Week 1 Flower 9 Purple Punch Defoliate?

These plants here are all from the same pack of seeds purchased here. Are the three that are noticeably shorter not purple punch? All females so no complaints. I have question of should I be clearing the big water leaves. The sog is coming in pretty good since I got my nutrient problem under control.


Physical characteristics are more down to individual genetics than strain. Sort of like people. At best, individual seeds can be considered as cousins. No 2 plants will be the same, even if of the same strain.


Reason for my defoliate question. Would you give a big hair cut?

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A bit. Take off enough to maintain good airflow within the plant. The plant otherwise needs the leaves it has.


Most only trim leaves for air flow. I would raise the pots of the shorter plants and train some of the taller branches so that you have a more even canopy


Plants look good! Agree with others. Just take enough to keep airflow within the plant.

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@MidwestGuy I am getting pretty frustrated. Every plant gets the same treatment. I grow this for my wife’s medicine and I’m at a loss on how to correct this problem especially since 6 of the 9 plants are doing great.

Leaves from the lower plant slowing rising. Is 5ml cal mag per gallon of water not enough?

Let get some more information and go from there:


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I buy all my seeds from ILGM.
I grow with fox farm ocean forest soil.
9 plants 3 gallon pots. I never make time for runoff which is probably problem number 1. Grown in 5X5 tent with a SF7000SE w/UV.
Temps 82 - 72 with 6 in ventilation.

Problems are often related to pH or PPM (or both) and they are usually corrected by making adjustments to those numbers. It’s difficult to say much when we don’t know what is going on in the soil. Do you have a meter that measures pH and PPM?

What product(s) are you feeding your plant?

I think that’s where the issue lies. I was only feeding cal mag 5ml with 12ml of tigerbloom per gallon of water. PH to 6.0. Once a week I add a tablespoon of Scott’s Superbloom to the mix. I use 2 gallons of water across the 9 plants. I think lack of potassium might be the answer. Yes the new meter is arriving today

I wouldn’t use Scotts. It is not intended for cannabis and cannabis has unique nutrient needs. Scotts products in general are not compatible with cannabis and they often cause problems.

Your should also be using Grow Big and Big Bloom if using Tiger Bloom. All Tiger Bloom contains is P and K. You need nitrogen (Grow Big) for growth and micronutrients (Big Bloom) for good plant health.

A lack of potassium is very unlikely if you have been feeding both Tiger Bloom and Superbloom. 12 ml of Tiger Bloom is a very large dose. You may have a potassium excess, but not a deficiency.

Please come back and post your runoff PPMs and pH. Fox Farm products are notorious for creating pH problems.

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Am I supposed to be using all three at same time? I was only using big bloom for veg stage. I’ll head out to the nursery and pick up the missing products you mentioned.

The first few weeks of flowering is when nitrogen is very important. A cannabis plant will experience torrid growth the first 4 weeks of flowering and it is nitrogen that powers that growth.

You can back off nitrogen a little after the 5th week of flowering.


Another question that might yield some insight - are you pH adjusting your feedings?

Yes PHing feedings to 6.0 as the soil reads above 7.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but those prong meters are worthless. Apera and Bluelab both make good pH and PPM meters.

I use an Apera PC60 that measures pH and PPM. It is highly accurate and reliable. pH meters must be calibrated intermittently. There is no way to calibrate a pronged meter and the components used to build these meters are so cheap that they are not reliable.

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I agree w/ @MidwestGuy
The ff trio should be used together.
Here is a feeding chart if you dont have one.

You have no idea how much of a boo is I feel like right about now. Thanks for the feeding schedule. Week three of flower is not to late to save?