Help, something bad happening

Help, my soil grow was changed to 12/12 a week ago, I am watering only as needed with flowering plant food but slightly less than recommend dosage of food. On my Goldleaf there are 3 doors where a branch appears to be dying with wilted, flimsy leaves and browning top. This is my 3rd drow and its always at flowering that trouble arises. What am I doing wrong and how to correct?


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Strain; Type, Bag seed, or NA ILGM GoldLeaf***

Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco? soil in pots 1/2 Miracle Grow potting soil 1/4 local topsoil 1/4 perlite

System type?

PH of runoff or solution in reservoir? 4.5 - ouch!! haven’t been testing ph of runoff

What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS

Indoor or Outdoor indoor 2x3x5 growing tent

Light system, size? two 300 Watt FS LED, circular array of 8 75 watt soft white (for flowering) CFL with a 16 watt FS LED circular light

Temps; Day, Night low 68 F, high 82F

Humidity; Day, Night averages 60%

Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size 6" duct ventilation fan

AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier, none

Co2; Yes, No no

All has been going great with the Goldleaf and Purple Haze. The lights were changed to 12/12 after 9 weeks of vegging and scrogging. I added Vigoro flowering plant food to the top of the soil and for the past two weeks have been watering with plain water but last watering was with miracle grow flowering plant food, I mix according to the directions in fresh one gallon jugs.

A couple branches are now showing greying and browning along with witling and dying. the rest of the plant appears to be hearty for now.

The purple has has not shown any ill effects and my hydro grow in the other tent has been so smooth and easy that I think after these soil grows are over I will quit using soil and go all hydro.

I will attach some pictures.

I don’t see how to add pix… let me know, I have a few to offer

Looks like I need to add lime to raise the pH, do I add it to my water or mix into the soil and then flush until ph is up to 6.5-6.8? By flush, you mean simply keep adding water as it drains out of pot, testing the ph until desired level is met and then let the soil go unwatered until the soil dries. Do I add lime to future waterings?

I’m going full hydro after this soil harvest, just too many variables with soil. Far less with hydro.

1st. Thanks will.

OK. 1st thing is that low low PH. I would start there. Probably the issue. I don’t know about the Vigro,never used it.

If you make up nutrients and PH them at 6.5-7.0 you should be able to just drench them and wait. After a couple of water cycles with the proper PH solution, you should be fine.

Keep in mind that the damage is not going to get better. prune it away. You still may see some effect from this issue, but new growth should be fine.

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Many thanks my growing guru. I will prune away any affected growth and make and add a fresh batch of ph adjusted water and nutes as you prescribe.

I certainly appreciate the home grow community here at ILGM.