4 symptoms that indicate that your marijuana growing is not going well
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 22 September, 2021
When you grow cannabis, even if you have years of experience, you are not exempt from mishaps and your growing presents certain symptoms over time, which, if you know how to interpret them immediately, you will be able to prevent the damage from spreading.
Pests, fungus, excess or deficit of nutrients, are some of the problems that can occur. But there is no need to worry, read on to learn how to recognize these symptoms.
1- During germination
A seed in good condition should generally germinate in a maximum of 72 hours or 3 days. If the seed is poorly preserved, it will have little chance of germinating.
If your seed does not germinate, it may be due to what is known as damping off or nursery sickness. This disease is very common, caused by one or more types of fungus including botrytis and fusarium.
2- During growth
If you notice that the plant is a little droopy, it may be due to several reasons. One of them may be due to lack of watering, which can be solved by watering the plant so that it recovers. On the other hand, it could be due to overwatering, which is usually worse, because the plant, still developing, will find it difficult to assimilate too many liquids and it will take days for the substrate to lose moisture.
Also, the plant begins to decay, because of damping off, which we mentioned before. At first glance, it will appear that the plant has been knocked over by the air, as it will have a bend in the stem. Therefore, preventing this fungus is fundamental.
Your plants must receive the amount of light they need. As long as they do not lack water in the substrate.
3 – Nutrient deficiencies and excesses
To be pending of the leaves of our growing, it will be fundamental to determine if something is not well. Some of the symptoms are twisting, loss of color, stains, among others.
You must ask yourself, what quantity and type of fertilizer you are using if it is appropriate for the growth or flowering phase. In this way, if you use the correct dosage, the plants rarely show nutrient deficiencies or excesses.
4- Symptoms during flowering
During the flowering stage, the most common problems are related to pests and nutrients.
Regarding pests, it is recommended that you constantly check your plants, especially stems and leaves, since any pest shows signs of its presence. Any sign of insect attack is usually manifested by eaten or pecked leaves.