They been forgotten for couple days, what to do?

So i had to go out of the country to see family, left for 3 weeks and had to have my neighbor to take care of them… Ive wrote schedule and everything and prepared it all. She had something that happened to her and she forgot to feed the plants… they was supposed to be feed on Sat around day time, and they been feed on Sunday night.also humidifier was empty since Thursday morning and got filled in Sunday night as well… idk how they looked like when she feed them, but im sure they looked horrible. Either way she went and checked them again on Tuesday and these is how they look like, will it be okay ? Im back home Monday morning, strain is WW autos


Hard to tell from the pics but all you can do is give a good watering and hope for the best. Just make sure the watering is slow and I would shoot for quite a bit of run off as the dry soil is going to take awhile to absorb the water.


I would put them in something to catch the runoff and soak it back up. Like @DieselGRWR said being that dry water is going to run off way faster than absorbed.


I have forgotten plants in the basement grow before! They should bounce back. Like the growmie above said, water slowly.


Good point, he may be at the point of lug them to the back yard and slow soak them with a garden hose, a watering can may be a pain to lug around. That or toss them all in the tub (hopefully you have a shower sprayer) and close the drain and just drench them while the water pools.


@DieselGRWR , @JaneQP . Do y’all think reducing the light will help until she’s back better.


LoL that’s why I try to cook and water at the same time. Just a little trick to help me with runoff to fast


I would give it a good watering before making any other adjustments. Maybe water them before a lights out period so they have time to soak it all up before the heat.

I would go through and an leaves that will pull off with zero resistance should go (dead) but I wouldnt do any drastic defoliation until they have had a day or 2 to recover.

I’m always surprised at how this thing bounces back after a watering. 2 hours later you would never know she looked like this


I would start by cleaning the dead plant material from them and keep your nutrients to a minimum for a few days.
Being that they have dried out a bit, here are some things I would do to bring them back to vigorous growth.

  1. Apply a root stimulant that is safe for cannabis.
    General Hydroponics RapidStart is a rooting enhancer designed to give your plants explosive growth and aid in early flower development. It is made from purified mineral nutrients, plant extracts, and amino acids1. RapidStart enhances your growing experience by delivering a powerful blend of premium plant extracts, amino acids, and nutrients generating explosive root growth2. Using RapidStart stimulates prolific root branching and development of fine root hairs that increase nutrient uptake and grow healthier, whiter roots2.

RapidStart can be used throughout the vegetative growth stage and in the early flower stage to continue to promote root development3. It can be used during the entire growing cycle in all types of growing media, including coco3.

  1. Use a beneficial bacteria to control the slim and other bad bacteria that is the Root Cause.
    Hydroguard is a beneficial bacteria supplement that can help to promote healthy root growth in hydroponic systems, including Deep Water Culture (DWC) setups. It can help to reduce and prevent the buildup of slime and toxins on or around the roots1. Hydroguard also breaks down nutrients and makes them readily available for the plant1.

Using Hydroguard can help to prevent root rot and other plant illnesses by creating a healthy environment for the roots to thrive in. It is especially useful if you don’t have a water chiller, as it can help to keep the roots healthy even at higher water temperatures2.


Just give them what they need and go from there. I burnt my plants one year because of bad advice. Most of the leaves had to come off and still had a good harvest, Also I got infestation of aphids one year, leaves had to come off. I just did what I had to do. Never give up, even though it is a pain in the ass. Nobody will ever take care of your plants like you will. I am sorry this happened to your plants. :sunglasses: :


Thanks everyone!!! I told her what to do until im back on Monday! Hopefully we got it :slight_smile: