Used dish soap on plants, almost dead

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I planted 3 seeds 2 and a half weeks ago. So they’ve been growing for about two weeks now. It’s my first time growing so I’m just growing outside with sunlight. On some of my other plants I have spider mites so as soon as I found them on my seedlings I wiped them with dish soap. Stupidly I didn’t dilute the soap and almost immediately my leaves fell limp. I tried to remove any soap from the leaves but it was too late. My smallest plant looks terrible and it’s been 2 or 3 days now and I just tried flushing the soil to see if that’ll help. Will my babies die? Do you guys have any experience with this and have tips to save them?
 
ComfortablyNumb

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Using regular soap on plants is bad, here's why;
Plants have pores just like people do. Plants sweat just like people. If they can not transpirate (breathe), the plant suffocates.

I would give it nothing but pure pH balanced water (6.3) and if possible, clean the plant with pure pH water and a soft microfiber cloth.
Be extremely gentle.

Since the plant is so small, it would be easier to plant a new one.

In the future, try the product: Lost Coast Plant Therapy. It's made to kill bugs and some diseases.
 
Terilee

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I planted 3 seeds 2 and a half weeks ago. So they’ve been growing for about two weeks now. It’s my first time growing so I’m just growing outside with sunlight. On some of my other plants I have spider mites so as soon as I found them on my seedlings I wiped them with dish soap. Stupidly I didn’t dilute the soap and almost immediately my leaves fell limp. I tried to remove any soap from the leaves but it was too late. My smallest plant looks terrible and it’s been 2 or 3 days now and I just tried flushing the soil to see if that’ll help. Will my babies die? Do you guys have any experience with this and have tips to save them?
I did the same..only my plants were in bloom -I sprayed them until there was no sign of soap left - I cut and trimmed and cut more and more leaves off...A Live trim for real !
I believe
I damn near killed every 1.. Or so I thought..
To my surprise they came back with a vengeance. It's Almost harvest time and they are amazing. I wish you the Best of luck
 
LexLuthor

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I would start new seeds asap, if these somehow survive, awesome, but I wouldn't bet on it.
 
ComfortablyNumb

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I'm glad your plants came back. If you spray them too heavily, they will need to be rinsed.
 
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Man you all have some crazy soap! Sprayed a plant yesterday (when I saw a few mites) with 1/2 cup peppermint & 1/2 cup tea tree (per gal) of Dr Woods Castile soup (during the day) and besides the lingering peppermint smell can’t say I see any damage.

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LexLuthor

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Man you all have some crazy soap! Sprayed a plant yesterday (when I saw a few mites) with 1/2 cup peppermint & 1/2 cup tea tree (per gal) of Dr Woods Castile soup (during the day) and besides the lingering peppermint smell can’t say I see any damage.

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He used 100% dish soap on baby seedlings, so I don't think that is a fair comparison lol.

Bud looks great, what strain is that?
 

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