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 Post subject: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:47 pm 
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"A friend of mine" is having problem with his third harvest, seeds germinate as usual, but once plants start to grow (3-5 cm) they fall on their side and die in 3 or 4 days :(

Tried with those cube (sorry, i'm not native english speaker) and directly in the soil, same result.

They were under a 600 watt hps lamp, about 70 cm far and got watered once or twice a day with very little water.

Where could the problem be?


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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:53 pm 
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too wet

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:07 pm 
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or too dry?
thats a lot of heat very close to the seedlings.

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:13 pm 
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get straws from mc donalds, cut to length to suit the plant, then slice it open and place around the stem and push it into the soil a bit. oh yeah,,,,ease up on the water :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Hope to save some then, will see if they survive.
Thanks guys


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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:17 pm 
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gixxer wrote:
get straws from mc donalds, cut to length to suit the plant, then slice it open and place around the stem and push it into the soil a bit. oh yeah,,,,ease up on the water :wink:



That is a fucking cracking tip by the way lad !!!!! Thank you kindly

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:21 pm 
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i thought only goats fainted,....... :) :D :lol: :?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGz97dxGHV8

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:55 pm 
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gromit wrote:
i thought only goats fainted,....... :) :D :lol: :?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGz97dxGHV8


Oh, everything can faint :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt7NmY10DC4


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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:35 pm 
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need to start memeing the fainting ,...new you tube crayz!!! ,........tosh where are you,......

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:21 am 
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Cisco wrote:
gixxer wrote:
get straws from mc donalds, cut to length to suit the plant, then slice it open and place around the stem and push it into the soil a bit. oh yeah,,,,ease up on the water :wink:



That is a fucking cracking tip by the way lad !!!!! Thank you kindly


their wooden coffee stirrers are good for plant labels too :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:28 pm 
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Cisco wrote:
gixxer wrote:
get straws from mc donalds, cut to length to suit the plant, then slice it open and place around the stem and push it into the soil a bit. oh yeah,,,,ease up on the water :wink:



That is a fucking cracking tip by the way lad !!!!! Thank you kindly



X2... Great idea!

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Anything else i should try?
They are not falling just cause i'm keeping them up now, still look very fragile...

EDIT

I've read that it may be due to the distance from the bulb, now is about 60 cm.

Hope i don't have to prepare for a funeral, the loss of 5 is something hard to stand :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Veg them under propagation lights ? T5 , CFL until they get a decent strength about them ?

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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
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Cisco wrote:
Veg them under propagation lights ? T5 , CFL until they get a decent strength about them ?


As now i only have my hps


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 Post subject: Re: Fainting plants
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:40 pm 
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thats a problem that can come up if you put rockwool cubes into soil, because the soil seems to suck the moisture out of the cube. I think its much better to use a little soil for the sprouted seed. The straws Are a great idea to keep em up, i would also try to spray the cube a bit with water now and then to keep it moist without overwatering the whole soil. Once you have some roots into the soil the problem is solved


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