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Weed symptoms grow

Check your cannabis plants regularly for issues. A good time to do this is when pruning, because you’ll be up close and personal with your plants.

Look at the main stalk of the plant. Stunted growth can be a sign of roots being bound or some other root issue. If one plant is considerably smaller than others or if you’ve been growing it for a while and it seems too small, it could have root issues.

But the drying out of soil is important too—that’s how roots pull oxygen out of soil and into the plant. Additionally, standing water can stay in soil and cause root rot if not given enough time to dry out.

Look for and remove dead or yellowing leaves, and weak or withering branches. If plants are flowering, look for bud rot and mold.

Too many nutrients

Similar to overwatering, beginning growers also have the tendency to give plants too many nutrients. A common misconception is that more nutrients equals bigger plants, so just keep adding more and more!

This can manifest in overwatering. A new grower may overthink watering and water too much.

Also, keep an eye on the pH of water you use on your weed plants. This overlooked aspect can quickly lead to big problems.

Overwatering cannabis plants

Of course there are many problems that can arise when growing weed that should be fixed quickly. Weed plants are rather responsive, meaning they will show signs of distress if they aren’t getting the proper nutrients, have a bug infestation, or some other issue.

New growers are often guilty of giving their new weed plants too much love. As we’ve mentioned before, it’s called weed for a reason—a lot of times the answer is to just let the plant be.

Weed symptoms grow

Cultivating cannabis can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can be one of the most rewarding things that you will ever do. On the other hand, many of the common cannabis plant deficiencies can make growing marijuana one of the most frustrating things you will ever do.

Is It Really A Nutrient Deficiency?

When cultivators, especially newbies, think that a plant is not receiving enough of a particular nutrient or nutrients, they tend to overcompensate. A very obvious sign that a cannabis plant is being fed too many nutrients is the leaf tips looking like they were burned.

Common Nutrient Deficiencies During The Flowering Stage

However, first we will discuss some very important factors to keep in mind when it comes to cannabis plant nutrient deficiencies.

Weed symptoms grow

If in the wrong pH range, it can cause your plant to go into a nutrient lockout, which means it is essentially in shock and no longer absorbing nutrients for the time being.

The best and most organic option is to use live ladybugs. You can buy them for under $10 at the gardening store and they will eat up all the mites quickly. The big issue with spider mites is they reproduce at an extremely rapid rate, so you need to make sure you kill every last one of them or they will continue to come back.

Incorrect pH Range

Growing at the wrong pH level is actually one of the most common reasons for why people experience issues with their cannabis plants. It is extremely important to mix your nutrients and waterings at the right pH as it affects how your plant absorbs those inputs.

Final Thoughts

cannabis leaves infested with aphids

Once you have cut off all the rot, keep a close eye on the buds for more and make sure the conditions stay where they are and you will be fine.