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    Default Hi guys - not sure what I am doing wrong? Can you help?

    Hi from England everyone. I am having trouble in keeping my plants healthy, hence I was looking to move to a small SOG with 4/6 plants on the logic that the shorter the grow time the less opportunity for me to mess it up! I am doing a trial and am attaching three pictures of a young plant that I switched to 12/12 a couple of weeks ago. It is a 1m x 1m x 2m grow tent with a compost/perlite mix with a 600w HPS lamp. Panel heater in tent but not set to tropical temperature. Small clip fan. No extractor fan - but have one coming in the next week. I haven't fed the plant and (I think) haven't overwatered it, but happy to be proved wrong. Any help much appreciated and have a nice day everyone!
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    Pics with lights off will show so much more.... that said, the first pic looks overfed?

    Whilst you are getting some better pics, could you fill this in too?



    Strain:

    Photo or Auto:

    plant age:

    pot size:

    has it been repotted? and when?:

    soil type:

    nutes or additives used and how often for soil:

    Air temps (max min):

    Res temps (max min):

    humidity:

    lighting type and wattage (hps, led, cfl):

    Light schedule:

    anything else you think may be relevant!

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    thanks m_c. Template attached.
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    Overfed to feck

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    I tend to agree with Gaz but I'd need to know what soil/compost you are using...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    I tend to agree with Gaz but I'd need to know what soil/compost you are using...
    Looks like when I added charge to my mix M_C lol all twisted to feck and clawing. My moneys on hot soil as well

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    Are you growing in miracle grow or something?

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    I am using 75% compost, 25% perlite. In a root riot cube. No feed at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    I am using 75% compost, 25% perlite. In a root riot cube. No feed at all.
    What compost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    I am using 75% compost, 25% perlite. In a root riot cube. No feed at all.
    LOL - I'll try a different tac.... what name was on the bag of compost or is it something you put together yourself?

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    Hi Gaz, it's a bog standard supermarket multi-purpose compost. Maybe I need to go more specific? I germinate my seeds in paper towels and pot them in a root riot cube. The soil is warm to the touch - but not too much (I thought).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    Hi Gaz, it's a bog standard supermarket multi-purpose compost. Maybe I need to go more specific? I germinate my seeds in paper towels and pot them in a root riot cube. The soil is warm to the touch - but not too much (I thought).
    The name on the bag is what we are after... no doubt Gaz is also thinking what I am thinking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    The name on the bag is what we are after... no doubt Gaz is also thinking what I am thinking!
    Lol. Indeed

    Id say that multi purpose supermarket compost would imply a high possibility that the soil is far to hot for canna

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    it's a Lidl Grandiol peat-free compost. Cheap - so useless! The annoying this is that I'm always told that these plants are pretty robust but maybe that's only in their natural environment!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    it's a Lidl Grandiol peat-free compost. Cheap - so useless! The annoying this is that I'm always told that these plants are pretty robust but maybe that's only in their natural environment!!
    I think they survive better with less rather than an abundance which just shrivel them up and kills them.

    Its like putting me in a room full of weed, lots of munch and no responsibities. I would soon kill myself through over indulgence as I just don't know what's good for me

    At least that's how I see it atm

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    The soil has a poor reputation amongst vegetable gardeners and the general advice is to avoid it at all costs.

    The npk ratio is 8 8 8 so Id argue far too hot but Im no expert... M_C will confirm

    At 99p for 20L it aint ever gonna produce good bud mate regardless of NPK ratios.

    Buy some Verve from B and Q and start again mate is my advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    it's a Lidl Grandiol peat-free compost. Cheap - so useless! The annoying this is that I'm always told that these plants are pretty robust but maybe that's only in their natural environment!!
    Hmmm... it should be OK from what I read but it's looking too rich for your plants... I'd say a good flush was in order...

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    not quite sure how i can give them less?? Can you elaborate?

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    Pure compost with perlite . Thats too much . Some composts can be extremely strong .

    Dig the bugger up if you can . Repot it with a 40\40 peatmoss compost and 20% perlite for a simple mix .



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