Please help with my 3girls

Hi i have 3 plants. Everything was going well I had ordered some ladybirds to keeps pests away. I flipped my light to 12/12. To find few fay’s later the new growth is growing funny and I don’t know what it is :pensive:

I’m going to suggest you use the “Search” function, find the “support ticket”, fill it out and post it back here. Without the basic info on your setup, any answer is just uninformed speculating.


Be on the look out for buggies! Looks like something was chewing on your girl…

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Definitely fill out a support ticket. And once you do maybe @Niala or @garrigan62 can help. I’ve seen that sort of mangled growth before but can’t remember what caused it.

Come to think of it… we have seen some funky growth huh… think it was pH


Yep someone else a month or two ago had similar. I just can’t remember what the reason was.


This is a pic of a P H problem


What is the ideal soil ph level for growing marijuana?

pH is the level of anion and cation uptake by a plant through its root.
This ensures the proper nutrient uptake. Soil pH is one of the important
factors that must be controlled with in an ideal range to give the best
marijuana crop. The range of ideal pH for cannabis plant cultivation varies
slightly due to the technique being used. For example, if you are using
hydroponic cultivation for marijuana you must ensure that your nutrient
solution has a pH in the range of 5.5 to 6.8. This is the ideal pH range
for hydroponic planting. But if you are cultivating organic cannabis you
must maintain a pH within the range of 6.5 to 7 for the best growth of weed crop.
If pH is maintained within the ideal range, the pot plant will absorb all the
necessary nutrients for its growth. If pH is outside this ideal range, your
crop might suffer from deficiencies.

What is the ideal soil ph level for growing marijuana?

For hydroponic technique, it is essential for you to check pH of water at
least once every week and measure pH after adding any chemical or nutrient
to solution. For organic weed farming, pH must be checked once in one or
two week’s time. We must ensure the pH is in the optimal range as if the
soil or solution becomes alkaline that is above pH 7.5, certain nutrients
like iron, copper and manganese will not be absorbed by cannabis plant and
if the pH becomes acidic that is below pH 6 the nutrients like magnesium and
phosphoric acid will become less soluble. The pH can be checked through soil
test kit. We combine sample of soil with a chemical solution. The result of
mixing these two will give us a specific color that can be compared to a give
chart that has color associated with a pH value. This is an easy and reliable
procedure to judge pH of marijuana crop.

Why is soil ph important?
Soil pH is an extremely important factor to control for marijuana as it affects
the nutrient availability to weed plant thereby affecting growth and quality
of crop. If your soil is solution pH is not optimal for cannabis plant it will
show plant disorders like yellow and shriveled leaves.

How can you determine the ph level of my soil used in growing?
There are various methods of checking pH of the solution or soil. The most
popular pH testing methods for Pot is the use of soil testing kits and
electronic pH meter as both are cheap, easily accessible and easy to use
by any lay man. Another method that can be used is litmus test.

I remembered seeing it recently I just didn’t remember it being PH. Crazy what something so simple can do to a plant. Thanks for helping and all the great info @garrigan62.

@PurpNGold74 good memory bro you called it.

Thanks everyone for your help… Today when I checked on them I find very Very tinny worm type bugs on the leaves. They where reddish ones and whiteish ones. I am 90% sure these are the culprit.

Forgot to mention my pH is 6.8. Always has been. Ladybirds seem to be working away have a video but won’t let me up load. I have ordered neem oil. I read it won’t harm my ladybirds

Yup. Those girls will definitely take care of the worm issue. Little buggers are the worst! They will crush a crop. Them and mites :crossed_fingers:t5:

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Well well. Look what I have found. Unreal how small they are. I got a few damaged leaves. Found what looked like an egg. So I propped my phone up and hit record. Hour later I watched the video found this


I am intrigued re: organic grow being 6.5-7. That include promix?

Currently growing 7 strains in promix using Earth Juice & building a soil food web. At 7 weeks & my run-off is 6.6-6.8 (depending on the plant). Was going to try to get that down to 6.3 or so.

Wtf is that

Looks like a spider mite.

Yeah that’s exactly little spider mites. I really can’t get over how quickly the eat. I have no webs on my plants I hope this is a qood sign. Mmm might get more ladybirds. Spending £40 worth than losing my whole crop…


Check under your leafs and look and tell us what you see or better yet show us. I want to know for sure before I tell you what to do. I’ll be here waiting for your reply


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I think I am going to have to bin them :pensive: :pensive:. Every leaf has like eggs to me I don’t know I am a noob to be fair.

Find like a long ish insect aswell it to quick I get take a photo off it as i have to take a picture throw :microscope:

Ladybugs not effective enough? Get them quickly!