Yellowish leaves and white specks. Node leaves yellow in center

Hello fellows,

I’m really new at all this. I’ve always loved plants in general but then the care is different from one to another.
I tried germinating a year ago to stop getting expensive and low quality buds from dealers. But I guessed I wasn’t comitted that much, since the the plant died on me. And I switched dealers.
I started again around 2 months ago and the plant has gone crazy growing!!! But lately she is been having this curling mentioned here and also some white and brown spots. We moved her since the original pot was too small but it’s been around 3 weeks since transplant and it has been growing great until now. We’ve noticed that small leaves in the central nodes are getting yellow from their center, same on top leaves. Other leaves show white spots and the lower ones are like dying, literally!!
Would you give me a hand on this. Please? I’m so worried. One thing to add is that we’re going through rainy season and tropical storms are passing by just now (I’m the tropics), and a couple of days I couldn’t avoid for it to be exposed to too much rain.
This is a regular seed I got from one of the buds my dealer sold me by the way. (jamming supposedly) I’ve added pics so you can give a better diagnosis.
Please help us. :blush:
Thanks a lot in advance.

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Maybe this thread can help. There is a really cool chart in it for diagnosing leaf problems.

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I’m looking at it and it seems to be different things at once. BUt I’m not sure. Here are more recent pics. I’ve drained all I could of water by making more holes for the water to evacuate and the soil looks better now. These I just took. Added the chart deficiency too.
Would you please give me your opinion, and how I can fix it?
I’m super worried here. :frowning:

Fist off, what the ph of the soil. I believe that is where we need to start. What us ph of water going in. How much nutes are you giving

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Can you fill out a support ticket thing. @raustin can post it here I’m sure. That will let us know everything, so we can make a really informed opinion on what’s going on.

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Im with @HornHead everything starts with PH

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Nutrient Burn is one of the MOST common mistakes a new grower makes,
reason for this is, because a newer grower will use a chemical nutrient
most of the time and listen to the directions on the box. This is a NO NO!
Depending on the age of the plant, size, strain and soil mixture you are using
also has a factor. There is no set guideline when using nutrients, but I can
give you a good example to start out with so you will not burn your plants.
It’s always good to start out light, rather than feed heavy. Remember you can
always add more later, but can not take out when you added to much. Chemical
and Organic nutrients differ. Chemical nutrients are more readily available
and can burn way easier than organics can. Organics are easier for a newer
grower to use, most of the time, and lessen your chances of burning your plants.
I recommend not using more than ½ teaspoon of chemical nutrients per gallon
of water. Unless the plants are very big 5 feet+, then it’s safe to use 1
teaspoon per gallon of water. When your plants first emerge you want to wait
at least 2 weeks before feeding your plants, unless your plants are in a soiless
mixture, like pro mix. The cotyledons (its first set of round looking leaves) are
what give the plant its food until they get the first 2 or 3 sets of leaves. If
your plants are in a soiless mixture and are over the first week of age; you can
feed a weak amount of nutrients, like ¼ teaspoon per gallon of water. Soiless
mixtures are different from soil plants and soiless plants need to be fed more
when using this mixture.

I also recommend not feeding more than 1 time a week if using ½ teaspoon per
gallon of water for chemical nutrients. You can feed every other day,( this
goes for chemical and organics) at very weak amounts, but doing this may contribute
to over watering, and for that I do not recommend feeding more than once a week.
Some people feed 2 times a week using like ¼ teaspoon per gallon of water… Use 1/4
strength for first feeding and then go up to 1/2 strength from the 2nd feeding when
using chemical nutrients. It’s very easy to overdo it. When using organics, depending
on which one you’re using, I recommend using 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. When the
plant gets bigger you can work your way up to using more nutrients when the plants
get bigger.

As for soil mixtures, there are a lot of different kinds of soil’s out there. Using a
rich soil mixture is not recommended for seedlings. Seedlings that are under 2
weeks of age you do not want to start them in rich soil, using a seed starter
mixture is one of the safer ways. Seed starter mixtures are weak in nutrients,
so it will not burn the seedlings but will provide them enough to get past seedling
stage, but the downside is you have to transplant into a better soil mixture after 2
weeks of age. If you decide to start with this mixture, do not put your seedlings
into a big pot. Start them out with using a cup or a small pot.

Nutrient Burn causes leaf tips to appear yellow or burnt. They can also be brown
and twisted and crispy looking. Depending on the severity it can show many different
symptoms and shows on lower part of the plant when its young, at older stages it
can move anywhere on the plant.

To fix the problem when you have Nutrient burn, you want to flush out the plants
with lots of water.


Soil should be flushed with lots of water, Use 3 gallons of water per one gallon of soil.
Flush very thoroughly, after plant recovers usually after a week, you can resume using
nutrients after a week or a week 1/2. When you flush your soil, you flush everything out,
a lot of nutrients go with it, including the soil nutrients.

Hydro `````````````````
Change out the reservoir, flush out any lines and clean out the entire system and
replace with plain water for the first hour, then start out with lower parts per
million (PPM)
Its good to clean out your system every 2 weeks and replace with fresh water and
nutrients. Some people change everything every week!

Ahh, nute burn! Stop this by not adding to much chemical/organic nutrients to your
water,foliar feeding. DONT feed more than 1 time a week unless using weak amount,
use 1/4 strength for first feeding and then go up to 1/2 strength from then on when
using chemical nutrients. Its very easy to overdo it. Causes leaf tips to appear
yellow or burnt. NEVER give nutrients to plants that are under 2 weeks of age, at
this age the soil nutrients are enough to suppliment them untill 2 weeks of age or
more depending on how good your soil is. Using ferts before 2 weeks will almost
likley kill your plants.

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Here is a support ticket for you.

Support Ticket

COPY/PASTE the below list into your forum post.
Answer these simple questions the best you can.
If you do not know, or do not use something; Just say so = NA

Strain; Type, Bag seed, or NA

Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco?

System type?

PH of runoff or solution in reservoir?

What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS

Indoor or Outdoor

Light system, size?

Temps; Day, Night

Humidity; Day, Night

Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size

AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,

Co2; Yes, No

If you can, upload a picture of your plant. It helps the diagnosis, if needed.

Add anything else you feel would help us give you a most informed answer. Feel free to elaborate, but short, to the point questions and facts will help us help you


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Thank you so very much @raustin

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Thanks so much guys. I will work on the ticket. I don’t really have all supplies to measure levels of pH and stuff but I will get them today and get to work on it so I can send most complete information.
Thanks again. :slight_smile:

Thanks a lot @raustin and @VoodooKing and everyone sharing knowledge in the thread.
I will be filling the ticket today with most thorough info. I don’t have some ways to measure pH for example but I will get strips or something today and send you the ticket back with pics.

Thank you much again. I appreciate it.