I need help identifying what is wrong, is it light burn or a deficiency or what

I am currently on day 38 of my grow of Gold Leaf Autoflowering seed. I initially thought it was the light being too close to the plant so I moved it further away. That doesn’t seem to be stopping what is happening and I can’t tell what sort of deficiency it is as this is my first time and it looks like a number of pictures of different deficiencies to me. Any help would be appreciated!

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It looks like possible potassium deficiency to me. That can be brought on by an actual lack of potassium in the soil/nutrient load, or by incorrect pH causing a lockout situation.

What is your feeding pH and your runoff pH? Same for TDS?
You must have these numbers to figure out what is going on.

@holmes is very good at leaf diagnosis. Maybe he can chime in.


I am doing a pot for pot and wasn’t provided with anything to measure pH. Will happily go buy something though

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I am on my out, maybe @imSICKkid or @holmes can step in here and get you pointed in the right direction.

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Never grown with a pot for pot. I’m going to tag them to see if they can point you in the right direction @aPotforPot


Thank you very much

Hi there! This is really interesting! It almost seems like a respiration issue. What kind of water are you using? How often are you watering? Do you have a fan or something to circulate the air in your grow space? The fastest way to get a response from our grow support team is by emailing us at help@apotforpot.com :seedling: :green_heart:

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I am sorry, I just saw this. One of the representatives from APotforPot contacted me and helped me out. Really appreciate you being willing to help. Thanks!