crow Posted February 6, 2015 Report Share Posted February 6, 2015 Hi all, Desperately seeking some advice with a couple of plants I can't work out. They are Mr Nice Bubblegum and Serious Kali Mist both grown from seed and in the ground outdoors. Both plants are on irrigation and have received the same water as my other plants of which 4 are doing very nicely. All plants received same basic soil treatment - pig manure and gypsum at the bottom, then native clay mixed with Searles 5 in 1, bagged compost, and premium potting mix and a bit of coco as well as some blood and bone, azomite, soft rock phosphate, seaweed meal, canola meal, bit of rock dust. I have checked the soil with a [cheap] moisture meter and all plants showed the same - dry in the top soil and moist when you push the probe in as far as it will go - about 20cm. Taking it one at a time... the Bubblegum was split down the main trunk with some high stress training several weeks ago. However, she bounced back from that and was doing fine but the last week she's gotten very light green in colour and a lot of bottom leaves are turning yellow. Last year I didn't see this sort of yellowing until late flower. I've not been giving much in the way of fertiliser, always mindful of how I killed a plant last year with too much loving. I applied a 1/2 strength solution of Charlie Carp 2 days ago but haven't seen any discernable change in colour. The Kali Mist has a serious droopy leave problem. Maybe 8 days ago when I first notice she had a serious problem I suspended watering thinking to myself that looked to be the problem. After about a week of 30 degree days and no significant change in her condition I gave her 10L of water yesterday afternoon. Checked her an hour or so later and she still looked droopy.Kali has had one application of Seasol about a week ago but other than that has not been fertilised. Could it be that the water is not draining out of the bottom of the hole [due to the clay pan] and that the roots down there are water-logged? I did apply gypsum to the bottom of the holes to prevent that but not sure how quickly that would work/take effect. Any advice greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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