i am trying an organic grow my ph of my water and seaweed mix is 6.8 and my compost tea is the same, currently every week, when i check run off PH it is around 7.2-7.6.
My bottom leaves are turning yellow with green veins which i read is a nitrogen deficiency.
I had some bugs which i thought were root aphids 2 days ago but i have not seen any today on the pots or soil.
The soil was dry so i used compost tea today.
I am honestly on the verge of giving up, although the plant looks healthy to me anyway apart from the bottom leaves, it is not as bushy and thick as what i have seen.
Temps are lights on 23-28 and lights off 18-22
Humidity is anywhere from 58% to 69%.
Any advice or pointers would be welcome 🙏
What seaweed mix are you using? Also, what is in your compost tea and how are you brewing it?
Thanks for replying Chris, i qm using bloom seaweed super concentrate.
My tea consists of 2 cups biocanna organic soil, 2 cups worm castings and 2 cups organic peat free compost.
10ml of urb and 10ml of seaweed per 6ltr of water.
I am not using RO water just tap water but with the chlorine/chloramine taken out with a neutralizer.
They have perked right back up again after having the tea yesterday.
I am brewing in a 5 gallon bucket with an air pump and 2 air stones for 24 hours.
To be honest i think for my next grow i will go to bottled nutes.
I can save you time and tell you that instead of using your time brewing tea ( which has no scientific evidence showing it works) just top dress with your worm castings and water through. That is a leachate instead of a tea. I used to be a die-hard brewer myself, but I have recently come across new info showing that "compost tea" is not all its cracked up to be. And to tell you the truth my girls look just as good if not better than before. Hope this helps and good growing. Here are my 8 girls, in a 5x5, 42 days old from seed.
@gregthe357 Nice garden you got there. Happy plants! What do you use the pegboard for?
Thanks @gregthe357 i'll try that next time, your plants look amazing, wish mine were that size.
I will probably have to veg longer b4 i put into flower.
Thanks I appreciate that.Those are auto flowers, thats all i run anymore. Dont have to worry about 12/12 light or none of that.