Please help - 1st time, sick plant

Gotcha. Thank you so much. What do you mean cornstalk stretch? Oh I gotcha, you mean in general to create a more bushy plant. For sure, I topped the 4th one pictured quite a bit and it turned into a solid bush.

Anything I can do for her? Should I just harvest her?

Is 10gal preferable?
 
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I've admittedly never done a slurry. I'll have to get some distilled water. What do you do with information learned from slurry?
You tell us and then we'll see what's going on at the root level and make suggestions once we have the necessary information

Also you should relax, your plants look good in general & you're doing a good job! Now is the patience aspect of growing, for some that's the hardest part!?
 
I'll get back to ya after I get distilled water. Thanks! I'm trying pretty damn hard. I'm cool with patience. I'm just not sure how much to water as fall approaches here in the PNW. I haven't fed in like 8 or 9 days. All dry 3" down but cheap meter shows bottom is saturated.

We just had a week long rain storm like I've never seen. A lot of people lost their crops.

Though I think the pot size theory makes sense.
 
Phytophthora or Pythium?

do you have gnats in your soil?
Are you suggesting one of those could be the problem?

No gnats. I had thrips pretty bad about a month ago. They did damage to that plant for sure. I sprayed an organic cinnamon and citric acid based product for 3 evenings in a row and it seemed to work.
 
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looks like a root infection,
they sometimes get passed by gnats and gnats eat the dead roots a lot.

you should ideally have holes on bottom and side of those pails too, or switch to fabric pots,

what happens is your roots get water logged and sick, then these fungus bugs germinate in the wet soil or get transferred there some how and you get a root rot, which looks like that.

no real way to tell at this stage, and im not sure what you would do about it, we used to trim and dunk in some water with peroxide in it, then re plant.

just what it looks like to me with that leaf narcosis
 
Are you suggesting one of those could be the problem?

No gnats. I had thrips pretty bad about a month ago. They did damage to that plant for sure. I sprayed an organic cinnamon and citric acid based product for 3 evenings in a row and it seemed to work.
im not sure trips can spread it, but ive seen it in plants im pretty sure they had to get it from the promix, but i dont know.

if you do see gnats think about isolating her from the others
 
Thank you for the info. I may isolate her now just to be safe.

There are 5 holes on the bottom of each pot. Can I drill side holes with it in there, like now?
 
Thank you for the info. I may isolate her now just to be safe.

There are 5 holes on the bottom of each pot. Can I drill side holes with it in there, like now?
I mean you could but at this point might as well just do it after you harvest
it just lets the bottom dry out faster and gives you room if there is ever run off etc

but for like 5 bucks each you really should try the fabric pots
eliminates the problem for the most part
 
I mean you could but at this point might as well just do it after you harvest
it just lets the bottom dry out faster and gives you room if there is ever run off etc

but for like 5 bucks each you really should try the fabric pots
eliminates the problem for the most part

Ya, 1st grow here. I will check out the fabric pots, I know what you're talking about. Not sure if I'm gonna move this venture indoors or not just yet...

Slurry test read pH 6.6

I guarantee the roots are saturated given the rains we had. They just can't seem to dry; they're in a greenhouse so no direct rain but they stayed damp.

Simultaneously though the plants need nutrients/look hungry. Not sure how to water at this point.
 
Ya, 1st grow here. I will check out the fabric pots, I know what you're talking about. Not sure if I'm gonna move this venture indoors or not just yet...

Slurry test read pH 6.6

I guarantee the roots are saturated given the rains we had. They just can't seem to dry; they're in a greenhouse so no direct rain but they stayed damp.

Simultaneously though the plants need nutrients/look hungry. Not sure how to water at this point.
I wish i knew how to help bro, but at least they are in pots so it hasn't spread,
blights a bitch bro hopfully someone else has better answers for you
 

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im not sure trips can spread it, but ive seen it in plants im pretty sure they had to get it from the promix, but i dont know.

if you do see gnats think about isolating her from the others
Could be early signs of pythium. Look for a product with bacillus amyloliquefaciens. I use hydrogaurd because I'm in hydro. There are soil treatments with this bacteria I just don't remember the names. It's been used for a long time in agriculture to kill and prevent pythium.

First I would start with the basics and test the soil. As stated root bound may also be the issue. But I can't say for sure.
 
I appreciate everyone's responses and suggestions. I'm so new that I didn't read the ppm (I'm embarrassed to say) so I'll have to do it again tomorrow.

I did discover that my moisture reader for soil is completely off and broken, reading moist when dry. I went into the plant from underneath in one of the holes and it was DRY. I always do the 2" finger test but bc the meter was reading wet and the monsoon we just had, I assumed they were saturated in there. I gave everyone a good feeding.

I'm hoping it's something that simple. I'll check ppm tomorrow. Really appreciate the help and to not be made to feel dumb for not knowing!
Also, thanks for the props on the plants :)
 
I appreciate everyone's responses and suggestions. I'm so new that I didn't read the ppm (I'm embarrassed to say) so I'll have to do it again tomorrow.

I did discover that my moisture reader for soil is completely off and broken, reading moist when dry. I went into the plant from underneath in one of the holes and it was DRY. I gave everyone a good feeding.

I'm hoping it's something that simple. I'll check ppm tomorrow. Really appreciate the help and to not be made to feel dumb for not knowing!
Also, thanks for the props on the plants :)
Those probe style moisture meters need to be hit with a hammer. some people like them, I hit them with hammers.

Your plant looks fine if I were you I'd continue on doing what I'm doing, & if it ever dries out I'd give it a full strong feeding of whatever you've been feeding

I wouldn't worry about that plant, because you're 6.6 indicates that your PPM is likely in line as well
 
One other thing; in that middle picture kind of near the center on a lower Leaf, I know you said you had thrips a month ago so that's probably what I'm seeing but wouldn't hurt to check it again?

PS. I just read what you said about putting your finger in the lower hole to check the moisture, that and picking up the plant is the only way that I check for moisture, the feeding was a good idea you're back on the right path! Good luck!
 
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I got rootbound one Time during flower and someone suggested to me to take a 3/16 in width , long piece of wood or metal. I used wooden skewers, the ones you use on the grill for kabobs. And shove it all the way down to bottom 20 times and IT ACTUALLY WOKRED. Just don’t hit the main big root in the middle. It created air and pruned the roots it went though! Sounds crazy but it’s better than transplanting at this stage! Good luck!
 
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