 1 plant or 2 small ones. Good choice of dirt. I would use a more balanced fertilizer, something more like a 1-3-3 ratio. Your temps are fine and your humidity is probably good too unless you live in a desert.

thank you!!
 
HaveApuff

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Put her out of her misery and if you really want to grow cannabis right, you will need to do a little more homework so you are somewhat more prepared. Once you have done some research and figured out what you want to do, then start 👍
 
plantlover84

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Hey! I think it's smart you're starting off with a "cheap" seed to learn on. It's not worth spending big bucks on an expensive strain that you may kill. Perfect to practice on seeds you find. First things first, yes I agree with others that you need to get a better grow light. An LED quantum board is the way to go, they won't get too hot so you don't need to worry about getting an exhaust fan or anything like that. I've seen decent ones on Amazon in the past. I also agree with others to get a more balanced fertilizer. NPK stands for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium. Nitrogen is very important for vegetative growth, it synthesizes amino acids, helps the plant grow chlorophyll and much more. Your fertilizer is very low in nitrogen which won't help the plant grow. Here's a link that will further explain what nutrients a cannabis plant needs: https://www.grobo.io/blogs/growing/what-nutrients-do-cannabis-plants-need. You could use your fertilizer once the plant starts flowering, as phosphorus is great for promoting blooms. As for your next grow, I would look into researching training techniques. Most often this is trimming or manipulating the plant in various ways to promote a bushier shape, so you get higher yields. Here is a link that briefly explains various training techniques: https://www.grobo.io/blogs/growing/10-advanced-cannabis-growing-techniques. Your temp and humidity look good too. Soil is also a great choice, just make sure your pot has drainage holes so the plant doesn't rot. Good luck with your future plants!
 

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